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Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Oct 21, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 440
Avg (all users): 6.8848
Avg (commenters): 8.2222
Avg (participants): 6.7286
Avg (non-participants): 7.0543
Views since voting: 12146
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 269
Comments: 64
Favorites: 18 (view)


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12/01/2012 01:37:31 AM
The colors are so vibrant, it's pleasant for the eyes to look at them. I love how you captured the motion. Great composition. Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/22/2009 05:08:41 PM
Beautiful image, I love the colors.
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11/19/2006 04:23:06 PM
Nice shot of a Clear-winged sphinx moth. Their flight looks a little like a hummingbird's. I've had a couple of chances to photograph these north of Montreal, Canada. I'm surprised you have them in Korea too.
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11/09/2006 08:06:25 AM
Please allow me to thank each and every one who liked this pic.

To answer some questions...

Yes it was a difficult subject to shoot, it is the first time ever I saw this insect and followed it around for about an hour. The Korean people thought I must be a mad man because I was running around, grunting,sweating and swearing like a sailor.But it was worth it for me, of the about 1Gig I shot I can use about 40 pics only.

What made it so difficult is that this thing does not 'sit' still long enough for autofocus. So later on I tried to anticipate it's next flight plan, focussed manually and ...... became trigger happy.

To share I have posted a few more on my portfolio.

Thank you very much once again.

11/07/2006 10:42:21 AM
Beautiful... I love it. One of my favorites. :)
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11/07/2006 09:00:24 AM
Am I wrong to think that this is a very hard moment to capture? I was thinking I saw on discovery, or something, that this is a very hard moment to actually see. Whatever, very wonderful image. Congrats.
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11/07/2006 06:08:54 AM
Incredible image!! Congratulations!
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11/07/2006 01:55:05 AM
How did you manage to shoot this picture, I wonder. Was it a chance or result of immence patience? In any case it is wonderful picture. Congratulations.
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11/06/2006 09:21:03 PM
i think this one should be # two it has good clarity , photo skeam , it has a natural back ground .
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11/05/2006 10:24:26 AM
"Mothra" is more like it. I think that monster could carry one of my children away for lunch. Great catch.
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11/05/2006 07:22:25 AM
great shot. keep up the good work.
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11/03/2006 02:26:10 AM
Congrats on your very well deserved ribbon Peter. Beautiful shot!!
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11/02/2006 08:14:18 PM
Amazing shot. Congrats on the ribbon.

Hope we're going to see more of your work now.

Oops - just noticed a few more of your recent entries. My internet's been behaving so badly lately, I've been missing everything.

Message edited by author 2006-11-02 20:19:27.
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11/02/2006 07:00:30 PM
Hey doc! Congrats on the ribbon! Good to see you back, the place feels better already.
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11/02/2006 12:10:46 PM
Great shot, congrats on your ribbon!
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11/02/2006 08:49:16 AM
Wow, great colors and tones, I shot one of these back in August and it doesn't even compare. Great Macro, this is one my favorites. Keep Shooting!!!!

Wildirishman64
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11/02/2006 08:17:58 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon! Great capture with a wonderfully enhance by your bokeh background!
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11/02/2006 06:51:03 AM
Hey Doc-Nice job. Congrats on your ribbon. Good to see you back.
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11/02/2006 06:22:20 AM
wow, great catch ... congratulations on your yellow !!
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11/01/2006 06:20:22 PM
nice work ! congrats.

seems to have a bit of a greenish cast - but that could be my screen...

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11/01/2006 05:16:40 PM
What a capture and how strong its renditions of converting a visual into a poetic statement! Peter, you are great! Congratulations on your Yellow.
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11/01/2006 04:56:48 PM
A great cature, good composition and nice technicals and warm processing.
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11/01/2006 02:44:16 PM
Incredible shot! Well deserved ribbon.
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11/01/2006 11:37:48 AM
DUDE!! Congratulations!!
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11/01/2006 11:00:25 AM
This was my top pick for Blue...unbelievably great capture - Congrats!!!
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11/01/2006 10:56:49 AM
I think this is one of the most spectacular captures I have ever seen.
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11/01/2006 10:24:13 AM
Wow, what timing! COngratulations!
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11/01/2006 08:52:08 AM
brilliant capture.
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11/01/2006 08:02:55 AM
Peter CONGRATULATIONS on another ribbon for you! This photo is so amazing! Glad you are right back up here where you belong :)
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11/01/2006 07:18:07 AM
Hey doc! Congrats on the well-deserved ribbon!
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11/01/2006 07:09:49 AM
Great capture here mate... and I echo the earlier words from Bear_Music
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11/01/2006 06:33:58 AM
Nice work. Glad to see it appreciated with a ribbon.
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11/01/2006 01:35:48 AM
Lekker man!!! This is a great shot, congrats!
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11/01/2006 01:30:13 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!!! I am thrilled for you!
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11/01/2006 01:20:16 AM
Great capture and such excellent bokeh. Congratulations on the yellow.
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11/01/2006 01:06:40 AM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon. I knew you had a good chance when I saw all those bokeh studies in your portfolio... good going!
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11/01/2006 12:49:43 AM
Very special, congratulations!
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11/01/2006 12:47:24 AM
Cool shot! Congratulations.
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11/01/2006 12:37:39 AM
Good to see you participating again, Doc. I hadn't realized you were doing so. Congrats on a fine capture; those are some of the most bizarre flying creatures ever :-)
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11/01/2006 12:20:58 AM
Great capture.. what a beast! Bokeh is beautiful and soft, a perfect complement to the vibrant flower.

Message edited by author 2006-11-01 00:21:19.
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11/01/2006 12:14:25 AM
Well a hearty congrats is in order Doc!
You and that darned 100mm macro...
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11/01/2006 12:12:22 AM
Hummingbird moth? Fab capture and congrats on your ribbon!
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11/01/2006 12:11:09 AM
congrats on a great capture and ribbon winner
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11/01/2006 12:09:29 AM
you're back cuz! congrats on this subtle beauty
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 07:49:24 PM
Incredible shot... you must have waited ages to get it..well done
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10/31/2006 05:33:22 AM
good capture! nice image!!
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10/31/2006 12:02:27 AM
very nice timing. i like the photo. 10 for me.
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10/30/2006 08:35:50 PM
very good catch! i really like it!
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10/30/2006 03:28:36 PM
great composition.
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10/29/2006 10:04:52 PM
.... whose subject is enhanced by the bokeh of the background.
Beautiful composition, but how does the bokeh enhance the subject?
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10/28/2006 03:57:45 PM
I have these moths coming into my garden just before sunset but never managed to capture any shots of them, this is really special, just love the bokeh and the colors...
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10/28/2006 09:54:26 AM
Beautiful color, nice shot! 9
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10/27/2006 09:12:16 PM
great capture
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10/26/2006 03:40:58 PM
Awsome subject, colors and focus!!!!
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10/26/2006 11:38:59 AM
Beautiful gold and greens. The stop action of the moth is really good too. If I were to change anything, I might crop out that touch of another flower at the top. I think there is enough of the blur behind the larger subject flower, to work without it at the top. Rich and lovely.
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10/26/2006 12:04:42 AM
Nice spinx moth. Van
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10/25/2006 04:51:10 PM
You have achieved a big depth of field in your foreground and still a nicely out of focus background. Nicely composed, very striking image. Good luck.
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10/25/2006 02:28:07 PM
wow!! very good...
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10/25/2006 02:17:39 PM
Great capture! I've had a few of these guys buzzing around the garden this year, but never had the camera handy. Great green bokeh sets off the yellow flower nicely.
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10/25/2006 01:35:02 PM
This is an incredible shot, the flower looks too good for October photographing, though.
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10/25/2006 12:07:52 PM
In my top two - great capture!!!
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10/25/2006 07:59:40 AM
Great shot of what I believe is a hummingbird moth - saw one for the 1st time this year - they move very quickly - amazing capture .
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10/25/2006 06:01:49 AM
wonderful! a fabulous image, good luck with this
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10/25/2006 12:21:22 AM
That is a really neat creature you've got there :) 8
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