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June Contest: Bugs

Valentino

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Valentino Awarded for high level skills in landscape and wildlife photography Registered since 04th Dec 2004
Fri 31-May-13 06:10 PM

This months theme is Bugs

After flowers one of the more common subjects of macro shooters is bugs. Insects are defined as 6 legged creatures and would not include such things as spiders, which can be great subjects, especially if shot in their web. The number of legs or presence of wings is not limitation, but the subject must be natural, so no electronic listening devices! Spiders, ants, butterflies, roaches, mosquitoes... captured as well composed closeups is what we are looking for.

RULES:
--Post up to 7 images but only one image/post
--Include shooting info so we can learn from each other
--Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners
--When posting please do so by hitting the ‘reply’ link below this top post, not the reply link to another post.
--Include a title in the subject line
--Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens
--Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback
--WARNING Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists and may be periodically removed by the moderators without notice

The top images will be selected by the previous months winner and be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. The winning image will be added to the Macro Contest Winners Gallery

Albert J Valentino
Nikonian Moderator Emeritus

Vantage Point Images
Mastery of Composition is the Key to Great Photography

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Reply message Christmas Beetle
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Reply message Crusader Bug
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Reply message Blue Damselfly.
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Reply message Blue Damselfly.
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Morning at the Nest
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Dew Drop Tiara
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Patiently Waiting
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Ebony Jewelwing
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Ebony Jewelwing
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Ebony Jewelwing
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Reply message Too many legs to count
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Reply message Orange Potter Wasp, hunting spider.
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Reply message Buzzing
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Reply message RE: Buzzing
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Reply message RE: Hover In flight
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Reply message Ceranus Blue
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Whiskers
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Whiskers
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Reply message Saint Andrews Cross Spider.
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs-Butterfly
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Reply message Honey bee on raspberries
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Reply message RE: Honey bee on raspberries
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Reply message Huntsman Spider.
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Reply message RE: Huntsman Spider.
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs
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Reply message Trespasser
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Reply message Wingspan
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Reply message Pollinating the Earth
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Reply message RE: Pollinating the Earth
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Reply message RE: Pollinating the Earth
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Reply message RE: Pollinating the Earth
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Reply message Clinger
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Reply message Orb Spider
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Reply message Common Blue Damselfly
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Reply message Punky Pillar
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Reply message Wings in Black Currant
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Reply message Darter
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Reply message Bumble Bee in False Thistle
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Reply message Whimsy : He Ain't Heavy
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Reply message Whimsy 2 : Magic Carpet Ride
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Reply message Golden Orb Spider.
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Reply message Friendly Spiider
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Reply message Psychedelic Fly
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Reply message Praying Mantis.
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Reply message Black Widow
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Reply message Dragon 2
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Reply message Green Shieldbug
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Reply message Amazon Bug at night
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Reply message Greta Oto, Costa Rica
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Reply message Brown Mantis; Costa Rica
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Reply message Galapagos Spider and Friend
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Reply message Paper wasp standing guard
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Reply message A spider I found
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Reply message Honeybee
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Reply message Dragonfly out and drying off
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Reply message This honeybee got in my way
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Reply message Butterfly on Purple Cone Flower
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Reply message Honeybee on Rock rose
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Reply message Who's Callin Me Yella?
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Reply message Camouflage!
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Reply message Snack time!
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Reply message Breakfast
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Reply message In The Heart Of The Flower
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Reply message Attack
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Reply message Red&Black
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Reply message Fly
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Reply message Fresh Nectar
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Reply message Macroglossum Stellatarum
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Reply message All images
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Reply message Spider with Lunch
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Reply message Bugs at the Cafeteria
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Reply message Lady Spider Guarding Her Eggs
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Reply message Hover Fly Washing Face (Head Upside Down)
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Reply message NBA Candidate
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Reply message Paper Wasp 1
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Reply message Paper Wasp 2
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Reply message Honey Bee on clover
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Reply message Damselfly?
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Reply message RE: Damselfly?
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Reply message Honey Bee on Lavender
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Reply message Trampolines Are Fun
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Reply message Look Ma...No Wings
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs
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Reply message Angle Shades Moth
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