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Dragonfly Dreams

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Challenge: Rule of Thirds in Blue (Basic Editing)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date: Jul 15, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Water, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2011

Everyone is probably sick of bugs but finding a blue dragonfly hanging out near a pond on a sunny day ... lots of blue, and I liked the bokeh.

Had the 2x teleconverter on.

PP - cropped, white balance, color balance shift toward cyan/blue, increased saturation and contrast, levels, sharpened, reduced noise, resized, sharpened with noise reduction, added border.

Place: 18 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.2134
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 6.1176
Avg (non-participants): 6.2566
Views since voting: 641
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 164
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/27/2011 08:44:50 AM
Really? People are so lame.
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07/27/2011 02:04:05 AM
How exquisitely delicate.
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07/27/2011 12:42:46 AM
LOVE the bokeh!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2011 09:47:24 PM
Lovely, I'm thinking it's Wendy, and you probably ribboned again.
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07/26/2011 09:25:32 PM
Appropriate title for this dreamlike image. Lovely.
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07/25/2011 04:32:08 PM
The background is like a painting: absolutely stunning pastel bokeh.
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07/22/2011 12:04:35 PM
Lovely - very ethereal - like a painting.
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07/21/2011 10:48:16 PM
Perfect name for a perfect picture. Or it could have been "Lovely in Blue".
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07/21/2011 09:07:01 AM
Love the delicate feel of this one. Did you have something in background that give the image its blue cloud-like appearance?

Message edited by author 2011-07-27 04:42:51.
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07/20/2011 10:42:00 AM
Very beautiful
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07/20/2011 08:44:03 AM
Spectacular. That is the most glorious bokeh!!!
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