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Tej


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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Home Garden, New Delhi, India
Date: Mar 4, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2006

The sucker was hogging on juices from my sweet smelling flowers in my balcony garden. The warm and crisp winter sunlight was perfect for me to capture the shot. The shallow DOF was auto set by my camera as I clicked in super-macro preset mode.

Post processing -

- Cropped
- Selective de-saturation
- Some sharpening and saturation of fly
- Saved for web

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 369
Avg (all users): 6.8010
Avg (commenters): 8.6471
Avg (participants): 6.7097
Avg (non-participants): 6.9583
Views since voting: 2858
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 196
Comments: 23
Favorites: 8 (view)


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03/11/2007 10:26:22 AM
your macro skills are impressive.
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03/13/2006 10:21:14 AM
Crystal clear! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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03/13/2006 10:05:50 AM
Wonderful image. I like the lighting on this one. Excellent sharpness on the bee.
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03/13/2006 08:48:07 AM
From the Critique Club:

Congratulatons on a top 20 finish and for almost making the top 10.

Very stunning image color balance wise. The white or light colored background makes the rest of the colors pop right out. Nice pose on the subject as well. I myself would have liked to have seen the flowers the insect was perched on in a little more focus. IE not such a shallow depth of field. The size of the insect is perfect. Perfectly placed as well within the frame. I think it works perfectly for a square crop. But ultimately I think people are tired of seeing macro insects. Thats about the only reason i can think for you not to finish in the top 10 or even higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 11:51:32 PM
This image has the Wow factor working for it. Everything about it is fabulous. The detail on the insect is unbelievable! Great shot.
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03/12/2006 08:34:56 PM
Nice close up and great DOF. I like that the flowers are white, blending into nothing. Good detailing on the bug!!
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03/12/2006 06:52:37 AM
Great shot, I esp like your use of DOF.
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03/11/2006 04:21:48 PM
love the tones.
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03/11/2006 02:09:46 AM
Fantastic macro! I think your choice to leave a hint of color in the background is what puts this shot over the top. Great work.
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03/10/2006 07:38:29 PM
Great job! Hope this does well!
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03/10/2006 05:40:05 PM
Wow!
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03/10/2006 06:05:08 AM
Great macro, love the way the insect stands out against the background
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03/09/2006 09:05:58 PM
great stuff
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03/09/2006 08:13:15 AM
great detail; who ever knew they had rainbow styled wings? The flower looks like popcorn; but you have that wow factor; and rightly so; great shot.
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03/08/2006 10:44:26 PM
very nice indeed. the colour and subdued work together very well.
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03/07/2006 09:45:44 PM
Beautiful macro .. the wings are really nice!
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03/07/2006 01:37:20 PM
the flowers are so overexposed that they can't be ignored, and it ruins this photograph, i love the bee though!
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03/07/2006 09:44:17 AM
Great use of DOF.....nice contrast. Great shot.
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03/06/2006 11:32:59 PM
Awesome!
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03/06/2006 03:25:55 PM
an outstanding macro shoot.
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03/06/2006 08:44:17 AM
Amazing macro
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03/06/2006 01:17:46 AM
this is just amazing ! I love the whole composition and colors .. well done !! I'd love to have the original full size to hang up in my flat... have to add it to my favorites ... well done !! = 10
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03/06/2006 01:13:21 AM
oh, wow! This is stunning! It should finish top 5, and it's the best shot so far in my judging...selective desat works well as it lifts that little sucker right off the screen 9
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