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Any one for Cricket
Any one for Cricket

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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Mine site in Laos
Date: Sep 6, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2006

Taken of a spider having just caught his lunch, took a number of photos, was hard to get the focus in the small place that was available.Used a flash, this is my 1st attempt, so look forward to learning from the comments, great site aand lots of constructive comments.
have just cropped it, as at work in laos, getting own computor soon to start to edit better.

Place: 827 out of 833
Avg (all users): 3.7179
Avg (commenters): 3.7083
Avg (participants): 3.6612
Avg (non-participants): 4.0000
Views since voting: 1100
Views during voting: 572
Votes: 436
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0

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07/04/2006 07:12:49 PM
Peter...you really need to make sure you upload an image at 640 pixel as the detail is lost in small images. This looks like it could be a great photo...but the difficulty of the vision restricts it from its full potential.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 09:30:59 PM
Just thought the subject wasn't attractive. It lacked focus, as well.
01/29/2006 02:22:07 AM
Getting past the gross factor (it wasn't easy) this is a unique entry in this challenge. I wonder if I would have felt less vulnerable if the photo had been shot showing the back of the cricket instead of the underbelly?
01/26/2006 02:48:43 PM
This shot looses impact through its size. Also appears not to have a sharp focus.
01/26/2006 05:50:40 AM
I am not a big fan of Insects.
01/25/2006 10:47:26 AM
Small photograph.
01/22/2006 05:15:44 PM
Something has to be in focus. This looks like it was cropped from a much larger photo. Not enough concentrated resolution.
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01/22/2006 10:37:31 AM
ugh!This isn't even appealing or interesting to me in any form or fashion! I am sorry but if this is YOUR personal best of 2005, maybe you need to read some books or take a class.
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01/22/2006 04:41:50 AM
Interesting picture from a nature perspective. But too much of it is out of focus, and the size makes it impossible to to see the detail.
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01/21/2006 09:57:15 PM
This is kinda small and kinda out of focus.
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01/20/2006 05:44:24 PM
Uh.. yummy?

Too bad the subject matter will keep you from the brown ribbon.

Larger photo next time.
01/20/2006 03:13:55 PM
Eww. :)
01/20/2006 08:58:45 AM
The subject looks interesting but I had to look a few times and real hard to get it. Most basic elements to improve:
- crop it to the maximum limit allowed for DPC ie. 640px (see the tutorial available)
- overall focus could be a lot sharper

The light looks ok but it's hard to tell since it's too small to appreciate the details.
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01/20/2006 07:19:53 AM
Go easy on resizing! Cool pic though!
01/19/2006 09:18:16 PM
Out of focus
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01/19/2006 09:49:03 AM
Nice macro. A little blurry though.
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01/19/2006 04:54:13 AM
please read the tutorial for preparing images for challenges. you have no doubt lost a lot of votes due to your image size. as best i can tell, this would have scored a LOT higher if the image had been larger. don't be discouraged, and DON'T QUIT! better luck next time.
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01/18/2006 12:54:18 AM
what kind of spider is that????wow....9 from me...good luck!
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01/17/2006 10:02:09 PM
Nature in action! But the photo size is too small - take advantage of the size you're allowed - longest side no more than 640 pixels - use all of em!
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01/17/2006 12:45:04 PM
blurry and small, hard to connect to.
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01/17/2006 01:41:33 AM
ewww - nature at it's rawest form.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2006 11:23:28 PM
Well. . .you're probably hearing alot about the size -- that's a biggie with this bunch. And unfortunately, a cricket stuck in a web isn't that appealing of a photo, and it's a little soft on the focus, so I'm afraid this one isn't one of my higher rated photos. Sorry.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2006 08:29:58 PM
Sorry, but yuck for me! Bugs just gross me out, unless they're doing something cute.
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01/16/2006 05:15:52 PM
Ewww. More pixels please. Read the tutorial on sizing photos for DPC- undersized photos never score well.
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01/16/2006 03:01:19 PM
This would have been good if it was sized correctly and in focus. 2
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01/16/2006 10:19:52 AM
Quite a unique, but scary, capture! I would have loved to see this at the full 640px size to really get a look at the details of the insects.
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01/16/2006 02:19:38 AM
to me it is a too small picture
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