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Challenge: Camouflage (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: Butterfly house inside the Seattle Science Center
Date: Nov 12, 2005
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250"
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2005

Didn't do much post processing to this, not much to tell at all.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 169
Avg (all users): 6.7120
Avg (commenters): 7.1622
Avg (participants): 6.3291
Avg (non-participants): 6.8435
Views since voting: 3085
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 309
Comments: 45
Favorites: 4 (view)


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04/02/2006 07:21:46 PM
I love these kind of insects, Great shot.
First time I saw something like that was in a place where there were all sorts of things like this one. It took me a long time to find what to look for.
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12/23/2005 07:09:18 PM
Wow - great shot! Congrats on the top 10 finish! Very cool find - never seen one like this before.
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11/24/2005 10:54:33 PM
I love this shot...looks great..congratulations on your top ten!!
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11/23/2005 01:10:10 AM
Congratulations on your top ten finish with this interesting study.
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11/23/2005 12:49:15 AM
congrats on your new personal best Beetle. This was one of my 10's.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2005 05:32:12 PM
well composed, sharp and perfect subject for the challenge! Really nice work!
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11/22/2005 03:55:17 PM
I just rated a pic with the same bug a minute ago!

This one is nice.
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11/22/2005 09:23:59 AM
Wonderful macro. The dof leaves parts of the wings out of focus unfortunately.
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11/21/2005 05:14:06 PM
Very cool shot. Nice work!
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11/21/2005 04:13:17 PM
Mother nature's best camouflage. This is great! Would have been better within leaves or brush but it's good.
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11/21/2005 03:00:24 PM
I like photo, and title. Most impressive example of camouflage...10
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11/21/2005 01:42:36 AM
Great shot! Will do good for sure!
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11/20/2005 07:55:08 PM
um ... wow --- wgere the? ... how d.... wha-- th' .... amazing 8
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11/20/2005 06:41:35 AM
Now that is perfect camouflage! Great macro too.
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11/19/2005 04:45:29 PM
Wow 10
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11/18/2005 08:08:32 PM
One of my 2 favourites in this challenge (gave it a 9).
Nice composition & good focus.
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11/18/2005 04:04:07 PM
This would be a winner if in a natural setting. The butterfly is perfect, but oranges and back ground do not work for me.
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11/18/2005 12:00:28 PM
nicely captured, I would prefer the natural environment, but understand the reasoning behind the orange, nice macro capture
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11/18/2005 12:02:07 AM
Nice capture, IMO I think it would have been great to have some real leaves in the background to really show off his "camo" Good luck in the challenge
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11/17/2005 09:18:47 PM
8 - I belief it. I also belief you may have set this up (obviously with the orange), so well done. Excellent meet of the Challenge, even without a background to blend into/illustrate the camouflage. Criticism; not much, like to see it even 'crisper', but imagine that is very difficult. Colors are nice, maybe a different colored plate(?) may have enhanced this even more, not sure.
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11/17/2005 01:47:55 PM
Great capture and title, love it.
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11/17/2005 10:42:37 AM
Nice capture. I'd love to see this against a background of leaves.
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11/17/2005 09:58:59 AM
This is a nice photo. The one thing I would have liked better would have been to have captured the photo outdoors maybe among leaves to really show it's power to blend it. Still gets a good score from me though. :)
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11/17/2005 07:46:53 AM
interesting
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11/17/2005 06:31:12 AM
great capture
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11/17/2005 05:35:06 AM
Wow - what a different and unusual butterfly. It looks just lke a leaf. Your picture is very well done. If you perhaps could have taken this beautiful butterfly with some leaves that showed how it blended into the leaves it might have been nice.
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11/17/2005 03:26:39 AM
wow, that wing is the spitting image of a decaying leaf. great choice of subject for this challenge.
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11/16/2005 11:49:50 PM
unreal nice shot
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11/16/2005 07:46:13 PM
I like the picture and the title..great job..! 10
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11/16/2005 07:28:45 PM
Sure looks like a leaf, cool creature.
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11/16/2005 07:09:04 PM
This is an excellent picture. The insect has a great camouflage/disguise mechanism, but I gave it a 3. Not because it's not a good shot. Personally, if you had taken the butterfly (I think) amoung a more blending background so it doesn't stand out like a sore thumb, like this. I like the picture very much though. Sorry to have given you a 3.
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11/16/2005 07:04:51 PM
The use of insects is cheating.....lol.
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11/16/2005 06:40:00 PM
wow !
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11/16/2005 06:15:39 PM
No, I don't beleaf it ! Amazing creature, well shot, good crop & focus, fits challenge well,
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11/16/2005 05:32:42 PM
wow, that's the second one I have seen like this...I haven't ever seen that type of bug beofre...
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11/16/2005 02:53:27 PM
good capture
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11/16/2005 02:35:26 PM
marvelous! I enjoy the pic as well as the clever title. This photo is composed nicely, and I am glad to see that you aimed your focus as the eyes.
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11/16/2005 01:17:02 PM
Looks like a leaf to me..great camo. Great shot.
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11/16/2005 12:45:58 PM
Great subject. I would have voted much higher if it was on a natural surrounding where the camo was designed to be effective.
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11/16/2005 10:03:08 AM
wow, this is great...what a camouflaged butterfly! Well done..good dof and position on orange works really well.
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11/16/2005 03:20:54 AM
Lack in creativity
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11/16/2005 01:39:41 AM
What a fantastic butterfly! The rips in the wings make it all the more convincing. WOW!
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11/16/2005 12:52:53 AM
Wow awesome picture..
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11/16/2005 12:22:07 AM
Very nice! May beat mine!!!!
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11/16/2005 12:19:00 AM
Thats amazing! Good luck!
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