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  #88 Black and white
Entry 4 of 36
   
 
Bug       ©2010 Old Finn
Panasonic DMC-FZ28       4th place, 123 points
1/200s, f5, ISO 200, 57mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped, histogram, BW conversion, resized, USM, clarifying tool       Extra Info: That bug seemed to enjoy the water droplets on the ice cube
 
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Una
Sep 19, 2010
    Congratulations Old Finn! :-)

Franz07
Sep 15, 2010
    Congratulations Jussi! I'm sorry this was not in my votes, but I nevertheless like it!

dodrizzt
Sep 15, 2010
    Many congrats Old Finn! well deserved, a superb macro no doubt :)

Lo
Sep 14, 2010
    Well done - I'm glad you explained how you did it - it explains why the droplets are on a misty background.

Old Finn
Sep 14, 2010
    Thank you all for the nice comments!

Mepo
Sep 14, 2010
    Congratulations - well deserved.

Jade O.
Sep 14, 2010
    This was my no. 1 pick. A fine image technically and for the challenge. Superb example of b&w.

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dodrizzt
Sep 13, 2010
    Maybe a bit grainy for a macro but that even works well in BW, stunning detail on the bug and very original background... TT among a great competence, well done! :-)

slieb25
Sep 13, 2010
    great macro, ugly looking bug up close, but really well done, in my top 3

wrosenthal
Sep 13, 2010
    I am drawn to the almost x-ray like quality of this shot. Great visual interest. In my TT.

mrsawyer
Sep 13, 2010
    Well, my first time seeing a bug on ice. I assume it is alive and voluntarily took the chill, right? Though an unpleasant subject to me, the photo itself is superb. There is a little fuzziness on the rear legs, but not a big deal to me. The water droplets really add to this bug shot.

Mepo
Sep 12, 2010
    Fantastic shot. Love everything about it.

Lo
Sep 12, 2010
    There are situations where B&W is by far the best choice for a photo - and I think this is one of them - There is nothing distracting me from the detail in the fly, and the beautiful pattern of the droplets.

Old Finn
Sep 11, 2010
    Thanks for the nice comments! I donīt know, what it is, it was about 20 millimeters from nose to tail. Iīll send a bigger pic in colours to the forum.
Edited on Sep 11, 2010

rafinmelb
Sep 11, 2010
    I'd love to see this bigger. Wonderful image. I feel a high finish is certain.

Jade O.
Sep 10, 2010
    Other "better" images all had, in my view, technical flaws or were obviously more suitably presented as colour images. This one appears flawless and while it may well look better in colour, I cannot identify the insect. By process of elimination, it ends up tentatively as my top pick.

f_otto
Sep 10, 2010
    Incredible! My #1

Old Finn
Sep 10, 2010
    Thanks SeveBee. Not staged. A plastic bag of ice cubes was left on the ground for melting. Then I saw the insect on the bag and it didnīt bother of me trying to get near of it with my camera. Maybe its temperature was low and made itīs reactions slow.

SteveBee
Sep 9, 2010
    Great image -- not sure if is staged or not, but doesn't matter. A top contender for sure. Good luck!
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