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Challenge: Yellow IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: on the firetrail
Date: Jan 13, 2008
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2008

three days in a row i tried to photograph one of these dragonflies for the yellow challenge .. they are fairly common on the firetrail where i walk .. i think its an australian emerald dragonfly and the photograph i entered came from the third day .. i've kept the dragonfly's natural colours only intensfied them ..

this is the original photograph unprocessed ...
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from the first day i had three possible processes from the same photograph, but i wasnt happy with the stick being out of focus with the extreme crop and with uncropped version i didnt think it had as much impact as the one i decided to enter ..
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on the second day i was able to photograph a dragonfly actually eating a fly .. it was amazing .. the fly was nearly bigger than the dragonfly's head .. i wasnt happy with the process because it was too grainy & i'd lost detail in the shadows because i was shooting into the sun ..
also it might'v grossed some ppl out !!
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after voting ..
this is INSANE .. !! i was thinking i might be getting a 6th or 7th from the score, so imagine my shock to see this with a ribbon .. AND BLUE .. !!!!
personally i dont think its the best in the challenge so this time the voters have erred in my favour . !!
thankyou everyone for your votes and comments .. :):)xx

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01/16/2010 05:09:47 PM
absolutely love the colors in this...spectacular!!
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04/13/2008 08:14:14 PM
Beautiful shot
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02/08/2008 11:10:44 AM
This is amazing!

It's a different point of view to an already beautiful creature.

it definately deserved a blue ribbon ^^
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02/04/2008 02:46:14 PM
OK!! only3 weeks late in congrats to you! Been a bit busy but you know eh?

WAY TO GO ROZ

such an intriguing subject, I love o weatch these guys ad I swear, some times they watch me back! Great one Rozzie!!

XOXOXO
A
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01/27/2008 12:14:37 AM
Congrats on your first blue, Roz! It's a very cool shot.
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01/26/2008 04:34:56 AM
Blimey Roz....Sorry it has taken me so long to comment on this photo (I have been working away) but let me say congratulations!!!! Not on the fact that you got your second highest score, or on the fact that you got your first ever blue ribbon - these are great in themselves - but my congratulations are for the fact that you have produced a picture of such jaw dropping brilliance that it could be shown anywhere in the world and alongside the work of any photographer in the world and it would not look out of place

Stunning.....simply stunning and it could not have happened to a nicer person
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01/25/2008 03:55:06 AM
Congrats Roz. Not a bad way to start off the new year!
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01/24/2008 07:49:18 PM
Congratulations Roz. You're a real example of how hard work pays off.
Couldn't be happier for you!
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01/24/2008 02:27:18 PM
Congratulations, Roz, on your well-earned Blue! Great interpretation of that bug.
Alice
:-))
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01/24/2008 01:38:38 PM
Rockin' Roz !!!! Many,many congrats on this outstanding image...& a big hug :)
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01/24/2008 08:22:24 AM
Congrats on your blue, great macro!
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01/24/2008 07:59:31 AM
Congratulations on your first blue! May it be quickly followed by more...
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01/24/2008 03:47:51 AM
Congrats! Very cool shot!
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01/23/2008 11:44:57 PM
I've never been able to get anything close like this. Looks wonderful! Congratulations.
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01/23/2008 09:09:56 PM
Roz, up the ozzies, well done.
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01/23/2008 05:58:34 PM
Well done Rozzy, I knew it was just a matter of time before you got the BLUE. Great shot to boot. Focus is in the right places. Your processing is fantastic, nice colours and tones. Well done mate.
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01/23/2008 04:56:55 PM
Great shot Roz. Grats on the ribbon. Excellent shot.
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01/23/2008 03:59:56 PM
Congrats, cool picture roz:)
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01/23/2008 03:26:28 PM
Rozzie-canozzie!!!!

Congrats girl!!!

WOOOOOOO!
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01/23/2008 01:59:36 PM
A HUGE Congratulations Roz, I have to disagree with you it did deserve to win!! I was one of your 10's and loved it.
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01/23/2008 01:52:31 PM
Congrats, ROZ!!!!
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01/23/2008 12:46:26 PM
Congratulations on your 1st-Blue for a Yellow.
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01/23/2008 11:40:12 AM
Roz, great picture - great result !!

Many congrats on your Blue :- )
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01/23/2008 11:23:53 AM
Could you get a little closer next time?
Ha! Congrats on your first Blue Roz!
Superb detail and composition on this one.
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01/23/2008 11:04:02 AM
Excellent job! Congrats on the Blue!
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01/23/2008 09:24:19 AM
Bravo. Congratulations.
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01/23/2008 09:03:52 AM
This IS an amazing macro! No doubts about the Blue on the Yellow! Congratulations! :)
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01/23/2008 08:52:36 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. This is awesome!
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01/23/2008 08:21:26 AM
GO YOU!
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01/23/2008 08:07:44 AM
Lovely shot, well done on such great clarity. Congrats also on the Ribb.
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01/23/2008 07:27:18 AM
Roz!! WOO HOOO! What a fanTASTIC photo! Oh yes it does deserve blue! Dang, your macro shots just keep getting better and better. CONGRATULATIONS. I am so happy this won blue.

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01/23/2008 07:22:21 AM
Congrats Roz on a great winning entry. I'm sure you'll have many more.
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01/23/2008 06:55:16 AM
ROZ!!!!! Awesome image. Congrats on the Blue in Yellow...it kind of makes it green, huh?
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01/23/2008 06:51:11 AM
Whoo-hoo, Roz, congratulations!!!!
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01/23/2008 06:08:32 AM
Congrats on the Bluey Roz!
Well deserved ... Great image.
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01/23/2008 06:04:17 AM
Oh, BABY!!!! You SOOOOOOOOO hot!!
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01/23/2008 05:42:38 AM
OMG OMG!!! You insane woman - you did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is outstanding! I am SO happy for you and very proud. They say that dragonflies are good luck - well this one really was... though luck had not much to do with it. You are such an exceptional photographer and this ribbon is a tribute to that!

OXOX Alicia
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01/23/2008 04:42:33 AM
Congrats!!! Fine ribbon =]
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01/23/2008 03:05:31 AM
Immense congratulations Rozy on your first of many 'Blues'.
It's well deserved and overdue, I must say! I bet Katee is sitting in the corner though licking her wounds.
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01/23/2008 03:05:23 AM
WOW ROZ!! A blue!!! Fantastic and very deserved, you are rockin!!!!
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01/23/2008 03:02:34 AM
Congrats on your blue and a fantastic shot, well deserved.
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01/23/2008 03:00:35 AM
Way to go, Roz.
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01/23/2008 02:54:26 AM
Congrats on your blue, well done!
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01/23/2008 02:40:06 AM
stunning picture..well done/congratulations
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01/23/2008 02:28:53 AM
Fantastic macro roz, congrats on the blue ribbon.
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01/23/2008 02:11:00 AM
Yay Roz!! Congrats on the blue and for showing me what patience and a nifty lens can do. Excellent work! (Of course, now I must go chase down dragonflies, which ain't gonna be easy here, since I scraped ice off the windshield this morning... but at least I did go get the lens.)
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01/23/2008 02:09:50 AM
About time you got a blue ribbon :)
great shot
hope to see you at the GTG on the 10th
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01/23/2008 01:54:23 AM
AHHHHHHHHHHHH * twirls around doing the happy dance * I am so happy to log on and see your name under a blue. You are an incredible woman and photographer and though virtual ribbons dont meran everything it sure is nice way to recognise your talent :) :) :)
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01/23/2008 01:52:12 AM
Congratulations Roz! Amazing dragonfly. The colors and incredible focus are incredible.
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01/23/2008 01:46:38 AM
Wow, fantastic shots! Did you find that using a 100mm macro enabled you to take the shot versus something with a shorter focal length? I have a 60mm macro for my XT and I find that insects tend to skit away when I attempt to photograph them. Handheld or tripod?
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01/23/2008 01:00:42 AM
Congratulations on the BLUE Roz!
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01/23/2008 12:42:59 AM
Stunning shot, Roz. Huge congrats on a well deserved win.
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01/23/2008 12:42:32 AM
Hi Roz! I thought this might be one of your "firetrail" images! Congrats on the blue, and a happy hug. : )
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01/23/2008 12:41:05 AM
Tops to Roz!!! Ya got a blue!!! Very proud you should be, very proud. Congrats my friend, well done and very well deserved!!! You found an awesome way to use that 100mm..

Cheers... M

Message edited by author 2008-01-23 00:42:13.
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01/23/2008 12:39:10 AM
Awsome work Roz, Congrats on your Blue!
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01/23/2008 12:34:52 AM
Alright Roz! Your first Blue! The first of many, me thinks!!
Congrats and well done! : )
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01/23/2008 12:33:51 AM
YEAH ROZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS on your first BLUE Ribbon - you are a wonderful photographer, glad you have the ribbon on your page.
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01/23/2008 12:31:54 AM
Way to go, roz! Superb and well deserved!
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01/23/2008 12:26:09 AM
OMG!!! Congratulations big time! I love this image...you certainly deserve the blue ribbon for this beauty! This is awesome Roz, I'm so happy for you!!
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01/23/2008 12:22:29 AM
Great shot!! congratulations on your blue ribbon!
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01/23/2008 12:17:16 AM
Congratulations, Roz. Won't Katee be jealous of the dragonfly!

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01/23/2008 12:17:11 AM
You are amazing and have a true gift for beauty with the nature around you.....

Awesome image here Roz, and zI am so pleased it ribboned for you, a BLUE and so special to get for for this fine image.

CONGRATULATIONS my dear friend.....
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01/23/2008 12:13:39 AM
Whooooooot!!!! Congrats on your well deserved blue Roz, fantastic shot! This must have been such an exciting week.
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01/23/2008 12:06:39 AM
CONGRATS ;) Great photo :)
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01/23/2008 12:06:22 AM
Hey ROz!! CONGRATS on the Blue!! great dragonface :)

Strong work!!
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01/23/2008 12:05:47 AM
Woot! Way to go Roz! Congrats on the blue.
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01/23/2008 12:05:03 AM
i'm not even going to try and put into words how happy/proud i am for you, you already know! HUGE congrats and hugs and high fives and "WOO HOOS!" from across the pond!

man i had to come back and edit this cuz i am just SO HAPPY for you, you always take the comments and votes to heart and i just love to see this validation of what i already considered your excellent work!

first and second place are both Aussies?! i smell a conspiracy!

Message edited by author 2008-01-23 00:18:41.
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01/23/2008 12:04:38 AM
Amazing close up and clarity, Roz. You got a blue! Yay! Congrats! :D I'm so happy for you!
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01/23/2008 12:04:08 AM
Congrats!!!!!
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01/23/2008 12:03:48 AM
Wow Roz. Congrats on your first and well deserved blue.
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01/23/2008 12:02:55 AM
YOU ROCK ROZ good on you for the Blue
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2008 03:53:06 PM
very nice close up
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01/21/2008 02:08:29 PM
Awesome shot, one of my top!
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01/20/2008 12:56:02 PM
Stunning macro, so clear and detailed.
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01/19/2008 09:20:01 PM
omg!!!!! how horrible and beautiful! love it but looks scary
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01/19/2008 03:46:03 PM
preety cool image.
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01/19/2008 10:46:47 AM
I adore crisp, sharp close-ups and this one is amazinggg!! And the yellows are bought out very nicely. Well done!
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01/18/2008 06:16:36 PM
houch!!! what sharpness and details, great colours even if i think that the blue on the legs isn't real,lens,postwork? I don't know but I have some suspect on that colour :) 9
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01/17/2008 07:37:37 PM
Amazing detail and really well done.
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01/17/2008 05:43:19 PM
nice macro, good focus and detals
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01/17/2008 07:15:06 AM
Nice macro
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01/16/2008 10:41:27 PM
Sharp, interesting DOF
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01/16/2008 06:35:40 PM
great detail. should place!
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01/16/2008 03:16:22 PM
sweet, number one fo sho
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01/16/2008 01:38:34 PM
ok, so far this is the best shot with yellow Ive seen. I hope it ribbons
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01/16/2008 09:43:33 AM
Awasome macro.
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01/16/2008 06:23:47 AM
Beautiful crisp detail. Would like to see the full res image.
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01/16/2008 12:40:33 AM
Wow! Winnnnnnerrrrrrrrr!
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01/16/2008 12:21:24 AM
oh wow...excellent macro...lighting is good. It's a pity the flash leaves such a distracting catchlightnin the eyes. I have done this kind of image before and wish there was another way...8
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