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BB's
12/14/2002 10:04:00 PM
BB's
by Anachronite

Comment by byetko:
I feel like I can't rest my eyes anywhere on the photo. It needs something to distract me from the endless bbs.
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BB's
12/13/2002 01:00:56 AM
BB's
by Anachronite

Comment by lisae:
Very pretty. As abstract photos of inanimate objects go, this one pushes all the right buttons. The colours and tones are rich, the lighting is just right, and the arrangement of the little balls is interesting enough to keep my eyes wandering around for a while. It's not a really exciting photo, but it's techically good and I think you achieved what you set out to do.
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BB's
12/12/2002 10:40:57 PM
BB's
by Anachronite

Comment by Natasha:
I like the consistancy of colour and light throughout the whole picture.
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BB's
12/12/2002 07:08:09 PM
BB's
by Anachronite

Comment by smellyfish1002:
Your focus and clarity is excellent in this shot, and I like the bluish tone instead of a brassy or copper tone. It is a nice macro, but is missing something in developing interest. Maybe something mixed in with the bb's... Maybe a red ball orsomething that would stand out and break up the pattern a little. JD
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BB's
12/12/2002 05:40:14 PM
BB's
by Anachronite

Comment by Swashbuckler:
Very cool image! (Jeff, clever title???) How did you get the crinkly effect on the BBs? Slight DOF issue. (how about this one for the single light source!) All in all, I like this picture, issues and all. 8 Swash
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Polistes Azureus Fallacia (Southwestern Blue Wasp)
12/12/2002 01:41:58 PM
Polistes Azureus Fallacia (Southwestern Blue Wasp)
by Anachronite

Comment by inspzil:
Critique Club for Polistes Azureus Fallacia by Anachronite

Composition - I don't know if I ever get sick of looking at insect macros. They seem far more interesting to me than flower macros. I found this an interesting shot, and as I put in my comment during voting, it does not look real. Obviously it isn't as you said. The most noticeable thing regarding the composition is the line that runs under the wasp is distracting to the picture. It is not distracting that it is there, it distracts by making the photo look like it isn't truly horizontal. Putting the line paralell to the frame or at a far more substantial angle I think would've helped this some. I don't believe it is a change that would make or break the photo. Other than that, the general composition is pretty good.

Background - The background itself is pretty good. The line is the only point of note. It isn't like you could ask the bug to land a certain way. What you see is what you get with bugs as far as I'm concerned.

Camera Work - The DOF is really shallow as it is with most macros. This one looks like it might be a little more so than normal as the background might be 1/4" further away than the subject and is quite out of focus. This I find a little troubling. The focus on the wasp is pretty good for the most part. Overall I think the camera work is a little better than fair, or maybe the post-processing of the pic has hurt what we see.

Post-Processing - The biggest issue of this picture to me. I don't like the desaturation of all the colors. It is very unnatural looking. It does make the blue stand out better, but to what end? The only end I see is: to be bluer. Perhaps desat on all the other colors was the only way to make the yellow(or whatever color) on the wasp blue. The feet of the bug being so blue makes them look like they don't belong with the picture, like this subject was just PS'ed onto this background. I am inclined to think that this was sharpened substantially by the hard lines of the insect being pretty crisp and the dull lines of the building remaining pretty dull.

Overall - As much as I've criticized the things in this pic, I really kind of like it. I think there might be a good solid photo that this image evolved from. Even blue, I think this wasp is an interesting subject. It is harder to make something real look fake, than make something fake look real. I'm not fond of the idea of using PS to make a not-blue shot, turn to blue with a couple mouse clicks to make it worthy of the Blue challenge. But on the flip side, it was done legally and in your defense, you told us that it was by the title. Unfortunately Latin is not one of my strong points or I would've been able to affirm what I already suspected. - Inspzil
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Wooo Hooo!
12/11/2002 07:42:26 AM
Wooo Hooo!
by Anachronite

Comment by BAMartin:
This is a very good example of stopped movement. It is very unfortunate that the sky was not blue, but of course you had no control over that. I very much like the composition, the way the flags break up the forground and the motocyclist is moving into the photograph... gives him room to "move".
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BB's
12/10/2002 10:05:53 PM
BB's
by Anachronite

Comment by HBunch:
Looks like bath beads. or paintballs. Look bigger than BB's, but that could just mean you got really really close. The focus and clarity are great. I love the color and the angle and framing/cropping are great. I like how you have filled the entire frame with the subject. That is really nice. Good luck in the challenge.
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BB's
12/10/2002 09:50:59 PM
BB's
by Anachronite

Comment by crabappl3:
Nice macro. The lighting is good and you have done well with the sharpening. What would really make this shot jump is some center of focus. Something in the bb's to contrast them.
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Polistes Azureus Fallacia (Southwestern Blue Wasp)
12/10/2002 09:19:06 PM
Polistes Azureus Fallacia (Southwestern Blue Wasp)
by Anachronite

Comment by rogerspaul:
ya fooled me I was going to ask for disqualification until I thought... ya know they might have one of those in Europe? How did you stay within the rules and achive this stunning photo? Let me know pr.rogers@sympatico.ca I would like to experiment! Cheers paul
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