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Colorful Mississippi Insect
Colorful Mississippi Insect

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Challenge: C2K -- DPC's 2,000th Challenge (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P80
Location: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Starkville, MS
Date: Oct 21, 2010
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/213
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2014

This little insect sat quite nicely for his portrait one sunny afternoon during a visit to the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge outside of Starkville, MS. This is one of several photos that was taken of him (or her, as may be) and my subject and I were alone on the dock while I was snapping away to the music of crickets and birds.

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09/13/2015 01:26:01 PM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An appealing image that is assumed to meet the challenge.

Wow, what long antennae! In a way I wish I could see the end of them bu then in another it intrigues as to just how long they are? The pose is unusual and interesting, I like the backlighting the way it is illuminating the insects amazing legs.

I think you could have sacrificed a little off the bottom in favour of those antennae but there are several distracting elements in the background that I think ought to be corrected in post processing. The main one being the plant stalk that competes directly with the antenna its a real shame. Then there are bokeh elements that look lore like dust spots in the upper left, they probably aren't that but again their removal would really help the overall result. But the one that (excuse the pun) bugs me most is the iris flare between his legs and the water highlight just in front of him, again these would both benefit from some attention.

A good image that has further potential, apologies for the delay, Sid
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11/10/2014 10:25:24 PM
It sure is.
11/06/2014 05:00:38 PM
Great eye, great shot a little centred but good job nonetheless
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