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Alien Eyes

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Alien Eyes
Alien Eyes
These darn things always seem to be watching every move you make !! I think it is neat how they can even turn thier heads to look at you !! This is another shot that I am re-submitting after some changes to "better the photo" LOL Improvements to colour and the right hand eye pupil was added with PhotoShop, in the original it got flared out by the sun, now it looks just like his left eye.. The pink in the BG is a flower, these guys were on one of my planters.. 100mm 2.8 Macro Lens..
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Derek D. Dafoe
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    Here is the orginal, to show the differences..


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1/5/2007 2:08:18 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Superb capture, Derek.


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1/5/2007 2:14:07 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Terrific capture, Derek! How rare to capture two of them together! Love the comp and colors! Nice work with the post processing too!


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1/5/2007 2:20:45 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks Paul and Donald!! One thing to add to Donalds comment about finding two together being rare. The big green one was a female, and the smaller brown one was a male, these insects are very cannabilistic, the green female actually ate the little brown guy !! LOL I just wish I could have gotten shots of that, all that was left was legs and wings !!


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1/5/2007 2:38:25 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Love seeing this one again Derek. Colors really POP! I guess the females rule in their society?


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1/5/2007 3:42:15 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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What a wonderful image, Derek!!


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1/5/2007 4:31:35 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Excellent rework, Derek!


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1/5/2007 11:28:13 PM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks Paul, Donald, Laurie, Colettte and Barbara for your time and comments


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1/6/2007 7:08:14 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Derek!


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2/24/2007 6:48:04 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations Derel. Well deserved


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2/24/2007 7:06:44 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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YES! I love this Derek...congrats to you!


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2/24/2007 7:36:12 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Derek!


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2/24/2007 9:16:34 PM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks everyone for your always encouraging comments !! The critters I shoot, and myself thank you !!


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2/25/2007 2:01:22 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.


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2/25/2007 5:51:35 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Derek, your preying mantis photos are terrific! I'm really glad this one is a finalist--good luck in the next round, and congratulations!


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2/25/2007 10:09:56 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks Kay and Colleen for your comments !! I have to wait till around August/September to shoot anymore of these guys !!


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2/25/2007 11:57:29 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations, Derek!!!


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2/25/2007 1:00:59 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Terrific image, Derek! Congrats on your Finalist and good luck!


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2/25/2007 6:48:11 PM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks very much Colette and RC !!


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2/26/2007 6:02:30 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on your win, Derek!!!


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2/27/2007 1:01:48 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Great going, Derek!!!


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2/27/2007 1:02:45 PM

 
David Pratt
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Congrats on your win Derek!


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2/27/2007 1:09:05 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your winner, Derek!


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2/27/2007 1:31:13 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this winner Derek.


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2/27/2007 1:49:39 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your win, Derek!!!


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2/27/2007 3:06:35 PM

 
Geraldine E. Lefoe
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Congrats on your win Derek - an excellent shot. Shame you missed the finale - I'm sure teh shots woudl have been great :-)


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2/27/2007 6:22:08 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Awesome win Derek. Congratulations


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2/27/2007 6:55:22 PM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks so much everyone !! I value each of your comments greatly, but most of all your own talents that help me everyday to become a better photographer !!!


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2/27/2007 8:48:10 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Derek on your fabulous win...Dominick


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2/27/2007 10:09:17 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your fantastsic second place winner:)


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2/28/2007 5:13:58 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thank you very much Dominick and Kay for your wonderful comments !!


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2/28/2007 7:43:38 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Derek on your excellent winning image! Jeff


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2/28/2007 12:04:51 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Derek, great colors, detail and lighting; congratulations on your Second Place Win!


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2/28/2007 4:16:11 PM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks a bunch Jeff and Janine !!


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3/1/2007 7:53:28 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Better late than never to say BIG CONGRATS on your re-sub and GOLD WINNER!!! I'm glad you posted the previous one... your re-work is fabulous!


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6/23/2007 2:31:16 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks for your kind words Pat!! I really appriciate that!!


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6/23/2007 2:34:09 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Big congratulations Derek!! Well deserved WINNER!!!


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7/7/2007 7:54:01 AM

 
Geraldine E. Lefoe
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Congrats on your win Derek - well worth the time taken to tweak it! Geraldine


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7/7/2007 3:27:41 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Derek...this is amazing. Excellent colors, comp and clarity. Thank you for including the original. This is how we can all learn from each other. Speaking of which...could you e-mail me on how to add the orginal to the discussion thread...??? (If you have time.) EXFELLENT image!!! CONGRATS on this WINNER. Lynn


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7/8/2007 6:22:15 PM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks a million RC, Geraldine and Lynn for taking the time to view and comment!!


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7/10/2007 4:32:53 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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A beauty....nice colors and DoF! Congrats!!


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8/2/2007 11:45:35 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thank you very much Shelly!!


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8/3/2007 2:16:59 AM

 
Louise Souchereau
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waw this is so perfect, light, colors, details, wonderful, bravooooooooooo can't stop looking at it.


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8/10/2007 9:29:10 PM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks Louise!!


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8/12/2007 6:58:29 AM

 
Paul Parent
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Outstanding Macro


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9/2/2007 1:37:12 PM

 
Natalia 
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Great photo! Is this a mantis? Maybe she wanted to eat your head and that'ś why she was observing you ;)


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9/4/2007 1:22:42 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thank you Paul and Natalia!!


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9/5/2007 7:57:05 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Great shot of this mantis Derek. Outstanding macro. Bill


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11/5/2007 3:19:59 AM

 
Flavio Carnevale
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Simply excellent


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1/15/2008 9:57:35 AM

 
Joan P. McCool
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Congrats on your win Derek!!! Outstanding work! ~Joni~


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2/7/2008 2:46:26 PM

 
Rajeev  Kashyap
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Congratulations on this winner Derek.


Rgds Rajeev


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4/3/2008 9:51:32 AM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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FABULOUS SHOT ! LOVE EVERYTHING, JENNY


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4/25/2008 6:07:04 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Derek, amazing colors and details!!! A beautiful macro!!


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6/18/2008 6:40:59 PM

 
Martie Last
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Congratulations on your win! You have so many excellent photos in your gallery! This one is no exception.


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6/24/2008 6:09:12 PM

 
Shannon O.
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You have an amazing gallery, this one's my favorite! I love how another is in the background, must've been hard to place it perfectly.


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6/24/2008 9:39:54 PM

 
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