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A Colourful Snack
A Colourful Snack

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Challenge: Color (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S50
Location: Victoria, BC
Date: Apr 3, 2003
Aperture: F/2.8
Shutter: 1/500th
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2003

Got lucky...and I'll be waiting for the comments that the most important bit is the fly! Well, I tried to make it interesting, anyways.

Place: 4 out of 295
Avg (all users): 7.0699
Avg (commenters): 8.0811
Avg (participants): 6.9615
Avg (non-participants): 7.3014
Views since voting: 2463
Votes: 229
Comments: 42
Favorites: 5 (view)

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07/16/2003 05:52:43 AM
I love insect macros. brilliant! good crop as well but too bad that beige is showing up on the bottom left. I would have cropped that out. Keep the insect macros coming!
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04/14/2003 04:55:20 PM
Hi James,

Congratulations on a great result! Look forward to seeing your work in the future. Keep it up!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2003 10:49:07 PM
Wow! This is great! Well captured, nice detail and well composed! I'm biassed towards the natural colours! One of my top 7 for the week! Good luck!
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04/13/2003 06:41:26 PM
Superb photo of beauty & th beast - what an ugly insect !
04/13/2003 12:37:16 AM
That's either one really big fly or a very small flower. Great shot!
04/12/2003 09:31:32 PM
how lucky can you get to do this shot. I don't know anyone that has a trained pet fly.
04/12/2003 07:10:04 PM
04/12/2003 07:05:04 PM
what a gorgeous sharp, clean, clear photo! excellent work!
04/12/2003 04:52:52 PM
04/12/2003 04:53:37 AM
very nice .. dof is good , composition is fab ..
04/12/2003 02:03:45 AM
Not aa nice insect but very nice photo. great captured macro. Well done and good luck
04/11/2003 01:11:09 PM
One of my favourites this week. Great colours, focus and cropping. I like the composition too. Very well done. Good luck!
04/11/2003 12:13:34 PM
Thought I left a comment already on this one, but I guess not.

The details are amazing - looking at the hair under the fly and on its legs. The center of the flower is in focus as well - all of which is superb. Nice job throwing the background out of focus - I love this shot. 8
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04/10/2003 11:18:47 PM
Unbelievable shot! Can I actually see his eyes? Great job.
04/10/2003 01:18:18 PM
Amazing! Very good colors, focus, dof - everything about this picture is simply spotless.

I will be very surprised if this pic. is not a winner. // 10 //
04/09/2003 10:39:55 PM
nice macro. 10
04/09/2003 04:03:54 PM
Good macro shot.
04/09/2003 01:41:30 PM
good job
04/09/2003 11:42:31 AM
Very nice
04/09/2003 09:51:50 AM
Awesome macro, the shallow DOF does a lot for this image, especially considering the sharpness of the flower and the fly. Good job!

Message edited by author 2003-04-14 07:19:20.
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04/09/2003 06:12:50 AM
I don't like flies, but good shot. nice color. I like the boarder and DoF. (8)
04/09/2003 01:38:04 AM
Beautiful, and, I forgive you for the flower shot :) Just kidding! Cliche done right. At least it's a fly, not a bee.
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04/08/2003 11:39:57 PM
Simply beautiful, even the fly.
04/08/2003 09:58:15 PM
Awesome flower, great focus, colors, great that the background sets off the white petals. Not sure about the insect though :O( Kind of distracts from the "Color" theme, my eyes keep focusing in it (kind of an ugly thing, too!) instead of the great colors in tne center of the flower.
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04/08/2003 08:04:55 PM
May not be a useful comment but,this is a wonderful shot.
04/08/2003 07:48:19 PM
If that fly would have been colorful you would have won this one! Great shot though - a true master of the macro.
04/08/2003 06:27:26 PM
This is a great macro... the color is indeed phenomenal and the detail and composition are great as well... nice work :) = 10 - setzler
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04/08/2003 01:45:10 PM
nice photo. god job.
04/08/2003 10:28:50 AM
Like that spring green center and gradient purple on the flower...but my focus veers to that ugly bug. Good shot.
04/08/2003 05:55:25 AM
Personally, I wish I had your eye for nature. 9.
04/08/2003 01:22:48 AM
Lol, one of the less exotic insects to find on a flower, nice catch nonetheless. Also very good dof
04/07/2003 10:23:23 PM
Composition, color and detail outstanding.
04/07/2003 08:35:43 PM
04/07/2003 06:09:13 PM
This is a very nice macro indeed. Great detail and the colour of the centre of the flower sets it off. Very well done.
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04/07/2003 02:28:10 PM
The colours in this picture are subtly and lovely, and super shot of the fly. The yellow pollen dusting the flower petals and the contrast of colours is great.
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04/07/2003 12:38:00 PM
Nice macro, good composition. the fly is very original compared to all the bees.
04/07/2003 10:11:14 AM
That my friend is a awsome shot
04/07/2003 10:10:24 AM
very nice
04/07/2003 07:08:28 AM
Impressive detail on the fly - the black is actually the best colour on display here! Border is a little thick for me though.
04/07/2003 04:28:43 AM
simply wonderful.
04/07/2003 02:54:29 AM
I love this picture. The detail in the fly is cool, even if he is kind of gross looking. Gorgeous flower.
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04/07/2003 12:20:01 AM
Great use of the rule of thirds... and fantastic color! Receding focus on the flower really draws my attention back to the main subject. --10
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