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February - Praying Mantis
February - Praying Mantis
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Calendar II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: in our yard
Date: Feb 21, 2009
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2009

[Feb. 25th, 2009 05:10:19 PM]

challenge description:
Your challenge is to take a picture that would look good in a yearly calendar. Your title should be the month to which your photo belongs.
in australia there are heaps of insects around in february, it being summer .. if this was an insect calendar, or even any calendar for that matter, the praying mantis would be totally acceptable for this month ..


Statistics
Place: 15 out of 182
Avg (all users): 6.4305
Avg (commenters): 7.7647
Avg (participants): 6.5606
Avg (non-participants): 6.3294
Views since voting: 1506
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 151
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/15/2009 11:32:03 AM
Man. Just saw this. What makes it really sing for me is the diagonal line of his little arm. :~)
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03/02/2009 12:22:55 PM
I'll go with Sandy on this. I'd buy any macro calender you brought out and I love this shot, Roz. It's another example of your most excellent work.
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03/02/2009 11:32:49 AM
Oh yeah! I'd definitely buy a calendar with Roz' macro photography in it. You producing and selling any?? :)

Congratulations on a top 20 finish. In this challenge, I think that is quite the accomplishment.

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03/02/2009 09:10:15 AM
hey look, we both had something green and finished as neighbors for the challenge lol. as usual, beautiful closeup. Love the buttery smooth background too. Congrats on a great finish!
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03/02/2009 12:32:58 AM
This is just a wonderful macro!!
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03/02/2009 12:31:59 AM
Wicked shot Rox!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2009 08:02:26 PM
Excellent macro. Yes, I can see this can be easily a page on a calendar. One of my high score, good luck.
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03/01/2009 02:03:48 PM
Why so serious :-/ I found that mantis quite scary! A very, very, very, very good shot though!
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02/28/2009 10:02:29 PM
Interesting Insects, nice macro on this one.
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02/28/2009 05:41:56 PM
Great macro, however April or May would be a better month
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02/27/2009 05:35:15 PM
great shot
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02/27/2009 11:20:59 AM
I feel like to much is blurred out in the photo, the viewer wants to see more.
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02/26/2009 12:44:48 PM
Wow. Now that is a macro! hahah.
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02/25/2009 05:00:15 PM
GREAT shot - doesn't remotely say February to me at all. But I didn't let that affect my vote
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02/25/2009 01:42:01 PM
Excellent shot. Lovely detail and bokeh 9
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02/25/2009 02:01:52 AM
Sweet macro!!!
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02/24/2009 10:51:46 PM
Fun shot. Though I'm curious as to why February.
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02/24/2009 05:29:06 PM
I love this bug so much, mostly because of those black eye iris', nice sharpness here, cropped well, shallow DOF is great! 10
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02/23/2009 10:33:17 PM
excellent macro , excellent focus , 8
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02/23/2009 09:49:37 PM
Incredible picture. Don't know that it says "February" though... But it would sure make a great calendar page.
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02/23/2009 07:02:38 PM
Cool bug Macro!
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02/23/2009 09:44:05 AM
great macro...really like the bokeh
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02/23/2009 08:10:35 AM
spectacular...the focus and depth of field are perfect...9 from me
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02/23/2009 04:38:20 AM
Great Macro. Crongrats. I like the shoot.
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