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Challenge: Bokeh VIII (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Date: Aug 10, 2013
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160 sec
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Aug 10, 2013


[Aug. 18th, 2013 05:08:08 PM]

Thanks very much for all the lovely comments!

This was taken early one morning while the dew was still on the grass. I usually use a mat to lay on when taking photos at ground level, which I was doing. However, I saw this dragonfly out of reach, so I quickly moved to the wet grass and dirt to get this one shot before he flew away. In my hurry to get in position, I did not notice the ant bed that I promptly layed on - Ant bites on both arms. I was so into getting this shot that I did not notice until I got up. Still worth it!

Thanks again.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 88
Avg (all users): 7.1053
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.9787
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Views since voting: 2626
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 95
Comments: 35
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11/27/2015 07:19:51 PM
What an unusual shallow DOF image. Beautiful results, even though it was not easy for you.
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08/21/2013 10:59:41 AM
WoW! Foreground and background Bokeh! Just gorgeous. Big congrats on the Blue!
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08/21/2013 02:04:02 AM
Congratulations on the blue, Mary Ann. It's a gorgeous shot. I'm glad you were rewarded for your efforts, makes some ant bites tolerable.
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08/20/2013 09:53:17 PM
Graham, this is absolutely splendid. I think it's my favorite of all DPC dragonfly shots. The ephemeral quality of the bokeh is to die for. I knew it would take the blue! Congrats!
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08/20/2013 08:13:00 AM
Congrats on the blue. Great capture of the dragonfly in its bokeh-magic environs.
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08/19/2013 11:46:25 PM
Congratz on the Blue with this stunner Mary.
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08/19/2013 12:21:16 PM
Congratulations,it was always going to be near here some place,good on yer.
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08/19/2013 11:29:35 AM
Congrats on you win, beautiful bokeh!!!
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08/19/2013 09:30:23 AM
Congrats on your Blue!!
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08/19/2013 06:02:39 AM
Spectacular
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08/19/2013 02:51:24 AM
Congrats on the blue, Mary Ann. Such a beautiful image.
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08/19/2013 02:09:23 AM
Sorry about the ant bites, but they were more than worth it.
Congratulations Mary Ann
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08/19/2013 01:23:17 AM
Fire ants? So sorry... but he is a cutie and you got some fantastic bokeh soup there. Big congrats on the blue :-)
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08/19/2013 01:14:39 AM
WD on a lovely image.
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08/19/2013 12:12:49 AM
So you're a masochist! But yeah, that's a heck of an image. Congrats on the blue.
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08/19/2013 12:03:26 AM
well done girl, it was worth all those bites hey, that's a photographers life ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/18/2013 11:34:34 PM
such glitz. I'm sure you'll get a ribbon. I like it because the glitz is such a glorious mess.
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08/18/2013 11:32:50 PM
A magical world.
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08/18/2013 11:24:06 PM
Yep
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08/18/2013 10:53:56 PM
I love the smile!!! Totally makes the shot.
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08/18/2013 10:38:33 PM
light, shiny, gold - well titled, and yet there is a lovely restraint.
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08/18/2013 06:37:29 AM
that is some serious bokeh, love the cute dragonfly actually looks like it's smiling, one of the better ones for sure.
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08/15/2013 10:40:03 PM
Never seen such a happy dragonfly. A child's wonderland. voted earlier
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08/15/2013 08:16:45 PM
The dragonfly looks a little cheeky. Beautiful image.
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08/14/2013 08:03:24 AM
Peekaboo, dragonfly! Simply gorgeous image and the bokeh adds a wonderful feeling of magical places.
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08/14/2013 12:46:21 AM
rainbow bokeh for the daily double! Beautiful shot, I like the subject peeking out, the contrast not overdone
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08/13/2013 01:53:53 PM
That's a fun photo. Almost like Where's Waldo :)
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08/13/2013 07:16:07 AM
really nice use of foreground bokeh. i was hoping to see some good use like this.
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08/12/2013 05:05:41 PM
I really like the image except for the circles. It detracts from the overall image in my opinion.
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08/12/2013 11:04:42 AM
This is very cheery!
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08/12/2013 09:02:49 AM
Very well done it's like a dragon peeking through a bokeh sea.
One of my top picks.
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08/12/2013 08:44:05 AM
A real fine image.
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08/12/2013 05:16:01 AM
Interesting capture with nice bokeh. 7
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08/12/2013 12:58:25 AM
This will likely finish on the front page. Love the face, and the disco ball bokeh decorating his pad
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08/12/2013 12:28:09 AM
super!
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