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Fly on Cactus
2nd PlaceFly on Cactus
Jacko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro III (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Canon
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: Dec 21, 2003
Aperture: F13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2003

rofl.gif This is the same dead bug as my entry for the Macro II challenge rofl.gif.

This time it's a full frame shot (no cropping). I only got to shoot 5 or 6 shots before his head fell off :(. In case anyone is wondering, I was keeping him in a small plastic container. I found him while cleaning out my office closet. lol. Ah well, I guess I'll have to wait until next Summer for bug macro shots; unless next challenge is "Headless Bug Macro".

Cheers,

Jacques.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 165
Avg (all users): 6.8310
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.5464
Avg (non-participants): 7.4444
Views since voting: 6518
Votes: 142
Comments: 33
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/01/2004 12:26:26 AM
i wouldnt put it past you to have saved the head - for the NEXT macro challenge!!! :P

congrats, jackster
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12/29/2003 03:04:07 PM
hehe head fell of... just like in some splatter movies :D Good Job
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12/29/2003 02:34:47 PM
You're a very sick man Jacko ;)
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12/29/2003 01:30:52 PM
Hahahahahaha...Jacko. This is to funny. Congrats! You da bug man!
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12/29/2003 10:19:05 AM
Can I have the head?

Congratulations!
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12/29/2003 09:51:44 AM
Way to go Jacko! The last ribbon you ever got was also in a macro challenge...
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12/29/2003 09:50:26 AM
"...his head fell off..."

ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha
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12/29/2003 09:39:00 AM
lol. Thanks for the generous votes guys. It was a fun shot to take.
12/29/2003 09:31:30 AM
This was one of my favorites - great job! Didn't know it was dead - thanks for sharing the funny story! Poor fly lost his head. Oh well.... Congrats Jacko - excellent shot, as always :-)
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12/29/2003 06:26:49 AM
Poor dead fly. :-) From now on when I see one, I will suspect you! :-)))
Wonderful photo and congrats on the ribbon! :-) Macro II was a yellow as far as I remember. Just keep the fly, will surely bring you a bluey on Macro IV. :-)))
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12/29/2003 01:49:20 AM
Congrats Jacko! I cant believe 4 people had the nerve to give this shot a 1!
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12/29/2003 12:49:48 AM
you will sure miss that fella, how long did you keep it for? few months?

eww... LOL!

Congrats
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12/29/2003 12:48:21 AM
Beautiful indeed. I thought about shooting a bug but couldn't find any. Congrats!
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12/29/2003 12:13:21 AM
hilarious story jacko. :)

once again, another awesome pic from you. you rock!
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12/29/2003 12:11:55 AM
lolol...poor bug! congrats, jacko...great pic. :)
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12/29/2003 12:03:10 AM
Good job Jacko. I was gonna comment "This looks like Jacko's dead fly". :)

Message edited by author 2003-12-29 00:04:24.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/28/2003 04:50:31 AM
this is one of the best macro shots I have ever seen. Fantastic detail, down to the hairy fly. Spectaculary sharp & in focus. Great contrast to highlight the furry bug. 10. Predicting a winner here!
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12/27/2003 08:32:10 PM
An odd shot this! It works and would score higher if the blurred dark area was absent. Nice detail on the stricken fly and it's well lit.
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12/27/2003 08:10:24 PM
ouch! great shot
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12/27/2003 07:19:38 PM
Excellent exposure and clarity. Don't like flies but this is great. 9
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12/27/2003 12:39:00 PM
Very good focus. Just a touch more DOF to get that wingtip, but good. Would like to have seen a green background (well most cactus are green), to give an appearance of in a big cactus patch
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12/27/2003 12:04:51 PM
nice macro - somewhat artificial placement of fly for this viewer
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12/27/2003 11:53:47 AM
This is my choice for the winner. Great lighting. Excellent DOF. Awesome detali. If that background could have stayed light all the way through the top, I'd give it a 10. But, as is 9. Thanks.
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12/25/2003 06:26:44 PM
nice shot
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12/24/2003 09:34:49 PM
Dead fly? nice one 7pt
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12/24/2003 05:45:34 AM
Incredible! I'm kind of sorry that I have seen a fly up this close, but this shot is amazing. Great lighting.
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12/23/2003 05:38:44 PM
Ow! The cactus spikes certainly add interest and drama though one has to feel sorry for the little critter. Nice shot!
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12/23/2003 01:55:26 PM
EEEEK! Close enough for discomfort. Excellent shot.
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12/23/2003 11:00:56 AM
Please tell me that poor little fly is not impaled on that cactus?! This is a wonderful shot (minus the impalement) :-) Very clear and detailed. The colors are nice too, it really makes the fly stand out.
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12/23/2003 09:38:10 AM
Technical: fits the challenge. Exposure composition focus lighting all excellent.

Personal: ugh.... this givem me the creeps! I don't want to know what flies look like up close! But it's definitely an excellent shot. I'll be interested to know what equipment you shot this with- I don't think I could get a shot like this with my camera!

My vote: 9
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12/22/2003 07:25:51 PM
Top two. Got to score a ribbon! Excellent work, cool shot and I love the light and colors.
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12/22/2003 03:50:05 PM
wow nice shot
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12/22/2003 08:36:17 AM
Eeeeeeuuuuu..... but cool. Great focus and DOF.
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