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Kyoto Bug by Vlarg Kyoto Bug by Vlarg
Another beautiful bug that was kind enough to pose for me. This guy was in Kyoto on a table outside of the local Star Bucks. (no, I don't frequent or endorse Star Bucks, but in Japan, they actually have one good drink worth going in for...) Anyway...he was cute, so I shot him.

Camera: Minolta DiMage A2
F-Stop: F.35
Exposure: 1/200 sec
ISO: 64
Date: 7/22/2005 10:55 a.m.
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SpicyHamster Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
I have one of these in my galery too. In Japanese it's called a Kanabun. I had to do a lot of post processing work on mine to get the colors right.

Beautiful shot of a beautiful bug!
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Vlarg Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Kanabun ne? Sugoi! Thanks a lot, I've always been curious as to what it is. My Japanese bug vocabulary is limited to mushi, gokiburi, and ka. However, I now know kanabun. Thank you very much!

I'm glad you like the shot. I thought about pushing the colors a bit in post processing but it wasn't really necessary this time around. It worked great on its own.

-JT
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SpicyHamster Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
You bet! It's always fun to learn a new bug name in Japanese.
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nineblind Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005
he is cute, which is not usually a word i use to describe bugs...
teehee!
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Vlarg Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
I'm glad you like it. If he were a car, I'd drive him. :P

-JT
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nineblind Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
Yes.
And if i were a ladybug, I'd marry him.
;)
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HyperPrism Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005   Photographer
i want to keesh heem :heart:
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Vlarg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
You'll have to catch him first.


-JT
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HyperPrism Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005   Photographer
weeell, i wouldnt keesh heem anywho. :(
i want to. but i wouldnt.
just because of the little barbs on the leggies, and hooks on teh feetsies. :(
those kindsa buggies latch on, and if i keeshed heem-
he'd prolly grab onto my lip. and that would be gross. :(
and not to mention, i dun wanna hurt heem accidently by having to pull him offa meh. :(

but as for the peekture, i think its a really sweet capture :cuddle:
i like how hes so vibrant with that dull background. and hes just beautiful :heart:
this shot really gives him a lot of personality, and i think you did an amazing job with this :nod:
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Vlarg Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Well thank you. (Part of me was just trying to avoid the crazy old guy next to me...) But that, my friends, is another story.


-JT
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Littlenlost Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005
Beautiful composition and color! Cute bug! :D
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Vlarg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!

-JT
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GN-PerformeR Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
Sweeet!!
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Vlarg Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!

-JT
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Frogon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
Dang, I wish I had those kind of bugs here... I just get grasshoppers : (
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Vlarg Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Heh heh...it was a great bug. We don't get those here in Indiana either, but we sure have the grasshoppers!


-JT
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Frogon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
I like the focus on it... just enough for the bug.. and grasshoppers wouldnt be the best for a good photo, they're just plain ugly : P
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Vlarg Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
In my opinion, the focusing is a little too far back...if I could do it again I would have made sure that it focused on his face instead of his 'shoulder' area.

-JT
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jinubean Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
beetles are adorable! and that one is so colourful!! nice shot!
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Vlarg Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
I agree! Thank you very much.

-JT
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jinubean Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
your welcome!
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27m Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005  Student
cute :)
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Vlarg Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!

-JT
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