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Day of the Blue Dragon
andrewt


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: TOP 10
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro EX DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Singapore Botanical Gardens
Date: Sep 15, 2007
Aperture: F10
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125s
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2007

Captured using natural light only

08th Oct
To all who voted, commented , view. Thank you very
very much. So far this is my PB on this really very tough challenge. There were SO MANY GREAT images that deserved to do just as well if not better.

Thanks , Andrew

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 503
Avg (all users): 7.2164
Avg (commenters): 7.7273
Avg (participants): 7.1321
Avg (non-participants): 7.5357
Views since voting: 4713
Views during voting: 243
Votes: 134
Comments: 43
Favorites: 8 (view)


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11/30/2008 07:56:39 AM
Just spectacular!
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09/05/2008 09:57:44 PM
ABSOLUTLY WICKED AWSOME!!!! I LOVE THIS PHOTO!!! I added it to my faves. :)
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06/11/2008 03:50:43 AM
Just a beautiful, sharp focus plane headshot of a lovely looking creature - well, if you like insects, that is. My favourite insect of all, we have some hills with pools near us where we can go photograph these - though I hardly ever go - more fool me!

You have inspired me to go out and try myself - Thanks
( I thought you used a Nikon D3 - surprised to see you using this one instead - any reason why, or have I mistaken what you shot on?)

Message edited by author 2008-06-11 03:54:06.
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10/11/2007 08:26:35 PM
Very in your face macro, nicely done...congratulations on the HM!
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10/10/2007 01:37:03 PM
Congratulations on your PB and top 5. Looks like you are the dragonfly expert. I guess you will have another one for the Macro challenge.
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10/09/2007 02:01:48 PM
ooh, so close, but 4th in a free study is nothing to sneeze at. This shot is just awesome. Adding to favs.
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10/09/2007 07:26:06 AM
Excellent macro, perfect DOF. Really want to try more macro shots now!
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10/08/2007 12:12:43 PM
Congrats on an exquisite Macro! Bravo! Love it!
Into Favs it must go!
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10/08/2007 11:17:36 AM
Amazing shot. What a great macro. Congrats on 4th place and an HM.
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10/08/2007 08:55:34 AM
Ahhhh! I must get a macro lens. This shot is amazing.
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10/08/2007 08:36:34 AM
congrats on your 4th place with that excellent macro shot!
i just got a fuji s3pro myself last week and am really excited to go out shooting, i think it's an awesome cam...
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10/08/2007 08:34:34 AM
Glad this did so well. Congrats.
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10/08/2007 07:55:15 AM
Congrats on a great dragonfly pic and a new PB for you!
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10/08/2007 04:18:34 AM
stunning,well done
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10/08/2007 03:46:36 AM
This is absolutely stunning, all the more so since it is alive and using only available light... congrats on 4th place!
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10/08/2007 12:20:51 AM
Congrats on your honorable mention!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2007 11:10:57 PM
The detail is amazing.
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10/07/2007 01:26:08 PM
Nice closeup:great color.
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10/07/2007 12:18:58 AM
Hmmm, dragonflies seem very popular in this challenge. Incredible macro though - I have lens envy. Lol Good color and lighting too.
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10/06/2007 04:06:55 PM
Superb macro. Amazing colour scheme. Unbelievable... 10.
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10/05/2007 10:21:19 AM
Wow... so details and sharp...
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10/04/2007 08:25:22 PM
Excellent macro shot.
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10/04/2007 08:12:16 PM
Outstanding!!! Great visual assault! 8
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10/04/2007 07:44:45 PM
Incredible detail, beautiful colors! I love the shiny-ness of it all! 10
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10/04/2007 07:37:05 PM
Bug eyes are the best! Great detail here.
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10/04/2007 04:31:45 PM
Amazingly clear, great macro
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10/04/2007 03:22:24 PM
I love close-ups of these guys. REally great detail on his face. I like how everything else is OOF, and the colors in this are just so pretty!
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10/04/2007 06:54:40 AM
Amazing detail! I keep looking down the line to the highlight at the back, though. 7
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10/04/2007 06:41:03 AM
Impressive macro shot. The DOF works really well and the detail here is just incredible.
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10/03/2007 11:06:24 PM
really nice. I love the focus, and color
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10/03/2007 06:00:49 PM
Great detail on the head. I wish I could do macro shots like this. It feels like there could be something more to it, liek I am missing something. I dont know what that something is, just a feeling I guess. 7
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10/03/2007 09:51:35 AM
Crazy detail on this dragonfly. I really like the colors. Very, very cool.
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10/02/2007 10:22:01 PM
sweet colors. these types of shots really make them look cute.
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10/02/2007 11:31:47 AM
Lovely detail in the eye, one of my favourites this challenge :)
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10/02/2007 10:29:16 AM
Perfect focus. 9
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10/02/2007 02:12:09 AM
very sharp
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10/02/2007 01:51:21 AM
Woah. Now that's a macro.
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10/02/2007 01:11:55 AM
Wonderful detail. Incredible macro.
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10/01/2007 08:39:20 PM
That's a fantastic macro! 10 from me.
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10/01/2007 12:58:12 PM
One of my favorites this time around. Excellent detail in the eyes! - 10
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10/01/2007 11:13:54 AM
way cool macro - 9
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10/01/2007 09:16:15 AM
Fantastic. Just when I think I've seen enough dragonfly shots... Love the crop and the dark almost avocado green tones - EXCELLENT
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10/01/2007 07:42:53 AM
good focus. could be more saturated and less centered
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