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Dreams Of Flying
Dreams Of Flying

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: National Park, NSW, Australia
Date: Jan 30, 2009
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2009

Taken in National Park NSW, I stopped to take a shot of a bridge and under it I found a slow moving stream with loads of these little guys. Took a bunch of shots, most were blurry but this was one of the better ones.

Cropped, straightened, curves and USM. Burned the wings slightly. Reduced noise in Photoshop.

Place: 103 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.9873
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.8073
Avg (non-participants): 6.3958
Views since voting: 891
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 157
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/13/2009 09:27:32 PM
oh cool! That's awesome!
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02/08/2009 12:55:26 AM
677021.jpgPostLuminous Award Nominee!
an almost crystalline dragonfly, cold icy-blue, over this warm smooth emerald green liquid background. Either is great, combined is greater still.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 11:41:19 PM
beautiful. love the diamond-glow of the dragonfly and the gorgeous curvy waves behind him.
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02/07/2009 06:27:48 PM
Really awesome background.
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02/02/2009 12:13:01 AM
I really like this shot a lot, the effect of the water looks great. The dragonfly seems a bit washed out though. Still a beautiful shot. 8
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02/01/2009 11:37:41 PM
Not voting, just commenting. Stunning capture. Incredible background.
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02/01/2009 07:46:00 PM
i love the background but wish the dragonfly was more properly exposed
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02/01/2009 01:16:46 PM
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02/01/2009 08:20:33 AM
Almost abstract, I like the color contrasts, but the light and focus on the dragon fly is not quite satisfying.
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02/01/2009 07:44:02 AM
For me, the background offers the most interest - not because I don't appreciate the dragonfly - just that the background looks fantastic.
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02/01/2009 07:43:46 AM
brilliantly frozen!!!
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