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Dragonfly Suit-Of-Armor
Dragonfly Suit-Of-Armor

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: In the Garden (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 4900Z
Location: Auburndale, Florida
Date: Jul 24, 2003
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/274
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2003

A cooperative dragonfly provided an unusual point of view. Settings on Program Auto

Place: 23 out of 350
Avg (all users): 6.4043
Avg (commenters): 8.1875
Avg (participants): 6.2603
Avg (non-participants): 6.6404
Views since voting: 2262
Votes: 235
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)

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08/12/2003 06:01:53 PM
Thanks to everyone for your positive comments. I don't know why the out of focus head bothers so many people. Actually my thought at the time was the composition placement of the angle for the wings, not the focus. As to the glares, I feel they help to give the appearance of the membrane part of the wings. Thanks again.

Suzanne Williams Photography
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2003 11:40:40 PM
very nicely done, a good macro of a difficult subject
08/05/2003 11:49:27 AM
Great detail!
08/04/2003 12:58:48 AM
I like this and the focus is great..you also did a good jod of a conpromise between close upp and where you chose to crop.
08/03/2003 04:56:47 PM
Nicely sharp on its back, but the head is a little soft, as are the wings, I like the composition.
08/02/2003 10:56:42 PM
Your shot really stands out among all the other insect shots. The detail in the wings is amazing. Very nice!
08/02/2003 06:54:03 AM
great macro, 9
08/02/2003 12:40:20 AM
08/01/2003 09:40:26 PM
great shot!
08/01/2003 07:26:09 AM
would have liked to see the rest of the wings
good shot though
07/31/2003 08:16:51 AM
Beautiful macro, good composition; the cropping off of the wings works for me - 10.
07/31/2003 07:53:37 AM
Superb shot, I love the texture and detail on the wings. Shame about the occasional burnt out highlight, and the shadow detracts from the subject a little. Nice composition and crop. Perhaps could do with a little more saturation and sharpening. Very nice dof. 9
07/31/2003 01:40:46 AM
yikes. scary closeup, but really well done.
07/30/2003 10:02:07 PM
07/30/2003 01:15:23 PM
Fantastic detail!
07/30/2003 12:21:00 PM
Goodness, this is beautiful... I like the diagonal line of the leaf/ stem breaking up the frame one way as the wings break it up in the other. A well chosen crop.
07/30/2003 11:24:29 AM
The upper part of the dragonfly's body looks like it has a lions face in it! Did you notice that? Pretty cool shot....I like bugs...
07/30/2003 08:47:12 AM
Wonderful textures ! This photo just jumps out at you. The lighting is perfect. Great contrast and his body is in thirds which just balances this out. GREAT photo :)
07/30/2003 04:19:27 AM
The focus started to fade away toward the head. Maybe if you decrease your aperture or move you focus up a little capture all the details of the dragonfly, it would have scored higher from me. 8

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