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Challenge: Science III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Nov 22, 2009
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2009

Claw, arolium (the pad), and tarsus (foot) of a grasshopper.

The style of the title comes from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Nixter. Fits the photograph perfectly, in that the anatomical subject resembles the letter Y. It represents one of the fundamental questions of science, why? No reason to ponder any topic if without a why or what! It also reflects the aspect of art that I enjoy greatly...I often ask myself why do I enjoy this? Why is the artist showing me this scene? Why is it important to the photog, etc?

Questions are the keystones of life, don't be afraid to ask them! I'll never forget my 5 year old came home from class last weak beaming, proud of herself for asking three questions!

Post: Thanks for the yellow Don!

This is a mature grasshopper. The other foreleg is blurred in the foreground. The stalk of the plant is very thin. Taken at 1:1.

Place: 53 out of 69
Avg (all users): 5.0888
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 4.5143
Avg (non-participants): 5.2011
Views since voting: 786
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 214
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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12/03/2009 10:40:44 AM
Congrats on your posthumous yellow!!! Glad to see I was not the only one who thought it was a nail in a tree :-) This is my kind of shot - love to try and figure out what it is.
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12/02/2009 12:31:00 AM
Looks like you were too clever. Great shot - and congrats on the posthumous yellow!
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12/02/2009 12:12:44 AM
I had to come back and see what this was...I wouldn't have guessed in a million years...excellent job
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2009 11:29:29 PM
I don't know what the hell this/they are but they scare the freak out of me.

Posthumous Yellow Ribbon. ' . substr('//blackyak.com/dpc/yellowpost.jpg', strrpos('//blackyak.com/dpc/yellowpost.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
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11/29/2009 11:51:31 AM
Interesting subject and decent use of values, but to me, it isn't clear enough what your subject is supposed to be. I'd also like a little more contrast.
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11/28/2009 09:21:52 PM
I'm afraid I have no idea what I am looking at. Appears sort of like a nail in a tree limb, but I am really not sure. Kinda neat looking though.
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11/27/2009 04:36:29 PM
I guess I am so utterly dense that I don't understand this at all, I'm not even sure what it is...your field of focus is so very, very narrow
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11/26/2009 05:56:40 AM
Looks like a wood tick! Excellent shot
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11/25/2009 02:37:22 PM
could hav been a better shot but foreground is too distracting..
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11/25/2009 12:11:39 PM
I can't quite relate the title.
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11/25/2009 03:58:30 AM
I'm unsure what this photo is actually of, or indeed what it is aiming to meet within a 'science' challenge.
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11/25/2009 12:11:00 AM
Well this sure kept me staring, trying to figure it out. I know there are nails and screws involved, but what's that blob on the left???? No vote.
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