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Challenge: Purple II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Sep 26, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006

last minute - 5 minutes before roll over. crap. again... Found him trying to find purple....

To be honest, I have no idea what kind of bug this is. I went outside at 11:15 and grabbed probably half a petunia bush. The purple flowers I had (yes - flowers - it was very last minute and eggplants were just too dark) just didn't thrill me. they were boring. I happen to have many purple and pink flowers around my house but these were the closest to the door. For the record, I am not a fan of purple or pink. In fact, I can say that two colors I really like the least are purple and pink. They just go really well with the house. Anyway, I was trying to shoot these flowers in some interesting (CREATIVE) way when I noticed them move. Hey! Cool! A bug. So I shot that instead. The bog was translucent in spots, particularly his legs, so it reflected back the purple. I don't think he was actually purple. After submitting, I forgot all about the bug and the flowers. They sat on my studio table for a week. Have no idea where he skittled off to...

Place: 24 out of 290
Avg (all users): 6.1636
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
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Views since voting: 887
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 269
Comments: 9
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10/04/2006 10:35:22 AM
Amazing! What an enchanting picture -- and of a bug no less :)


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10/03/2006 02:40:52 AM
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09/30/2006 12:21:52 AM
Wow! This is a winner!!!
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09/29/2006 11:54:59 PM
wow very pretty picture and bug
Do you know what typeof bug that is?
I think it is somekind of shield bug but im not sure
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09/29/2006 12:33:06 PM
Hmm purple bug...love color and bug but composition is bit too centered for me.
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09/29/2006 12:01:46 AM
CRAZY GOOD, Cough cough ribbonwinner cough cough ribbonwinner cough sigh
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09/28/2006 11:06:53 PM
Cool shot!
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09/28/2006 09:39:12 AM
stunning! 9
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09/27/2006 02:01:52 PM
Great macro shot.
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