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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2009 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: in the long grass near our house
Date: Nov 17, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125+ExtFlash
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009

this is a Long legged fly (Family Dolichopodidae) .. he was very very small, probably a bit more than 1/8" or 3mm body length ..
info on him can be found here

used Canon Speedlight 580EXII with added plastic diffuser fitted over it - a Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce ..
also Canon Extension Tube EF12II ..

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.7919
Avg (commenters): 8.6316
Avg (participants): 6.7988
Avg (non-participants): 6.7692
Views since voting: 2390
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 221
Comments: 33
Favorites: 6 (view)


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10/09/2009 09:06:53 AM
So many predatory flies in your area it's fantastic that you capture them to show us. Don't stop please.
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01/28/2009 09:52:11 AM
I knew this one was you. You are just so talented with your amazing bug shots. I really expected this in the top 10. Very well done as usual!
Sue
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01/23/2009 03:04:16 PM
Superb macro, Roz. Amazing detail and clarity. Really excellent (I could get to be a fan of these little guys ;-)
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01/23/2009 01:18:59 PM
Hey Roz, quite fitting for you to do so well with a bug :) Congratulations on such a wonderful score in such a tough challenge.
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01/23/2009 04:00:44 AM
Wonderful colours and detail! Brilliant shot Roz!
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01/23/2009 12:33:57 AM
you and your bugs lol. Love the vibrant color. Congrats on a great finish!!
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01/23/2009 12:23:09 AM
Another truly awesome shot, roz! Love the detail and the wonderful color. I see Greg finally edged you out in a challente...you're just too good of a teacher!
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01/23/2009 12:20:54 AM
Bravo, Roz - best wishes for 2009!
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01/23/2009 12:13:13 AM
Whoa, ROZ! I never cease to be amazed and in AWE over your macros. WOW!
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01/23/2009 12:10:09 AM
Nice Roz! You make violence look stunning!
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01/23/2009 12:06:16 AM
HA!
I thought this might be yours!! Mosquitos ick! nice finish in this tough race Rozzie
how about that Greg?? Woohoo!! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 07:36:42 PM
vso very amazing of such an annoying critter! if this isn't Rozzie's you've been taking lessons! :)
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01/22/2009 07:36:07 AM
Roz? Excellent just like an image you entered not so long ago and finished in 2nd place with. 9
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01/21/2009 03:09:14 PM
Nature can be cruel, great capture.
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01/21/2009 12:31:56 PM
I'm guessing this is Roz. :-)
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01/21/2009 08:29:43 AM
Great shot. Looks painted. Awesome color!
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01/21/2009 08:14:45 AM
Amazing shot! Congratulations!!
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01/21/2009 03:14:56 AM
A top-notch take. Well done.
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01/20/2009 05:20:42 AM
7 - Amazing detail and capture. I am a big fan of strong saturation and color tweaking, but the colors on this seem unnatural.. yet not 'distorted', if that makes any sense. The textural 'depth', or rather 'feel', seems lost - hard to explain.. could be neat image, don't know - having said that, could be intentional (including the coloring), if so, my apologies. 'If only' the fore legs and wing(s) in focus too and not 'chopped', but that is really nit picking - I know how difficult these shots are (and have not taken anything even close to this) - including trying to process them. Well done.
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01/19/2009 07:58:07 AM
Stunning shot, always amazes me how sharp you get the details
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01/18/2009 08:32:14 PM
great macro shot...good colors, not pushed to far...
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01/18/2009 07:10:15 PM
Terrific photo. Very nicely done. Great color and composition. 10.
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01/18/2009 11:00:53 AM
Thought of giving it a 9, (slight colors and sharpening problem in post-processing)....

But no...going for 10, as it is a superb macro.
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01/17/2009 06:01:16 AM
awesome detail and color
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01/17/2009 05:06:39 AM
Great detail and colors!
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01/17/2009 04:04:18 AM
10...enough said
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01/16/2009 10:45:13 PM
Illustrative. Nicely done. 8
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01/16/2009 10:01:24 AM
My goodness roz... You did it again! Well done!
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01/16/2009 09:38:49 AM
the intensity of the processing and the scene itself is very engaging
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01/16/2009 09:38:36 AM
WOW - this is fabulous. Almost has a painterly feel. I love the greens and those pops of gold and red. He's almost a cartoon. Nicely done.
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01/16/2009 04:25:48 AM
oh, wow! I'm impressed of all the details here!
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01/16/2009 12:30:54 AM
AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME..........
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01/16/2009 12:23:45 AM
Hmm, I'm going to take a shot & say ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Roz? Amazing macro, talk about perfect timing!! Sweet colors too!
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