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Challenge: Signature Style (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 for Canon
Location: My vegetable patch
Date: Jan 13, 2010
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2010

Hand held using on board flash.
These little guys would jump at the instant the flash activated.
Luck for me I snapped one that wasn't a total blur!

Place: 24 out of 193
Avg (all users): 6.4072
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.3171
Avg (non-participants): 6.4604
Views since voting: 1087
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 221
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/03/2010 10:26:05 PM
awesome capture!!!
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05/18/2010 07:22:24 AM
oh .. just came back to have another look and noticed all the 'roz' comments ..
its funny ppl thought this was mine, coz i've never succeeded in catching one of these little guys flying .. when they've jumped when the flash fired the pic i'd get would show some legs hanging down at the top of the image .. nothing ever like this .. only ever got bees flying and not that great either .. :)
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05/18/2010 07:18:32 AM
far out shot .. i know how difficult this would'v been to get .. nearly miraculous .. i'm thinking its a long legged fly .?. i've found that some of them dont move when the flash fires and some of them jump .. bit like humans probably .. some more wired than others .. !!
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01/22/2010 12:06:36 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Initial impression: Had Roz not entered that Robberfly shot, I would peg this as one of hers. Gave you a 6 during voting.

Technical: Great capture at 1/60th, and with a fairly big lens to boot. Very well done, especially as insects can be quite skittish! Interesting texture on the leaf, too, and nice bit of bug bokeh. Say that 4 times fast :-)

Artistic: Nice ambient light, OK comp, lots of room for bug to fly into. Extra kudos for not only shooting handheld but also doing minimal (if any) pp. Hats off to you!

Overall: If this is how a handheld shot of a bug in flight of yours looks, then Roz may have to look to her laurels :-) Great work, keep it up!

Feel free to pm me with any questions,

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01/20/2010 12:08:34 AM
Blown away to have people guess me as Roz.....I hope to be as good as her one day! Thanks to all for the great comments.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2010 11:14:37 PM
Excellent macro!
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01/19/2010 09:12:37 PM
This is a pretty amazing shot. In flight with as much detail as you got, I have been trying to get master the macro bug shots since the challenge a while back and have been quite frustrated getting bugs in flight.

I believe this shot is Roz.
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01/19/2010 12:05:53 PM
great critter capture...
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01/19/2010 06:41:06 AM
Excellent macro work. Outstanding use of narrow DOF coupled with amazing detail and focus on subject. This one a capture in flight. Bumping up to a 9 ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' roz
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01/19/2010 04:48:20 AM
Oh snap! This is an awesome capture!
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01/18/2010 11:43:25 AM
Arghh, this is a new best at bug photography!! How.the.f**k.did.you.get.this??
It's awesome!!! My hat down to you, it takes a lot of perseverance to get a shot like this one.

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01/17/2010 08:37:18 PM
top shot.. hope you score well
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01/17/2010 06:13:21 AM
Hehe, that's a good capture! Well done =)
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01/16/2010 05:23:51 PM
very fun capture! Nicely done.
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01/15/2010 08:30:21 PM
Incredible capture!
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01/14/2010 02:11:35 PM
Now that is a very hard shot to get. 10 from me
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01/14/2010 10:43:28 AM
Roz-like image
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01/13/2010 01:37:46 PM
WOAH What a moment!!! Nice one.
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01/13/2010 12:59:35 PM
Verrry good! I know how hard it is to catch one of those little fellows in flight -- especially with this clarity. Nice job!
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01/13/2010 08:26:17 AM
I'd say Roz or Greg, but it's not close up enough!
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