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Black Light Scorpion
Black Light Scorpion

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light Source (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Mesa, AZ
Date: Oct 15, 2002
Aperture: 3.7
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2002

Night shot of a bark scorpion taken with a UV (black light) light source. Scorpions glow under black light.

Place: 158 out of 256
Avg (all users): 4.8612
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7697
Avg (non-participants): 4.9914
Views since voting: 7838
Votes: 281
Comments: 24
Favorites: 0

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10/28/2002 08:28:00 AM
Check this out (I just got the urge to play with this cool photo) :)

10/28/2002 08:10:00 AM
The colour, the composition and the textures here are all gorgeous. The soft focus works really well for me. This is a very intense image. It would be interesting to see some variations on the hue/saturation of this photo, with all kinds of bizarre colour combinations. A collage of them would be really neat :).
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/26/2002 11:05:00 PM
How on earth did you know this thing would light up like this under a blacklight?? Pretty cool. lhall
10/25/2002 11:57:00 AM
Wow that's a cool photo. It almost looks animated. Is this one of those rare white scorpions with a blacklight shining on it? I give it a 9 - vw4lyfe
10/25/2002 05:42:00 AM
A little sharper focus would've went a long way on this one. - Inspzil
10/24/2002 08:10:00 PM
Is this a real live scorpian? I like the angle of the shot. Could have been crisper
10/24/2002 12:58:00 PM
too blurry for my taste, but that tone of blue is great.
10/24/2002 11:33:00 AM
IMHO it is not recommendable to present an image out of focus. When having such an obvious basic problem, you can only expect comments on that, and we miss the rest of your content.
10/24/2002 09:58:00 AM
very nicely done.
10/24/2002 02:41:00 AM
cool idea. neat shot. not particularly interesting to me. Would be helped by a better focus. 5 wingy
10/23/2002 10:28:00 PM
Where did you find this?!
10/23/2002 07:08:00 PM
Great effect. A bit more focus and it would have scored a few points higher. 6
10/22/2002 11:37:00 AM
Nasty little varment.
Vote 7
10/22/2002 10:09:00 AM
excellent use of black light... the sharpness here could stand to be a touch stronger... good shot :) - setzler
10/21/2002 11:25:00 PM
too much space left at the bottom of the picture
10/21/2002 08:55:00 PM
very creative, great picture
10/21/2002 05:19:00 PM
intriguing. yet miss to capture my attention. 5
10/21/2002 03:49:00 PM
Might have been more effective if the subject had been in better focus. Interesting effect and composition is nice.
10/21/2002 02:38:00 PM
If the focus was sharper (it looks soft or blurry to me), this would be an awesome shot. I like the idea. karmat
10/21/2002 01:43:00 PM
great idea, too bad not clearer. good luck
10/21/2002 12:10:00 PM
Focus? Is that from camera movement? Did you have a tripod? Or is it light scatter? (Don't ask me- I'm a beginner and I'm just asking)
10/21/2002 02:41:00 AM
I heard that these guys lit up under a black light...just never seen it before. nice capture. the scary thing is, I really believe he's real. ew! creepy. Love the angle and framing/cropping you have chosen here. love the source of light. works perfectly. Your focus is very nice as well. Good thing he wasn't moving fast. Nice shot. Good luck in the challenge. ~Hbunch7187~
10/21/2002 01:59:00 AM
Wow... this is a great shot - You definitely captured a unique way of using a single light source to make the subject "come alive." I hope you kept your distance from this guy! - JB
10/21/2002 12:31:00 AM
wonderful effect, however it appears out of focus due to the low lighting.

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