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Bug (on Sentry Duty)       ©2014 mrsawyer
Canon PowerShot S2 IS       20th place, 59 points
1/5s, f8, ISO 50, 1617mm, ?, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Adjusted exposure, whites, blacks, clarity, and contrast. Cropped and resized.
(Considered rotating to make antenna vertical, but decided to leave as is. It actually leans that way.)
      Extra Info: This bug frequently sits on my car antenna, either waiting for a victim to eat, (or perhaps just posing for a photo).
 
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Jade O.
Jun 24, 2014
    I love the comment, "I wanted more zoom but I ran out of pixels." I'll have to remember that one.

forkcandles
Jun 24, 2014
    this was my top favourite. having failed myself to get a decent image of a dragon fly and the location is its usual habitat.
sorry that others didn't think so

mrsawyer
Jun 24, 2014
    I wanted to zoom in more on this bug, but I ran out of pixels! I had to shoot from about two meters away to keep the bug from flying away. (I got closer and it didn't like me.)

Anyway, with my old Canon S2is, this is as close as I could get.

Thanks for the comments!!
Edited on Jun 24, 2014

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Old Finn
Jun 23, 2014
    In would have cropped it wit leaving more background to the right side and less to the left.

forkcandles
Jun 22, 2014
    it looks like a big poser. I wondered if you added some sweet to the top to get it to stay.
the antenna is great the way it is.

Mepo
Jun 21, 2014
    I'm glad you explained what it is perching on - it had me puzzled. What an great angle to shoot from. I only wish it was bigger. 1/5 sec and still super sharp wow!
Edited on Jun 21, 2014

wrosenthal
Jun 21, 2014
    I like this. He seems to have multiple faces and expressions that you have captured effectively. A favorite.

Jade O.
Jun 21, 2014
    My sense is that the bug is not undersized in the frame but I question why I am asking that question. Really a unique shot in that it is rare to see a head on shot of a dragon fly taken from under the body. (What I really want to see is a version of this with the wings stretching to each side of my monitor which those composite eyes full detailed (missing here) and those wings full detailed (nicely done here). I really like this shot somehow - great wings and eyes with nice colour and bokeh in the background.
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