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"Thistle" be a good place to land!
"Thistle" be a good place to land!

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Ferry Meadows, Peterborough
Date: Jul 28, 2008
Aperture: F/14.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125 sec
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2008

A bit cliche but I'm not used to using my macro filter much so I'm quite pleased to capture this with it :-)

This was the best shot of about 3 lunchtimes sitting in front of the same group of thistles. The weather was gorgeous and it seemed a racing certainty each day that it'd be surrounded by wasps and bees.

I had to use manual focus as the AF isn't fast enough, and I've got a very shallow DOF with my macro filter.

Gave myself a bit of a fright doing this when a bee flew into frame - about twice the size as the wasps but it's surprising how big they look when you're looking through a viewfinder and one pops into frame - I jumped about a foot in the air and my language was appalling lol ;-)

Dedicated to my DPC Olympics team mates, who have put up with the fact that I got 3 6+s in a row before the olympics started and my form has since bombed :-( Hoping this shot is the start of better things.

Place: 177 out of 524
Avg (all users): 5.8448
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
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Avg (non-participants): 5.6923
Views since voting: 526
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 174
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2008 06:30:50 AM
Great deatil. Great POP color.
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08/06/2008 08:08:35 AM
focus is good...OK overall
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08/05/2008 07:23:15 PM
great technical quality. the composition is a bit static, though
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08/04/2008 05:50:51 PM
Great sharpness and clarity.
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08/04/2008 06:25:59 AM
Great shot!
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08/02/2008 09:01:22 PM
great depth of field on this
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08/02/2008 10:24:47 AM
fantastic macro...love the colour contrast
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08/01/2008 05:13:53 PM
Great insect shot
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08/01/2008 11:10:51 AM
yes? hehe

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