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September 7, 2012
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SONY
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DSLR-A550
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1/15 second
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F/9.0
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30 mm
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200
Date Taken
Aug 22, 2012, 8:43:50 AM
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Shepherd and its flock by starykocur Shepherd and its flock by starykocur
Colony of aphids on a creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense) stem.
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:iconhubert11:
Hubert11 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Only a word : MAGNIFICENT !!! Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Excellent
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Griffin-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014   Photographer
Very nice. Love the detail!
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:iconcozmia:
Cozmia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! that is so cool....and a bit repulsive :-)
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:iconstarykocur:
starykocur Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Why repulsive? We also eat the honeydew produced by aphids - of course after it is processed by bees. In my opinion (and I think I'm not alone) this is the most delicious kind of honey.
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:iconcozmia:
Cozmia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's just that the aphids reminded me of ticks sucking out the plants blood....actually I find all insects equally fascinating and repulsive at the same time
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pozniakman Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Clap Clap It is amazing what you can do. You must have great patience, great equipment and and a excellent eye for what you want to capture. Bravo.
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:iconstarykocur:
starykocur Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Patience - yes. Keen eye - maybe. Equipment - not at all. Good macro lense (not necessarily expensive, mine is worth about 200$) and a stable tripod is all you need.
Anyway, thanks for your appreciation =D
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LindArtz Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Nice capture!!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful photo has been featured in my article for #TheFavouriteShowcase [link] :heart:
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:iconstarykocur:
starykocur Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you =D
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benas1971 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
super
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello!

This work is featured on
The Under-appreciated of October 2012 - part 1


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catelee2u Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.....beautiful detailed shot!
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GilPires Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Thumbs UP!
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bluesgrass Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW!!Breathtaking work, perfect!!
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:iconbinokular:
Binokular Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo is great and I appreciate your efforts and your patience!
And: The result is your success ...
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:iconstarykocur:
starykocur Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :blush:
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:iconbinokular:
Binokular Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're so welcome ...
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:icongilpires:
GilPires Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Thumbs UP!
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PelicanBear Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How does this not have more views???
This is an excellent shot!
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:iconstarykocur:
starykocur Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I learned long ago that the number of views on dA can be a very misleading measure of one's work quality. I have already seen very poor pictures with a lot of views and faves. Some of them can even be seen as DDs :-(
Not that I regard this one to be something exceptional. I'm well aware of its technical shortcomings, but still I'm satisfied with the result of my efforts (see my answer to the GrotesqueDarling13 comment below). Better camera and lens would be necessary to obtain a professional-quality shot.

Oh, and I really do appreciate your attention =D
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PelicanBear Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that quality prevails over the poor pictures when it comes to the impression it leaves on someone, though.

You are welcome :)
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is so very true. Perfect example of this
is the "most popular" front page. MOST of the work
on there is horrible, but they have tons of faves
and views. I read that it also depends what category
you happen to submit to. Plus there's a loop hole
on how to get onto the front page, you put your
photo in the wrong category. So, so stupid
and unfair to the artists, like yourself who have
work that deserves to be viewed more :nod:

This IS a professional shot :nod: The quality of this
work is stunning. All photos have their shortcomings
that we, the artist, usually only see rather then the viewers.
Because to me, this capture is simply flawless.
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
:faint: Holy hell!! This photo is so amazing!! :D
The green really helps the ant to pop out.
And all those crisp details are divine! :clap: :love:
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:iconstarykocur:
starykocur Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for your appreciation =D .
In fact, this shot was very difficult to take. Wind was constantly moving the plant, and autofocus could not be used with my lens. Switching to manual solved the problem, but still quite a few shots had to be made. And only one of them was acceptable. But I was really satisfied with the result ;-)
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're so very welcome!! :nod:
I believe it, it looks like a difficult shot.
And you should be, this is stunning! :nod: :clap:
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