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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Grissom, NC
Date: Aug 27, 2006
Aperture: F11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2007

Female Carpenter Bee taking a nap in a bush.

Nikon Capture: Adjusted raw sharpness, contrast, saturation.

Photoshop CS2: Cropped, adjusted levels,cleaned up a few specks, selective color adjustment layer, smart sharpened, added frame and saved for web.

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.7528
Avg (commenters): 7.8485
Avg (participants): 6.7239
Avg (non-participants): 6.8452
Views since voting: 1901
Views during voting: 519
Votes: 352
Comments: 35
Favorites: 4 (view)


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04/09/2007 12:01:09 PM
wooo realy nice clear picture
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 07:32:06 PM
Great macro! The right eye looks great with the water drops! 10
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01/25/2007 06:48:04 AM
Brilliant macro. One of the best I've seen on this site. The level of detail is incredible. Very well done.
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01/24/2007 10:34:10 PM
excellent work. extraordinary detail, great composition.
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01/23/2007 08:49:51 PM
Can't get over the macro detail in this shot. Really cool but kind of creepy at the same time!
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01/23/2007 02:14:13 PM
Wow. What incredible detail.
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01/23/2007 03:46:44 AM
Absolutely incredible detail! Great exposure, interesting comp. What an awesome macro shot. You should give macro lessons, 'cause this is definitely how it's done :-)
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01/20/2007 11:47:24 PM
Superb macro shot! I would love to capture something like this!
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01/20/2007 04:52:27 AM
Awesome!!
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01/19/2007 05:52:32 PM
Good. That's a nice lens!
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01/19/2007 02:41:04 PM
Wow, what an impact here!
Fantastic macro shot.
Brilliantly composed, i hope this is cropped in otherwise it was excellent camera work to actually get this.
I can't stop looking at it, perfectly focused and oh so sharp for the dpc crowd, :P
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01/19/2007 01:27:46 PM
Great macro!
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01/19/2007 10:39:18 AM
Walt, this got a ten from me at daily awards so it will have to be 10 again :) but the colour and sharpness aren`t quite as good on this version, maybe because of the larger size here. Good luck.
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01/18/2007 07:43:48 PM
Great detail, nice macro shot.
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01/18/2007 05:16:21 PM
So big that it starts to become a bit scary. :)
Wow, I can count every drop on his eyes....
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01/17/2007 03:02:31 PM
Superb quality Macro - I'm impressed with the dof and detail.
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01/17/2007 12:44:55 AM
Nice detail on the insect. I'm not a big fan of the uneven border.
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01/16/2007 08:13:09 PM
Excellent macro. But let me ask you...aren't you arfraid of getting stung? I could never do a bee photo like this. I hate bees. They hurt.
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01/16/2007 05:59:36 PM
ugh! A part of me doesn't want to look but the other part is amazed at the detail here!! Fantastic :o)
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01/16/2007 03:53:07 PM
amazing detail. i, for one, am really glad bugs don't grow this big, naturally, around here.
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01/15/2007 10:39:53 AM
Great detail in this macro.
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01/15/2007 09:47:32 AM
ohmy. this is an ugly bug :-) ... great photo BTW
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01/14/2007 06:51:12 AM
stunning macro...perfect focus
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01/13/2007 05:16:51 PM
great macro
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01/13/2007 11:18:41 AM
Amazing macro!
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01/13/2007 10:06:31 AM
Very good macro - a bumblebee!
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01/13/2007 04:50:17 AM
awesome close up! :D 9
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01/13/2007 03:03:51 AM
Cool Macro
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01/13/2007 01:12:38 AM
WOW. That is an awesome macro.
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01/12/2007 11:20:57 PM
Great macro!!9
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01/12/2007 10:06:06 PM
Great bug macro.
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01/12/2007 09:23:13 PM
Wow, amazing shot. Great detail and focus
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01/12/2007 01:44:18 PM
good macro. a little flat withthe lighting.
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01/12/2007 08:52:29 AM
Very up close and personal...
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01/12/2007 08:19:04 AM
The detailing is good. The parts of the flower in front are a tad distracting. I might adjust levels a bit to bring up the depth of green.
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