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2nd PlaceRainy day with Grasshopper

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Challenge: Macro or Close-up (Minimal Editing*)
Collection: 2023 - CHALLENGES and associated
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Date: Feb 7, 2023
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2023

[Feb. 23rd, 2023 01:17:45 PM]

i'm not a big fan of minimal editing challenges especially when shooting insect macros ..

the depth of field is so shallow that getting all of an insect in focus without focus stacking is pretty difficult ..

you can make the aperture smaller and increase the depth of field .. but the background can get too busy .. which isnt a great look in my personal opinion ..

i took quite a few photos for this challenge .. and mainly of grasshoppers because thats all i could find in the grass ..

they are very very shy and when you get near them they can move to hide behind the grass they are on .. or jump away out of sight completely ..

i rather like some of the photos i've taken of them peeking out behind the grass .. quite cute .. but dont think they'd go well in a challenge ..

anyway .. this is going a lot better than i expected with a bit less than 12 hours of voting to go ..

good luck to me ..!!.. ;)

several days later ..

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Place: 2 out of 29
Avg (all users): 7.1591
Avg (participants): 7.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.8077
Views since voting: 192
Views during voting: 101
Votes: 44
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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02/27/2023 03:50:00 AM
Congrats, I agree with you that Minimal is challenging, but I do like them, just pushes my photography a bit,as I usually tend to rely on PS "to fix it" :-)
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02/24/2023 07:17:02 AM
This is a stand out image. All your images are beautiful and yes this challenge guarantees a different reality but this is so good.
I would love to see the ones hiding in the grass. Thank you for sharing that.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2023 10:49:17 PM
With those horns it's easy to be cocky. Splendid peek into this world underfoot. Congenial greens. The eye looks like agate. Nice clarity. Subtle diagonals.
Personal favorite of the challenge.
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02/23/2023 10:25:44 PM
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02/23/2023 08:03:08 PM
looks very friendly
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02/17/2023 01:12:56 PM
LOVE this little Grasshopper Roz . . . . His antennae are spectacular! LOVE the side eye!! <not voting yet>
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