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To go its own way...
To go its own way...

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Challenge: Decisions (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
Location: Auburn California
Date: May 30, 2005
ISO: 80
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Emotive, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2005

I took about one hundred shots trying to get these bugs to cooperate. They make terrible models. Eventually I got what I was looking for. The snail was a much better model, and consequently he wasn't glued to the surface after frequent failed attempts (This shot was taken pre-glue). BTW I dont like to use B+W but roly-pollies don't have to much to offer in the way of color.

Place: 94 out of 275
Avg (all users): 5.2259
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.3383
Views since voting: 779
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 301
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/08/2005 12:47:58 PM
Nice image. Simple white background was definitely the way to go. If the bugs don't cooperate, throw them in the fridge. Just pull the one you want to move out a little earlier.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2005 09:28:52 PM
Sure hope this does well... I really like minmalist images with solid white or black backgrounds.
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06/07/2005 03:26:54 AM
I love this photo. Such an unassuming insect and great choice.
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06/06/2005 11:38:44 PM
very humorous. and very good shot.
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06/06/2005 09:28:10 PM
How did you get bugs to pose? Nice capture.
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06/05/2005 01:46:14 AM
Nice one. I hope you enjoy the journey.
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06/04/2005 08:55:30 AM
nice bugs
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06/03/2005 01:02:17 PM
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06/02/2005 10:39:07 PM
Base: 5
Technical: 0
Subjective: 2

Total: 7
I love roly polys.
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06/02/2005 12:51:16 PM
haha this is a nice picture. i like the big contrast between the black and the white. really nice.
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06/02/2005 02:09:52 AM
I don't feel that the image conveys instantly recognizable decision. The title helps me understand your thought process. Good show.
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06/02/2005 12:46:04 AM
What a clean crisp image. Very nice illustration of a decision (to go your own way). I might have preferred to see a different framing where the roly poly bug making the decision is in the center of the frame and the others in a line more on one side, but it's lovely the way it is.
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06/01/2005 12:26:47 AM
Having a hard time with the whole bug making a decision thing, and for a shot this close, your focus should be dead on. I loved your Grocery list shot though.
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