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      04-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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***Official BimmerPost Photo Contest #54: "Insects"***

Theme: Insects - Any of various similar arthropod animals, such as spiders, centipedes, or ticks.

Important Dates: Entries must be submitted no later than Monday, May 7th at 11:59pm PST. Voting begins the following day.

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      04-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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I'm not even going to click on this thread again...
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Oh dear god... and I thought landscapes would be hard to choose. I've been a serious bug photographer for the past 4 years or so. Can I just post my favorite fifty or so?

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sorry guys, couldn't think of anything else at the moment. I originally wanted action shots but it was already done.

Let me know if you guy want a different theme.
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I'm not even going to click on this thread again...
Yup. I have massive arachnophobia, and I fear that will be the majority of the shots here.
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      04-30-2012, 07:31 AM   #6
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I don't mind sitting this one out, but this theme may favor those with macro lenses. But that might not be a bad thing. Up to you.
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      04-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #7
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I don't mind sitting this one out, but this theme may favor those with macro lenses. But that might not be a bad thing. Up to you.
i've seen in 500px some macro shots taken with normal lenses but reversed.. they get some very very close up pics.. i'm going to look into it.. seems interesting..
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ugh... I'm glad I didn't see any submitted photos yet.
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OK, Here's one for the squeamish...

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thanks for the nightmares

Ironically, despite my hatred for insects of all kinds, I think I actually have a pretty cool photo to submit here... now I just need to find it and re-edit it.
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thanks for the nightmares
Hey, I could've titled it "Chewy"...
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insects are cool as long as they stay in the photos..
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Oh dear god... and I thought landscapes would be hard to choose. I've been a serious bug photographer for the past 4 years or so. Can I just post my favorite fifty or so?
I'd go with the ladybug threesome that shots a winner
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I'd go with the ladybug threesome that shots a winner
Thanks (and thanks for checking out the gallery). I like the pose of the bugs in that one, but think the image quality isn't really there. I caught that one years ago when I just started taking bug pics and my technique was lousy. I've never seen a threesome like that again (in many many hikes with my nose down in the weeds) and kick myself for overexposing the flash and not managing the DOF well when I had the chance. Oh well...
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yeah i dont have the glass to even take photos of insects...
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yeah i dont have the glass to even take photos of insects...
He didn't say it needed to be a macro photo.
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The reason I like this one so much is because of the bokeh bee

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Whereabouts in Belize did you take the picture? My wife and I were there a couple of Xmas's ago and loved it.
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Whereabouts in Belize did you take the picture? My wife and I were there a couple of Xmas's ago and loved it.
That's cool. We were staying in Ambergris Caye down there, but we did a lot of tours that also took us to the mainland (north, and west sides).
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lol, so many insect haters....
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Lots of interesting insects here in Hawaii - spiders with a leg span of four inches or more, and centipedes six inches long. The trouble is, they're not very photogenic, and by the time I'm through with them, they're hardly recognizable.
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