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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus C-740UZ
Location: Vass, NC
Date: Jun 8, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 86 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.5310
Avg (commenters): 7.8462
Avg (participants): 6.4380
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 1951
Views during voting: 627
Votes: 435
Comments: 41
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/06/2006 11:00:19 PM
Just a note to anyone who might conceivably care, this photo was taken with the Olympus C-770UZ, not the 740.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 01:17:46 PM
Best macro I've seen in a while. Good Luck!
01/31/2006 12:55:46 PM
Stunning photo. Sharpness and clarity are perfecto here. A++
01/31/2006 11:58:27 AM
awesome macro - love the detail and crop - nice work :)
01/31/2006 11:47:01 AM
The metallic shine is absolutely amazing.
01/29/2006 11:45:34 AM
Good title, and a fitting sobre execution of the image. It really looks like a plan to build a dragonfly. 9.
01/28/2006 11:23:15 PM
WOW!
01/26/2006 11:39:52 AM
nice job, one of the few bug pix I like, great macro, excellent light, great comp, nice angle, good idea on the dof, b&w need a small tweek, excellent texture, good color, nice lines, overall make a print available
01/26/2006 07:13:31 AM
Wow, is this for real, just FANTASTIC.................
01/26/2006 03:56:53 AM
amazingly sharp and detailed. I think the dark opening distracts from it a bit though
01/25/2006 09:53:22 PM
This is fantastic.
01/24/2006 04:48:50 PM
Super sharp detail! How did you get such a metallic look?
01/24/2006 12:41:25 PM
All I can say is Wow. Nice!!
01/22/2006 10:25:36 PM
Great photo! I particularly like all the little reflections in the wings and the off-center composition which works perfectly with the background. The clipped wing tips are minor problem, doesn't really bother me. As for the title, well I have to assume you're either flame-baiting or being sarcastic, either way I'm ignoring it and judging the photo only on its own merits - 8
01/21/2006 08:50:00 PM
Wow, best of the bug macros so far, and I've gotten through over 500 images. The detail on the wings is great, the harsh light on the right adds interest (and it's really interesting to see the same wings under a plurality of lighting conditions), and the non-flower backdrop helps a lot. The detail on the whole body is fabulous, and the head and thorax look gilded. I'm not entirely thrilled about the title because of its connotations, though that may be in part due to the political uproar in the U.S. surrounding a subject called by the same name. Great photo - good luck in the final rankings. This is top notch.
01/21/2006 07:03:28 PM
Sweet!
01/20/2006 11:17:08 PM
wow, i love the detail in his wings.....9
01/20/2006 08:40:00 PM
wonderful, wonderful detail. It made me take a second look at this one. Perhaps a better backround would have done the dragonfly justice. Great capture.
01/20/2006 10:43:53 AM
10 from me...good luck! awesome detail!
01/20/2006 06:55:00 AM
It is cool macro but the dark background is disturbing.
01/19/2006 09:14:59 PM
beautiful capture, excellent macro. 8
01/19/2006 08:28:02 PM
spectacular macro. the wing detail is terrific!
01/19/2006 07:42:53 PM
Great detail!
01/19/2006 07:34:01 PM
Really great macro! I love the composition against the right angle of the window frame(?) and the detail you captured is superb.
01/19/2006 08:56:02 AM
Wow... thats a stunning photo...
really like the blown out details.... 8
01/19/2006 08:44:24 AM
Excellent macro and really like the composition! It's beautifully crisp on the eyes and body with nice golden tones. The title is a plus. The only thing that mars it or I'd given this a higher score is that dark block. Can't tell what it is and what it adds to the picture. A real shame but 8 anyway.
01/18/2006 09:46:21 PM
www.wow-wow-wow.com ... 9 ... wow ...
01/18/2006 05:40:22 PM
STUNNING! 10
01/18/2006 02:50:38 PM
I dislike macros, but I can't dislike this. It has a remarkable beauty that derives partly from the jewel-like structure of the subject, and partly from your masterful treatment and understanding of it. It's good to see an insect shot that is more than a tribute to the skill of the lens maker. 8.
01/18/2006 12:49:39 AM
nice and crisp! Good detail in the wings!
01/17/2006 08:03:12 PM
Amazing dragonfly. Excellent detail. The wings remind me of a beautiful bevelled glass door I saw once. The background is a bit distracting, though.
01/17/2006 05:55:41 PM
Interesting macro. You don't normally see macros off-set in composition.
01/17/2006 04:47:17 PM
The detail on this is so amazing that it almost doesn't look real.
01/17/2006 01:04:36 PM
This may be the best photo in the whole challenge. Good job taking a photo that stands out among so many other good ones. You've also managed to take a dragonfly photo that really puts the other dragonflies to shame. Great job. Wonderful focus. Wonderful crop. Very interesting. Kudos to you.
01/17/2006 12:54:33 PM
Great detail and composition.
01/17/2006 12:40:55 PM
I love the clarity of this photo. 7
01/16/2006 09:49:22 PM
The bg is mildly distracting, it took me a minute to realize it's a window corner. After that: WOW!!! What detail!!! Great dragonfly!
01/16/2006 03:02:38 PM
It was decided this would not be the best design for the Wright Flyer.


Beautiful!!! Absolutely crisp detail and color!! 10 (a rarity in my scoring, cuz I am anal)
01/16/2006 11:05:20 AM
Wonderful focus and nice capture!
01/16/2006 05:13:08 AM
Amazing detail. Unique composition. Cool macro shot.
01/16/2006 01:23:50 AM
survial of the fittest, but the design is intelligent


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