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Green Stink Bug

Green Stink Bug

As many of you know I have been slowly making a career move to become a professional photographer. Well this week I received an email from Canadian Geographic magazine regarding a photo contest I entered last year. Now unfortunately I didn’t win that contest, but I was short listed and since I was short listed, they have asked me to submit some photographs for a new publication featuring Canadian amateur wildlife photographers.

I have setup a gallery here of my possible choices. So it would mean a lot to me if I can get your help on choosing some pictures to submit. All I am asking you to do is to leave a comment to this post before the 26th of August with your top 3 picks. Just give me the number of the photograph that is located at the bottom left of the gallery. I will then tally the votes and make a few choices.

Thanks for everyones help and I will keep you all posted on the results if any.


*** Update Just to let you all know I posted pictures 8, 9, 15 all based on your comments. Thanks again for everyone who replyed to my call. ***

21 Responses

  1. Brigitte Gagnon

    I chose nos: 9, 7,and 14 in that order because I found that the main subject was clearly defined and I also liked the angle at which these photos were taken. The colors also appealed to me.

    August 19, 2010 at 23:18

  2. Red

    I like 3,13,6 in that order…kindof represents Canada and since this is for a Canadian magazine it fits better…of course I could be wrong as I didn’t see any numbers in the gallery. :)

    August 20, 2010 at 06:49

  3. Alexandra Mines

    I liked the numbers: 11, 12, 15.

    Ok, good luck,



    August 20, 2010 at 06:49

  4. Brenda

    My choices are 9 (because the colour stands out), 11 (because I don’t know what kind of animal it is, looks like a Gremlin), and 15.

    Good luck and hope things pan out for you.

    August 20, 2010 at 06:56

  5. James H

    Nice pics – Number 1 & 15.

    August 20, 2010 at 08:14

  6. Jen

    First of all, they are all fantastic. My choices would be 1 – because its just too funny and it looks like you actually got him to pose for you. #9 because I love the colour contrasts and #11 because it it so unique.

    Good Luck!

    August 20, 2010 at 08:28

  7. Nat

    My favorites are 1, 11 and 12.

    Good luck my love..

    August 20, 2010 at 09:03

  8. Linda Larin

    I think they are all really good however my favorites which were very hard to choose are #9, 11 and 12. No. 9 being my most favorite as the color and definition is excellent.

    Good luck. I really enjoy looking at your photos.

    August 20, 2010 at 09:06

  9. Wojtek

    I vote for 9. Good luck.


    August 20, 2010 at 09:38

  10. Claudine

    8, 11, 15, 4

    August 20, 2010 at 09:39

  11. Dana

    yo steve, my choices are 9, 3 , and 15 (in that order of preference).
    hopefully you win.



    August 20, 2010 at 09:41

  12. Valerie

    Hi Steve,
    I vote for 8, 15 and 13, in that order. I know so far people chose # 9, but I just think there’s something about number 8 that’s a little more enthralling than no. 9. Although no. 9 is a great picture. Good luck!

    August 20, 2010 at 10:10

  13. Steve

    WOW! I wasn’t expecting such a response to my request.

    Thank you everyone who have responded to this post. As well as those who will respond.

    Again I will keep this post up to date with results and news I get back from Canadian Geographic.


    August 20, 2010 at 10:39

  14. Aroop

    Hi Steve,

    I vote for # 9. However, they’re all awesome. Great work


    August 20, 2010 at 10:48

  15. Geoff Bryden

    Considering that it’s for “Canadian” Geographic magazine I would go with 5 & 15. Not sure where the bug is from but the photo is great, good contrast in colours, object really stands out in 9 as well.
    Hope this helps.

    August 20, 2010 at 12:27

  16. Steve

    Hey everyone. Again thanks.

    I thought I should mentioned that the stink bug pictures were taken on a tree in front of my house. So as Geoff was wondering. As well, except for the monkeies and the lion, all the rest of the pitures are of Canadian animals in Canada.

    Just to mention the Green Monkey pictures are taken in Barbados. The ducks were taken in the Gatineau park and the rest at Zoos across the country.

    I hope this helps. Everyone is right in saying that the publication is for Canadian Geographic.


    August 20, 2010 at 13:06

  17. albert

    Hey steve ,

    I like 3,9 and 15.


    August 20, 2010 at 14:06

  18. Chantal de Ruette

    Hey Steve, great work! Like many people, my favourite is the bug shot … I love its detail and intricacy. But although it is clearly (from your description) a canadian native, I would have to say that my vote in order of preference are #15 (for its perspective, expression and emotion) #3 and #7.
    hope this helps:)


    August 20, 2010 at 16:02

  19. Glenn


    I really like the background in 9, but agree with Val that 8 makes the stink bug stand out more.

    August 20, 2010 at 19:28






    August 21, 2010 at 00:12

  21. Brad Connie

    Connie and I liked #: 1, 4, 9, 11 and 13

    And of of that selection we think the BEST ones are:

    #4, $1 and #11

    Good Luck!

    ~Brad & Connie
    :–) :)

    August 21, 2010 at 15:43

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