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pond tapestry
pond tapestry

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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ5
Date: Oct 12, 2008
Aperture: f4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2009

This is the end of the pond season. Dragonflies still fly, but some attach themselves to something and do whatever they do before passing on - possibly lay eggs. The pond gets low, the muck abounds along with the detritus of whatever plants have taken hold from blown seeds or seeds brought by visiting mallards - this year arrowroot was added to the pondweed. Early to mid-afternoon is a good time to watch for dragonflies and other airborne insects.

Very little done to the photo: crop, adjust gamma and saturation, resize, sharpen, add border.

Place: 468 out of 531
Avg (all users): 4.8458
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8786
Avg (non-participants): 4.7407
Views since voting: 663
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 227
Comments: 11
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03/13/2010 12:32:51 AM
This shot looks a little dark, but that's probably about how the scene looked in afternoon light. I like the color saturation, and general earthy tones in this. I agree, that this one has probably laid it's eggs and is about to go to the big mosquito farm in the sky. I think that this is a Brown Hawker Dragonfly.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 07:23:07 PM
interesting POV
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01/21/2009 07:38:47 PM
What a composition! Great vantage point, beuatiful colors and texture. The border adds nothing though.
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01/19/2009 07:56:05 AM
lovely shot, just so dark,
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01/17/2009 01:56:41 PM
so is the dragon fly dead? a little murky
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01/17/2009 09:02:58 AM
Interesting composition. After the challenge is over, this would look great with some funky processing. It's dark, and dark images always suffer from "poor voter monitor calibration" syndrome.
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01/17/2009 12:51:53 AM
wow...this would make an interesting large print on a wall...
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01/16/2009 01:39:59 PM
a bit dark and strangely sad
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01/16/2009 09:47:36 AM
I love the bubble on the leaf. I might've played with contrast and levels a bit to differentiate the tones. :~)
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01/16/2009 09:29:16 AM
Great tones & textures. Nice of the dragonfly to be so cooperative! LOL!!! 8
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01/16/2009 09:09:58 AM
The angle doesn't do it for me.
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