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Colors of Condylostylus
Colors of Condylostylus
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Challenge: Triptych III (Basic Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Date: Oct 20, 2009
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2009

Condylostylus at the BugGuide.

Classification
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon: ("Orthorrhapha" (Brachycera excluding Aschiza and Schizophora))
Superfamily: Empidoidea
Family: Dolichopodidae (Longlegged Flies)
Subfamily: Sciapodinae
Genus: Condylostylus

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pp; cloned out a few minor issues, sharpened, cropped, etc etc - nothing too major

[Oct. 21st, 2009 06:17:31 AM]

Comment*airy*

"...How did you get the the little star lights?"

sun reflections on water drops


"...the top right seems a little blown out compared to the others though..."

different lighting - this bothered me at first, in fact bordered on 'clashing' to my eyes and I nearly chose another image, but it grew on me after a while, especially the hue matching the body, which is subtly reflected in the other captures - still bothers me though, just a little


"...A slight gripe is the bokeh in shot #1 top left where the other 2 have none to speak of. Otherwise excellent technical macro(s)."

good point and well spotted - of course the angle mattered, but for the record: clockwise from top left = F/10, F/9, F18



Statistics
Place: 34 out of 149
Avg (all users): 6.1506
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.2400
Avg (non-participants): 6.1141
Views since voting: 900
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 259
Comments: 8
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/28/2009 05:42:53 PM
So shocked at your placing. You deserved much higher ranking. Outstanding work.
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10/28/2009 04:47:24 PM
You were robbed. Landscapes and studio work is relatively easy compared with unco-operative bugs. I have favourited you as I'm gonna get this good one day (checked your portfolio). No point in my 180mm Sigma APO f/3.5 1:1 HSM blah blah and not using it...I personally like the abstract side of nature, like a closeup of the fur, the bug, the leaf, the grains of sand as you've done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2009 04:26:24 AM
Masterful and appealing. A slight gripe is the bokeh in shot #1 top left where the other 2 have none to speak of. Otherwise excellent technical macro(s).
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10/25/2009 07:08:33 PM
Oh I love the little star sparkles!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2009 06:08:29 PM
Nice close-ups!
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10/21/2009 10:02:18 PM
Your score should fly with this one. I like the way you've captured the incandescence of the fly body & wings.
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10/21/2009 04:21:43 AM
great capture! the top right seems a little blown out compared to the others though...
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10/21/2009 12:29:52 AM
I'm seeing blue. Love the color, composition and framing. WELL DONE!

How did you get the the little star lights?
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