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The Great Tobacco Hornworm Takes His Bow
The Great Tobacco Hornworm Takes His Bow
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K100D Super
Lens: Pentax DA 16-45mm f/4.0 ED AL AF
Location: Berwick, PA
Date: Oct 17, 2008
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2008

After work I went out to the garden & started breaking off branches of my tomato plants so hopefully the tomatoes will redden up before it frosts. I grabbed one branch & ripped it off & then saw this really bright green THING hanging onto the branch, low & behold it was a hornworm!
God only knows how this will do, some will say it's not "wildlifey enough" or what-have-you. Hopefully some of you like this, comments (as always) are more than welcome.

Alright! A new PB! I was really hoping for a top 10, but a new PB & 15th in a challenge like this is FINE by me! :) Thanks for all the comments & votes. Glad there were some hornworm lovers out there! ;)

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.6059
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.2857
Avg (non-participants): 6.7744
Views since voting: 2269
Views during voting: 451
Votes: 203
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/30/2008 11:30:03 AM
it looked like human, huh? lol. love it!
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10/29/2008 09:59:20 PM
Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by rinac:

I wonder why so many people think insects are not animals, let alone wildlife??? In any event, this was one of my top picks, congratulations on a fine finish!


I don't think many would argue with you in general but this challenge was pretty clear on it if you read the challenge description. Regardless, DPC should just get rid of the descriptions. Nobody reads them anyway.


I took the challenge description to be giving an example of wildlife, not to mean only those species specifically listed.

Well I guess that rules out fish too huh, since they're also animals not mentioned in the description?
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10/29/2008 09:58:45 AM
Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by rinac:

I wonder why so many people think insects are not animals, let alone wildlife??? In any event, this was one of my top picks, congratulations on a fine finish!


I don't think many would argue with you in general but this challenge was pretty clear on it if you read the challenge description. Regardless, DPC should just get rid of the descriptions. Nobody reads them anyway.


But two out of the top three being not in their natural environment was ok though??

10/27/2008 11:29:42 AM
I really liked this shot too - congrats on a great finish especially with a subject that didn't meet the criteria. You fared a lot better than the shots people thought were in a zoo.
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10/27/2008 10:51:21 AM
Brandi! WAY TO GO, Girlfriend! This photo is FABULOUS!!!! Congratulations on such an amazing finish in such a tough challenge!

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10/27/2008 04:59:37 AM
Out of the top 10 but still a great shot which I voted a full 10 on. Ok not an animal in the strictest sense but still a living creature. Are humans animals by the way? Sometimes they do classify dont they.:)
I know the rules were quite clear and insects were not mentioned.

Message edited by author 2008-10-27 05:01:32.
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10/27/2008 01:01:22 AM
Originally posted by rinac:

I wonder why so many people think insects are not animals, let alone wildlife??? In any event, this was one of my top picks, congratulations on a fine finish!


I don't think many would argue with you in general but this challenge was pretty clear on it if you read the challenge description. Regardless, DPC should just get rid of the descriptions. Nobody reads them anyway.

Message edited by author 2008-10-27 01:03:56.
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10/27/2008 12:44:23 AM
I wonder why so many people think insects are not animals, let alone wildlife??? In any event, this was one of my top picks, congratulations on a fine finish!
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10/27/2008 12:27:47 AM
Far out, Brandi!! Congratulations on awesome score and PB!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/26/2008 10:06:24 PM
Beautiful
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10/26/2008 01:52:39 PM
I would have voted this higher but since it's technically an insect, I am posting a lower vote. It is a nice image. 5
10/25/2008 11:42:40 AM
Great capture, tac sharp fantastic color & exceptional details.
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10/22/2008 11:40:41 PM
Oh, the color....good focus
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10/22/2008 12:46:59 PM
Visually stunning capture. Perfect dof and exquisite detail.
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10/22/2008 03:10:00 AM
Wish "I" had taken this shot. LOVE IT.
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10/21/2008 08:24:59 PM
A technically perfect photo. Sharp focus, good lighting and well composed. Good luck.
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10/21/2008 03:09:04 PM
Lovely detail, colour and lighting in this.

No wonder he is taking a bow.
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10/21/2008 02:52:04 PM
lovely colours and macro, but I'm afraid you may be lynched if this makes the homepage!
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10/21/2008 11:38:26 AM
Uh oh it's a bug, DNMC, DNMC!!! Just joking, hehe. The colour and focus here are brilliant, great job, a 9.
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10/20/2008 09:38:45 PM
wow, how gnarly is that. cool colors
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10/20/2008 02:06:15 PM
""wildlife" should be considered non-domesticated mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians living in a natural environment"

Sorry... I don't think this meets the challenge...althought I really think it's well done... and the bokeh is very pretty.
10/20/2008 01:05:15 PM
Nice, I like the light on the caterpillar and shallow DOF.
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10/20/2008 08:41:18 AM
I love it! It looks like he's praying, "please don't let the bird see me"! The detail is amazing!
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10/20/2008 08:12:02 AM
Can't get much better than this!
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10/20/2008 02:19:12 AM
Nice shot but DNMC "For the purpose of this challenge, "wildlife" should be considered non-domesticated mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians living in a natural environment." not voting


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