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Sirashley


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Challenge: Outdoor Macro Shot II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D200
Date: Apr 14, 2013
Aperture: 22.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2013

Wow... and a red too! Totally stoked as I hit my goal of finally scoring over 7. For months, I've noticed that these flys keep getting stuck in the baby fence for our pool. I kept putting off buying macro tubes, but had this shot in mind for some time. When the challenge was announced, I ordered the macro tubes from BandH and had them 2nd day aired. Anyway, I'm very impressed with these macro tubes. The one caveat to these tubes is that you lose allot of light. So I used an off camera flash that I was holding in my other hand. This allowed me to keep the shutter speed up enough to hand hold the shot. There was no room for a tripod as I was concerned with falling in the pool...LoL...

Thanks for voting and special thanks to those who took the time to comment. Also, special thanks to B and H photo, who even corrected my address before shipping the order and got the tubes here on time. Fantastic customer service!!!.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 144
Avg (all users): 7.2188
Avg (commenters): 9.5714
Avg (participants): 7.1200
Avg (non-participants): 7.3261
Views since voting: 2626
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 96
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/25/2013 09:54:15 PM
this is a fantastic creation.
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04/23/2013 06:03:11 PM
Congrats on your RIBBON!
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04/22/2013 04:46:29 PM
Fantastic shot...so deserving of a ribbon!
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04/22/2013 03:55:01 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. Great macro shot
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04/22/2013 11:57:46 AM
Congrats ,fab image.
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04/22/2013 08:41:00 AM
not a fan of bug shots..but this one is tres cool! Maybe its the black background and wire fence that makes for a perfect fit for this evil looking bugger. Well done
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04/22/2013 08:24:17 AM
Congrats Ashley! Well done!
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04/22/2013 08:04:59 AM
Great stuff, congrats
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04/22/2013 07:58:51 AM
How great Ashley!!! Congratulations on the ribbon.
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04/22/2013 07:38:36 AM
Congrats on the Red here. Bold shot and cool theme
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04/22/2013 05:38:43 AM
!!
Congrats on the ribbon, Ashley!
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04/22/2013 04:49:15 AM
Awesome Ashley! A fantastic shot.
Congrats on the well deserved ribbon.
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04/22/2013 03:54:22 AM
Awesome macro, really fantastic. Congrats on your ribbon, the +7 score and new PB.
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04/22/2013 12:16:29 AM
Congrats on the red (matches his eyes). That is an incredible shot for hand held - especially as you had to use your other hand for the flash. Well done Sir(Ashley).
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04/22/2013 12:12:18 AM
Congrats Ashley!!!! Awesome image and awesome result!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2013 11:26:14 PM
handsome bugger, a great macro
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04/20/2013 05:53:09 PM
Love this!
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04/18/2013 04:12:53 PM
Very interesting capture. Too bad you could get rid of the dust/pollon on the eyes.

A little more light on the underside might have set off the face a little better.
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04/17/2013 10:19:10 PM
Beautiful details and colour. Wonderful capture.
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04/17/2013 09:08:59 AM
A post-industrial apocalyptic fly! Feels like that, anyway. Very different pose and environment for a macro fly shot. Wich makes it quite interesting! A bit too dark in some ways but since that fits the mood of the image it works for me.
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04/16/2013 06:55:29 PM
goooood
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04/16/2013 11:53:12 AM
Best in show award, congrats, wonderful image
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04/15/2013 05:14:56 AM
I don't know what kind of lens you used but that's just amazing! Great processing, tones and textures.
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