cmantx

cmantx

Lives in United States bastrop, TX, United States
Joined on May 22, 2008

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On Nymph Loads challenge (4 comments in total)

Are caterpillars considered nymphs, and acceptable to enter?

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 14:05 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Martino3 1200 in the Panasonic Challenge challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations, that's a great capture.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 02:29 UTC as 3rd comment
On Mosquito in the A To Z - Letter M challenge (10 comments in total)

Great Detail, James. Myself, and maybe others might want to know how you setup, and took the shot.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 14:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Monarch And Milkweed in the A To Z - Letter M challenge (2 comments in total)
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The Mick: What a beauty! Very nice shot!
Mick

Thanks Mick, I'm lucky in that the Monarch Migration comes through Texas.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 14:05 UTC
On feeding in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Great capture one of my favorites in the challenge. I doubt the 2 people voting .5 have ever tried or are capable of getting a shot like this one.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 04:41 UTC as 1st comment
On Azure Kingfisher in the Olympus SLR Challenge challenge (4 comments in total)

Well deserved 1st. Beautiful colors and bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 02:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On lovers in the Beetles and Bugs challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice capture, beautiful colors.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 03:14 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On red jaws in the Beetles and Bugs challenge (2 comments in total)

Great capture. Nice focus on those massive "Jaws".

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 03:13 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Brush Beetle in the Beetles and Bugs challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice capture your description of the shot is very accurate.I think it's great that you are getting such images with your old Minolta.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 03:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Takeoff in the Beetles and Bugs challenge (6 comments in total)
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RuthC: What a fabulous capture, cmantx! A well-deserved top place in the challenge. It has everything: colour, movement, action, contrast between the bright subject and the dark background, and those wonderful shiny black spots on the red, red wings of the ladybird. This is definitely a "Wish I'd taken that" photo! Ruth :-)

Much appreciated Ruth, using the flash without much ambient light created the background and helped with the detail. Not everyone likes that effect, but I do most of the time.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 03:07 UTC
On Takeoff in the Beetles and Bugs challenge (6 comments in total)
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The Mick: Great shot cmantx! I agree with Ruth, here. Of all the beetle photos I've taken, I still don't have one that is very presentable just before take off like that. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Take care,
Mick

Thanks Mick, Using a flash at 1/16 or 1/32 power is why I believe I was able to freeze the ladybug fairly well.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 03:03 UTC
On Takeoff in the Beetles and Bugs challenge (6 comments in total)
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cjf2: Beautiful image. This would have won many a challenge but lots of strong competition in this challenge.

Thanks, and I agree very happy for a placement in this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 02:59 UTC
On JEWEL BUG in the Beetles and Bugs challenge (10 comments in total)

Congratulations Percy, Very cool capture with the eggs and a very colorful beetle.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 02:56 UTC as 1st comment
On Flowers & Butterflies challenge (2 comments in total)

There are several moth shots entered. Are you allowing moths on flowers. I can see that as a logical followup to this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 01:48 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)
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naftade: I like them and I don't care how they were made. It's ridiculuous to complain about hurt insects while sleeping just fine in spite of every days news.

Naftade
I take exception to this comment. I've found that people that care about what happens to creatures also care very deeply about the many atrocities that occur in the human world.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 16:29 UTC
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)
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clicstudio: I Can't Believe this argument is still going on.
Posing animals or humans or still life to entice shock or drama has been done for ever.
Some Photojournalists abuse that and win Pulitzer prices over images of death, sorrow and pain. People still buy that stuff.
So what is wrong with a few posed insects and frogs to create actual art?

It's because they are living beings that some believe are not here for our entertainment. They serve a purpose in nature,and I have empathy for the challenges they face to survive. It's a challenge to get great captures without manipulating them in a unnatural manner. I really appreciate photographers that do that. These shots don't interest me one bit.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 16:24 UTC
On Wasp Vs. Spider in the Two for One in Nature challenge (6 comments in total)
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APenza: Second place, but still a winner in my eyes.

Thanks Al, and let me say I've enjoyed your many diverse images that I've seen in the Challenges.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 13:23 UTC
On Big Bites in the Ants - Macro shots challenge (9 comments in total)

Great Shot Percy. You really are getting nice DOF with the reverse lens.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 12:57 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On YOUNG KINGFISHER AND ITS RED FISH in the Two for One in Nature challenge (4 comments in total)

Great Capture, the colors and background are beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 12:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On Wasp Vs. Spider in the Two for One in Nature challenge (6 comments in total)
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one man went to mow: how that didn't win is beyond me, it might have something to do with that one low score?

No matter what they say that seems to affect the result

Thank You. I appreciate your comment. Sometimes when the score is close, a low vote can make the difference. However, as I liked the really winning shot so much I'm satisfied with a second place finish.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 12:50 UTC
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