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Challenge: Textures VI (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro EX DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Jurong Bird Park Singapore
Date: Apr 5, 2009
Aperture: F14
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2009

YES this dragonfly is very ALIVE !!! Was not my original plan to shoot this for texture. Went out to shoot birds , saw this lovely dragonfly and as I had my Sigma 150mm macro lens with me , I shot off a couple of shots.

This shot is cropped pretty tight and I am surprised the quality held up reasonably well, so lets see what happens.

There will be a couple of DNMC I guess (or maybe a lot), some won't call this texture just details LOL!!

Andrew....05th Apr 2009
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thanks to everyone for all the votes.
Definitely did better than I expected. Started with at 5.7 and the score climbed steadily all the way till rollover.

thanks again.
Andrew...15th Apr2009
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Hi ,
There was a request to see the original so here it is. As I mentioned , the crop is significant and I am surprised the quality held up. Hooray for the D3 !!
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Andrew....18th Apr 2009

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 334
Avg (all users): 7.0165
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.0108
Avg (non-participants): 7.0225
Views since voting: 5680
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 182
Comments: 48
Favorites: 7 (view)


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04/22/2009 07:43:07 PM
Andrew, congrats on the red, great job!
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04/18/2009 01:50:15 AM
Thats what all the megapixel's are for! Great job cropping this, instant fav!
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04/17/2009 12:29:31 AM
Awesome shot Andrew, well deserved ribbon!
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04/16/2009 06:29:42 PM
Congrats Andrew!
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04/16/2009 01:11:27 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Very well deserved! One of my favorites.
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04/15/2009 09:45:18 PM
wow! I've never seen a bug "smile" before. :) Would it be possible to see the original photograph of this?

Congratulations on the ribbon! Well deserved
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04/15/2009 04:29:28 PM
An octi for lighting? In a studio?
Debbi
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04/15/2009 01:57:17 PM
I gave two images in this challenge a 10, yours was one of them... the other turned out to the the Blue winner. First time I've predicted 2 of the 3 ribbons lol.

Awesome image! Can't give you any critque as you're way more talented than me lol, so I'll just stick to the superlatives :-)
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04/15/2009 12:47:55 PM
Talk about up close and personal, WOW, nice capture
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04/15/2009 10:32:14 AM
Wow! 5.7 to 7.0+ That is an amazing climb. The ridiculous part is that it started at 5.7 tho. It is so incredible! Congratulations on 2nd place! Hey. . .aren't you giving Irene a run for her money in the ribbon awards these days :) Congratulations on such a huge success run!

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04/15/2009 10:09:48 AM
Congrats Andrew. Great details.
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04/15/2009 09:08:18 AM
Andrew, you are on fire. Congrats again.
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04/15/2009 08:43:45 AM
Way to go Andrew! I knew this one would be a top contender. Congrats! You are on a roll!
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04/15/2009 08:29:13 AM
ha.. superb.. superb..
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04/15/2009 08:16:56 AM
As someone already mentioned below, I thought this was a Roz shot. Those eyes are pretty freakin amazing.
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04/15/2009 08:10:29 AM
You are on FIRE! Awesome macro, in fact, stunning macro!!! Well done Andrew...you are enjoying a real wave of victory...That D3 is smoking at the moment!
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04/15/2009 06:21:07 AM
Wow. Great shot Andrew! You're on fire!
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04/15/2009 05:33:14 AM
Stunning, Well deserved!
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04/15/2009 01:16:49 AM
I gave this a ten. I was sorry there wasn't an eleven.

CONGRATS! He's adorable.
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04/15/2009 01:00:54 AM
WTG!!!!
Finally a ribbon after all those close ones.
Congrats!
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04/15/2009 12:55:18 AM
Congrats, Andrew! WTG!
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04/15/2009 12:49:50 AM
Wow, Andrew! You're definitely on a roll. Great focus and detail. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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04/15/2009 12:21:42 AM
Congrats Andrew!!! For yet another ribbon... way to go... cheers.
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04/15/2009 12:17:45 AM
You did it again! Well done...congrats on another ribbon! Great image!
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04/15/2009 12:08:45 AM
a 21_F.gif roz rival! ;-) Congrats!
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04/15/2009 12:07:34 AM
Wow Andrew! You are on a roll! Nice work my friend. :)
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04/15/2009 12:07:19 AM
amazing amazing .. AND SO BEAUTIFUL !!!.
congrats on a fantastic macro and red ribbon for such a wonderful subject .. :)
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04/15/2009 12:04:01 AM
Excellent Job Andrew. Congrates.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2009 11:36:49 AM
Impresive !! Good One... 10
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04/14/2009 02:26:26 AM
Fantastic shot. Incredible focus and detail, and there are lots of different textures in there.
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04/13/2009 03:24:40 PM
Awesome!
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04/12/2009 05:22:51 PM
This is SOOOOOOO cool! Looks like a 21_F.gif roz shot. If it ain't, that's one heck of a compliment. VERY nicely done! 9
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04/12/2009 01:56:57 PM
Well, this is hard to beat...:)
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04/11/2009 09:37:37 AM
this is incredibly cool. awesome job
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04/11/2009 09:01:02 AM
Love the "catchlights" (not that that has anything to do with texture but they really add to the expression). Surprisingly hairy little face. Texture abounds.
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04/11/2009 05:04:15 AM
It's almost as if these insects have become "re-discovered" as a new species on Earth with all these beautiful Macros I see everyday, years ago, one could never know what a Dragonfly really looks like! on a technical note, this image is just perfect, love the colorful green background- 10
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04/10/2009 06:20:23 PM
Outstanding macro. Amazing range of textures. Very cool shot.
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04/10/2009 04:38:48 AM
has the wow factor
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04/10/2009 03:49:54 AM
a winner for sure...21_F.gif roz is that you? ( not the bug, but the photographer...)
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04/09/2009 06:17:40 PM
Nice macro.Temporary rating of 5 for sorting purposes only. Bump to 6
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04/09/2009 03:34:39 PM
eek! those eyes!!! WOW!
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04/09/2009 11:53:35 AM
Great picture. Details is amazing... Love what seems like texture on the eyes as well as the hairs. Well done.
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04/09/2009 10:57:14 AM
And this must be roz...
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04/08/2009 09:26:31 PM
If this had been cropped to just below the forelegs, it would have been perfect and a terrific demonstration of texture in the natural world. As it is it works very well and is an effective and provacative image. Well done.
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04/08/2009 09:24:11 PM
Love the picture
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04/08/2009 08:20:12 PM
Highly detailed, nice shot.
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04/08/2009 08:12:55 PM
got to love those bugs...all those furry things on the legs...ick...but an excellent shot...great macro
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04/08/2009 10:55:49 AM
Stunning, the blue for me. must be a Roz masterpiece, if not, then Roz has a challenger ;-)
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