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Neetyneets
 
Neetyneets August 25, 2014
WOW...i absolutely adore this photo...great catch...well done!!
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DutchTouch September 22, 2014
Thank you very much, appreciated!
mikeherms
 
mikeherms September 22, 2014
Great shot! Super sharp! Love it.
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DutchTouch September 22, 2014
Thank you very much, appreciated!
manuelmejiamedina
 
manuelmejiamedina November 14, 2014
beautiful , you are the best
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DutchTouch January 30, 2015
Thank you Manuel!
njkerosky PRO+
 
njkerosky November 15, 2014
Sweet!!!
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DutchTouch January 30, 2015
Thank you Very much!
smilersam
 
smilersam November 25, 2014
Absolutely fabulous!!
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DutchTouch January 30, 2015
Thank you Very much!
CanonCarolyn PRO+
 
CanonCarolyn February 07, 2015
I love this little guy... and I don't like bugs. But he's so cute! Great photography!
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DutchTouch April 21, 2015
Thank you so much Carolyn!
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sharilee May 07, 2015
Incredible shot!
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Thank you so much Sharilee
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 09, 2015
Awesome shot. Congrats!
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DutchTouch May 09, 2015
Thank you JD
howie516 PRO
 
howie516 May 16, 2015
Outstanding , will be a classic piece, makes one smile!
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DutchTouch May 17, 2015
Thank you so much Howie!
noStudioPhoto
 
noStudioPhoto May 18, 2015
Totally anime! and So cute!
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DutchTouch May 18, 2015
Thank you Kanira! Appreciated!
VHiggins
 
VHiggins June 12, 2015
awesome! congratulations!
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DutchTouch June 12, 2015
Thank you so much!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 13, 2015
Congrats again! Great job.
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DutchTouch June 13, 2015
Appreciated JD
sherripix
 
sherripix July 13, 2015
what a shot! how can a viewer not dream up all kinds of personality for this little guy and then be captivated? I will be trying to see shots like this when I am out and about now.
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DutchTouch July 13, 2015
Thank you Sherripix! I circled this Milkweed 20 times (as did he trying to hide) before deciding to stop and wait for the little guy and sure enough, he slowly came up to see where I was and snap!
michellemeenawong
 
michellemeenawong July 30, 2015
one of the best phototure I've ever seen, I love it
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DutchTouch July 30, 2015
You are too kind Michelle, thank you so much!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 August 06, 2015
I sooo love this...Congrats, FH!! :)
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DutchTouch August 06, 2015
Wow, what a surprise! thank you FW!
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moremdm August 06, 2015
Exquisite detail and clarity, not to mention outstanding framing!
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DutchTouch August 06, 2015
Thank you so much!
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charlesdpeters August 06, 2015
Congrats!! Great job.
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DutchTouch August 06, 2015
Thank you so much Charles, appreciated!
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CanonCarolyn August 07, 2015
Yea!!! Congratulations! This has always been one of my favorites!!!
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DutchTouch August 07, 2015
Thank you so much Carolyn!
VicTorian
 
VicTorian August 07, 2015
amazing, it looks to have a sweet and shy little personality the color is outstanding
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DutchTouch August 07, 2015
Thank you Vic, I know he didn't like me pointing that lens at him!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 August 08, 2015
Beautifully captured...Congratulations!
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DutchTouch August 08, 2015
Thank you CW! Appreciated!
Danelle
 
Danelle August 09, 2015
I love this! Even though that critter freaks me out!
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DutchTouch August 14, 2015
He is but a gentle little beast Danelle!
AshokaTheGreat
 
AshokaTheGreat September 04, 2015
what a shot!!!
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DutchTouch September 05, 2015
Thank you so much Ashoka!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset September 08, 2015
Peek a boo! Well done and congrats!!
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DutchTouch November 13, 2015
Thank you Celine! Appreciated!
HollyakaFredliness
 
HollyakaFredliness February 08, 2016
Absolutely love this little fellow!!! Great job chasing him down and then waiting. That's what I do also, but your shot is soooo much sharper than mine. Did you use a tripod at all? Most macro shots of bugs you can't use one. Great job!
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DutchTouch February 09, 2016
Actually, No Tripod on this, just good light and luck!
amyhutchinspasquale
 
amyhutchinspasquale March 09, 2016
Absolutely adorable!
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DutchTouch March 10, 2016
Thank you Amy, appreciated!
ksmsmn
 
ksmsmn April 17, 2016
Nature continues to make us smile in this Peek A Boo shot.
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DutchTouch April 17, 2016
Thank you so much!
julevision
 
julevision April 18, 2016
Wow This is amazing never seen before love it well done you John
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DutchTouch April 19, 2016
Thank you kindly Jule!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 23, 2016
Voted Battle of Advanced!
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DutchTouch June 06, 2016
Thank you dear Debbie
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 26, 2016
Voted Dominant Macro Colors!
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DutchTouch June 06, 2016
Thank you dear Debbie
melissafarelli PRO
 
melissafarelli September 27, 2016
your pov gives this tiny beast a softness and the illusion of a shy personality. great portraiture. AND you've inspired me to let the milkweed grow!
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DutchTouch September 27, 2016
He was trying to keep out of my site but I waited patiently! No patience with people but birds and bugs I can wait forever Lol and thank you so much for looking!
sharilee Premium
 
sharilee March 20, 2017
WOW. The detail is amazin!!
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DutchTouch March 21, 2017
Thank you so much Shari!
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug March 20, 2017
Superior work. Quite the capture.
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DutchTouch March 21, 2017
Thank you kindly Jayne!
Bellatrix_B2
 
Bellatrix_B2 April 17, 2017
T Mort!!! シ
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DutchTouch May 05, 2017
Thank you kindly Toni!
elainadevault
 
elainadevault April 23, 2017
What a cute caption ????
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DutchTouch May 05, 2017
Thank you so much Elaine!
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre April 27, 2017
wow
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DutchTouch May 05, 2017
Thank you kindly Karen!
Harrison_
 
Harrison_ June 10, 2017
What a spectacular shot! You should enter it in this bug challenge!: https://viewbug.com/challenge/creepy-crawlies-photo-challenge-by-harrison-
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DutchTouch August 06, 2017
That would be great but it is already ended! Lol!
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka August 06, 2017
Congratulations.
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DutchTouch August 06, 2017
Thank you kindly Ruwan!
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography August 06, 2017
fantastic capture and congrats on your finalist award John !
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DutchTouch August 07, 2017
Appreciate your comment ver much, Anne!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 August 07, 2017
Congrats, FH.. This has always been a fave of mine!! シ
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DutchTouch August 09, 2017
Thank you Melissa!
PinkFlower
 
PinkFlower October 08, 2017
I love this photo! You should enter my challenge... it’s all about the colour green! https:// viewbug.com/challenge/the-colour-green-photo-challenge-by-pinkflower
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DutchTouch October 14, 2017
Thank you and I just entered Morty!
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Lesabre1954 October 14, 2017
A very unique capture. I like it a lot!
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DutchTouch October 14, 2017
Thank you appreciate your comment!
AmberDawn1
 
AmberDawn1 October 26, 2017
Aw....peek-a-boo..... :-) Cute! :-)
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DutchTouch October 26, 2017
Thank you so much Amber!
AmberDawn1
 
AmberDawn1 November 06, 2017
Thank you so much for joining my challenge! :-)
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DutchTouch November 06, 2017
Thank you Amber!
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Cookies4U December 03, 2017
he's drop-dead cute, that little beetle! terrific catch!
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DutchTouch December 03, 2017
When I took this image and edited it, I had no idea people would like it so much but I get it! Thank you Cookie!
AmberDawn1
 
AmberDawn1 December 27, 2017
John -- Thank you so much for sharing this adorable capture in my little creatures trying to hide in nature challenge! I LOVE it! :-)
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DutchTouch December 27, 2017
Thank you for the Challenge Amber!
martinkaderli
 
martinkaderli December 29, 2017
great !
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DutchTouch January 22, 2018
Thank you Martin!
captjer PRO+
 
captjer June 09, 2019
Congrats on the people's choice!! Super shot!!
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DutchTouch June 09, 2019
Appreciated Captjer!
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Pamelabole June 22, 2019
Amazing capture!! Love the details, textures and colors!! Congrats on your challenge award!! : )
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DutchTouch June 23, 2019
Thank you kindly Pamela!!
KarinSC PRO
 
KarinSC June 23, 2019
Absolutely amazing!
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DutchTouch June 23, 2019
Appreciate your comment Karin!
MissSandy PRO+
 
MissSandy September 06, 2019
Love, love, love! Great capture!
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DutchTouch September 06, 2019
Appreciate your comment MissSandy!
Cookies4U PRO+
 
Cookies4U Jan 12
Just to let you know that, when looking at your new photography, I rarely miss a opportunity to say hello yet again to this little fellow with the buzz cut! so cute!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the sideyard of my home where I have allowed milkweed to grow because the Monarch butterflies need this plant to survive!
Time
This was taken late morning about 11:00am
Lighting
Tree filtered sunlight
Equipment
I used a Canon 6D with a recently purchased 100/f2.8 Canon Macro L that was handheld (no flash)
Inspiration
I was experimenting with my new Canon 100/f2.8 Macro L and noticed this little red beetle on the milkweed leaves and he did not want to be photographed or at least have this large object pointed at him! After playing hide and seek for awhile I noticed he was on the backside of this leaf and so I waited patiently for him to appear! Later I did a little research to find out what type of beetle this little guy was and low and behold he was a Milkweed Beetle (how ironic)Lol.
Editing
Processed in Lightroom with manipulation of detail, clarity, contrast and vibrance.
In my camera bag
I have a Canon 5D MK III & 7D MK II body & Canon 17-40/4 L, Canon 100/f2.8 Macro L and Canon 400/f5.6 L.
Feedback
Macro photography is my favorite because of the unique world it brings to your eye and that it is usually overlooked by most of us humans. However, there are certain new adjustments that must be made to tackle Macro photography. In the old days of film or even a few years ago in digital, one really needed to use a tripod to get sharp macro images but now with the newer SLR processors and sensors, handheld low light photography is now doable! The photographer must always keep in mind the depth of field in macro is a fraction of inches to inches, instead of inches to feet! The green out of focus "bokeh" background is only a foot away and this was shot at 1/100 and f11 and I never use flash!

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