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Challenge: Honey (Basic Editing)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42 F3.5-5.6 Mega O.I.S.
Location: Florida
Date: Jun 4, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/1000s
Galleries: Nature, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2011

A wasp at the zoo. Shot almost straight down while the wasp danced around a bench. Post processing in GIMP: levels, sharpen, color correction, crop, resize.

Place: 63 out of 82
Avg (all users): 4.5762
Avg (commenters): 4.4000
Avg (participants): 4.2895
Avg (non-participants): 4.6395
Views since voting: 668
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 210
Comments: 6
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06/20/2011 09:45:12 AM
Hi Disco! Welcome to the Critique Zone...

First take, this is a great shot. I'd change a couple of minor things with 20/20 hindsight, but not much.

Technical: Nothing to say here - this is fantastically sharp and the DoF control is superb.

PP: I'd bump the contrast a little more to bring out the structure of the head, and emphasis that shadow a little more - it provides an outstanding leading line. You mention having done some colour correction, but it still looks to have a slightly blue/green cast. This might reflect reality but I think it would be more aesthetically appealing if it were a little warmer.

Artistic: Again, very little to say apart from perhaps just a smidgen more space on the right hand side to balance it up? It's quite close to the edge. Other than that, the composition and structure are excellent.

If this wasn't just asking for the DNMC comments and really fitted the challenge, this shot would be a shoe in for a 6-6.5 score, maybe more. I have 6+ shots which aren't nearly this good. I hope you aren't put off and come back for more!

Happy hunting,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/08/2011 11:45:18 PM
love this in the bee challenge, and I find its actions to be very intersting. texture is wonderful, and the lighting seems strong. its shadow has the most insane stinger length.
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06/08/2011 01:52:42 PM
Nice clear, sharp capture.
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06/08/2011 11:39:48 AM
Shoehorn. No honey and no bee -- wasp doesn't count IMO. But you have a nice clear image of the wasp with good light and shadow.
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06/08/2011 10:39:35 AM
Not related to honey :-(
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06/08/2011 10:33:12 AM
Great detail in this image- but what's the challenge?
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