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Challenge: Nightmares III (Extended Editing)
Collection: 2021-2022 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Date: Apr 25, 2021
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Digital Art, Horror
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2021

[May. 3rd, 2021 04:52:00 PM]

only a day into voting and thankyou for the two anonymous comments so far .. xx

i'm just going to say .. it was a NIGHTMARE trying to get the shadow under Ali and Leo to look natural .. and to match the one under the robberfly ..
i tried so many edits with that shadow and each time i thought i'd got it right .. then coming back to it i realized it hadnt .. very time consuming ..

anyway .. i was just lucky i had visited my daughter in the challenge time-frame and took photos of her and Leo at the beach .. the robberfly was never on my radar to use for anything .. just a lucky shot on the fence post ..

i was thinking of this challenge and remembered another nightmare challenge back in 2009 which i had won with .. yes you guessed it .. another robberfly .. ;)

decided to combine the robberfly on the fence with one of the photos i'd taken of Ali and Leo for this challenge ...

dont know where this will end up with 6 days of voting to go ..
but what a learning experience .. i'm just a baby when it comes to shadows and combining two pics .. especially when they have different light sources .. ;)

[May. 9th, 2021 11:54:03 PM]

a few minutes before rollover ..
this was on 7.2963 a few hours ago . .
dropped a whole heap to 7.0571 since that high perch .. !! ..
and here was me thinking i'd get on my profile page .. :(

Place: 3 out of 23
Avg (all users): 7.0811
Avg (participants): 7.0769
Avg (non-participants): 7.0833
Views since voting: 642
Views during voting: 98
Votes: 37
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/16/2021 04:32:39 PM
Just now getting to go through these and this is one of my favorites. I love the creative thinking and the composition. Congrats!
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05/11/2021 05:28:48 AM
Great job, Roz. Really great! Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/10/2021 07:21:26 AM
Boy bugs really can go a long way. This one is really great!
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05/10/2021 05:58:31 AM
Yes, handling shadows AND depth of field at the same time can be very tricky. I love these challenges, it is a great way to work on new skills, opening new horizons each time! Anyway, this is a great image, and I'm glad you got some ribbon for it, much deserved. Congrats!
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05/10/2021 12:17:18 AM
Great job with the shadow Roz, I wouldn’t of been able to do that justice . Congratulations on your ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2021 05:53:12 PM
Life would be very different, wouldn't it! Maybe would be think twice before killing a fly... Love it, this is very good.
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05/07/2021 06:45:52 AM
great image! love the idea and the execution.
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05/04/2021 06:33:48 AM
Reminds me of “Honey I shrunk the kids” Well done. One of my favorites.
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05/04/2021 02:19:54 AM
Haha, funny.
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05/03/2021 05:14:49 PM
This looks like one of roz's robberflies. That leg reaching out is truly alarming.
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05/03/2021 01:22:59 PM
This is definitely nightmarish, Roz! Flies are not pretty to me, although they probably are to you. People don't understand my frogs and toads either. :D

I wish the light sources matched a bit better, but that's hard to capture it all at the same light. But, being the Bug Whisperer... Couldn't you have asked him to turn a bit? :D

Good entry, Roz! Perfect for the topic.
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05/03/2021 12:09:42 AM
That is my nightmare, Roz :)
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