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The Rose and the Moth
The Rose and the Moth

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Challenge: Water Drop (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: On the road to redemption
Date: Jul 5, 2013
Aperture: 7.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2013

[Jul. 8th, 2013 01:17:33 PM]

Ok so I was cruising down the road enjoying the fresh outside air and this poor guy ended up landing in my van after hitting my mirror. I was doing macro shots the past couple of days for a entry and I decided he would be a great specimen. It wasnt until after Ive taken several shots that I would actually put a water drop on the back of his neck (even though it looks like its on his eye).

I placed it on a rose from my garden and then placed another a couple of inches behind to get the refraction in the drop.

This is shot with my 24-120 at 70mm with a 32mm extension tube. I am quite happy with the shot and very thrilled I got the rose in the drop as this was my first attempt at such a thing.

Ok its the first day in and with 25 votes Im sitting at 7.1, WOW. I know it wont stay there may end at 6.7 if Im lucky but Ill take it and hopefully a new PB!!

Place: 4 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.9348
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 7.2432
Avg (non-participants): 6.7273
Views since voting: 1391
Views during voting: 223
Votes: 92
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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08/25/2014 05:35:45 AM
Dude, just saw this one ... its effing brilliant!
07/15/2013 03:44:46 PM
Congrats on the HM. A strong image.
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07/15/2013 09:17:05 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone. I know it was a little common of a shot but I never attempted one before and thought I would give it a go. Nadine unfortunately this poor guy was deceased after hitting my mirror and landing inside my van :(
07/15/2013 07:32:47 AM
Great image Patrick, congrats on the HM AND the PB!
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07/15/2013 07:03:41 AM
This is an amazing shot, congrats!
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07/15/2013 05:55:59 AM
Patrick the Moth handler.... How did you get this little one stay put this way??
Congrats on the TT :)
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07/15/2013 03:10:04 AM
Congrats on the HM Patrick, well done!
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07/15/2013 02:48:59 AM
Congrats on the HM. Wonderful shot which was in my top 4.
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07/15/2013 01:52:00 AM
Congrats on the HM, and PB, but that border was not nice, still I liked the pic.
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07/15/2013 12:50:42 AM
Thanks skewsme. Love the hulk pic on your profile even though I'm sure he wouldn't appreciate it.
07/15/2013 12:25:24 AM
this has a certain perversity... and yet it's crispy sharp, vibrant and clear, as if it weren't a wet dead bug. very amusing - congrats on the high score and top 5!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2013 11:23:51 PM
I predict a ribbon for this one! :)
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07/14/2013 12:09:29 PM
Gotta be near the top.
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07/13/2013 04:50:46 PM
One of my top 5
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07/09/2013 11:16:03 PM
Your poor moth is dead, I fear? Interesting shot, though.
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07/08/2013 06:57:42 AM
unbelievable shot!
Good Luck

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