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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dead End (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Pentax FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro AF
Location: Home
Date: Nov 3, 2005
Aperture: f16.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2005

Common ant on a blade of grass. Not the best macro I've taken but I think it fits the theme.

Post voting comments:
Never had so much fun pressing the update button...thanks guys.
Despite what one commenter believed, I did very little pp'ing for this image.
Rotate, crop, resize.
Tiny bump of the midtones.
Sharpening for web viewing.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 173
Avg (all users): 6.8641
Avg (commenters): 7.7600
Avg (participants): 6.7059
Avg (non-participants): 7.0192
Views since voting: 9943
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 206
Comments: 48
Favorites: 11 (view)


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05/31/2006 11:58:57 AM
This picture is so good. Clear and bright... and funny also. Goes into my faves.... :o)
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11/17/2005 06:59:38 PM
Congrats Sir!
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11/16/2005 09:25:07 PM
Aww..this reminds me of the movie "ants"..I loved thath show. Great image! Congrats
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11/16/2005 10:40:36 AM
Congrats on this 3rd place win!! Beautiful close up! It reminded me of A Bug's Life the movie, too!:)
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11/14/2005 11:11:24 PM
Don't go Flick! I couldn't pass it up. It reminded me of A Bug's Life.
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11/14/2005 05:39:46 PM
Congratulations on your first Ribbon with this great entry! I love the simplicity of your composition, so well suited for this challenge! Great job!
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11/14/2005 02:11:29 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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11/14/2005 01:18:49 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, Gary. Very nice shot!
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11/14/2005 09:48:35 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Great shot & finish!
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11/14/2005 07:29:25 AM
Thanks for the comments.

My original idea was to place the ant on a straw which would be placed in a glass of juice or milk or some other liquid. I couldn't decide what liquid to use and so took the easy way out. A blade of grass! The first ant kept crawling down the grass when I wanted him to go up, (the shot was rotated), so after a moment of misplaced frustration it was time to find a new ant. The second one played the game by the rules and four shots later we let him go back in the garden.

Guess I was lucky with this one.

bazz.

Ohh and to arpita...thanks for scaring the beejeezus outta me with your ribbon call 35 mins into voting. :)

Message edited by author 2005-11-14 07:37:03.
11/14/2005 07:13:26 AM
Great job..!! Awesome picture!
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11/14/2005 04:40:17 AM
Yes go the AUSSIES !!!! Well done, I like the simplicity of the shot on the stark white background !
-Lisa
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11/14/2005 01:11:09 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. A truly worthy effort.
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11/14/2005 01:07:21 AM
Congrats on the ribbon for Pentax. I didn't get to vote on this Challnge, but would have rated this highly.
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11/14/2005 01:04:22 AM
This is great! well done on your Ribbon
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11/14/2005 12:47:28 AM
An exceptional entry. Congratulations on your YELLOW!
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11/14/2005 12:47:20 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Simplicity was the key to your success here, and you did a great job (I gave it an 8).
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11/14/2005 12:23:38 AM
Nice one! Congrats on yellow!
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11/14/2005 12:21:53 AM
GO Aussie Go :)

feels good dosn't it :)
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11/14/2005 12:06:58 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Great image!
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11/14/2005 12:06:41 AM
Congrats! Great image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2005 11:50:41 PM
I love these types of images... starck white background with a punch of high contrast for a subject. Great image! 9

Edit: Bumping up to 10 and one of my top 10 picks!
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11/13/2005 05:55:19 AM
Now this one would have to be a ribbon contender. Well done.
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11/12/2005 06:10:16 AM
very nice
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11/12/2005 05:44:08 AM
Wonderfully composed and presented.
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11/11/2005 04:45:43 PM
Very well done, nice clean shot.
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11/11/2005 07:40:00 AM
Great capture.
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11/10/2005 09:07:08 PM
Love it! great job!
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11/10/2005 08:34:40 PM
Wow... Cool shot. Very nice
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11/10/2005 06:17:50 PM
great macro with ribbon potential
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11/10/2005 05:45:39 PM
liked this one a lot.
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11/10/2005 12:08:02 PM
nice concept and well executed, the diagonal stem makes this work
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11/10/2005 12:07:23 PM
great macro image
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11/09/2005 01:33:43 PM
how gracious and tastefull
great take on this challenge!
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11/09/2005 01:12:25 AM
Perfect focus. Fits the challenge. Nice composition.
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11/08/2005 10:21:49 PM
fantastic capture
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11/08/2005 01:31:30 PM
Great shot! How many tries to get this perfect one?
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11/08/2005 11:27:50 AM
Great :) 10
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11/08/2005 03:28:57 AM
Great...
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11/07/2005 10:43:59 PM
This would have been a great photo with a darker background but I still think it is good.
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11/07/2005 04:01:32 PM
Excellent capture. I'll tell you I am another "bug dead end" interpretation (but I won't say which one). I enjoy your's a lot. The composition is simple and elegant. The diagonal swoop of the branch is pleasing. The focus is sharp and the lighting is impeccable. I'll give you a 10.
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11/07/2005 10:33:14 AM
An amazing shot. Sharp Focus and brilliant details --10--
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11/07/2005 08:46:33 AM
This is tack sharp and really clever. I like it alot with the white background to showcase the green and brown tones of the bug and the stem. 8
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11/07/2005 03:01:16 AM
if this were a graphic arts challenge, I'd give a 10. over processed to the point of not looking like a photo
11/07/2005 01:03:42 AM
Classic - I like it!
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11/07/2005 12:35:51 AM
This is a ribbon. Just wait the week through and watch. Here's my 10.
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11/07/2005 12:29:54 AM
Yeah but does the ant know it? Nice work!
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11/07/2005 12:28:11 AM
Nice execution here, however the concept is proving common.
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