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Blue Dragonfly
Blue Dragonfly
boomer


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Once in a Blue Moon (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Lake Murray, California
Date: Jul 31, 2004
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2004

I am pretty new to the Digital Rebel, and the only lenses I've had are the kit lens and the 50mm 1.8. Today I remembered I have a cheap, plastic Canon 35-80 EF f/4-5.6 III from a dozen years ago with my (film) Rebel G. I thought I'd give it a go at a nearby lake and see if I could produce a decent picture. This dragonfly landed nearby and gave me nearly a dozen shots, and this was the best of the lot.

Cropped, adjusted levels, saturated blue just a bit, USM, and that's it.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 282
Avg (all users): 6.2458
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.0270
Avg (non-participants): 6.4341
Views since voting: 1011
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 240
Comments: 11
Favorites: 3 (view)


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AuthorThread
08/09/2004 03:34:47 AM
Way to go Garry!!
14th with 6.5 score. Great stuff! Great image
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08/09/2004 01:21:58 AM
Hey Boomer: Congratulations on your 14th place finish. This image is a winner, You got my seven and I still say this guy is pole vaulting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2004 10:54:01 PM
Awsome Focus, Good Shot
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08/08/2004 01:28:24 AM
This is the second dragon fly pic I chose for my top five. Great detail and color.
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08/07/2004 02:29:31 PM
This is a superb damselfly. Great pose, great focus on the eyes. The wings are delicate but perfectly focused too. The background is very distracting - and, since this is advanced editing, could easily be toned down or blurred.
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08/05/2004 11:00:20 AM
Several aspects make this shot stand out (lacy wings, crisp focus on the head, detail in the legs and body) the background sets it off very well. Composition is strong. One of my ribbon picks this challenge. Good luck
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08/03/2004 04:10:25 PM
Great macro. Sharp focus and nice color. Good DOF and placement of the subject so the background doesn't interfere with it.
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08/02/2004 04:29:43 PM
Absolutley awsome. Would love to know how long you had to take this shot. Nice detail. Good dof to keep the whole Dfly in focus!
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08/02/2004 12:47:02 PM
Great shot with the wings so forward to expose its body.
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08/02/2004 08:58:07 AM
Beautiful shot -- and this comes from someone who also entered a blue dragonfly in this challenge!
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08/02/2004 08:28:04 AM
Very cool... the best of the dragonfly shots (IMO)
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