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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX APO IF HSM, Digital ISO-200, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-11 8:41
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Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I've just come back from a very enjoyable day to Richmond and Bushy Park in London. I photographed many creatures including the Red Deer that live in the parks. Me and my Dad got down there for 7:30am and there was a magnificent layer of mist that gave some of the shots a great effect.
I will post some of them soon! :-)

Here is a mosquito sucking my blood! I spotted it after I felt a sharp pain in my arm then, resisting the urge to squish it, I snapped a few shots :-)

I hope you like it! (or at least appreciate it, I won't blame anyone for cringing at this... I did!) :-)

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  • Vinster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
  • [2008-10-11 8:47]

Hi Joey
I see we're neighbours today! Glad you had a good time at Richmond, look forward to seeing the shots. Cool macro of the mosquito, excellent detail - seems like we've both been suffering for our art one way or another today!
Kind Regards
PS - have you had your malaria tablets? ;p

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-10-11 9:23]

WOW!! What an impressive picture!! I would have crashed it at once before thinking of my camera and after a big start. Sharpness and DOF are perfect. I do love it!
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-10-11 9:37]

Hello Joey,
I wait for shot this mosquito and yours is very good, sharpness of details is excellent.
I haven't seen on TN this species. Although we had wet summer but mosquitoes had only a little maybe were too cool weather.
Best regards, Pawel

Hi Joe;) OwlMan! Now flyMan:D

You should be very crazy to take this perfect shot:) Please go hospital for checking your blood. God forbid!
Excellent in all around! Well done!:D
TFS and have a nice weekend!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-11 10:47]

Hi Joe. Just a word of warning . i have just had test for Lymes Disease which is from a deer tick bite but i dont think this is one . This is a fine close up of this insect not to sure how you manged to get it. well done TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-10-11 11:48]

Hi JOe

WOW! This is really amazing!
Your work with that impeccable lens of yours keeps amazing me and makes me crave for one more and more everyday :)
The magnification and the details i see here are most impressive, mate! The clarity of the shot is fantastic and, together with the super DOF that you used, they make a terrific macro shot!
Excellent work, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Joe, great macro of strange creature with wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

argggg...what about Avian disease? and and and...Us folks in the US really worry too much...as kid I used to do this...and I didn't die...but of course I lived in Cleveland Ohio, not India or sub continental Africa..or SA....I did go crazy though...you don't suppose????? Fine image Joey...good show! Your brave..now it is time for annual flu shot!

... I would have hit it first... Good self control, and loads of detail.

Hi Joe.
I can't say this time "a nice moment captured" :)
Tha photo is very nice, getting the best of the small DOF, great details and very good exposure.
I looked a it for a while and I don't understand very well what I am seeing, in fact I see the brown-red straight spade which goes into your arm, but what is the the other thicker appendix that seems to join the spade at it base?
Great document, the result paid the effort, and the suffer :)
Regards, Felipe.

Hi Joe,
I am looking forward to see your pictures of the pleasant Red Deers instead of this evil thing. These are quite scarse in this island but when you happen to get attacked by ones (like in Elmley Marshes)they are meaner than in the north. Very good macro shot displaying all the evil things in sharp details.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-11 18:14]

Hello Joe,
Great macro image of this little skidder, ours can have west nile virus so we don't like to be bitten at all. Your fantastic macro work comes shinning theough here Joe, thank you.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-11 22:20]

Hi Joe,

Most people would have smacked this mosquito - not taken a picture of it. You're just not most people. Good macro of the little sucker. Nice how he blends in with your arm and the background. I never realized a little mosquito had such detail.


Impresionante Joe, yo no llegó aśn a estos niveles.

Un abrazo: J. Ignasi

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-12 4:19]

Hello Joe,Take care and the shot is superbly presented. TFS Ganesh

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-10-12 7:10]

I really like you Joey, your youth is freshening and there it is in your pictures! I once thought about doing it, right this summer, but was way too lazy for that and preferred to chase the alien! But there you are, experimenting and sharing with us your superb glance on life. Bye bye!


Great shot of this nasty little mozzie Joe.
I'm amazed you could get that so quickly.
I took over an our trying to photograph a bug today and still wasn't satisfied with any of the shots.
Great work.

Wow, not very many people would do this! You have some very fine details on this one... man, thank goodness we don't have too many of those blood thirsty monsters at this time of year because it is too cold for them. Well done, and great idea for a photo. Your photos always impress me Joey! Thanks for sharing! Cheers Josh Lewis.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2008-10-28 15:52]

Very impressive. I would have liked it much more if you would have waited until its belly was full of blood and got a big red belly. ;) Just kidding. Its an amazing shot.

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