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Challenge: Minimalism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super for Canon
Location: Morikami Gardens, Florida
Date: Apr 22, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Snapshot, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2005

I was in Florida over my schools spring break and i went to the Morikami Japanese gardens in Delray. It was an amazing place, with all sorts of birds and flowers and bugs. There were plenty of dragonflies. I knew i wouldn't be able to get a Jacko Macro of a dragonfly, so i made due with what was possible. I had nminimalism in mind and looked for certain set ups that would work. This was one of the few set ups that a dragonfly actually came to.

Post Processing -
Crop off right
Auto Levels
Auto Contrast
USM
Levels
Neat Image

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 492
Avg (all users): 6.6061
Avg (commenters): 7.6410
Avg (participants): 6.5812
Avg (non-participants): 6.6337
Views since voting: 3663
Views during voting: 545
Votes: 363
Comments: 45
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/20/2005 05:13:30 PM
nice work - a keeper for sure.

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05/05/2005 12:27:36 AM
I have never seen a more graceful bug capture. This image has grace, poise and above all a sweet beauty. Kudos on your great effort.

Congratulations on your 9th finish.
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05/04/2005 09:21:04 AM
Great job Robert!
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05/04/2005 08:16:47 AM
this is great
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05/04/2005 07:30:16 AM
Congrats on the top ten finish this is a real cool insect shot that suits the challenge to a tee.
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05/04/2005 06:59:15 AM
awesome---top ten!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2005 11:53:07 PM
Great capture...looks very delicate!
05/03/2005 02:33:33 PM
Nice Dof! 8
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05/03/2005 06:27:48 AM
Very nice picture... make you smile even.
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05/02/2005 10:02:25 PM
Well done. Nice and sharp with good bokeh.
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05/02/2005 02:20:45 PM
Excellent photo, Should do rear well
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05/02/2005 01:46:23 PM
nice composition
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05/01/2005 10:03:02 PM
Like the photo, title and the depth of field. Nice job...
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05/01/2005 06:22:09 PM
Delicate and pretty! Such a strong subject with great detail that the negative space seems to be a necessary balance (rather than an empty space to meet the challenge).
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05/01/2005 03:42:22 PM
How poised this little creature looks! So simple and stunning, very nice.
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04/30/2005 11:52:35 PM
great capture. elaborate and fragile.
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04/30/2005 11:21:52 PM
Beautiful! Wonderful detail and setting. Love the dangling seeds and wing spots. - 10
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04/30/2005 04:52:09 PM
amazing capture!
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04/30/2005 07:00:54 AM
Fantastic, details and sharp focus on the subject are amazing
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04/30/2005 06:24:34 AM
Awesome shot! I like the background... 8
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04/30/2005 02:04:38 AM
Lovely picture.
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04/30/2005 01:24:42 AM
Fantastic timing! Love the perspective and the great bokeh. The fly is very sharp and detailed, and the processing is very clean without distracting artifacts. Have you considered turning this into a duotone? Overall a great image for this challenge. 8
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04/29/2005 10:35:39 PM
Stunning find! Well composed; interesting bokeh. :o)
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04/29/2005 09:50:36 PM
I love this little insect...I wish there was a little less of the white highlights on the right. The right side could be cropped more.
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04/29/2005 04:52:22 PM
Wow, great blur in the backround, your eye skips righht to the dragonfly

great work
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04/29/2005 02:30:50 PM
Excellent capture. I like extreme shallow DOF when it's use properly.
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04/29/2005 04:45:22 AM
GORGEOUS...... 10
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04/29/2005 01:31:00 AM
Awesome shot !!
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04/28/2005 08:11:44 PM
Very sharp, well lit with a beautiful bokeh. I also like the title. -9
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04/28/2005 07:20:47 PM
Super good.
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04/28/2005 06:30:07 PM
Unique!
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04/28/2005 05:19:29 PM
Nice capture. Very hard to get them with out spoking them. I gave it a 7.
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04/27/2005 11:10:16 PM
Nice, very sharp!
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04/27/2005 01:49:37 PM
Great shot! Perfect for this challenge. Only nit is that the background is a bit too bright (especially on the right hand side) and that distracts from the subject a little too much.
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04/27/2005 01:07:13 PM
I find the background too bright and distracting.
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04/27/2005 12:33:35 PM
Really nice capture. WIsh the highlights in the background weren't so bright.
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04/27/2005 11:04:54 AM
Great capture!
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04/27/2005 10:51:15 AM
great shot
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04/27/2005 10:11:27 AM
probably a top 5 pick...nice1
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04/27/2005 09:25:16 AM
Tremendous, lovely image
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04/27/2005 09:13:07 AM
clever photo,
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04/27/2005 08:49:36 AM
Very Nice! <7>
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04/27/2005 08:47:27 AM
this is a great shot, ....10.good luck
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04/27/2005 05:30:55 AM
nicely done
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04/27/2005 12:30:31 AM
Beautiful detail and wonderful lighting. Like the blurred background.
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