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What do you mean its turned blue?
What do you mean its turned blue?
Falc


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: South Yorkshire
Date: May 31, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60th
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2006

Immature Blue-tailed Damselfly.

100mm f2.8 macro lens plus 70mm of extension tube.
Lit be a 550ex and a 420ex

In the 'failure' challenge, lots of comments about the sharpness meant I dropped lots of points. The damselfly kept flicking it's abdomen up in the air. I took nearly 30 shots before I got the crisp sharpness and the tail in that position. The damselfly was caught on my garden pond and brought into the greenhouse for the 'shoot'. He was released back into the wild and went on to live a long and fulfilling life ;-)

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.4586
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.2154
Avg (non-participants): 6.6304
Views since voting: 1160
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 157
Comments: 12
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/26/2006 03:41:58 PM
wish this had a blue ribbon... i feel it deserves one. sweet image
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 11:24:29 PM
This is much better than the original Keith ;) Where you find these dragonflies is beyond me but the sight of his eyes peeking at the sides is just hilarious. Love it ;)
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06/11/2006 11:27:37 PM
This is going right into my favorites! Love the DOF and the dragonfly too!!
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06/11/2006 01:44:28 PM
Omigosh. The expression is absolutely priceless. An amazing shot - prefect focus on the little guy's (or gals - I don't suppose you asked) face.
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06/11/2006 08:45:24 AM
Just a priceless expression.... After review bumping to 10 and my favourite for the blue...
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06/10/2006 09:34:52 PM
So funny and good. 10
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06/10/2006 07:55:04 PM
Hehehehe...this is just plain adorable.
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06/07/2006 01:38:42 PM
Funny capture there...
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06/07/2006 02:16:05 AM
I love this quirky one.....it made me laugh.....
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06/06/2006 06:35:07 PM
Sharper than your original. Nice background. The tail is a bit distracting, which you tried to compensate for with your title. Your biggest failure in the last shot was probably that it was shoehorned into the Failure challenge. 7
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06/06/2006 10:54:12 AM
Loved it! It is a great photo and tt made me laugh out loud... Everything works here so well! Great job!
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06/06/2006 08:55:19 AM
Great shot and an excellent title...haven't seen the original, but this looks fantastic and I hope you do well with this, good luck
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