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Scary Monster (not really)
Scary Monster (not really)

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Challenge: Fauna (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Apr 20, 2003
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2003

This is a New Zealand "WETA" They look scary, but they a quite harmless. This little fellow is about as long as your finger.

I shot this on macro with the internal flash covered by a kleenex.

Place: 150 out of 313
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Views since voting: 3677
Votes: 239
Comments: 13
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05/06/2003 07:53:15 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Brentg3...

This is an interesting looking bug for sure... The 'documentary' style shot looks ok. I could imagine seeing a photo similar to this in an insect book of some sort.

The photo meets the challenge, but there doesn't seem to be anything extremely inspiring about the image.

John Setzler
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04/30/2003 02:12:12 PM
Kia Ora, I thought that was a weta. I was always so scared of those things, yuk!

You captured some magnificent detail there.

Message edited by author 2003-04-30 14:12:56.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2003 09:09:38 PM
What on earth is it? I wouldn't like to get too close.
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04/27/2003 11:26:51 AM
Yuck! I hate looking at these things. But great job. And good image.
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04/26/2003 02:19:56 PM
That is a real scary lookin' grass hopper. Ours are cuter. lol. Very sharp. I'd like to see a more uniform background, but I like it nontheless. Good capture. Jacko. 7
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04/25/2003 12:42:43 PM
Now *that's* a cricket. What a monster. Nice catch. What is it and where do you get them?
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04/24/2003 07:24:17 PM
Looks like a cross between a cricket and a ant. Good shot!
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04/24/2003 07:05:14 AM
the two-toned background distracts from the subject of your image, nice focus and dof. i would like to have seen all of the antennas.
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04/24/2003 05:00:02 AM
Eurgh. I've never seen one of these before and i hope this is the closest I ever have to come to one. Gruesome.

Great focus though; the shell has a real texture to it that I like.
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04/23/2003 04:56:19 PM
Wow! He is a bit scary looking, but imagine how WE look to them!!! lol Good job of capturing this image. Nice detail.
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04/23/2003 11:48:26 AM
What do you mean not really? <lol> Looks like a monster to me~
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04/23/2003 10:09:51 AM
Clear and in focus. The detail of the insect has come out well.
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04/23/2003 02:36:58 AM
Pretty nice lighting. What is it?! Looks delicous. :p
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