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The essence of an annoyance
2nd PlaceThe essence of an annoyance
Phil


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Textures IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Location: Homemade light tent
Date: Apr 4, 2006
Aperture: f25
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2006

Yep. Dead fly.

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 311
Avg (all users): 7.2945
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 7.1000
Avg (non-participants): 7.6071
Views since voting: 31849
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 146
Comments: 57
Favorites: 35 (view)


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02/15/2007 10:11:58 PM
I actually read the tutorial on this :) LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! The detail in the eyes is just amazing and the colour here works very well. Makes it kinda creepy :)
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12/18/2006 07:13:04 PM
just came across this photo for the first time ...
it is an amazing shot ...
gotta love macro!! ....


Message edited by author 2006-12-18 19:14:30.
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11/14/2006 12:52:24 PM
GREAT!!!
SLR cams give so flexibility - like reverse mounting, etc...
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07/27/2006 01:58:54 AM
That is amazing - the detail is quite astonishing!
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06/22/2006 06:31:57 PM
Hope i will never have to meet one of these, the photo tells me that:) Amazing details, one of my favorites
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06/17/2006 01:10:19 AM
wow...great shot!!! that's an awesome macro! great placement on it too!
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04/21/2006 05:44:06 AM
excellent macro shot with good details and colors
How is your Minolta 7D?
I DO have Minolta Dynax 7 and waiting for Sony to make the next Minolta 9D.
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04/20/2006 11:45:27 PM
I seem to find myself clicking on this image every second time I visit DPC. I'm going to have to learn something about the whole reversed lens caper - this is right up there with the best macros every seen on this website.
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04/19/2006 06:14:01 PM
Excellent work. Well done.
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04/18/2006 12:21:00 PM
Great picture congratulations I'm very pleased to see this shot with my same (and most wonderful) camera. I was wondering anyway which lens did you use it seems to be great for macro. Once again congratulations keep doing great things for minoltians
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04/18/2006 12:19:06 PM
excellent shot,the detail is fantastic.

Do you have any tips for someone just starting out who wants to take similar photos
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04/17/2006 08:11:20 PM
terrific, they are just as scary up close as they are far away!
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04/17/2006 03:58:03 AM
Amazing picture!
One of the best macros i have ever seen.

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04/16/2006 10:43:56 PM
Quite an impressive bug study. Awesome. Congratulations on your Red.
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04/16/2006 03:26:51 PM
the picture's shade of reddish pink really matches the color of the ribbon well. good job, lovely macro.
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04/16/2006 01:31:22 AM
great shot! i like the title, very clever
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04/15/2006 04:16:18 PM
Yeeeeeeeeeeeehaw Phil! Already deciding to collect ribbons are we? A very cool shot, love those hot colors and of course all that texture.
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04/15/2006 06:53:49 AM
Yours is an amazing image. Well done and congratulations.
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04/14/2006 11:56:03 PM
WOW.... this has to be the coolest pic I think I've seen in a long time.. I just went out and bought me a "macro coupler" for two of my lenses... now I cant wait till it gets here... DAMN YOU!!! LOL

brian
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04/14/2006 08:51:54 PM
Excellent macro and great out-of-the-box thinking for going with an extreme macro for this challenge. Congrats on your ribbon.

Message edited by author 2006-04-14 20:52:13.
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04/14/2006 06:57:47 PM
Congrats on a super macro shot and your first ribbon!
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04/14/2006 01:22:32 PM
Fine finish, Dude. Congrats!
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04/14/2006 11:48:48 AM
Congratulations!!! This is the first time, my top 3 picks landed with the ribbons and in the right order too. :p Most deserving.
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04/14/2006 09:37:21 AM
This is extreme art, love this pic. Can't say enough about the level of creativity with this picture. Maybe you can help me get my blinders off! Good job
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04/14/2006 06:33:00 AM
Damn, I'm going to have to enter more competitions now to get back the Minolta 7D top spot!
Congrats!
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04/14/2006 05:17:21 AM
amazing photo! congratulations on the ribbon!
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04/14/2006 04:52:59 AM
This is a definite WOW.Congrats!
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04/14/2006 03:39:22 AM
Cool shot!! How you did that for 10 seconds of exposure? Wouldn't it fly away?
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04/14/2006 02:02:50 AM
Excellent shot. Congratulations on your red.
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04/14/2006 01:25:28 AM
Dude. Totally awesome. I did not know there was such a picture in the challenge, but I took some shots posted in this thread probably within a few days of your pic. I like yours a bit better for the BG and color treatment though.

Nice.

I will probably post more details and setup shots later on to maintain that a bit when I get time for those who are interested.
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04/14/2006 12:57:50 AM
Wow! Big congrats on your first ribbon :-) An amazing shot. I still stand by my comment made during the voting :-)
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04/14/2006 12:37:33 AM
Most other challenges you'd have won the blue with this Phil - bad luck Manny happened along this time. Very nice macro nonetheless, and absolutely deserves to be on the front page.

well done.

P
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04/14/2006 12:15:55 AM
First ribbon, very exciting. Great job
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04/14/2006 12:15:26 AM
Congrats. This is terrific.
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04/14/2006 12:12:45 AM
Amazing Phil, I just LOVE this and so pleased you not only got your highest score but also won a ribbon as well......
"WOW" mate "CONGRATULATIONS", as it is so richly deserved.....Excellent macro, and a great "textured" image..... Way to go man.....It is also now in my favorites as well.....

Message edited by author 2006-04-14 00:15:28.
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04/14/2006 12:12:23 AM
Dude! Way to go! An excellent and exceedingly creepy picture. Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/14/2006 12:10:40 AM
Congratulations Phil on your first ribbon...thoroughly deserved, from the colour to the sharpness to the composition, this is one of the best macros around. Well done
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04/14/2006 12:10:00 AM
Outstanding! Congrats Phil!
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04/14/2006 12:09:27 AM
Congrats on the red ;) Great shot!
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04/14/2006 12:07:49 AM
Awesome Macro! congrats on the Red ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2006 03:05:37 PM
wow!!! that's a macro indeed! How did you do it?
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04/11/2006 09:41:17 PM
Geez these guys are ugly! Great subject choice for the challenge.
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04/11/2006 07:12:50 PM
WINNER! this is an amazing shot i have a lot of respect for amazing shots like this. the eyes are disgustingly clear
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04/11/2006 04:43:09 PM
Holy schnikies! So sharp and crisp. Very very nice.
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04/10/2006 10:12:30 PM
thaz craazzaaahhh!!!. . ... this guy must be frozen or dead .... I think this is one of the most detailed macro-flies I've seen ... really nice and educational too ! 9
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04/10/2006 05:13:32 AM
wow! that's what I call a macro! well done
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04/09/2006 04:26:57 PM
now that's what I call MACRO...wow!
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04/09/2006 04:48:20 AM
This is too close for comfort! Glad I can click a number to get it off my screen ;) fantastic shot, wow!!
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04/08/2006 08:04:32 AM
Mindblowing. Can't fault anything.
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04/08/2006 01:34:40 AM
Wowsers!!! This is incredible! You have really put together the total package here. I mean, this like goes beyond macro! So, you've got the extreme close up, amazing detail thing going on. Then you've got the fiercely strong, in your face composition. And you've got these sweet colors happening. And on top of it all, awesome lighting, ...and...talk about texture. I feel like if I put my fingers on the screen, I could feel that guy! Aaaannddddd....interest factor??? Man, fahget abowt it! :-P I could look at this all night! You know, usually, some bug macros are kinda cool, but for the most part, I'm normally like, yeah, that's good, but, anh. This shot though is just the bomb, man. Fav, 10, sign me up, yeah!!!
....oh, and...nice shot :-)
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04/07/2006 05:31:48 PM
the winner imho!!!! (10) wow wow wow
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04/07/2006 05:14:49 PM
Wow! I mean, holy cow, can you say "macro"?! This is unbelievable. The details. I can see defects in the lattice of the eyes, like missing cells or something. what is it anyway? wasp, bee, fly, or some strange monster alien that landed in your garden?
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04/07/2006 04:50:49 PM
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. . . .how fast can I press 10 before I can get away (because it really is texture to PERFECTION!!!!!!) Great job. ..now BYE!
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04/07/2006 04:26:11 PM
what kind of lens do you use? I need one of those. Awesome shot!
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04/07/2006 12:37:17 AM
a wowzer of a fly. Wonderful macro and shot
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04/07/2006 12:30:18 AM
Crap - that's an amazing macro. wow for sure!!
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04/07/2006 12:03:33 AM
I'm a fly man myself...this is very good.
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