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Top secret task (Part 1)

Top secret task (Part 1)
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Konica Minolta AF 100 F2.8 Macro (D), Hoya HMC Super UV(0) 55 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/300 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-14 12:08
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Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is widely widespread in the Europe and Asia Clytra laeviuscula. Its good description can be found at Tippecanoe(http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/France/photo57852.htm).

Somehow in the evening I have found out it on a lonely stem. However it was not possible to photograph it because of a strong wind. Next day I have found out this small insect in the same position. I have been surprised. What has forced it to sit motionlessly the whole day? The answer has been received by means of macroshooting from different positions and will be given in a following my picture.

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To sily: All is very simple.Alex99 1 04-03 10:25
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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-06-14 13:05]

Hi Alexei,
Beautifully composed shot with pin sharp subject and perfectly blurred BG. The colour contrast makes the shot outstanding

Hi Alex!
nice bug with great colours and sharpness...can 't wait for the rest of the story!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-14 15:34]

Hello Alexei,
A very nice and sharp image with great colours and lovely clear background.
Excellent shot.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-07-05 16:50]

Hi Alexei ! These bugs are very common where I live, and they are so beautiful ! You have captured this one very nicely. Excellent details, vivid colors and a wonderful BG, nicely blurred and with lovely colors. I would have composed it a bit differently, with the bug not in the center of the photo. Still very good as it is, well done !

Una delicia este insecto con este color. Perfecta nitidez y un encuadre de lujo sobre un fondo ideal.
Saludos Alexei, JL.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-04-02 14:37]
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Hi Alex!
I love the photo whrer the BG is totaly "invisible", I don't know how you manage it, probably extra lens but the effect is great, I have never seen this insect before and great vibrant colors of it,I like the artistic composition together with amazing colors of BG.

Ps. for your darling



Delicada toma de limpio y fuerte contraste. Excelente !!!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-31 11:11]

selam my friend
wonderful close-up working on this different and interesting insect
composition, point of view, depth of field, blurred background, lighting, colours, focus, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

This is another of your GREAT images that keeps the viewer in suspence like in a "thriller" movie.
But, I've gone ahead and seen its precious cargo of eggs.
We, humans, hardly ever realise the tremendous effort a "mother" makes to keep her family in safety.
Nature teaches us a lot of lessons.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH,again,SO VERY MUCH for sharing these observations with the world.
Love your work.
Mario, your TRUE friend.

Hello Alexei

Excellent environmental photo of this insect
but with a very very beautiful bokeh of the
background that we can not see details but imagine,
lovely light, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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