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Libellula lydia
Libellula lydia

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Challenge: Unusual Objects (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Pentax SMC DA 55-300mm F4.5-5.8ED
Location: Silver Springs State Park, Yorkville, IL
Date: May 26, 2009
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2009

N. Illinois dragonfly.

saturation -
brightness -
size & sfw

Place: 61 out of 109
Avg (all users): 5.3276
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.1579
Avg (non-participants): 5.4103
Views since voting: 562
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 116
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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06/08/2009 06:19:57 PM
The DOF and sharpness and processing are all spot on I think, Mike.

Perhaps this would have scored more highly if it had been taken from the side. NOT an easy thing to do, change positions and not have them fly away, I know, but maybe it would have helped the body stand out more from the background if it were against the green instead of the brown?

I like it, regardless. The wings are very detailed.
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06/08/2009 08:24:10 AM
There's a dragonfly named "Lydia"?? I never knew... Cool! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2009 03:39:47 PM
wonderful shot...love the detail
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06/05/2009 07:42:19 PM
Well Lydia, great color and a nice background. And I'm sure it's unusual. But is it an object?
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06/02/2009 08:37:10 AM
Is she unusual? ;o) Beautifully composed. 8
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