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Challenge: Free Study 2011-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Date: Oct 10, 2011
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2011

Another extension-tube kit-lens combo shot.

I wanted to enter this image in Wendy's 'when life is ripped apart' thread. I found this fly dead as is on my cactus. He was a very willing subject :-) But all he had was the two legs you can see there. Lots of processing was required for this image. Even though he was entirely still I didn't get the lighting right. So had to do a lot of PP to bring out details on the fly.
I need a better macro lens system. It's fine for stationary images, like this, but it's a pain outside.

Statistics
Place: 42 out of 311
Avg (all users): 6.3985
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.3200
Avg (non-participants): 6.6364
Views since voting: 1097
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 133
Comments: 9
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01/18/2012 06:36:36 AM
Really like this.. hmm, ponders getting some extension tubes :)
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11/10/2011 07:48:55 AM
The colors are terrific... love the angle.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2011 11:49:06 PM
great macro
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11/07/2011 06:46:54 PM
Fun bokeh! Almost looks like he dissolves into some eerie sort of green fire.
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11/04/2011 05:06:01 PM
Wow! Finding the fly in the chaos it seems to be in, and capturing it so sharply in such shallow DOF - must've been super hard. I would've tweaked the colors a little to make the fly's eyes standout more vibrantly, but it's a fantastic capture nonetheless.
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11/03/2011 12:05:25 AM
I'm a hard sell on bug macros, but this one has a sense of wonderment to it. Nicely done!
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11/01/2011 07:19:24 PM
Wonderful dof.
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11/01/2011 05:52:35 PM
Love the colours!
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11/01/2011 12:49:19 AM
An 8 from me
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