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Blue-eyed Darner (Aeshna multicolor)
Blue-eyed Darner (Aeshna multicolor)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Nikon
Location: Chaffee County, Colorado
Date: Jul 1, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 500
Galleries: Nature, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2005

Hovering/hunting over pond. Captured with 300mm at approx. 5 feet.

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 374
Avg (all users): 6.5959
Avg (commenters): 7.5455
Avg (participants): 6.4561
Avg (non-participants): 6.9189
Views since voting: 6627
Views during voting: 445
Votes: 245
Comments: 34
Favorites: 8 (view)


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10/31/2006 12:19:16 AM
Shots ruined by being out of focus
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07/19/2006 01:08:01 PM
Beautiful capture of an equally beautiful dragonfly. The slight movement in the tail and the blur of the wings really makes this...

That's a species we don't see in Britain and it is nice to see so much colour and detail.
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04/07/2006 06:38:56 PM
Amazing photo! Great detail and color not to mention catching this little bugger (pardon the pun!) in flight!
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01/25/2006 07:35:07 PM
wow. i really can't believe this didn't score higher, given how well captured, and technically difficult this is.
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09/17/2005 11:42:56 PM
How on earth did you get this?
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07/17/2005 09:33:20 PM
Excellent capture in mid flight! WOW
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07/17/2005 09:09:26 PM
Very well captured. Great colour details. Thankyou so much for your comment on my Sport entry. That image was taken during a cutting event. Judi
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07/11/2005 07:23:33 AM
Thanks for the kind comments. The shot was one of seven outtakes and the only one where the dragonfly was facing semi-forward. All I did was auto-focus on a hovering d-fly, and shoot. In PS I added contrast, curved a bit and USMed. I Neat Imaged the shot. Van
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2005 11:34:18 PM
wow...in flight!
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07/10/2005 04:02:23 PM
Wow.. I like this simply because I know how hard it is to get a moving object as sharp and in focus as this. Well done. I hope I can accomplish someday.
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07/10/2005 11:07:51 AM
This among a few others makes my face scrunch up, because I have NO clue how you achieved flight capture. (patience I suppose). Unless you pp a blur effect. works for me. Except inevitably it is a little blurry and lighting a little harsh.
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07/10/2005 01:23:39 AM
wow! what a capture! Good luck. I hope folks appreciate what a hard shot this must have been to capture.
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07/09/2005 10:32:40 AM
Really nice shot and in any other challenge this would have been right up there at the top, but the competition is fierce, so I'm being a little more picky than I normally would. I think the DOF is good, but could be better at the tail. I like the movement of the wings. Also there are a couple of hot spots on the fly that detract from it's color and definition. All in all, a really great capture (and like I said, would have scored a 9 from me with less competition). 7
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07/09/2005 06:58:59 AM
way cool,great capture.10
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07/08/2005 04:00:24 PM
IN A WORD, GREAT! ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THAT SHOT THAT GOOD!
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07/08/2005 03:09:38 PM
Not sure how you caught this image but nice job
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07/07/2005 06:00:41 AM
Great capture. I love the colors.
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07/06/2005 07:37:46 PM
great job on catching this bugger in mid-flight. bumping up to a 9
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07/06/2005 06:05:55 PM
Brilliant. Beats me how you nailed this shot !!
Good detail , nicely framed , and loving the wing movement.
Nice job.
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07/06/2005 03:50:37 PM
A tough shot well caught.
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07/06/2005 12:51:36 PM
Tough to get bugs in flight with the narrow dof. Well done.
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07/06/2005 12:14:14 PM
good catch! a bit soft , but considering the circumstances a really nice imageD!
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07/05/2005 04:45:02 PM
Nice shot!!!! 8
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07/05/2005 07:30:56 AM
Very nice capture!!! The colors seem to be a bit overexposed, but very good overall.
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07/04/2005 10:08:27 PM
Nice shot, good bokeh
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07/04/2005 09:48:38 PM
8 - Very good but, even though more focus on the 'wings in flight' would obviously be very difficult, more focus/detail on the head and body would be great. Very good 'mid flight' capture though.
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07/04/2005 07:53:08 PM
Fantastic that you got him flying. Good job
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07/04/2005 06:32:24 PM
What I wanna know is ... how do you hold him still long enough to get the eyes and body in focus while the wings are buzzing like that?!?!?!?!? Nice shot. Good luck!
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07/04/2005 03:43:42 PM
Wow! You captured it in flight? That's incredible! Lovely composition, nice colour, nicely blurred background.
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07/04/2005 12:38:42 PM
Amazing! I can't believe you caught this guy in flight with such beautiful detail!
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07/04/2005 12:23:21 PM
Great color contrast. Good stop action. I wish his eyes were in focus more.
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07/04/2005 11:59:25 AM
Wow, caught in flight! So clear. Good one.
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07/04/2005 12:53:05 AM
It looks like you caught this in flight - that's amazing!
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07/04/2005 12:32:32 AM
now how did you get this? 8
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