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Blue Dragonfly
Blue Dragonfly

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Collection: A Week of Wild Things Jun 2008
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date: Jun 6, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 7, 2008

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Comments: 8
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Another from my favorite wetlands park :-) Found quite a few dragonflies; like this shot for the way his head is tilted toward me, the complementary background and the bokeh from the sun shining on the water.

Sorry for the boring title but nothing more creative is suggesting itself to me this morning!

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, increased saturation, shifted yellow green to greener hue, cloned/airburshed bright tip of his stick perch, burnt his eye slightly, USM, reduced noise, added border, resized, sharpened with noise reduction.

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10/31/2008 02:40:20 PM
Beautiful lighting and composition. It shows off the delicacy of the wings so perfectly. What a gorgeous shot!!
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06/19/2008 12:55:19 AM
Lovely depiction/capture and beautiful composition.
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06/13/2008 12:16:42 AM
Light is excellent, beautiful edit.
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06/08/2008 11:57:27 AM
I like the way the light shines off of his wings. Nice bokeh in the background.
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06/07/2008 12:52:10 PM
Beautiful capture. I love the blue/green bokeh background. It's a perfect complement to the glistening wings.
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06/07/2008 10:50:33 AM
This is a lovely shot Mary.

Great colours and the delicacy of the foliage provides a wonderful visual synergy with his own shape and form.

The OOF bright spots finish this off perfectly.
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06/07/2008 09:25:52 AM
The bokeh is lovely - and helps make for a very quiet and gentle photo.
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06/07/2008 09:08:09 AM
What really makes this shot is that beautiful bokeh. I love it.
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