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3rd PlaceHolding On....
buzzrock


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Challenge: In the Garden (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Living room
Date: Jul 27, 2003
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2003

I didnt intend on posting this-- so I apologize to those that I have shown, (or may have seen) the photo to earlier this week-- It wasnt self-promotion, I Swear!
But when it came to the end it was the best I had-
Shot indoors with a branch I took of a bush-- White posterboard as backing--
And thanks to everyone who gave me input on how to improve the shot-- (you know who you are) :)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 350
Avg (all users): 7.0087
Avg (commenters): 8.1613
Avg (participants): 6.8511
Avg (non-participants): 7.2584
Views since voting: 4113
Votes: 230
Comments: 51
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/15/2015 08:31:12 PM
Wow - you took this guy inside and he stayed right where he was supposed to? Had I done that, he'd have leapt off and the cats would have had a field day trying to catch him!
12/04/2007 07:55:01 PM
Awersome... awesome... awesome.....
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09/27/2007 12:03:06 AM
I love hoppers!!! Exceptional macro!!! WOW!
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08/10/2006 06:58:07 PM
Excellent macro shot. The detail is outstanding, fascinating stuff.
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08/08/2003 07:58:14 PM
Hay hay! Good job, dude. You finally got one. You were getting closer and closer - now you got a ribbon. Congrats.
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08/07/2003 06:39:48 PM
Congratulations Buzz. I knew when I was voting this photo would do well. Keep up the good work!!!
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08/06/2003 07:06:24 PM
Congratulations Buzz, this is just a beautifully executed shot.
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08/06/2003 03:36:35 PM
wonderful photo buzz--congrats on the ribbon! :)
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08/06/2003 01:46:17 PM
Thank you everone who voted and gave me all the nice comments.
The grasshopper was alive and well during the shoot, I used Shiz's techinique of capturing him and put him in a jar for awhile to calm him down..

That was the first time I had a pic flirting between high 6 and low 7's and it is STRESSFULL-- I don't know how all of you regular ribbon getters handle it--

Thanks again everyone, and congrats to all the other ribbon getters and to all the top 10-- great pics..
08/06/2003 10:10:25 AM
I didn't complete voting and missed this wonderful shot. It is one to be proud of. Congratulations!
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08/06/2003 09:58:52 AM
Contratulations Buzz - great shot. I knew it was just a matter of time before you'd ribbon.

Message edited by author 2003-08-06 10:00:05.
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08/06/2003 09:18:38 AM
nice job!!
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08/06/2003 06:05:45 AM
Woo hoo! Your first ribbon. Now, I'll you be part of Team 10D. lol. Congrats.
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08/06/2003 02:57:45 AM
Way to go Buzz, you finally got your ribbon, choice!
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08/06/2003 12:29:31 AM
buzz!! congratulations on your first ribbon and a great shot! woohoo!
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08/06/2003 12:24:35 AM
Dude, way to go!!! I'm sad to say I didn't finish voting, so I wasn't able to contribute to your win, but it's an awesome shot. All your hard work has paid off - you've finally broken into the big time. Congratulations.

Oh, and was this with or without the macro lens??? ;-)
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08/06/2003 12:11:34 AM
This is one ugly grasshopper, but great image. Congrats, buzz!
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08/06/2003 12:06:10 AM
This is fabulous! Well deserved ribbon. Congrats!
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08/06/2003 12:03:15 AM
Hey buddy! Way to get the ribbon! And so close on the heels of Shiz's black hopper. Nice job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2003 11:34:55 PM
This is the best bug shot in this challenge (IMHO). Watch out for blooming around edges (maybe too much of a saturation?). Well done. 10
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08/05/2003 10:19:36 PM
Fabulous shot, technically excellent, great to look up close at an interesting critter.
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08/05/2003 07:14:32 PM
Very cool macro shot - I like the white background
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08/05/2003 03:38:10 PM
Love it! How close did you have to get? I'll make a point to come back and get the story. Very nice. 10
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08/04/2003 08:52:50 PM
All I can say is "WOW". Looks like a winner to me.
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08/03/2003 12:41:15 PM
Good focus & exposure. The flat grey background, while it does not detract, doesn't do much to enhance either.
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08/02/2003 08:55:37 PM
very nice macro. great detail on the grasshopper. the bright background creates some blue halo things around the plant tho, which looks strange. 9
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08/02/2003 12:00:40 PM
What a stunning image. The solid white background is perfect. The red twigs, green leaves are a wonderful photographic setting for the grasshopper. Cropping and composition is just right.

Textbook perfect.

My rating: WOW
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08/01/2003 09:13:25 PM
Very clear and crisp - shame about the lower body distortion.
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08/01/2003 04:12:11 PM
I would like to see the insect in a natural setting, but I have no demotions for this shot. It's great.
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08/01/2003 05:22:10 AM
Awesome pic
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07/31/2003 08:38:13 PM
very sharp, incredible how the colors blend showing natures artfull camoflage
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07/31/2003 06:09:14 PM
so perfect...so inhuman...So sharp....
Impressive . 9
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07/31/2003 03:16:35 PM
Beautiful shot of a beautiful model!
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07/31/2003 02:15:14 PM
Great shot. Focus is right on. Composition is good. Well chosen background.
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07/31/2003 01:42:19 PM
amazing detail/colors in the grasshopper!
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07/31/2003 08:18:13 AM
Ribbon!! 10.
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07/31/2003 07:43:18 AM
The best insect macro this challenge. I really wish I hadn't entered one now! What sets this one above the rest is the composition and background. No distracting elements, the simplicity works very well. The dof is spot-on, very nice clarity in your subject. You bring out the character of your grasshopper well. Nice colours. Effective lighting and exposure. 10
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07/31/2003 01:37:18 AM
this is a great photo! the detail is amazing and i love the high-key lighting. excellent work!
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07/31/2003 01:03:29 AM
The colours are a touch bland for my taste. The backing colour could have been more lively. And I find the leaves a bit distracting. Other than that, I love the shot. 7
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07/30/2003 09:09:36 PM
great pose - did you use a rear white card or reflector?
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07/30/2003 08:55:19 PM
Although I'm not very partial to macros, I cannot deny beauty.

A tad more light on the (foreground) branch/stem and lower legs, perhaps? But even the frame is well chosen, the title brief and apt... > 7 (second place, IMO)
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07/30/2003 01:20:00 PM
Great, background, light, focus and dof, nothing wrong with this one at all. 7
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07/30/2003 12:26:50 PM
So far, this is my favorite. I love the metalic look of the grasshopper and the complimentary color of the leaves behind him. The white backdrop really makes it all stand out. Good luck.
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07/30/2003 11:00:24 AM
Exceptional photo. Definitely a top-runner in this contest!
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07/30/2003 09:16:15 AM
Beautiful textures and color. Composition is great !
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07/30/2003 07:19:19 AM
it is really a great job...nic photo
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07/30/2003 04:50:21 AM
did you take a white sheet in the garden or set it up? So thats what they look like up close. Nice detail.
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07/30/2003 03:31:37 AM
Great focus, Just lost it right on his/her rear end (not being picky, just noticing how much WAS in focus).
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07/30/2003 01:26:00 AM
Somehow I knew this challenge would bring out a lot of macro bug shots :)

Nice clarity without seeming oversharpened -- exept the end of his (her?) butt is out of focus.
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07/30/2003 01:15:36 AM
Did you kill him or was he already dead?
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07/30/2003 12:11:55 AM
Just super, really nice shot. Well done.
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