DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
The Summit
2nd PlaceThe Summit
Techo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: May 15, 2010
Aperture: f4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2010

Thanks to everyone for their comments, votes and faves. This is sort of a milestone for me , being the 100th challenge I've posted to. Did want something special. So this is the icing on the cake. My other plan was to go all b/w shot conceptual on you all ;)

First bug macro shoot of the season. Yes I was very rusty but the day proved to be very lucky :) Outtakes below. I was going for the capture as the ladybug flies away with its wings spread out. But those were not sharp enough to post.

Funny someone mentioned the 20D. It's starting to show its age. Shooting up close in the shade with a little breeze is a challenge. The autofocus did not want to keep up and manual is a pain. This was the cream of the crop shot of the day. Shot at a high iso for daytime shooting. The shutterspeed is higher than I'd normall use but I was keen on catching it in the takeoff moment which was slighty OOF but enough to scrap it (will post thumb a bit later). The original is a bit noiser than I'd like. Noise reduction was applied.


All Basic Editing applied. The damsel was a treat. They are rare here. I saw a yellow one which I never did but it got away.
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/29011/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_881551.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/29011/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_881551.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/29011/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_881532.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/29011/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_881532.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/29011/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_881533.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/29011/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_881533.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Lastly, one that would've been good for the Missed Focus challenge ;)
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/29011/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_883778.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/29011/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_883778.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 347
Avg (all users): 7.1124
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 7.1059
Avg (non-participants): 7.1183
Views since voting: 12086
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 178
Comments: 53
Favorites: 21 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
05/28/2010 01:38:38 AM
Nice work! Congrats on your ribbon! I love seeing shots like this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/27/2010 10:46:11 PM
Wowwwwwwww!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/27/2010 08:03:40 PM
Very well done Techo and amazing find for where you come from.. or were you somewhere else? You're so lucky to be young. Chasing bugs quickly wears out the likes of us.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/27/2010 05:42:47 PM
Amazing!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/27/2010 12:07:24 PM
Wow!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/27/2010 09:46:51 AM
WTG!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 08:39:22 PM
Beautiful bokeh, very delicate, and just the perfect amount of sharpening to make it pop. Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 07:30:33 PM
Congrats, friend! I'm so glad to see you entering!

And... KINDA glad to see you winning. LOL! :D

Just kidding, you know...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 01:02:05 PM
Congrats on your second place... Beautiful image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 12:18:39 PM
congrats! wonderful shot =)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 12:08:06 PM
Beautiful
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 11:58:17 AM
Love this shot, the top of the dnadelion looks like it has little metal pins stuck in it. Congrats on the ribbon, well deserved.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 10:25:27 AM
Perfect!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 09:31:31 AM
Perfection - congratulations !!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 09:20:16 AM
Congratulations on this lovely image!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 08:39:10 AM
WOO HOO!!! Way to go!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 08:38:17 AM
This is such an incredible shot! I really have to go find a lady bug to try it -- it's truly spectacular! Congrats on the red!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 08:28:41 AM
Well deserved indeed and excellent work here. Makes me want to grab my camera and try this...but knowing how hard this is I need to think it through and be less preturbed by the disappointments of failure. Glad this paid off for you
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 07:35:52 AM
Excellent shot -- congrats on the well-deserved ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 07:29:09 AM
WOW - and shot with a 20D? NICE!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 07:13:08 AM
Congrats, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Techo!!! Well-deserved.

Go, team Glasseye :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 06:07:54 AM
Great stuff Techo! Congrats on a well earned Red
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 04:28:39 AM
nice work, cant believe two members gave you a 1!they should be banned from voting.
great detail and composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 03:03:12 AM
Fabulous
Congratulations I gavew you a 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 03:00:17 AM
Congratulations. Wonderful shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 02:36:25 AM
I really don't get it. I only gave this a 10. Voting system must be broken. Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 02:25:29 AM
Excellent shot, Techo. Great work and congrats on the ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 02:22:20 AM
Great turn out Mr Techo
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 01:50:50 AM
This shot is really unique. Congratulations.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 01:29:48 AM
Well done! Congratulations on the red ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 01:13:24 AM
Congratulations on your red!! this is awesome shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 01:11:03 AM
I'd have loved to take this shot Techo! Nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 01:10:51 AM
You are damn good and you just crushed our dream of victory in DPL round 4.
Gee, I should hate you, but congratulations for the ribbon. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 12:41:55 AM
Well done Techo- congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 12:28:02 AM
Excellent shot - congrats on your ribbon!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 12:20:56 AM
WHOA! This is really REALLY amazing! Congratulations on flawless perfection!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2010 12:04:28 AM
Woot! Woot! Congrats, Techo!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2010 11:55:21 PM
would like a little more ooey gooey background but I live the subject
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/25/2010 09:37:51 PM
Outstanding.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/25/2010 05:13:18 PM
The ladybird is definitely the icing on this cake!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2010 02:02:42 PM
Love the use of Bokeh in this pic. Amazing how you got up so close to the subject. Good composition as well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2010 09:02:41 AM
Great capture. Nice deep red on the little lady!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2010 09:35:57 PM
One of the best!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2010 11:17:11 AM
I really like this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2010 02:58:18 AM
Gorgeous image. Sharp (perhaps a bit too much USM), colourful, interesting. The bokeh is superb, even in all round consistency, unobtrusive and due to this makes the prime subject pop. Ladybug moved slightly and is a bit blurred thus a 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 09:36:15 PM
This will be in the top 3, i'm sure of it. Very nicely done. (10)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 09:26:18 PM
Great macro :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 09:24:10 PM
What a marvelous image. It's a little weak on the bokeh for my taste, and more of a shallow dof macro. But the detail is exquisite.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 04:09:22 PM
top 3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,yeaaaaaaaaa,,,,,,
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 12:26:10 PM
Very nice Bokeh! 100mm 2.8?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 10:58:49 AM
I Love it!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 02:13:08 AM
I guess this gonna win!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 12:26:17 AM
Loving it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 03/29/2020 03:25:19 AM EDT.