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Jacko


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Challenge: Glass (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Canon
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: May 4, 2003
Aperture: F 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2003

What a cute little butt!

This is the first bug I found this year. I had no idea they came out so early (the snow just melted a few weeks ago). I was packing up my camera bag to go home for lunch on Sunday when I saw the little guy hanging out with my Macro lens. Brought him home and took a few pics of him on a wine glass, with the sky as a background. I "played" with him for a few hours and then I let him go.

I wouldn't mind spot editing the white specks on his back. Alas, I did so when I printed it.

Shot with a Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX Macro lens.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 278
Avg (all users): 7.0084
Avg (commenters): 8.1026
Avg (participants): 6.8676
Avg (non-participants): 7.1980
Views since voting: 6324
Votes: 237
Comments: 56
Favorites: 20 (view)


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05/17/2003 10:17:57 AM
This shot is cute as a bug's ear--or butt!
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05/17/2003 10:17:21 AM
This shot is cute as a bug!
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05/15/2003 01:32:47 PM
Congratulations! This was my favorite shot of the challenge.
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05/14/2003 03:58:45 PM
this is awesome! Great work.
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05/14/2003 03:10:57 PM
Congratulations very nice!!!!
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05/14/2003 10:03:19 AM
Ta-Da!
Congrats Jacko, well done.
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05/14/2003 09:24:32 AM
Awesome Shot, Jacko!!! Congrats on 2nd Place. Excellent Work!!! Keep shooting that 10D! :-)
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05/14/2003 08:23:49 AM
Jacko, well done!

It's a good pic, it deserved to do well......

Hoping to earn my Team 10D stripes soon.

Cheers,

Todd.
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05/14/2003 07:35:52 AM
Hey, your first red ribbon! Very creative shot. Go Team 10D!
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05/14/2003 06:06:53 AM
Wow. Mommy! I got a purty red ribbon at school. lol.

Thank you so much for the kind words and generous votes. It was a fun shot to take.


Go Team 10D! :)
05/14/2003 04:22:22 AM
Way to go Jacko!
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05/14/2003 01:29:45 AM
I have a soft spot for ladybugs. They are the cutest little bugs. I love this shot. Congrats!!
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05/14/2003 12:09:10 AM
this is why your an inspiration!
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05/14/2003 12:07:25 AM
Nice job Jacko! :) Congrats on the ribbon - 4th!? ;)

M
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05/14/2003 12:04:40 AM
jacko!!!! congratulations! :) i loved this photo and i'm so glad it did so well. good job!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2003 03:28:44 PM
= 8
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05/13/2003 02:28:49 PM
good clear image
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05/13/2003 01:22:59 PM
I like how the ldaybug creates a color contrast to your glass.
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05/12/2003 09:52:59 PM
nice idea and nice use of color in the background it creates alot of intrest to this picture nice wrok
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05/12/2003 05:03:44 PM
This is one of my favourites in this challenge - understated in terms of the glass itself and yet, at the same time, all about the glass!!! I really really like the composition - the curve and bug are positioned just perfectly within the frame. Great clean blue sky. Nice DOF on the edges of the glass.
Been looking at this a lot and was wavering between a 9 and a 10.
I can't think of anything I'd change and I'd buy this as a postcard so it has to be a 10 really doesn't it?
Kavey
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05/11/2003 05:57:21 PM
very cool image. the blue sky is great. the glass is very subtle but effective as the surface for this bug, although I wish the bug was a lttle more lighted.
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05/11/2003 03:04:21 PM
AWESOME! This would make a GREAT print! -10-
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05/10/2003 02:03:10 PM
Wow! Very precise and interesting. Trying to decide if it represents "glass" fully...
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05/10/2003 11:38:38 AM
A superb picture. The rim of the glass is prominant enough for you to meet the challenge and the lady bug is placed just right to invoke interest. I have came back to this one three times and that is a ggod sign. 10
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05/10/2003 03:06:57 AM
this photo has to win , it is so cooooool 10/10
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05/10/2003 01:23:04 AM
What a clever image! Cuter than a bug's buuu..... ear! -9-
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05/09/2003 07:59:49 PM
Very nice composition, the curved glass leads your eye right to the little lady bug :) One suggestion: the shot needs some fill lite from the bottom right hand corner to illuminate the lady bug a little more. Maybe a reflector or small light source would have done the trick. Hot shot!
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05/09/2003 06:40:09 PM
Nice idea - the ladybug is almost like a drop of juice on the rim of the glass. I wold love to see her "face" as detailed as her legs and perhaps have her reflection stand out more.
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05/09/2003 04:55:10 PM
this little guy is great, perfect contrasting colors and brilliant depth of field. should be a top placer even though the glass plays a secondary role - 9
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05/09/2003 04:46:45 PM
Wonderfull photo: simple, clean and great usage of color.
I do have a point of critismn though: I think the left edge of the glas being out of focus, caused by the narrow DOF, is confusing. Because it's not in focus it doesn't function as a leading line towards the ladybug.
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05/09/2003 01:58:46 PM
i love this! simple and beautiful. great DOF and the colors are wonderful. well done!
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05/09/2003 12:38:33 PM
Excellent composition and color. Throw some yellow in there and you're ready to re-shoot for the "Primay Colors" challenge.
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05/09/2003 10:55:32 AM
Simple and clean. Really like the subtle reflection of the bug. Perhaps just a bit more DOF to get the bugs head in focus.
Mark
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05/09/2003 09:26:43 AM
This a very cool picture. One of my faves. I like how the color & line of the glass draws your eye to the focal point.
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05/09/2003 08:46:31 AM
Simple and nice !! Well done !!
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05/09/2003 06:40:24 AM
Made me smile. Simple, but very effective shot. Perhaps just a little too bright? But still very good.
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05/08/2003 11:13:18 AM
awesome shot!
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05/08/2003 10:47:45 AM
Fantastic, a top contender for the challenge, the contrast and detail couldn't be better.
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05/08/2003 10:06:27 AM
I LOVE this! I think it would make a great 'print'. I hope you win. : )
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05/07/2003 11:41:16 PM
Great color. Is that bug real?? Very well done. 9
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05/07/2003 10:43:44 PM
Cute idea, well done. Nice title.
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05/07/2003 07:42:16 PM
Beautiful contrast.
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05/07/2003 07:24:40 PM
Wow.. very cool and original!
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05/07/2003 07:17:27 PM
I like this, it's original and cheerful. I like the compostion and placement of the ladybug. 9
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05/07/2003 04:09:21 PM
Strong visual, nice focus.... possibly a bit grainy or reddish spots in the blue.... but overall it's a well balanced image.... I think this will do well.... the blue and the red work well to create a nice contrast..... very good, hopefully the ladybug is made of glass too! I'm giving it a 9.... good luck, Todd.
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05/07/2003 02:39:11 PM
Hey great shot, must of taken a lot of patience
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05/07/2003 02:01:26 PM
What a great capture. I love how the blue color is identical both looking through the glass and without it. The bug adds an extra something (wow-factor!) and it shows great detail. Congratulations on a great photo! - 9
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05/07/2003 01:20:26 PM
Good idea this is difrent! excellent!! 10pt
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05/07/2003 12:01:32 PM
good even spacing on the top and right side
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05/07/2003 11:40:50 AM
I love it!
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05/07/2003 11:19:27 AM
Very creative take on the challenge. Very nice.
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05/07/2003 10:57:59 AM
The ladybug's the star. In a glass challenge, I grade pictures where the glass is the star far higher. Nice shot, though.
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05/07/2003 10:47:30 AM
unbelievable color use here...did you cheat a little on the red? I love it. Add that to your portfolio! 7
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05/07/2003 06:09:46 AM
Great shot, good colors, crop, sharpness, it's all good.
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05/07/2003 01:32:30 AM
I like the simplicity of this shot. The ladbug is a bit too shadowed though I think, but it's not bad like that. Very nice macro.
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05/07/2003 12:47:28 AM
This one blows me away! 10
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