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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: National Zoo Washington D.C.
Date: Jul 18, 2008
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: DPChallenge GTGs
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2008

Taken at the DC GTG in the National Zoo. This is ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jutilda son Grayson holding a Praying Mantis that we happened upon. We had fun with it for a while and put it up a tree so that the crowd of youngsters who had gathered around wouldn't have the chance to mishandle the little critter.

Place: 408 out of 524
Avg (all users): 5.1419
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1488
Avg (non-participants): 5.1176
Views since voting: 660
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 155
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/20/2008 11:05:55 PM
the eyes say it...
well done
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08/09/2008 10:00:26 PM
Thanks to all who viewed, voted and commented on my entry in the free study challenge. All of your comments were very constructive and I appreciate you taking the time to comment. This was my first challenge entered. I was happy with the overall score as I had hoped to get at least a 5. I was pleasantly surprised that I received 59 votes over 5 and a little disappointed that I got 10 votes under 4. So it goes. Perhaps a different title such as ' DOF ' might have made a difference. Some people 'got it' and others didn't. I will learn as I go.

Message edited by author 2008-08-10 21:56:15.
08/09/2008 10:32:47 AM
You know, I thought this would do a lot better...grasshopper indeed! It's not that undiscernible. Well you at least got your feet wet.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2008 08:30:59 PM
I think your idea was good here but I think it would have been a lot better with the bug in focus and the kid just a little fuzzy.
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08/05/2008 08:40:19 AM
great expression and eyes. think i would have liked just a tad more focus on the grasshopper, so its more soft than oof. 6 on the first pass, but I may be back for a bump.
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08/04/2008 05:49:58 PM
This is good - I'm not sure if the eyes are on the creature or the camera.
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08/03/2008 08:18:17 AM
good title...focus is good
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08/02/2008 05:13:33 AM
slightly more DOF so you could appreciate that there is a mantis there would have helped IMO
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08/01/2008 11:26:55 PM
I would have liked to see the insect in more focus.
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08/01/2008 07:54:12 PM
I really like the curiuos look in his eyes, but I would've prefered the pray mantis be in focus instead since its clower to the camera- but thats just me 6
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08/01/2008 12:31:59 PM
Heh I know that kid!!!! I wonder if people will recognize him from previous entries. hee hee GOOD LUCK
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