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Challenge: In the Garden (Classic Editing)
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: Powderham Castle Gardens, Devon, UK
Date: Jul 23, 2003
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 350
Avg (all users): 7.2009
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 7.1119
Avg (non-participants): 7.3488
Views since voting: 6507
Votes: 229
Comments: 53
Favorites: 18 (view)


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12/02/2003 08:15:43 AM
Sweet macro shot! The water drops makes this more interesting.
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08/29/2003 01:31:51 PM
Love dragonflys,I have since I was a little girl. They fly all over around my child hood home in Northern CA, during the summer! This is a beautiful shot!!
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08/12/2003 03:47:33 PM
wow awesome you deseve first place
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08/07/2003 06:34:25 PM
Awesome shot. So crystal clear. Congrats!!!
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08/06/2003 07:08:33 PM
Congrats on a really nice shot. I just saw one of these rascals the other day, but couldn't get him to cooperate. From an old Essex boy, what a smashing shot!
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08/06/2003 10:13:21 AM
I didn't vote on all of the entrys and missed yours. It was for sure my loss, as it is superb. Congratulations!
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08/06/2003 09:13:38 AM
i liked this. i think it was his color that made him so striking .. congrats!
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08/06/2003 06:11:37 AM
Another blue bob! Congrats! Great photo
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08/06/2003 03:29:28 AM
Well done Bob - top job. Beautiful capture.
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08/06/2003 03:23:53 AM
Wow, thanks everyone... an unexpected result! There were so many great shots in this challenge, and I'm much more fond of many of my other entries that didn't do so well!
And I know now what a damselfly is!
08/06/2003 03:21:12 AM
Congrats, Bob. Great shot - well done.
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08/06/2003 02:56:16 AM
Woohoo way to go, excellent win! Have you corked the champagne yet?
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08/06/2003 02:23:59 AM
My favorite dragonfly shot. Congrats!
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08/06/2003 02:15:01 AM
That's a fantastic shot. I can't get over the colouring on the dragonfly! Just amazing!

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08/06/2003 12:52:46 AM
Optio S ?? amazing shot for such a limited camera!
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08/06/2003 12:48:32 AM
and you said in my comments you shouldnt have submiited!! great shot-- glad to share the floor with you
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08/06/2003 12:43:28 AM
congrats!! beautiful photo!!
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08/06/2003 12:08:56 AM
Wow! This is awesome. The color of that little guy is unreal. Congrats!
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08/06/2003 12:03:49 AM
Congrats! This is a wonderful image!
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08/06/2003 12:02:40 AM
congrats!!!
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08/06/2003 12:02:36 AM
Nice capture, congrats! I like the water drops, they add a nice touch.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2003 10:20:33 PM
very well done shot, great subject, the water drops really make it IMO
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08/05/2003 09:18:11 PM
I really like this one. It's very colorful and the beads of water really give to the image.
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08/05/2003 11:04:24 AM
I really like the color in the dragonfly!
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08/04/2003 06:43:45 PM
Beautiful colors and focus. Excellent capture. The water droplets add to an already exceptional shot.
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08/04/2003 02:32:42 PM
Cool shot
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08/04/2003 05:51:59 AM
nice (9)
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08/04/2003 02:25:13 AM
so many dragonflys this round! but yours is the best:) 9
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08/03/2003 10:14:34 PM
lovely shot. The colours are great, and the focussing has clearly brought the subject away from the background. well done.
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08/03/2003 05:19:16 PM
Actually, it's a damselfly, but this is a nice study - good sharpness and nice lighting. I know the water srops are attractive, but I think I'd crop some of the empty space on the right to let the insect occupy more of the shot.
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08/03/2003 01:53:23 PM
Great capture. Definite wow factor. BTW, it's a damsel fly.
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08/02/2003 08:27:14 PM
Fantastic macro! Beautiful colors and textures - the water droplets especially. And let's not forget the beautiful dragonfly. This is one of my favorites in this challenge. Good luck!
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08/02/2003 08:08:55 PM
Excellent detail in both the dragonfly and the drops, great image, 9
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08/01/2003 09:18:28 PM
Beautifull
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08/01/2003 09:07:01 PM
one simple word: Bravo!
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08/01/2003 10:36:07 AM
Beautiful damselfly. Colors right on. Great shot.
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08/01/2003 05:00:32 AM
Probably a ribbon. 9
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07/31/2003 07:18:04 PM
I personally love pictures of dragonflies and this one is an excellent one. Great colors and in focus too! Nothing worse than an out of focus macro. The water drops on the leaf really add to this shot. Very nice.
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07/31/2003 03:14:43 PM
Absolutely superb!
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07/31/2003 09:45:15 AM
Great picture. Good composition and excellent execution.
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07/31/2003 08:12:46 AM
Beautiful capture! The shallow DOF really makes that dragonfly stand out so much more - 10.
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07/31/2003 07:42:24 AM
Background is a problem, not sure how you'd fix it though.
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07/31/2003 07:32:30 AM
I've seen this critter before, and I've always wondered whether it's really a dragonfly because of how it holds its wings when at rest -this is sort of like misidentifying a moth as a butterfly... But that's a digression. The blue is brilliant in this photo - though it gets a bit diluted by the light background. Still, a nice shot!
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07/30/2003 09:30:55 PM
dragon or damsel? nice!
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07/30/2003 06:02:23 PM
There were so many dragonflies in this contest. By far, this one's the best.
The colors, the diagonal lines, the water drops. Excellent.
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07/30/2003 01:28:27 PM
Superb photography. Congratulations. Good exposure and lights.
Composition can be improved for future shots.
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07/30/2003 01:23:59 PM
nice macro! the colors of it's body are so vivid.
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07/30/2003 12:19:38 PM
What a lovely capture with the water and dragonfly so clear and the background so nicely out of focus. Only minor problem for me is that one very dark and large vertically hanging leaf which competes a little with the foreground for me but still a wonderful image.
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07/30/2003 11:18:06 AM
Beutiful Shot, great composition, good focus and DOF, 10
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07/30/2003 11:00:24 AM
Wonderful picture, you should be proud!
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07/30/2003 07:23:07 AM
Now thats a looong fly cool picture I like the raindrops amd the color of that little bastard ;)
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07/30/2003 06:01:49 AM
a nice macro
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07/30/2003 05:25:43 AM
Absolutely superb! Great dof. Lovely lines. Sparkling clarity on the insect and the water droplets. 10
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