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Lady bug parade
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Lady Bug Parade
Lady Bug Parade
© Anupam Pal
 
 
 
Damian P. Gadal
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member since: 4/22/2002
    This is great.... nice, sharp, and fun to look at!

9/11/2002 8:51:57 PM

 
Robert  Brent

member since: 7/27/2002
 

Well, Damian's hit the nail on the head there Anupam, and teriffic colour too !
They don't come much better than this.
Well done my friend.

9/11/2002 9:31:39 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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member since: 6/13/2002
 

Anupam,

Although this appears to be a setup shot, it is very nicely done and beautiful. Ladybugs would not normally be found in this type of configuration. Also, they appear to be dead since you can't see any of their legs. FYI ... when placing dead insects on a flower it is advisable to relax them so that you can spread their legs out. This is not a criticism, because I do the same from time to time, myself ... and I do love the image.

Bob J.

9/11/2002 10:07:37 PM

 
Anupam Pal

member since: 12/3/2001
 

Damien and Robert, thanks for your comments.

Bob, appreciate your feedback. Yes this is a setup shot. But the insects are not dead. Since you take insect shots you must know when you touch a ladybug it hides its legs and pretends to be a lifeless object which also makes it easy to photgraph.

9/11/2002 11:53:03 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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Anupam,

Thanks for the insight on the ladybugs. I've actually worked with a couple thousand of them, and the batch I worked with did not hide their legs when touched, but I understand it can happen. I'm glad that little trick worked for you. I'll certainly try it with the next batch that I collect. Anyways, I like the arrangement you did with yours as well as using the odd # of 5.

Bob J.

9/11/2002 11:57:13 PM

 
Carol Engstrom
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This picture really caught my eye. I love the color of the flower and the line of ladybugs. Glad to hear the little guys are still alive.

9/12/2002 2:39:06 AM

 
Stephanie Adams
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member since: 10/17/2001
 

I love this shot and wold hang it on my wall!! It is wonderful and I agree with everything Damian said! Congrats on the win!!

 
Carol Engstrom
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Congratulations Anupam!

 
Leehman Wexlin

member since: 2/11/2001
 

Anupam,

Congratulations on your second place win.

 
Anupam Pal

member since: 12/3/2001
 

Thank you all for your comments. I really appreciate your encouragement.

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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member since: 9/27/2002
 

Congratulations Anupam! Beautiful shot!

Cathy :)

 
Robert Jensen
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member since: 6/13/2002
 

Anupam,

Congratulations. I liked this shot the first time I saw it and am glad it is one of the winners. Great job.

Bob J.

 
Damian P. Gadal
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member since: 4/22/2002
 

Congratulations... You've also given me something to aspire to...

 
Laura E. Swan
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WOW! I just saw this in the BP scrolling winners circle. This is amazing! So fun! I love your title, too.

Glad it won and it is STILL a winner to view!!!

-Laura Swan

10/22/2009 8:43:23 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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What are the odds! I just saw this scrolling in the winners circle -again-!

HA!

Love it!

1/29/2010 1:00:29 AM

 
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