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Victim and Victor
Victim and Victor

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Life & Death (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Location: Colorado
Date: Jul 24, 2009
Aperture: F/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2009

This is a solpugid I caught here in Colorado, an average sized male. Lit using one SB900 and Orbis above right (the full size version actually has really nice catchlights in his eyes). I wish I hadn't chopped off the grasshoppers foot but it was somewhat difficult not to. Shot with 85mm 1.8 + extension tube.

Place: 10 out of 75
Avg (all users): 5.9560
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 6.0417
Avg (non-participants): 5.9430
Views since voting: 1989
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 182
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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07/27/2010 12:02:40 PM
Great solpuguid
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08/05/2009 02:46:55 AM
kickass image, Derek! Congrats on 10th!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/29/2009 03:45:28 PM
I hate spiders, but I hate all bugs and they eat bugs. So I have a paradox on my hands.
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07/29/2009 10:34:23 AM
I would've liked to see more contrast between prey, victim and background... though I suppose you couldn't really helpt that ;)
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07/29/2009 10:20:58 AM
Content does not illustrate life and death in a single image. It does illustrate survival of one by the death of another. Still a nice shot.
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07/29/2009 07:42:08 AM
There are alot of similar images to this, but this is the best one of that group. I love the DOF captured here. YOu can clearly see what two insects are involved. And the colors pop off the screen. Great capture.
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07/29/2009 05:53:28 AM
Thats Creepy
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