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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4 Compact High Speed Zoom for Canon
Location: Phoenix AX, under a sunny day :)
Date: Oct 29, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2008

This is a grasshopper picture I took front of our office building. The floor is decorated rock cement mixed and this thing on that floor looked camouflaged and gave me the idea. I had to go down to my belly to take this photo while my friends asking "what the heck are you doing?"... I answered back of course "creating an art"

There is of course some cleanup c\such as colors, they were too red-ish due to desert colors, and wasn't sharp enough. That also due to settings and machine all combination. But you should have the original I uploaded, it wasn't modified a lot, just cleaned up. I put the black borders on top and bottom to give little "movie" affect if you will. It extremely look nice, around 6ish vote, but it is getting bombed; I would like to know exactly why?

Statistics
Place: 260 out of 394
Avg (all users): 5.3897
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4574
Avg (non-participants): 5.2381
Views since voting: 666
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 136
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0


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11/13/2008 08:07:54 AM
Hello from the Critique Club!

Hi Leo,

First Impressions: An interesting natural history photo with a lovely colour palette that made me laugh. I voted this a 7, which means I was pretty impressed with it first time round!

Composition: This is one area where I think you could probably improved on. As it is, it is ok, but just sort of 'there'. A little more room for the bug to look in to would be one idea, also to have taken the photo with it angled slightly towards you rather than very slightly away from you. That said, it is a realtively minor quibble.

Focus/Sharpening: Both are spot on, and the depth of field is perfect with a gorgeous medly of shapes and muted colours in the back and foreground.

Exposure: Again, to my eyes, and on this un-calibrated monitor, spot-on. It may be that on a bright-screen monitor it may appear a little over-exposed.

Overall Impression: Having looked at this photo in some considerable detail, I still stand by my original thoughts. I am at a loss to know why it scored so badly, and can only conclude that some people find the subject a turn-off. Win some, lose some, I guess.

If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.

Regards, Sara.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/03/2008 03:13:02 AM
Very good use of selective DOF. It certainly helps to highlight this ones ability to blend in to the surroundings
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11/01/2008 04:22:39 PM
I like the patterns in the foreground and background - No Vote - Good luck
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11/01/2008 12:51:39 AM
great camo, looks very cool
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11/01/2008 12:19:44 AM
i like the bg better than the subject, which is too bright but still a cool shot
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