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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Aug 9, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Floral, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2008

Taken during the 30 Days of Flowers side challenge.

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, colored dead flower head on right green and then cloned some of it out, dodged/burnt bug, made 2nd layer, Gaussian blur, erased bug and part of flower, merged layers; made another layer, applied spot filter in green, reduced transparency to 50%, merged; increased contrast, USM, added border, resized, sharpened with noise reduction.

Place: 167 out of 484
Avg (all users): 5.9954
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9221
Avg (non-participants): 6.1719
Views since voting: 1131
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 218
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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02/05/2008 02:16:53 PM
I just can't believe the scoring in this challenge. Shots that I would've easily guessed would be mid-6s fail to break 6. This is one of them. Great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2008 11:30:10 PM
Nicely capture...I would have preferred a little wider DoF. Good Luck. 6.
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01/23/2008 06:18:22 PM
Great moves. Love macro.
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01/22/2008 12:25:30 AM
I like the colours and sharpness of the bug's head. I would prefer a little more DOF though so the bug is entirely in focus.
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01/21/2008 08:53:44 PM
wow .. that's really well done .. lighting is perfect, dof is great ... how did you get him to look at you?
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