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National Wildlife

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Challenge: Magazine Cover (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Piney Pond; Silver Creek Metro Park; Akron, OH
Date: Jun 9, 2003
Aperture: f 4.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/61
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2003

While my photo isn't typical of what this magazine usually uses on the cover, I think it still works.

Place: 177 out of 232
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2003 11:57:30 AM
I like bug shots! It would be better, I think, if the bug was more in focus.
06/17/2003 11:04:44 AM
The composition and subject are great for a "National Wildlife" magazine, enough interest, yet still room for text to be added, and in a format that typically reflects magazines. However, as both a magazine cover and a photo, you are really being let down by the lack of focus and sharpness. This needs to be really crisp for this kind of photo to work ... did you maybe get closer than your camera could properly focus (I know I do that way too often). I do like the crop. (2)
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06/17/2003 09:51:02 AM
Seems it would benefit from a sharper focus, maybe a slightly wider cropping?
06/16/2003 11:36:58 PM
Could have used a bit more depth on the focus..still a good effort
06/16/2003 11:34:36 PM
Well captured! Perhaps a longer shot and a greater DOF would have suited a cover more.
06/16/2003 09:02:12 PM
I love the macro, but this shot seems to not be in focus. I can't tell which part was meant to be the centre of focus here, and that detracts from the shot, sadly. I like the colours and composition though, good choices!
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06/16/2003 02:26:56 PM
A bit fuzzy to me.
06/16/2003 01:56:50 AM
I really would have liked to see a shot of the entire body of this creature. DOF is very good.
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06/15/2003 11:33:37 PM
focus issues
06/15/2003 12:21:53 AM
It looks dead to me.
06/14/2003 05:29:17 PM
the subject is pretty good for the cover but not sharp enough...
06/14/2003 06:53:22 AM
Just a tiiiiny bit too blurry to make it on the front cover, IMO. I know how hard it is to get a good bug shot in focus :)
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06/13/2003 02:07:16 AM
This would have been a nice macro shot but the bug moved and you had the wrong setting or you move. Either case the bug is a little blurry.
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06/11/2003 11:07:17 PM
Looks like it's slightly out of focus. Other that that it's a great pic.
06/11/2003 06:04:25 PM
Hmm, assuming a special on bugs, okay, that makes sense with the title. I don't know your magazine well enough to judge how likely this is, so I'll leave it be.

It's an interesting close-up, though I'm not sure I would have chosen to crop so much of the wings out. The focus is fairly good, seems to blur a bit more at the bottom than I think ideal. The crop is very good to account for cover copy and logo, and the focal blur helps with that. Maybe just a -touch- on the bright side.
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06/11/2003 05:20:07 PM
Nothing really looks completely in focus here. It's kind of bothersome and out of focus. Interesting, and I like the fact you left room at the top for type, but I'm just not sure the photo is fabulous. Very nice job getting so close though!
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06/11/2003 01:45:48 PM
Poorly focused
06/11/2003 12:48:26 PM
The focus seems a bit soft, but still a beautiful shot
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06/11/2003 12:33:30 PM
good compostion but needs a little deeper dof.
06/11/2003 02:40:50 AM
Ahh I hate bugs, but this is a veyr good shot and great detail! 9
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06/11/2003 02:05:55 AM
if you had used a slightly deeper dof to capture more of the body sharply, this would have been a magnificent shot. Even the leaf could afford to be sharper, I feel.
06/11/2003 01:55:10 AM
This suffers badly from focus issues. 4 Jak

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