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Challenge: De-Motivational Poster (Basic Editing*)
Collection: 2009 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: on the firetrail
Date: May 11, 2009
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125+ExtFlash
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2009

robberflies do stab their prey in the back ..
because this one chose one of his own species made the text particularly appropriate ..

they grab their prey in mid air and then fly back to a perch to 'consume' them ..
they often manipulate the prey so that they can stab them with their proboscis in the back of the neck ..
this may not always be the case, but i'v noticed it time after time ..
this robberfly was in the process of turning his prey to stab it in the back ..

if ppl dont know about the behaviour of robberflies they may not have seen the real connection between the action and the text ..
that's probably 99% of the population, which included me not much more than a year ago .. ..:)

seeing how many ppl recognised my style during voting and were so positive was a huge compliment .. thankyou so much .. :)

Place: 10 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.5367
Avg (commenters): 7.5385
Avg (participants): 6.5455
Avg (non-participants): 6.5343
Views since voting: 4961
Views during voting: 638
Votes: 259
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/21/2009 01:34:12 PM
Not a bad result for your first challenge with the new camera ;- )
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05/20/2009 11:20:35 AM
Brilliant shot and fantastic poster, Roz. It brings the message over 100%.
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05/20/2009 07:42:22 AM
Brilliant shot Roz!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/19/2009 06:58:26 PM
That doesn't look like they're being stabbed in the back!
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05/19/2009 12:34:00 PM
excellent detail. and jeez, its so appropriete, especially for high school:/ 7
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05/17/2009 11:09:43 PM
Fantastic detail!! Great colours too, this must be by Roz.
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05/15/2009 09:51:28 PM
amazing image-subject, colors and composition! illustrates concept perfectly. i think i would've preferred a horizontal approach with this pic though...
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05/15/2009 02:24:26 PM
Outch ,, very true, love it .. 8
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05/15/2009 05:59:29 AM
In my belief there are more things that contribute for a great motivational/de-motivational poster:
Quality of the photo:10
Artistic viewpoint:10
Appealence of the font:10
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05/15/2009 03:57:08 AM
An insect macro of this quality can only be ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' roz. If this isn't ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' roz, please take this as a sincere compliment, whoever you are. Wonderful colours and DOF
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05/15/2009 01:56:02 AM
Great macro and a well framed poster.
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05/14/2009 04:33:25 PM
Great photo.
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05/13/2009 10:09:39 PM
Great pic, what kind of lens are you using to get such great bug macros? Not sure how the slogan works for me. Doesn't seem to have the twist that a demotivator needs. Will certainly place well above my own, however!
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05/13/2009 05:37:54 PM
Roz? This has to be you! WOW! I suspect we'll be seeing this one on the front page, so congratulations in advance my friend :) 10
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05/13/2009 02:08:58 PM
Roz, it is you? Your detail is perfect and colors are superb. They are just so not attractive. :)
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05/13/2009 02:32:38 AM
a winner...Roz????
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05/13/2009 01:06:58 AM
The one I heard lamented bad horticulture. "With ferns, like these, who needs anemones." :}
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