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Yellow-winged darter
1st PlaceYellow-winged darter
bnilesh


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Date: Oct 3, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2010

WoW it ended with a blue :)
Thanks a lot for so nice comments & votes. Nice to see there are no 1's & 2's this time. I was really lucky to get this beautiful fly with nice colors & offered me nice POV. I used Kenko 20mm extension tube for this shot without flash & tripod.

I will like to dedicate this image to the master of insect macro photography on DPC 21_F.gif roz. I will like to appreciate her efforts & will like to follow her.
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An almost unmistakable darter, red-bodied in the male, with both sexes having large amounts of saffron-yellow colouration to the basal area of each wing, which is particularly noticeable on the hind-wings. Other Sympetrum species may have limited yellow-orange colouration near the extreme wing-bases, especially in females, but never so extensively as in this species.
Sites which are likely to attract this species have thick rushy margins. The yellow-winged darter tends to make quite short flights when settled at a site, and frequently perches quite low down on vegetation.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 168
Avg (all users): 6.9675
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.7581
Avg (non-participants): 7.1803
Views since voting: 6839
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 123
Comments: 26
Favorites: 7 (view)


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10/14/2010 08:07:48 PM
A very cool bug shot. Congrats on the blue and for keeping control of the 55-250 page. Since I seem to have lost mine while on vacation, I think you will eventually kick me off of that page!
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10/14/2010 02:50:27 AM
Wow Nilesh, you did it again!! A great shoot.. Congrats..
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10/12/2010 12:50:30 PM
Originally posted by elizadeb:

Love it! Planning to offer prints??

Thanks! Well I didn't thought about it but will upload it very soon :)
10/12/2010 12:04:01 PM
Love it! Planning to offer prints??
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10/11/2010 04:03:28 PM
I'm so glad this did well for you. I liked it very much from the moment I saw those colors.
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10/11/2010 03:44:41 PM
Congratulations on the Blue. Very nice shot.
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10/11/2010 03:03:03 PM
Congrats! Amazing photo :D
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10/11/2010 10:22:27 AM
Huge congrats my friend !!!! Wonderful shot!
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10/11/2010 09:14:06 AM
Nilesh ji,
Congratulation for BLUE RIBBON.

Its really a great picture
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10/11/2010 08:14:31 AM
Congratulations!! Fabulous.
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10/11/2010 04:58:47 AM
AWESOME .. !!
congrats on such a brilliant shot and the blue ..
and far out nilesh .. thankyou so much for the dedication .. i'm humbled .. :)
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10/11/2010 02:25:09 AM
Congrats on the blue

great photo
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10/11/2010 01:21:59 AM
Congrats on the blue wonderful image :)
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10/11/2010 01:15:19 AM
The focus plane is perfect! Fantastic catch, congratulations on your well-deserved ribbon :-)
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10/11/2010 12:13:21 AM
Lovely! Congrats on the blue!
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10/11/2010 12:05:45 AM
Beautiful shot! Congrats!
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10/11/2010 12:04:29 AM
Excellent shot... I am sorry, it's a bug so you didn't get the DPC HAT, but again, this is an awesome photo... Congrats :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/08/2010 04:34:51 AM
Oee Wow! Master photograhpy
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10/08/2010 02:19:36 AM
Amazing colors!
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10/06/2010 12:56:05 AM
awesome..........
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10/05/2010 08:14:31 PM
good color combination and excellent detail ... good luck
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10/05/2010 05:08:30 PM
I like the color and details of the wings.
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10/04/2010 02:37:48 PM
Oh. Beautiful! Love the colors and all of it being in focus on the same plane. Lovely! (not voting)
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10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM
This is gorgeous.
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10/04/2010 08:47:45 AM
This is gorgeous with the entire insect perfectly focused. Love the bokeh. The saturation of orange is perfect.
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10/04/2010 05:26:15 AM
sweet
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