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Challenge: In the Garden (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
Location: A Back Garden In Western Australia.
Date: Jul 27, 2003
Aperture: F8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2003

Dead Wood, Blue Sky....Oh and ... That.

Camera: Canon Powershot A70
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Apperture: F8
White Balance: Daylight
Picture Quality: Superfine @ 2048x1536
Focusing: Manual @ 5.411mm
Metering: Evaluative
Effects: None
DateTime : 2003:07:27 16:51:43 (Tough Lighting)
ExposureBiasValue : EV0.0
Flash : Fired(Compulsory/red-eye)?
Setting: Manual

POST PROCESSING: First time on post processing an image. Before now I always thought "This is the photo I took so here it is" but when in rome....
-Saturated blue & reds a little, left the blues well alone coz it looked grainy or something.
-Unsharp mask. (Probably not needed really).
-Thats it really, I think.
Tried muckin about with contrast to get rid of that shadow but if affects the whole image too much. If anyone knows more about how to do it I would appreciate the knowledge. Im guessing curves or histograms.
All done is PSP7 at work. Great program. I hear photoshop is better though.

Basically a caterpillar on an old, dry fence post in our back garden. Taken with the flash on coz it really bought out the colours of this little guy. It was late in the arvo when I found it and light was dull. I still cant believe the sky came out that blue. Nightmare trying not to get bright reflections in its black head/body from flash.

Quite happy with this shot for my first attempt at insect macros/photography.

BTW this critter seems to come in 2 flavours:
1) Very fury black thing.
2) Traded fur for colour and spikes/hair.
If anyone knows what the hell it is I'd sure like to know.

Place: 59 out of 350
Avg (all users): 5.8384
Avg (commenters): 6.4167
Avg (participants): 5.5556
Avg (non-participants): 6.3176
Views since voting: 1013
Votes: 229
Comments: 14
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08/07/2003 10:54:04 PM
I like da bug.....nice colors...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2003 11:48:04 PM
Wow! Fantastic macro shot... I like the composition, as well. The focus seems a bit soft where I would expect it to be a bit sharper if the DOF were centered on the caterpillar. --8
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08/05/2003 07:25:33 PM
lots of bright blue. People like bright blue.
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08/05/2003 07:12:55 PM
cool close up
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08/04/2003 12:14:24 PM
with such a good "model" you should have catched the skin details in a better way.
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08/02/2003 07:52:09 AM
doesnt look in focus to me, but the half-and-half composition works i think
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08/01/2003 04:56:45 AM
Focus is off just a little.
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07/31/2003 09:50:22 AM
To me, the cropping is to close. I'd like a little habitat with the catepillar.
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07/31/2003 12:45:07 AM
I think that this shot would have been more effective with a shallower dof and a sharper camera angle. As it is, I don't know if it's coming or going.
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07/30/2003 05:19:55 PM
Yikes!! - Great work!
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07/30/2003 02:06:47 PM
Which side is the head? I like the downhill motion--
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07/30/2003 10:05:43 AM
you need to spray your garden ;-) great photo though
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07/30/2003 03:59:45 AM
Cool Pic. The plain gray log and still blue sky really brings out the colours in that thing. Awesome. 10
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07/30/2003 02:18:24 AM
wow that thing is cool. nice colors on it. plenty of detail. i have to give it a 10. didnt look that good on the thumb though. shame.
I hope other people dont judge it by the thumb.
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