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Challenge: A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Sony Alpha a55
Lens: Sony SAL-50M28 Normal AF D 50mm f/2.8 Macro AF
Location: Cheshire, UK
Date: Jul 9, 2011
Aperture: f22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160s
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2011

Obviously an earwig. There aren't many colourful insects in the UK so I had to do with this brute. I captured him, put him in a fish tank with some leaves and waited for him to pose.

Place: 41 out of 197
Avg (all users): 6.3815
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
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Avg (non-participants): 6.4382
Views since voting: 995
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 173
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2011 01:41:16 AM
These things give me the willies *shudder*... Good shot, ick.
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07/14/2011 03:07:05 PM
Ohhh, great earwig shot, what a stout pair of pincers too - I suspect this may not be a North American specimen...
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07/14/2011 01:41:12 AM
Amazing depth of field on this shot! Congrats!
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07/13/2011 12:57:34 PM
I wouldn't mess with that bug .. particularly not its rear end! Nice comosition here.
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07/13/2011 12:47:52 PM
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07/13/2011 09:04:15 AM
This is absolutely faboulous!!!like the goldish texture in the colours!!fantastic!
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07/13/2011 12:57:31 AM
nicely done
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