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Challenge: Macro (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro
Location: North Carolina, USA
Date: Nov 5, 2002
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100 - raw
Shutter: 1/60 under tungsten
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2002

This visitor to my door was a good opportunity to use my Fuji S2 with a Nikkor 105 macro lens. A female praying mantis about 6 inched long who probably already laid her eggs to hatch next spring. returned to the woods after the shoot.

Place: 57 out of 301
Avg (all users): 6.0144
Avg (commenters): 7.3125
Avg (participants): 5.8840
Avg (non-participants): 6.2604
Views since voting: 1186
Votes: 277
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2002 10:54:00 PM
Awesome framing. I like the foreground focus and background blur, but it would have helped if the foreground would have been in better focus. Great shot anyway. 10 wingy
11/16/2002 01:17:00 PM
Excellent! So far my favorite. Cute fella if ya ask me. Good luck in the challenge. Grayce :-) 9
11/15/2002 05:33:00 PM
This is different! Good "portrait" of a creepy crawly!
11/13/2002 11:58:00 PM
This certainly is up close. Deserves a 10.
11/13/2002 07:44:00 PM
I really like the subject, however, I really can't find a single place that's in good focus.
11/13/2002 02:35:00 PM
Like the use of focusing bout would have preferred the eyes in focus as well.
11/13/2002 06:38:00 AM
This is an excellent macro... I believe that a little more edpth of field would be useful on this shot... everything doesn't need to be in focus, but I believe that the entire head probably should be... great shot :) - setzler
11/12/2002 07:29:00 PM
Hello cutie! I know it'll have been said already, but it's a shame you couldn't get more depth of field. Would have been one of the best bug pics this week. Nice job. Jacko 7
11/12/2002 06:34:00 PM
You already know it's not all in focus and have probably heard about all you want to hear about that. You knew it when you submitted. Here's what is good about it. Can't believe you caught it with the anntenae in his mouth. Was that intentional? Be careful with your answer. The legs show the barbs beautifully. Most people don't realize they have barbs on them. Shows the color of him beautifully, the greens, the tips of the barbs, the red of the mouth and antennae. the glass likeness of the eyes. In spite of the out of focus parts I still think it is a 9. Worthy of textbook placement. PTL
11/12/2002 05:12:00 PM
good subject but depth of field is too shallow
11/12/2002 10:17:00 AM
11/12/2002 12:47:00 AM
wow! awesome shot - 10 rll07
11/11/2002 10:01:00 PM
Great photo. Would be nicer if it was more in focus on the head as opposed to the legs, but neat that you were able to get in that close.
11/11/2002 07:13:00 PM
you missed his face with the depth of field
11/11/2002 01:40:00 PM
A higher F/stop would have helped maybe an 8 or 11. Hard to try and get a retake though.
11/11/2002 01:10:00 PM
I don´t know if this thing is dead or alive? But it doesn´t matter. It´s a great shot anyhow. Maybe I´m not so sure about the focus. But what the ... High score from Sweden. /carsten
11/11/2002 09:46:00 AM
Lighting and composition are GREAT! This would have been a 10 for me had the image been sharper. 8
11/11/2002 07:23:00 AM
nice macro - wish the background wasn't so grey
11/11/2002 06:23:00 AM
Only one Antennae? Very cool shot. The shallow depth of field works here, for me.

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