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Challenge: Rule of Thirds II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: Japan
Date: Sep 2, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1500
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2006

There's been a plethora of dragonfly pictures in challenges lately, but as I've done well with them in the past, this is another!
Sempetrum pedemontanum elatum (well, possibly elatum)
He's one of the less common kinds around here, and I saw him by the creek as I was riding the bike home on Saturday afternoon. At first, he didn't want his picture taken, but I eventually got close enough to him.
Taken as jpg - and I didn't realise my camera was set to 400 ISO... Fast shutter speed because of the breeze blowing, waving the grass about.

Post-Challenge: Wow, I got 5th. It was very close to being my top score ever, though. Now, if you check my top three rated phots, you'll see a particular theme... If there was a challenge on dragonflies, I'd come in the middle of the pack, though.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 320
Avg (all users): 6.8373
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 7.0640
Views since voting: 3054
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 209
Comments: 22
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/12/2008 12:26:18 AM
This is a pleasure to view. The wings crossing and the effect that makes is almost more delicious than the posture.
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09/28/2006 09:32:14 PM
Crisp !
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09/21/2006 03:00:01 PM
Nice angle!I like the colours on this specimen and how you have captured the overall detail of the dragonfly.Pity about the slight noise in the bokeh.Good shot nonetheless!
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09/17/2006 09:36:38 PM
I didn't vote, but this is just superb. great detail and depth of field. Truly a glorious close up. The colors are so rich and vivid.
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09/17/2006 09:31:55 PM
Great shot and finish. This is my fav of your top 3 profile pics - best colors detail and composition IMO. Excellent capture.
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09/14/2006 11:28:01 PM
The clarity and razor sharpness leaves very little to the imagination. Like looking at a dream head on! Congratulations on your 5th finish.
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09/13/2006 04:35:51 PM
Congratulations on the 5th place, great shot!
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09/13/2006 10:50:43 AM
Congrats!
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09/13/2006 08:44:50 AM
Hey David - great finish!! Congrats!
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09/13/2006 01:11:02 AM
Nice one, David! Congrats on the top-five finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2006 02:45:53 PM
Beautiful subject. Focus and clarity are flawless. Great job. Good luck! You have my vote---9.
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09/12/2006 12:41:48 PM
Top 3 for me. Excellent job.
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09/10/2006 08:22:16 AM
And a perfect 10 at that!
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09/09/2006 08:05:35 AM
wonderful macro! great sharpness and colours. about the composition I think that the dragonfly start on the thirth lower point but it is too in the middle. even i think that there is a small problem i rate 10 because I like it :)
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09/08/2006 01:04:13 PM
Beautiful detail and amazing sharpness -- one of my favorite images in this challenge!
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09/07/2006 06:20:21 PM
Beautiful picture, good use of ROT
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09/07/2006 12:23:34 PM
What perfect focus. The angle of the dragonfly is very unusual. Excellent shot. 9
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09/07/2006 11:11:57 AM
Fantastic Shot. Great Lighting and focus of subject.
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09/07/2006 05:25:35 AM
Sweet! This is a really good macro, with an interesting composition. The DOF is perfect
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09/06/2006 02:59:21 PM
Terrific focus and good level of sharpness.
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09/06/2006 02:35:53 PM
Crap loads of detail and clarity in this photo, and great use of DOF as well. Very nice!
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09/06/2006 09:01:59 AM
crisp macro, well done
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