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a tiny beetle, a rainy day, droplets and a blade of grass
a tiny beetle, a rainy day, droplets and a blade of grass

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: From Above VII (ARCHIVAL) (Standard Editing*)
Collection: 2020 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Location: on a blade of grass BELOW me near my house
Date: Dec 14, 2020
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2020

was pretty excited when i saw this beetle in the grass and my first thought was the 'from above challenge' which started voting in two days ... i stood above him and took a few photos .. he was looking up at me and didnt even move .. which is unusual with the insects i photograph ..
i tried to find out what the beetle was but have been unsuccessful .. if anyone knows i'd love to hear .. :)

[Dec. 16th, 2020 04:21:30 AM]
well .. this photo is totally bombing out and i'm thinking ppl dont think its taken from above ...
i did hesitate to enter it as i felt ppl who only gave it a cursory look may not think it was taken from above .. which is a huge assumption .. just take the blade of grass for example .. they dont usually hang sideways .. its pointing up ..

but i feel the droplet hanging off the blade of grass shows quite clearly that this was taken from above .. if it wasnt the droplet would hang differently ..

in fact i wouldnt have entered it if the droplet wasnt there .. because there would have been no frame of reference ..

of course i was there taking the shot .. and i was standing over that little beetle .. looking down .. so its easy for me to know what was going on ..

this is more what the droplet would have looked like if i was taking the shot front on and not from above ..

Place: 26 out of 61
Avg (all users): 5.5556
Avg (participants): 5.2258
Avg (non-participants): 6.2857
Views since voting: 229
Views during voting: 84
Votes: 45
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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12/23/2020 12:03:57 PM
This is an image for National Geographic, Roz. Maybe try to enter it in some nature contests? Absolutely amazing! And he is looking up on you!!! Shame on the voters!! So short-sighted and so focused on finding a reason for low voting on such an outstanding image.

PS I didn't vote on this challenge and many recent challenges so this is my first reaction.

PS2 He is smiling at you! :)

Message edited by author 2020-12-23 12:05:29.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/17/2020 11:58:02 AM
This is amazing! Roz?
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12/17/2020 03:07:16 AM
Might be "from above" but does not feel that way. Beautiful nevertheless.
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