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Japanese Beetlemania
  Japanese Beetlemania
Japanese Beetlemania
1-180/sec @f:8, handheld, one studio light and reflector used,
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Debra Booth
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    Very nice composition, Dolores!! Plus great colors and detail!!

7/12/2004 5:47:08 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Thank you so much, Debra! Gosh...he wouldn't stay put. Talk about wanting to chuck composition while you're trying to get him...and in focus!

7/12/2004 5:50:43 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Handheld? Are you a surgeon?
Excellent detail, especially in the body and wings of the beetle.
Love the iridescent color of the insect and how it contrasts with the velvet hue of the flower.
Great lighting and composition, as well.

bill

7/12/2004 5:54:52 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Wonderful, Dolores! This little beetle looks like he's metallic! You've captured the flower and beetle colors beautifully!

7/12/2004 6:28:02 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi bill! Surgeon? I remind me of the movie, "Shakiest Gun in the West" with Don Knotts! 180/sec I can handle if there is a chair nearby to but my arm! THank you for acknowledging my image today. As always, I appreciate your kind gesture.

Hello Deb! I love the copper colors on Japanese beetles...yes, they do seem metallic, don't they? THank you for taking time to post your kind words. I appreciate them.

7/12/2004 6:34:37 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Terrific image, Dolores!

7/12/2004 6:43:59 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Thanks so very much, Marie!

7/12/2004 6:47:21 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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WOW awesome job, love the purple bg and how it made the beetle really stand out.

7/12/2004 7:16:06 PM

 
Barbara K. 
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Incredible!!! Handheld - WOW, you must have steady hands. The colors are vibrant and rich, tack sharp & superb in every way.

7/12/2004 7:47:35 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hello DArren! Had a good time with my Japanese beetles today. One is still in the house somewhere...poor thing. Hopefully he'll be in a window so I can scoot him out tomorrow. You'll think I'm crazy but I always talk to them and tell them I'll put them back...and I always do. THanks so much for complimenting this shot, Darren! And congrats on all your wins I'm seeing around!

Hey there Barbara! You know ....I think I have the shakiest hands ever! There was a rocker that I was able to butt my elbow against...otherwise it'd look like a slow shutter speed shot! THank you so much for your praise on this image. I appreciate your kindness!

7/12/2004 8:06:38 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Great shot, Dolores!!

7/12/2004 8:12:19 PM

 
Janet Detota
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Love the comp and colors! Top notch as always!!

7/12/2004 8:16:34 PM

 
Joy Brown
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Awesome macro and colors, Dolores!

7/12/2004 8:30:05 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hello Colette! Thank you once more!

Hello Janet! And many thanks for two compliments from you today! HOw very generous that you would take the time. I appreciate it!

Hello Joy! THanks so much! He's still in the house somewhere...gotta find him.

7/12/2004 8:40:57 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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WOW, what a wonderful images, Dolores -the colors is beautiful!

7/13/2004 2:57:32 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Nice buggy shot, Dolores!

7/13/2004 3:14:28 AM

 
Kristen McKain
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WOW!!! Amazing!!! Excelent work!!

7/13/2004 3:38:51 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Great detail and well composed too, Dolores!

7/13/2004 7:08:35 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hello Karen..Thank you for your kind post! It brought me a smile. Happy day!

Thanks again, Carolyn! Bugs are pretty cool!

HI Kristen! THank you for taking time to comment on my image.

Hi Mette! THAnk YOU!! As always, an appreciated gesture that makes me smile! Happy shooting!

7/13/2004 1:45:44 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Fantastic shot Dolores!!!

7/13/2004 4:52:11 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hello Len! Thank you so much!

7/13/2004 5:07:09 PM

 
Kelly Heaton
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Wonderful...Love the colors...I never thought to capture a Japenese beetle...the little devils, I dislike them so...eating my garden but this sure is great...

7/19/2004 3:43:42 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Thank you, Kelly! That's about the only place I'd like to see them too...in a photo. They sure are destructive critters, I agree! THank you for the smile!

7/19/2004 3:57:34 AM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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What?!? How in the world did this not make finalist? Well, I'm glad I got to see it win at DPC anyway. (:

Nancy

8/14/2004 10:27:06 AM

 
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