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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Olympus E-3
Lens: Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Zuiko
Location: Backyard in Wyoming, Rhode Island
Date: Sep 19, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2009

Did a month long study of these wonderful creatures.
Especially liked the colors on this one

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 531
Avg (all users): 7.0167
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.0167
Avg (non-participants): 7.0169
Views since voting: 4335
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 239
Comments: 37
Favorites: 16 (view)


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03/21/2011 10:05:12 PM
This guy is so cool!
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10/09/2009 09:12:50 AM
Whenever I see one of these I remember that day as a child when I picked one up and it bit/stung me really hard. I still love insects though and this one is fabulous. Colours, comp and subject are perfect. Superb.
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03/17/2009 02:29:44 AM
hey ingrid .. i noticed this in the challenge and also after voting finished ... i should'v made a comment before now because its one of those amazing images that stay with you long after you've seen it .. in fact it was talked about in our household and wow'ed over .. !! ..
the first thing that hits me when i see this is those extraordinary colours .. so beautiful .. and nearly straight away the amazing focus on the praying mantis .. then of course comes the absolutely perfect depth of field .. it couldnt have been better .. the crop and composition .. bravo . !!
so congratulations on a great finish in the best of challenge and i'm sure your little praying mantis will do extremely well in the gem .. thankyou for your comment on my entry, which you obviously know was mine .. i did a run thru and noticed your little guy but wasnt voting at the time .. that will be rectified . !!..:)
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01/26/2009 10:18:31 AM
Excellent shot!
Congratulations on your top 10.
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01/25/2009 04:10:42 AM
Wow! Excellent! And a bunch of other expletives! Congrats on the top-ten placement Ingrid.
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01/23/2009 02:51:50 PM
Wonderful sharpness and detail. Excellent work, Ingrid and congrats on top 10.
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01/23/2009 10:16:03 AM
Beautiful and top ten! Congrats!
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01/23/2009 08:57:56 AM
nice shot, congrats
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01/23/2009 07:23:28 AM
Originally posted by bvy:

I have a guess who this is. Thought he was going to jump off the screen. Most excellent, as always...


I guessed wrong! Nice surprise, great score. Congrats!
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01/23/2009 12:28:18 AM
What incredible colors - congrats on a great finish!
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01/23/2009 12:14:48 AM
i forgot this as my fav. i really do love it. im upset it didnt ribbon
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01/23/2009 12:10:57 AM
congrats on a top 10, like I commented earlier , this had to be on page 2. Congrats!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 11:11:52 PM
Excellent macro m8. The colors of the foliage really compliments the mantis. Really good skill in capturing this. The DOF and point of focus and composition look great. This should do well. Good luck! (no vote)
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01/22/2009 10:22:56 PM
Cute guy. Excellent color choice for background. Sharpness and DOF are prefect for subject.8
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01/22/2009 07:57:35 PM
wow, I'm glad I didn't enter my Mantis shot because this one would have squashed it. Great colors.
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01/22/2009 07:56:08 PM
wow
this is "in your face"!
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01/22/2009 01:07:48 PM
Love the tones in this, very complementary. A mantis is always a delight :)
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01/22/2009 10:12:40 AM
Great colors, details, and clarity.
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01/22/2009 07:39:24 AM
Excellent close-up. Beautiful detail and colors. I love the green against the rich red and orange. 9
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01/21/2009 07:38:36 PM
I have a guess who this is. Thought he was going to jump off the screen. Most excellent, as always...
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01/21/2009 02:53:13 PM
I hate bug shots but the colors and details on this one are so well done I had to like it!
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01/21/2009 08:15:27 AM
Love the colors! Great macro shot, congratulations!!
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01/21/2009 03:14:04 AM
This really has it all. One of my picks. Thanks for sharing. BUmpity-bump = 10.
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01/20/2009 10:36:08 PM
oh snap that is a very good photo! this is excellent! egads i am so freaking impressed. im angry i cant give this anything higher then a ten
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01/19/2009 07:39:48 PM
striking! 8
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01/18/2009 04:58:07 PM
fantastic colors and details - the control of focus is outstanding and the centered composition is engaging here
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01/18/2009 11:08:07 AM
Woozoo, I have to give it a 10, otherwise this creature is going to chase me...:-))).
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01/18/2009 10:27:16 AM
Nice job, crisp and clean, brilliant DOF, leading lines compliment this very well , vibrant reds and greens compliment this amazing macro, nice job well done
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01/17/2009 06:59:32 PM
Wow! You got it all in this one. Lovely complimenting colors, detail in the bug as well as the leaves, and amazing bokeh. (although it doesn't change my disgust for bugs :) )
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01/17/2009 03:02:47 PM
this has Roz written all over it. awesome!!
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01/17/2009 02:26:49 PM
love the colors and the focus...a wow photo...
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01/17/2009 10:32:44 AM
Quite the face. Nice color.
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01/16/2009 10:29:05 PM
The color in this is fantastic.
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01/16/2009 07:12:44 PM
whoah !! , I really like this one. Killer macro IMO. Good luck and hope to see this on the 1st page if not the 2nd. 9
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01/16/2009 05:07:02 PM
excellent...the colours and focus are superb...depth of field is awesome 9
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01/16/2009 03:32:40 PM
Dude! Like the colors are totally tubular! Sorry, don't know why it's expression says Surfer Dude to me. Marvelous capture with spot on focus and dof.
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01/16/2009 10:24:08 AM
Holy Moly!!! Those colors and that focus are kick butt!!!!! If I were to critique anything, I might've cropped some off of the bottom but that's just a nitpick. 9
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