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Santa Is Coming!

Santa Is Coming!
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-23 8:26
Viewed: 3077
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear TN Friends!

Even insects' have got their own Santa :-) And it is coming with big bag full of gifts for all meadow dwellers :-)

In this special time of the year I wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

extramundi, RAP, blakitan, Alex99, taba, cataclysta, uleko, horia, AndyB, ramthakur, cedryk, wallhalla15, dew77, Silke, marhowie has marked this note useful
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Hello Greg,
This looks like the insect's Santa indeed. This is a very nice post with excellent details and exposure. I wish a Merry Christmas too and a very Happy New Year :-)

Hello Greg.
Excellent photo! Crystal clear and wonderful details, with photos like this I wonder "why a heavy and expensive reflex?"
Wish the best for you and your people for the special weekend and for 2007, Felipe.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-23 8:50]

Una macro de gran calidad mi viejo amigo, con todo lo que tiene que tener... agudeza, colorido, excelente foco y OOF, espectacular punto de vista con grandes detalles de su cabeza... otra presentación de la cual puedes estar muy orgulloso.
Felices fiestas y que el 2007 nos llene de grandes imágenes!.

A macro of great quality my old friend, with all that has to have... sharpness, colors, excellent focus and OOF, spectacular point of view with big details of their head... another presentation of which you can be very proud.
Happy holidays and that the 2007 fill us with great images!.

Hi Greg,
Look like AC Millan soccer team costume.
Great sharpness and very neat image.
Happy New Year 2007 and Have a Great Holidays.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-23 9:19]

Hi Grzegorz.
Excellent macro shot and funny analogy. Everything perfect at your shot: POV, precise DOF (sharpness and details of the whole bug is simply outstanding), nice lighting, expressive extremely blurred BG and great composition. My compliments and best regards.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-12-23 9:41]

Hi Grzegorz
Very nice capture and fantastic colours,
Good DOF, POV and sharpness,
well done..
And I wish you and to your family a very happy christmas and so to the new years comming.


Piekne zdjecie na swieta. Wesolych Swiata i super imprezy sylwestrowej

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-23 10:24]

Hello Grzegorz,
I see you've caught a bug for Christmas! :-) Super sharp and all in focus. Colours and background are beautiful too. Great composition -in fact I think it's one of the best shots of this bug that I've seen!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-23 10:31]

Hi Greg

What a lovely post - both as a picture and as a note :)
I really like your subject here - very sharp and colorfull.
The POV is excellent, the exposure is spot-on and the DOF simply perfect!
The vertical composition work very nice here, the contrast is great and the framing nice.
Very well done, my friend!

Bravo, TFS and Happy Holidays!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-12-23 11:07]

Hello Greg,
An excellent macro.
A great POV,superb in detail and vivid colours.
A happy christmas to you and all the best for 2007.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-12-23 11:30]

Hello Grzegorz,
a brilliant and sharp picture with great depth of field. Colours and light, the whole composition is superb.
Best wishes, Peter

What a glamorous Santa, Greg!
Superb macro image of this very interesting bug.
Fantastic POV, DOF, colours and sharp details.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

bonjour grzeg
tres bon ce cliché,l'expo est parfaitement maitrisée,jolies coueleurs et espece.bon pov et BG bien flou.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-23 13:07]

Hello Grzegorz,
Super shot of this festive bug with first rate DOF, lighting and comp. This insect is not easy to photograph well but your shot fills all the criteria.
Well done and a Merry Christmas and a happy new Year to You!

Hi Greg, have a nice time!


Hi Greg,
this is an excellent macro shot! Congrats - I wish it´s mine. ;-) Excellent sharpness, superb POV and DOF, exposure and natural colours. I think this is one of your best macros. It´s perfect my friend. Thank you for posting.
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia i Szczesliwego Nowego Roku

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-12-23 15:58]

Hello :-)
Very nice macro however the dorsal surface of prothorax is slightly behind the DOF ;-)
The insect is a pentatomid bug, Graphosoma italicum. Very beautiful and now very common in Poland.
Wesolych Swiat!!!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-23 17:00]

Hello Greg,
Excellent capture.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear and razorsharp.POV,colors,sharpness and framing are excellent.Merry Christnas and Happy New Year!

Superb result from the S2. No nits
Have a great festive season

what a wonderful macro for a Season's greeting card.
My best wishes to you too, Dietrich

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-12-24 15:03]

Oh what fun to see these Christmas colours this way -- superb colours and perfect POV and dof
Merry Christmas to you and yours

Merry Christmas Greg.
I see even the bugs pull out their holiday garb this time of year. :)
Happy New Year!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-25 5:58]
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Hi there Greg! Royale with cheese! :) So, you're a Pulp Ficton fan? :) Anyway, back to the picture; it's great. Good colors and excellent DOF. Very sharp focus and good composition. Well done & TFS!


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