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  Mini#13 Large Aperture
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DON'T BUG ME!!!       ©2007 Maike13
Panasonic DMC-LX1       13th place, 102 points
1/639s, f5.6, ISO 80, 112mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Shadow & Highlight. Increased Brightness. Contrast and Saturation. Cropped, Re-sized & Sharpened.       Extra Info: Not really up on bugs, so I'm not sure what this is. If you know, I'd be interested in an identification. It's just a little over an inch long. Only managed one quick burst of three shots before it flew off.
 
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Maike13
Jun 4, 2007
    Thanks for all the kind comments. While the votes are nice , I find the comments (both giving and receiving) the best part of the challenges.

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goodjohn
Jun 4, 2007
    This would be Ok for the recently finished fumugs 'insect' challenge! very good sharpness and DOF, in my TT!
Carlo

Amberbug
Jun 3, 2007
    Nice close up, composition and details and got that background out of focus. In my TT.

aprilesole
Jun 1, 2007
    Oh! he looks so nasty! LOL Well captured and so sharp. I am seeing more than I want to see on this bug. In my TT~! Good Luck!!

Maike13
Jun 1, 2007
    Thanks LaRee and Plebian for the comments. I must apologies for the f5.6, although in my defense the Challenge description does say 'large aperture', or 'shallow depth of field' (just a pity for my case that it's TITLED Large Aperture :-).
I went out to take some shots for the challenge and this little fellow appeared before I even got the camera out of the case. I just had time to snatch it out of the case, flip it on and take a burst of three shots (the camera was on exposure bracketing from a previous outing) before it flew off. I wasn't even in aperture priority :-(. I hesitated to submit it as it isn't really large aperture but, of the shots I took for the challenge, it was easily the best example of directing 'the viewers attention to the focal point by blurring out confusing background distractions', so I figured I'd give it a shot. I think, if nothing else, people's reaction to the high f number will be interesting.
Edited on Jun 1, 2007

Plebian
Jun 1, 2007
    Buzzialis Biggus Diccus, commonly called the Hungwell Fly.
f/5.6 is a tricky number when considering large aperture. The shot is very good, with DoF fairly even across the back, and the b/g is nicely out of focus. Need to think about the f/stop a bit.

LaRee
May 31, 2007
    This really is a beautiful shot. Although I am not real sure with the camera you used that f5.6 could be considered a large aperture.
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