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Dewdrop Damsel
1st PlaceDewdrop Damsel
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Location: Eugene, OR
Date: May 17, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2010

Wow. It's been a long time. (since January '09 to be exact). I have my teammates to thank for helping me progress through different critters to get to the right one. I've got pictures of snails, spiders, ladybugs, etc. in my little "iris studio". Finally I came across this damsel (the second one; the first was not as colorful) and it behaved quite nicely for me and let me wrangle it into place. The damsel works well because it doesn't take a lot of DOF to get most in focus. I thought for sure the OOF tail was going to get me in the end (no pun intended).

Thanks for the great comments and favorites. Processing is crop, contrast, sharpening. That's it.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 347
Avg (all users): 7.3743
Avg (commenters): 9.4118
Avg (participants): 7.3297
Avg (non-participants): 7.4167
Views since voting: 21923
Views during voting: 400
Votes: 187
Comments: 80
Favorites: 44 (view)


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06/01/2010 05:05:02 AM
i do not know if you have taken this picture with a tripod or by free hand, i like it very much, but i'd preferred if you was more parallel to the subject to have all in focus... maybe is a my "whim"...
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05/29/2010 03:30:37 PM
Are you planning to offer prints??? Pleeeeze?!!
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05/29/2010 11:46:38 AM
wonderful!
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05/29/2010 05:36:24 AM
it's so beautiful.
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05/28/2010 03:56:16 PM
Congrats!!! this is an awesome shot!! well deserved!
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05/27/2010 10:36:06 PM
Wow congrats!!!
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05/27/2010 06:51:05 PM
Tail, smail, you could have just wrangled him around some more and got the entire fly parallel to the sensor. But heck, I don't know if I could have stood that much perfection. I guess some of the fake drop criers have never hunted winged insects in the morning dew. I echo all the great comments you've received on this image. It really gives me a great feeling when I view it. With one exception: The %*&%ing watermark!!!!! It's like looking at the frigging Mona Lisa that someone smeared a dog turd on. Wish I'd have seen this one during the voting.
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05/27/2010 05:43:52 PM
Great Job!
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05/27/2010 03:50:38 AM
It is really magnificance.Can I ask you what do you think of the Canon 100 2.8L ?I see you used the 180mm macro lenes.Harvey Sherman.
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05/27/2010 12:11:20 AM
Congratulations on this fantastic image and the well deserved blue!!!
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05/26/2010 09:22:41 PM
simply wow
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05/26/2010 08:40:29 PM
Beautiful color and compostion - great find - congratulations!
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05/26/2010 07:49:42 PM
Best image on DPC in months.. superb!
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05/26/2010 01:01:18 PM
Congratulations on the awesome score and place. This is a stoning image... Well deserved ribbon.
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05/26/2010 01:00:26 PM
Congrats buddy.
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05/26/2010 12:08:31 PM
Beautiful
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05/26/2010 11:57:00 AM
Congrats on your blue, awkward little critters to photograph aren't they? Worth the effort when you get it right tho. Super shot.
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05/26/2010 10:20:50 AM
Can we get a print?
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05/26/2010 09:56:04 AM
Such an amazing capture. I'm so glad it ribboned. Congrats!
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05/26/2010 09:29:50 AM
Great work !
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05/26/2010 09:22:13 AM
You truly are the Bug Whisperer! =-)
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05/26/2010 09:21:27 AM
you've done it again Jason...what a beautiful image
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05/26/2010 09:19:52 AM
Super lovely. It's magical! Congratulations!
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05/26/2010 08:44:18 AM
Congratulations on the blue, Jason!

Message edited by author 2010-05-26 08:44:33.
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05/26/2010 08:37:18 AM
Congrats Doc!!!

Oh my... Did you notice your average vote per commenter? I don't know that I've ever seen one that high!
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05/26/2010 08:26:21 AM
Did not vote on this but it inspiring, beautifull image. Any of the top 5 could have taken honours. Nice shot
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05/26/2010 06:19:24 AM
The streak is over! Congrats on your first place finish.
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05/26/2010 05:07:09 AM
Excellent shot, congratulations !
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05/26/2010 03:20:04 AM
Beautiful image, love the droplets. Congratson the blue.
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05/26/2010 03:02:29 AM
So lovely I gave you a 10 and I am glad you got the Blue
Congratulations
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05/26/2010 03:02:02 AM
Congratulations. That is a pretty spectacular image.
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05/26/2010 02:35:15 AM
Stunning and well deserved. Stole the words from my mouth when I first saw it and still does. Congratulations!
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05/26/2010 02:33:08 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved blue. Great to see you back at the top of the leader board again.
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05/26/2010 02:21:11 AM
WONDERFUL shot Doc !!!!! Just wonderful Congrats on the Blue !!
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05/26/2010 01:57:20 AM
Glycerine-A-Licious but the tones are killer.
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05/26/2010 01:28:49 AM
Great picture, congratulations!
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05/26/2010 01:04:38 AM
Amazing shot, congratulations!!!
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05/26/2010 01:02:40 AM
Sensational, even more so after repeated viewings. Congrats!
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05/26/2010 01:00:40 AM
Fantastic shot! The droplets are incredible. Congratulations on your well deserved win!
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05/26/2010 12:50:44 AM
Congratulations Jason!! I will wow once more here!!
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05/26/2010 12:46:28 AM
Many congratulations, Jason, on your well deserved 1st place! I do not eat dandelions! :)
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05/26/2010 12:45:56 AM
Gorgeous Jason! Congratulations!
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05/26/2010 12:38:33 AM
Cool Jason--congrats! Appropriately purplelish.
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05/26/2010 12:27:43 AM
Huge congrats Doc!! That is a gorgeous shot - I didn't even vote in this and I am sad now - this is phenomenal!!
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05/26/2010 12:19:42 AM
Gasp! How did I miss this one in voting. Well. Good thing you didn't need my vote. Wow!
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05/26/2010 12:17:51 AM
Very cool, great colors!
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05/26/2010 12:13:48 AM
Way to go, sneezy! Win one for the team!
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05/26/2010 12:12:24 AM
Wow,,what a catch...Congrats on a Great image & Ribbon
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05/26/2010 12:09:53 AM
congrats! amazing macro, love the colors =)
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05/26/2010 12:08:10 AM
Grats Doc, lovely shot. But now you have to re set the timer. The doctor has not gotten a ribbon in...
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05/26/2010 12:07:45 AM
The minute I saw this, I knew it was the Blue. Congratulations - it's stunning.
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05/26/2010 12:07:45 AM
I don't know, Jason...I think your "Dewdrop Damsel" looks more like "Adonis"...;-P

Congrats on your ribbon! Very well done!
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05/26/2010 12:05:43 AM
Yeah.....you did it....you broke your curse!!! Congrats on your ribbon....amazing image!!!!
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05/26/2010 12:05:35 AM
Congrats Jason!
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05/26/2010 12:03:52 AM
Congrats...this is beautiful Snotty.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2010 09:18:49 PM
Holy wow. Enough said. 10
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05/25/2010 08:40:12 PM
Wow, amazingly sharp and great colours, fab!
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05/25/2010 05:58:21 PM
what can I say? Perfect. 10101010
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05/25/2010 05:01:28 PM
Ohhhhhhhh Jason!...how remarkable to witness the quantum leap of spidey's transformation into this unbelievably breathtaking and magical dragonfly. Those dew drops must be the kisses of angels from the heavens above! No words of praise can truly express how remarkable this image is. And, the flower (along with the background) is the most glorious shade of PURPLE! ::BEAMS::
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05/24/2010 04:56:00 PM
Holy Smokes! This is breathtaking!
I give very few images instant 10s, generally I give them 8s or 9s, and later realize that they deserve a higher score.
This is one of those rare occasions where I crank it out right away. Stunning!
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05/23/2010 08:54:59 AM
Great shot. Really like the droplets too!
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05/21/2010 01:44:16 AM
nicely done.. very eye candy
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05/20/2010 11:04:56 PM
OMG it's so lovely!! Well done! My fav of the challenge *10*
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05/20/2010 09:07:38 PM
Really nice capture. Both the subject and the bokeh are great!
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05/20/2010 03:47:04 AM
Just magnificent. The bokeh makes him pop and the colours of insect, flower and bokeh are perfectly complimentary. Focus is excellent. We will never know if its dew or spray but if it's spray then he was either to cold to move or very patient! 10
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05/20/2010 02:18:02 AM
Very Nice
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05/19/2010 11:02:44 PM
Awesome!
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05/19/2010 09:25:44 PM
Did you find him this way or did you give him a beauty spritz? Love the colors, and how they compliment the iridescent body
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05/19/2010 09:07:18 PM
Hope to see this on the front page.
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05/19/2010 09:03:25 PM
Excellent photo all around. Great focus, great lighting, great colors.
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05/19/2010 08:59:32 PM
Fabulous! I gave you a 10 I just love it!
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05/19/2010 08:28:25 PM
wow - 10
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05/19/2010 05:30:37 PM
This - I love this! It's a fav!
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05/19/2010 03:12:10 PM
Absolutely beautiful!! Very nice shot, love it!
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05/19/2010 12:46:57 PM
Wonderful colors.. background bokeh really compliments this photo. 10
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05/19/2010 08:31:32 AM
Wow!! I WANT THIS ON MY LIVING ROOM WALL!!!!!!!!!!!
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05/19/2010 01:47:43 AM
Wow!
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05/19/2010 12:22:50 AM
Ohhh, do we have a winner here, this is awesome. Love how you captured all those drops on the wings.
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05/19/2010 12:14:07 AM
Wow! Seriously? I mean wow! If you don't win a ribbon I'll be shocked.
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05/19/2010 12:13:27 AM
Exquisite
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