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Close-Up of a Robberfly
3rd PlaceClose-Up of a Robberfly

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: C is for _______ (Minimal Editing*)
Collection: 2018-2019 - CHALLENGES and outtakes
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: on the electric fence near the house
Date: Feb 7, 2019
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2019

used 36mm extension tube on 100mm macro lens .. and focused in as close as it allowed me to go.. extra light source was from speedlight 600EX-RT external flash ..

this little guy was quite small for a robberfly .. probably not much more than half an inch long .. thats the sun rising behind him ..
to get this shot was very difficult .. just to get his eye in focus was a major challenge .. i deleted most of the photos I took..
usually when i shoot insects i'll shoot from further away .. that way its easier to get more of the insect in focus .. then i'll crop later in photoshop ..
i've never tried to shoot an insect without the intention of cropping and doing some editing to it after ..
minimal is quite a challenge with an insect in the wild ..

for this shot i changed the picture style in the camera and boosted the sharpness, contrast and saturation ..

[Feb. 14th, 2019 10:15:34 PM]

dont know why the shoehorn comment ... as i especially went out looking for a close-up to satisfy the challenge .. what am i missing here .. ;)

a ribbon on such a low score ...
thankyou so much everyone who commented .. ..and knew who I was lol .. ;)

Place: 3 out of 51
Avg (all users): 6.3696
Avg (participants): 6.2667
Avg (non-participants): 6.5625
Views since voting: 870
Views during voting: 96
Votes: 46
Comments: 11
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02/20/2019 01:28:37 AM
Amazing DOF and clarity!!! Great job!
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02/15/2019 07:25:28 PM
Awesome macro for a minimal editing challenge. Well deserved Ribbon.
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02/15/2019 02:19:17 PM
Oh... sorry about the shoehorn comment. I think of this image as a fly. And thought you'd added "closeup" to fit the challenge topic.

Anyway, sweet Roz, this is amazing and deserves your RIBBON!

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02/15/2019 12:19:35 AM
Thought it must be you - congratulations.
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02/15/2019 12:09:12 AM
You are dominating the front page :-)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/14/2019 04:30:09 PM
Shoehorn, Roz... but, a good one! Ha!!Ha!
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02/13/2019 04:10:57 PM
Beautiful macro, perfect focus on the eye.
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02/12/2019 07:28:45 AM
My favorite in this challenge!
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02/08/2019 10:34:58 AM
Great Super Macro I am in this contest and it might hurt my chance but you deserve the score I gave.. AWESOME
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02/08/2019 01:48:47 AM
Brilliant! and that on minimal - I am green with envy.
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02/08/2019 01:18:12 AM
Clear winner!!!

What amazing sharpness!
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