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elsapo


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Challenge: Color on Color (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: house
Date: Jul 25, 2006
ISO: 100
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2006

A little less colorful then my usual insect photo, lets see what happens :p

WOW!! thanks so much guys for the blue and comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 239
Avg (all users): 7.3828
Avg (commenters): 8.9706
Avg (participants): 7.4026
Avg (non-participants): 7.3761
Views since voting: 12555
Views during voting: 481
Votes: 303
Comments: 76
Favorites: 28 (view)


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08/08/2006 07:57:21 PM
I don't want to say that it's an attractive photo to me, but it is certainly very well done. Definitely deserving of a blue ribbon.
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08/08/2006 08:29:38 AM
A huge congrats Elsapo. Fantastic image.
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08/03/2006 08:46:28 AM
Nice work. Glad to see it was appreciated by everyone. Your humble approach to that 2-second argument has worked well for you, BTW. I thought I was going to hold it against you for a year or two - but this image at least, for me, cleans up the past mess...
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08/03/2006 08:18:30 AM
beautifully done! what did you use for the background?
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08/03/2006 06:56:16 AM
Just realized this was yours. great work. This was one of my tens in this. its exceptionally well done. congrats
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08/03/2006 01:09:19 AM
Amazing Macro shot Justin! Well deserved blue!
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08/02/2006 09:22:41 PM
i knew it!
congratulations!!
(^o^)
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08/02/2006 09:07:56 PM
Simply wonderful - this is terrific!!
Edit: Congrats on the well deserved blue! :-)

Message edited by author 2006-08-02 21:08:18.
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08/02/2006 05:05:26 PM
congratulations...
perfect shot!
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08/02/2006 04:14:22 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon. Great shot!
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08/02/2006 03:24:09 PM
wtg! Big contratulations to you Justin :) This image has the perfect tone to it, cant imagine seeing it any other way.
This and the Feeling Blue photo where my top2 favorites.
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08/02/2006 02:26:00 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. Amazing picture!
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08/02/2006 01:07:50 PM
Congratulations on the blue. I rated this picture a ten.
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08/02/2006 12:02:25 PM
wonderfully done nature macro. Congrats on the blue.
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08/02/2006 11:52:00 AM
Congratulations...this was the best image in the challenge...wonderful effort and flawless result.
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08/02/2006 11:38:20 AM
Unbelievably beautiful. Congrats!
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08/02/2006 11:33:28 AM
Congratulations on this superb image!!!
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08/02/2006 09:16:10 AM
Appears you found the right combination of color and subject. Great lighting and background. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/02/2006 07:14:21 AM
cool, congrats to your ribbon! didn't know it was your photo, but gave you ten points anyways - I really love the picture, and you are one of my favourite photographers already since some time. go on like this, you are really good!!!
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08/02/2006 07:01:25 AM
Two words:
Well Deserved.

One word:
Brilliant.
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08/02/2006 04:44:24 AM
Stunning shot and fantastic detail. Congrats on your blue.
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08/02/2006 04:08:23 AM
Nice one. Looks like it's made of wood. Nice detail and congrats on your blue.
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08/02/2006 02:40:55 AM
Congrats dude, stunning photograph
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08/02/2006 01:51:18 AM
It's excellent to see you back on the front page Justin with a perfect shot...I gave this a 10 but it deserved higher ;-)

Well done son! The tones in this are superb, and that Sigma lens just keeps blowing the other macros out of the water!
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08/02/2006 01:30:23 AM
Fantastic work! Im pleased to see you get the Blue. The tones, the detail and the composition could not be better. The more I look the more beautiful it becomes and I only gave you a nine I robbed you.
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08/02/2006 12:58:54 AM
Super coloration with outstanding tonal values. Congratulations on your BLUE.
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08/02/2006 12:56:52 AM
Yup, we cleaned up this week. :-D
Awesome work sir
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08/02/2006 12:35:26 AM
Congrats on top finish.
I gave you a nine and I still think you deserved it.
This one's amazing.
Period.
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08/02/2006 12:32:43 AM
This one was one of my favorites! I`m glad it won :D Congratulations!
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08/02/2006 12:31:19 AM
Congratulations on a wonderful shot and a blue ribbon! Great tones!
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08/02/2006 12:31:09 AM
Congratulations Justin! Great shot.
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08/02/2006 12:23:36 AM
Not surprised at all. Amazing shot! Congrats on you rblue - well deserved!
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08/02/2006 12:18:15 AM
Congratulations dude! What a terrific capture. Beautiful tones.
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08/02/2006 12:16:12 AM
100/100. It's got everything in a photo i like (except bloody grasshoppers...ick!!!)
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08/02/2006 12:16:00 AM
'sapo you are making moves man! Here's to the 7th of the year...
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08/02/2006 12:12:27 AM
congrats...this was definitely one of my favorites.
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08/02/2006 12:11:34 AM
brilliant!
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08/02/2006 12:11:02 AM
Yah Justin!! Go Team!!!
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08/02/2006 12:10:48 AM
You did it again. Congrats.
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08/02/2006 12:10:03 AM
Well deserved ribbon, grats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2006 11:59:55 PM
Gorgeous! Love the warm brown tones of this. 9
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08/01/2006 09:51:17 PM
I think of all the bug shots I like this one the best. I love that it is not green. Fantastic detail on the grasshopper and the plant that he is sitting on gives a great contrast of curves against the lines of the bug. Really well done. Bumping up - one of my top picks of this challenge. Back one more time to give you one more bump. Good luck tonight!

Ok - back one last time and I can now bump you no further. You get my only ten on this challenge.
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08/01/2006 06:35:56 PM
This is the most amazing bug/plant picture I have seen thus far, and probably ever on this site! Everything about this is perfect! 10!
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08/01/2006 12:13:08 PM
Excelente photo. One of the best in this challenge. 10
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07/31/2006 09:41:11 PM
Back to comment and vote. Beautiful color and composition here. One of my top three. 9
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07/31/2006 01:43:14 AM
Great job love the textures
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07/30/2006 06:18:15 PM
Fantastic shot! The wonderful use of DOF really pulls you into this shot. 10 from me.
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07/29/2006 11:31:41 PM
Great coloration and subject matter. 7
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07/29/2006 10:37:19 PM
WOW!!! Awesome shot!!! My top pick - 10.
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07/29/2006 05:56:04 PM
Wow... Very nice image... The word "rustic" comes to mind for some reason... I like it.
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07/29/2006 02:37:34 PM
excellent match of colors! 10
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07/28/2006 08:34:36 PM
The filigree nature of the curious plant, the old-fashioned tone, and the natural mechanical form of the grasshopper bring all parts together into a very fine image. 9.
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07/28/2006 06:26:07 AM
excellant shot!
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07/28/2006 03:24:00 AM
wow, great picture! 10 for it!!
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07/27/2006 05:29:52 PM
This is very interesting. I think the tones are great and different. Inventive. I'm giving it a 10!
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07/27/2006 03:43:24 PM
This is my favorite macro shot in this challenge (okay, I admit, I didn't look at all of them close-up--there were just too many), and one of my favorites ever. I like the steely look of the exoskeleton and the mirrored sharp, slicing look of the plant. Very intense with a lot of interest for the eye. Beautiful lighting and DOF. Best of luck!
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07/27/2006 02:28:22 PM
Amazing sharpness, detail and contrast!
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07/27/2006 01:31:18 PM
this is a great capture. I liked everything about it, 10.
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07/26/2006 11:38:12 PM
Great Job!
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07/26/2006 10:53:35 PM
This is a really cool picture. However, if it was truely adjusted to monochorme I don't think it meets the challenge criteria. All pictures in the challenge could have been adjusted to monochrome. If I misunderstood, your titla and the grasshopper is actually the same color as the background and vegetation, my appologies. I still gave you a 6 because I do like the picture. It's well composed, good lighting, and an interesting subject matter.
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07/26/2006 10:53:33 PM
This is really good. The way you matched the color is amazing.
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07/26/2006 06:50:10 PM
Very nice colors, subject, composition... excellent photo ... 10
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07/26/2006 06:30:11 PM
great use of an unexpected color for this subject.
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07/26/2006 05:59:29 PM
excellent choice of colour!
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07/26/2006 04:36:58 PM
superb macro and very cool image - best of luck, I love this!!!
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07/26/2006 12:38:06 PM
Absolutely excellent. So sick of seeing bug shots and then this one comes along that not only meets the challenge to the letter but has excellent lighting, perfect composition, perfect focus. Damn, the list goes on. This should be THE STANDARD for bug shots.

10. Hope you ribbon.
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07/26/2006 10:36:21 AM
Well Shot!
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07/26/2006 09:51:01 AM
This is a great shot! The composition is enhanced by the twisted sections
of the plant..wonderful clarity, dof and just all around excellent image...9
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07/26/2006 09:06:30 AM
TOP OF MY LIST SO FAR.
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07/26/2006 08:05:22 AM
Surely one of the most elegant photos of this challenge.
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07/26/2006 06:19:45 AM
SPOT ON !!!
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07/26/2006 05:22:04 AM
winner in my book! better than my hopper shot! love the colour treatment! the composition and the detail (10)
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07/26/2006 04:42:44 AM
Excellent focus on the bug! The details are awesome. The brown on brown is beautiful too. Well done!
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07/26/2006 01:15:21 AM
Wow, the colors in this one are rather stunning.
Beautiful.
You just brought photographing bugs to a whole new different level.
This better at least make the top ten!
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07/26/2006 12:48:58 AM
superb...I cannot fault this...10
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