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protector of the hive
protector of the hive
hopper


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges 2005
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: hive near my house
Date: Jun 27, 2005
Aperture: f10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2005

20mm extension tube, 420ex flash w/omnibounce on a flash bracket adjusted to be very close to the subject. Lens at 60mm.

auto levels
rotated
cropped
adjusted colors
adjusted contrast
slight blur of background
usm

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 374
Avg (all users): 7.0658
Avg (commenters): 8.2174
Avg (participants): 7.0798
Avg (non-participants): 7.0375
Views since voting: 6427
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 243
Comments: 32
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/04/2007 01:23:48 PM
wow awesome shot
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07/07/2006 03:37:18 PM
This is a real wow shot, almost like the little guy was posing for this :)
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11/17/2005 11:20:43 AM
don't remember ... maybe 5 inches or so
10/04/2005 10:18:58 PM
Can I ask how close the lens of your camera was to this creature?
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07/11/2005 12:42:28 AM
Now, this guy is totally cool...Congratulations on your top 5 finish. A great finish which means more when the entries 371.
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07/11/2005 12:26:57 AM
Cheers on your high placing finish. Beautiful image.
edit: I just noticed that this was done without a macro lens...even better.

Message edited by author 2005-07-14 09:37:59.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2005 11:30:30 PM
Good capture and great match for a title. Even the foreground works for the warrior theme.
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07/10/2005 10:47:50 PM
like the colors and contrast. Shaprness is not quite there - would have liked to see more detail to the legs and antennae
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07/10/2005 08:26:09 PM
Great DOF on the face and foreground body parts. I'd like to see a little more DOF on some of the bee's body parts a little further back (not all the way, just more than is currently shown). Interesting thing he's sitting/standing on with the paint? peeling - kinda cool. Couple of hot spots on the head, but I'm really splitting hairs here. It's a very good shot. 7
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07/10/2005 12:18:26 PM
Nice! Makes me want to run and hide! :-) Excellent sharpness on the antennae and eyes and front legs. Good luck!
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07/08/2005 06:44:42 PM
Fierce and awesome. Personally I would be nervous getting this close to this guy.
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07/08/2005 02:44:55 PM
wow!! This looks like a super hero. Great shot. and way too close for my taste.
10.... 11 if I could
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07/08/2005 12:36:24 PM
One of the things that makes me like this is the where this wasp is sitting: no leaves. Nice for my taste.
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07/07/2005 09:57:28 PM
The picture really shows the mean nature of the agressive hornet. Me and my family were attacked by these buggers at a state park once. We must've stunbled too close to their nest. Great macro that made me jump, Very clear and well composed.
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07/07/2005 08:52:13 PM
I love the aggressive look & stance of this guy. Great image, and beautiful clarity. 9.
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07/07/2005 03:28:22 PM
Nice macro
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07/07/2005 01:17:21 PM
Very impressive, perhaps the best macro shot of the challenge! (10)
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07/07/2005 05:04:19 AM
Very nice capture. Great focus and detail. Guy appears to have quite an attitude and he's looking right at you.
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07/06/2005 07:50:05 PM
Eeek.. he looks so angry. You were very brave to get so close. I couldn't do it!
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07/06/2005 10:46:54 AM
holy cow! (or should I say holy wasp?) Remarkable detail is this guy!
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07/05/2005 04:34:03 PM
wow very nice ...10
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07/05/2005 08:21:52 AM
wooooooooooow, i really like it, good luck, perfect colours
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07/05/2005 07:33:18 AM
His face would make a nice goallie hockey helmet!! Nice picture!
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07/05/2005 05:25:52 AM
9 - Very good. Great capture and angle/'pose'. Almost perfect to me; the tips of antennae, those three legs in the foreground, if they were all fine focused and perhaps the mouth, more detail and even shine on the eyes, just might get there 'for me'. That 'helmet' close up would be superb. Really good shot.
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07/04/2005 06:51:38 PM
Great colors! Clarity and detail of the shot look great. Lighting is good and composition is good as well. I feel like this little guy is staring at me!
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07/04/2005 03:12:48 PM
Everytime I look at this one I tremble.....one ugly beast.
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07/04/2005 01:56:36 PM
he looks so mean! The detail in this is amazing. Excellent capture. Composition excellent, colors, POV, DOF all dead on. Wow - excellent job. 9 - from me - good luck in the challenge!
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07/04/2005 12:15:12 PM
Very nice, well done.
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07/04/2005 11:49:31 AM
EEEEUW - menacing looking fellow. You captured that mood perfectly. GOod detailing and use of light.
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07/04/2005 06:47:31 AM
Very impressive indeed. Can see a ribbon here. 10
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07/04/2005 03:57:50 AM
Wow!
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07/04/2005 12:28:44 AM
sooo sharp. very nice. 9
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