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The Hunter
The Hunter

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Challenge: Yellow (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Location: Berwick, Victoria, Australia
Date: Feb 16, 2003
Aperture: F3.8
ISO: ISO100 (Auto)
Shutter: 1/90.4
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2003

A macro of a wasp. He was frozen and then thawed in an attempt to not damage him. Unfortunately he shriveled up but this actually made him cling onto the pin quite nicely.

To create a soft lighting effect I went really ghetto... The shot was taken inside a plastic bag with a 500W flood light shining through it.

Place: 92 out of 252
Avg (all users): 5.4020
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.3504
Avg (non-participants): 5.5161
Views since voting: 1552
Votes: 199
Comments: 19
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08/14/2003 10:51:18 AM
Hello there
This is a very interesting shot and clever idea to freeze the wasp. I like the shallow depth of field..makes him look more menacing. Like another commentor I feel the background too nice for the title. A different color would help.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2003 11:13:55 PM
Awesome macro! Well done.
02/22/2003 10:27:40 PM
02/22/2003 08:03:00 PM
Good work!
02/22/2003 04:37:46 PM
nicely done! Personally, the only thing that doesn't sit with me right is that background. The bright blue is kind of distraction, but thats just my two cents.
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02/22/2003 06:33:49 AM
Thats a pretty nice macro!
02/22/2003 12:47:45 AM
Looks hunted to me. Interesting shot.
02/21/2003 11:16:18 PM
This almost has a journalistic quality, which could really be capitalized upon by putting the wasp quite off center, as if you had a difficult time capturing its elusiveness.
02/21/2003 06:14:23 PM
I really like bee/insect photos. Your perspective is a hard one, but I like it well enough. There's NO way you're going to get the wings and stinger in focus, as well as the head from this close. The head is the cool part. I am assuming this fella is dead and that it's not "holding" the silver rod, but that it's stuck with it. I twists of the antennea strike me as sort of funny(humours). 9 Swash
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02/20/2003 08:05:15 PM
Wow, your close up equipment is amazing.
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02/20/2003 12:37:34 AM
nice image but where did the border come from?
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02/19/2003 11:41:23 AM
Great shot, amazing detail, but.... ewww bug!
02/19/2003 01:16:33 AM
Poor bee!
02/18/2003 11:30:35 PM
great macro! how many stings?
02/18/2003 11:27:02 AM
Wow!! Excellent macro!! I like the background - plays well with the yellow. I like the DOF. 7
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02/18/2003 01:15:44 AM
max out the fstop number for a greater depth to the field of focus... could use a little contrast as well.. nice subject and timing on the shot though
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02/17/2003 10:34:52 PM
Interesting shot. The turquoise background doesn't modify the subject. A different color might have worked better.
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02/17/2003 02:05:02 PM
Glad to see I'm not the only one to stick pins through them. Course I then stick them on my kitchen wall for when a grandchild needs one for a science project. I don't have one of these. This is great. Can even see his stinger. Funny, odd, how it looks like he is trying to pull it out of him. Fantastic close up, well done. It's a 10 in my book.
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02/17/2003 01:55:13 PM
Ooooo... look mommy, shishkabob! LOL!!! good shot! A little tad soft.
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