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Mosquito treading delicately on dewdrops
1st PlaceMosquito treading delicately on dewdrops

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wet and/or Dry (Standard 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: Jul 25, 2022
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2022

i had taken photos of tod for this challenge on the track where we walk as its been raining a heap and the track has rivulets .. I edited a couple but they didnt grabbed me ..

last night it had rained and was foggy this morning .. so i put on the macro lens .. like its not on almost permanently .. lol .. and went into the grass .. took a heap of shots moving to different parts of the yard .. i saw a tiny little blob when shooting droplets .. focused on it and it was this minuscule mosquito .. he was so tiny that if i moved my position a very small amount to get a different angle or took my eye away from viewfinder i would lose him .. also was extremely difficult getting him in focus .. my equipment isn't really good enough for extreme macro ..

i really enjoyed the process though and no matter how this goes with the voters it was worth it .. :)

after rollover ..
thankyou so much everyone who appreciated this image .. who knew how beautiful little mosquitos were .. lol ..
and how about its antennae .. apparently the mosquitos with that feathery antennae are the males .. like many creatures in this world the males are the beautiful ones ..
not so for us humans .. joke .. hahaha .. ;)

Place: 1 out of 31
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Votes: 36
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08/04/2022 01:03:16 AM
Outstanding....as always. Sharpness, composition, color, dof... just perfect.
Congrats on the so well deserved blue ribbon
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08/03/2022 06:49:59 PM
You amaze me.

Every time.

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08/03/2022 09:43:33 AM
Masterful Roz, congrats
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08/03/2022 07:33:10 AM
Congratulations this image is absolutely wonderful!
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08/03/2022 06:49:06 AM
Congratulations, Roz! What a phenomenal image and much deserved ribbon! Those details are just sublime!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2022 07:09:26 PM
Wonderful detail, beautiful. Bumping up.
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08/02/2022 05:22:22 PM
Lovely drops and sharp details. Bumping up
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07/31/2022 08:27:14 PM
Show off. :-P
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07/28/2022 12:44:14 PM
Phenomenal capture - looks like the mosquito is wearing a hat.
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07/27/2022 04:41:00 PM
Slap that sucker before he bites you! :D
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07/27/2022 04:22:48 PM
Never thought of a bloody mosquito being elegant before this shot. Mosquito on stilts walking gingerly and sporting a toady expression. A sycophant. Great photo. Horrible beast.
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07/27/2022 09:37:51 AM
Outstanding image! Delicate and beautiful. I am not a fan of bugs but only a well trained eye can take them so beautifully.
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