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Bug: On My Lens
Bug: On My Lens

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Kirkland, Washington, USA
Date: Sep 2, 2005
Aperture: F/32
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15 second
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2005

Photographer’s Notes
Sipping my morning coffee, I spied a bug on the window against our traditional Pacific Northwest (USA) sky. Thought it would make an interesting study in contrast. So, here it is.

Post Processing
Rotate Canvas (Arbitrary)
Select Sky
Save Selection
Levels (Sky)
Brightness/Contrast (23/21)
Clone Out Specs
Reduce Noise (Neat Image)
Clone Out Specs
Sharpen (Lab Color Method)
Resize (Bicubic Sharper)
Save for Web

Camera Data
Nikon D70
2005/09/02 10:21:20
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 105mm F/2.8 D
Focal Length: 105mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Spot
1/15 sec - F/32
Exposure Comp.: +1.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: Manual
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Noise Reduction: OFF

Place: 123 out of 343
Avg (all users): 5.6696
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.5517
Avg (non-participants): 5.8706
Views since voting: 719
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 230
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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09/12/2005 12:41:43 AM
Okay, I confess. The bug wasn't really on my lens, it was in a window. I used my macro lens from a distance of about 15 inches. The title just seemed to work. Sorry for the deception. And thanks for the comments.

Message edited by author 2005-09-13 19:33:45.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 10:07:25 PM
I don't care for insects, but it's a nice contrasting photo. Good clarity on the wings too.
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09/11/2005 11:53:53 AM
Wow, I like this a lot.
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09/11/2005 11:00:09 AM
Crazy image. Too be that close and still be in focus? What kind of lense do you have?
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09/11/2005 07:40:14 AM
Nice title and good macro shot. I really like the light through the wings. 8.
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09/10/2005 10:26:44 AM
Amazing job. Very cool.
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09/09/2005 11:27:33 PM
must have been accidental but damn good framing nevertheless.
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09/08/2005 12:49:43 PM
Amazing composition. Not a big fan of bug pictures, but this one is A+!! :)
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