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Beauty & the Beast
Beauty & the Beast
sherpet


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Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: In our garden on a Magnolia plant.
Date: Oct 22, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2006

I have been enjoying doing the "Macros" re the "30 Day Project", so when the "Bokeh" challenge came up, I decided I try to do a macro for this one.
By accident, when my husband picked two magnolios flowers for me to photograph, he came accross this magnificant beetle.
It is an "Elephant Beetle" and I was just rapped.
I spent two next hours taking photos of him, and this is one of the results.
I then released him back into my garden, where we found him, safe and sound.

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 440
Avg (all users): 6.1455
Avg (commenters): 7.5294
Avg (participants): 6.1618
Avg (non-participants): 6.1288
Views since voting: 1007
Views during voting: 364
Votes: 268
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/06/2006 04:55:18 AM
Amazing shot! A well deserved placing! Im suprised you didnt rank a bit better to be honest as this shot is just beautiful! Love the droplets captured.
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11/01/2006 12:21:54 PM
Congratulations on a top 40 image...this is a great shot...you even captured some water droplets on the beatle's carapace...the title is excellent too, as is the composition.
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11/01/2006 08:37:17 AM
Way to go Shez,well done.
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11/01/2006 08:11:39 AM
I applaud you, Shez. For making an ugly bug look so photogenic :) Great job, and a nice strong score to finish up with :)
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11/01/2006 01:37:12 AM
Congratulations Shez, this is a great shot - love the clarity of it and the water drops on the beetles back.
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11/01/2006 12:14:15 AM
Great finish Shez,from what I have seen should have been higher.
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11/01/2006 12:10:21 AM
Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 07:56:28 PM
great shot!
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10/30/2006 07:12:43 PM
Great subject, great bokeh! 10
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10/30/2006 06:45:07 PM
nice picture. the border is too loud for me..
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10/30/2006 05:50:45 PM
A classic done well. Congrats.
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10/28/2006 09:28:45 PM
the first thing that struck me with this image was the over-the-top border.. its not needed.. nice image though/
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10/28/2006 11:46:37 AM
Back to comment - Cool image. Nice sharp focus on the beetle and he offers a great contrast to the rest of the image. The blurred background offers a nice compliment both in colors and patterns. I like bugs so I find this shot to be pleasing with him as the main subject. The frame may be a bit of overkill but I wont let that affect my vote. Bumping up 1.
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10/27/2006 06:11:50 PM
absolutely beautiful complimentary colors - nice job!
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10/27/2006 02:24:20 PM
Now that's a big bug! And it looks ready to eat the beautiful flower - you got a problem I think :) (if that's your garden, maybe it's someone else's problem). The bokeh is excellent, as is the clarity/focus on the subject. The border looks a bit heavy to my eyes. ~8
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10/26/2006 07:35:35 PM
Nice
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10/26/2006 01:45:02 AM
Nice shot but too much framing
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10/25/2006 06:44:29 PM
Yay for the Day, looks a winner to me.
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10/25/2006 01:13:31 PM
Excellent focus on the beetle. I really like the placement in the shot and how he's slightly off kilter on the blossom. I think this suits the challenge very well. Nice lighting and the busy bokeh in the background does add to the shot, to my way of thinking. Good luck. This is sooo superior to most!! 8
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10/25/2006 07:43:22 AM
Eeeeeee. I don't normally like bugs, but I have to admit. This onen is photographed to perfection. And the bokeh background is beautiful! Great job -- even from a bug hater :)
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10/25/2006 07:32:51 AM
You even included the obligatory water drops on the beetle's back :-) Great photo, a 10.
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10/25/2006 05:07:18 AM
too many borders, picture has a blue cast
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10/25/2006 02:37:24 AM
The framing is too heavy: I would have preferred this without: the blackness of the beetle is strong, but it is pulling towards the frame and so the general background gets lost in the battle between darknesses...
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10/25/2006 02:37:15 AM
Beautiful technical imagery. Superb sharpness. Great colors and your pleasing bokeh strongly supports your main subject. The border is a bit ostentatious but the photography is nicely done.
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10/25/2006 01:10:02 AM
Impressive,great bokeh, and sharp as a tack, good luck.
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10/25/2006 12:37:24 AM
Wow! The bug is so crip is looks like he's gunna jump at me! Great colors.
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