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Robberfly with dewdrops
1st PlaceRobberfly with dewdrops
roz


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Challenge: Free Study 2012-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: in the grasss near my house
Date: Jan 23, 2012
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2012

[Feb. 7th, 2012 06:00:07 PM]

this has had a pretty bumpy ride .. fairly ordinary at 10 votes and a 4.3333 ..
but i'm totally thrilled this morning 5 hours before rollover with a score of 7.2446 .. oh .. just went down .. 7.2340 .. !!..
but i havent shot any insects for nearly a year .. saw a gorgeous little blue damselfly in the grass the day before I got this shot but didnt have the camera with me and had to go out ..
so the next day i took the camera into the grass .. early morning .. had rained during the night and there was mist/dew .. saw this robberfly perched as you see him here .. took three photographs and then he flew to another stalk of grass .. got a few shots there .. he moved again .. got more shots .. none worked like this one .. i couldnt believe that the droplet and his eye and foot/leg all were in the same focal plane or wotever its called .. all in perfect focus .. his thorax wasn’t in focus so I focus stacked that in from another of the shots I took ..
THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE AMAZING VOTES AND COMMENTS ..
being recognized during voting was brilliant.. xxxx

AFTER ROLLOVER ..
never dreamed this would get the blue .. my first blue in a free study ...
thankyou everyone ... :)

for giles 21.gif Giles_uk ..
used a 36mm kenko extension tube with the 100mm lens ..
you can buy the kenko extension tubes in a set of three .. 12mm .. 20mm and 36mm .. and use them in different combinations depending on the magnification that you want ..



Statistics
Place: 1 out of 286
Avg (all users): 7.2685
Avg (commenters): 8.6364
Avg (participants): 7.2095
Avg (non-participants): 7.4091
Views since voting: 4497
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 149
Comments: 60
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/13/2012 02:18:40 PM
Stunning as ever Roz - you must be a Queen to these insects with all the good press you give them :- )
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02/12/2012 07:10:27 PM
Congratulations Roz! Great to see you back again. Fantastic image which had to be yours. I particularly like the grassy scene in the large dew drop.
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02/11/2012 09:16:48 AM
I should have known, oh Queen of the perfect bug shot!!! Nice to see you on the front page again, my dear. Congrats.
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02/09/2012 11:22:02 PM
Hey Roz, looks like the queen is back! Great the see you on top in all your macro glory. Great image and congrats for the blue
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02/09/2012 10:09:17 PM
Hey! Well done, Roz!! That's one helluva comeback!! : )
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02/09/2012 04:38:15 PM
way to go roz!!!lovely image!!
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02/09/2012 01:52:04 PM
Roz, I see that you have been a bad girl again. Congrats!
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02/09/2012 01:02:45 PM
congrats Roz, what a comeback!
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02/09/2012 06:16:00 AM
Congratulations ! Nice details & so well taken !
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02/08/2012 09:37:25 PM
Well done Roz, and welcome back to the front page. Congrats!
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02/08/2012 06:56:13 PM
whoo hooo!! I figured it had to be Roz -- no one else could even come close to you! Good to see you again. :)

Huge congrats on the blue!!
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02/08/2012 06:32:02 PM
is this just with teh 100mm macro or added magnification etc?
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02/08/2012 03:07:39 PM
Look at you!!! Congrats on your blue ribbon!!!
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02/08/2012 01:54:52 PM
Huge congrats Roz!! Nice to see you on front page again!
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02/08/2012 11:19:13 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,had to be close,amazing shot.
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02/08/2012 11:02:42 AM
Far out, Roz!!! Blue in FS - this is huge! Congratulations to you, oh miraculous photographer!!! I be you're thrilled. OXOX
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02/08/2012 09:31:18 AM
Ohmygoodness, Roz!!! I am so in awe! This is so deserving of winning top honors for any competition on the PLANET! CONGRATULATIONS, Girlfriend!
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02/08/2012 08:57:55 AM
Impressive shot. Well done.
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02/08/2012 08:45:17 AM
Very nice!
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02/08/2012 08:17:33 AM
Congrats on the FS blue Roz! You rock the bug world!
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02/08/2012 07:59:46 AM
Congratulations amazing detail
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02/08/2012 07:10:46 AM
welcome back, congrats on the well deserved blue
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02/08/2012 04:23:26 AM
Fabulous, Roz. Welcome back.
Looking forward to many more bugs from you.
:)
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02/08/2012 04:12:07 AM
Originally posted by sherpet:

WELL DESERVED LOVE IT AND ALSO LOVE YOU ...

MISS YOU HEAPS MY DEAR XOX

FROM SHEZ


FORGOT TO ADD LOVE THE WATER DROPLET....



Message edited by author 2012-02-08 04:12:46.
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02/08/2012 04:11:12 AM
WELL DESERVED LOVE IT AND ALSO LOVE YOU ...

MISS YOU HEAPS MY DEAR XOX

FROM SHEZ
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02/08/2012 04:10:08 AM
Incredible macro ... congrats on the Blue.
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02/08/2012 04:00:33 AM
What an amazing shot! Congrats on your well deserved blue Roz. Whooooot!!
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02/08/2012 03:49:22 AM
Awesome, AwesomeRoz! :) Congrats!
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02/08/2012 03:43:01 AM
Awesome shot Rozzy.
Great to see you get a FS blue with one of your amazing entries.
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02/08/2012 03:30:56 AM
Very nice indeed. Now you have a blue with a robberfly! Not a bad improvement from last year :-)
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02/08/2012 03:30:45 AM
Nobody does bugs like you, Roz. Have missed you dearly. Welcome back with a bang, sweetie!
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02/08/2012 01:51:20 AM
Beautiful macro. Congrats on your blue!
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02/08/2012 01:30:24 AM
WAHOOO!! ROZ FOR THE BLUE!!!

(oh.. the caps were on...) Still, COngrats on another great image :)
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02/08/2012 01:12:45 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon... outstanding image. Looks like 2012 might be a year for the insect/animal in the FS... and what better way to start. Well done!
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02/08/2012 01:07:49 AM
'Grats on the blue Roz! You certainly didn't get rusty in your year away from the bugs... :)
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02/08/2012 12:50:45 AM
Gotcha! wd on your return ribbon Roz! Now please leave for another year :)
ETA: I know the reasons behind you're absence and I'm really happy for you now. Only the best Aunty Bugz.

Message edited by author 2012-02-08 02:53:16.
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02/08/2012 12:36:11 AM
Yeehar, back with a swat, and what a bottler. On ya blue. Bewdybottlabonzacobbadiggatruebluefairdinkinaussiemate! Bold highlights for the comprehension of those not of the hyperpolyglots. Sorry, I got a little carried away, well done Roz.

Message edited by author 2012-02-08 02:31:06.
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02/08/2012 12:20:58 AM
Congrats Roz!! Nice to see you at the top again!
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02/08/2012 12:20:33 AM
very well taken. congratulations.
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02/08/2012 12:17:21 AM
I really do hate bug shots but yours are always so well done I have to admire them. Congratulations
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02/08/2012 12:15:11 AM
This is vintage Roz :-) Congrats on the blue!
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02/08/2012 12:13:50 AM
Top work as usual. Great shot. Welcome back!
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02/08/2012 12:10:12 AM
Congratulations on your great Robberfly image. It's fantastic. Well done! Well deserved blue ribbon.
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02/08/2012 12:08:55 AM
Yeah! Ditto- "Go Roz!!!"
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02/08/2012 12:07:27 AM
AHA, long time no post, Did not get to vote on this, but 10 anyway, and a big congrats.
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02/08/2012 12:04:31 AM
Go ROZ!!!
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02/08/2012 12:03:56 AM
Well... you're back :)
Congrats, a big one :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2012 05:09:19 PM
Stunning macro. Such a fascinating world on that level.
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02/05/2012 11:16:18 AM
I'm making a point of commenting on the images I scored the highest. The focus and clarity of this is outstanding. Great vibrant colours, good composition, crisp details, fabulous! Well done.
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02/04/2012 06:31:50 PM
Wow... amazing detail... 10!
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02/04/2012 12:22:46 PM
Top 3
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02/04/2012 10:36:47 AM
You're back! Woo hoo. Ok this is so typical "Roz" quality. Either way magical macro of a robber-fly. I'm always sceptical of water drops on flowers, bugs etc but I am certain this is a "Roz" taken in the lawn morning grass dew and she has integrity. 9
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02/03/2012 09:48:09 PM
pretty sure i knwo whos this is :)
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02/02/2012 09:14:24 PM
Beauty!!
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02/02/2012 08:33:25 AM
great macro with nice detail
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02/02/2012 07:10:50 AM
Not into this type of shot but this is a cracker of an image and should be up there somewhere in my opinion.
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02/02/2012 05:31:16 AM
Looks like a vintage Roz shot. Superb insect macro.
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02/02/2012 05:25:38 AM
Roz?
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02/02/2012 12:53:15 AM
Looks like Roz's handywork...perfect macro! 10
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02/01/2012 03:53:12 PM
This could very easily be a Roz classic. LOVE the giant dew drop on the right.
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