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  Mini#22 Best of 2011
Entry 4 of 38
   
 
Dragonfly       ©2011 mbbin2
Panasonic DMC-GH2       4th place, 145 points
1/500s, f8, ISO 160, 600mm, Aperture Priority, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: converted, cropped and resized in CS5.       Extra Info: This dragonfly spent the day in our backyard last spring. I have about 50 photos taken on that day. I looked for him or his family afterward, but he never returned.
 
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NileLily
Jan 15, 2012
    Crisp and Clear Shot, Well done mmbin2.

mbbin2
Jan 12, 2012
    Thanks to all of you for your comments and thanks to the dragonfly. Normally they just dart around our yard and I am not fast enough to capture. This one was intent on a couple of flowers and spent the day. Very unusual.

Adirondack Gal
Jan 11, 2012
    This is a great image, and was in a tough competition for the top honors! The detail is wonderful as is the framing. Well done!

Lo
Jan 10, 2012
    Congratulations - well deserving of the placement in a tough field.

Jade O.
Jan 9, 2012
    Excellent finish in a fine field of entries. Really nice shot!

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Mepo
Jan 9, 2012
    Excellent detail - very nice capture. The composition works very well - I'm guessing it is based on a triangle - whatever it is, it works.

Zooker
Jan 9, 2012
    Lovely intricate detail in the wings. Well captured !

Old Finn
Jan 8, 2012
    Good sharpness, beautiful colors. Nr 2 in my favs.

Jade O.
Jan 7, 2012
    Technically near perfect. I'm certain it is not in my top 3 but deserves to be in the top 5. So my no. 4. Those wings are magnificent and the colours, framing and lighting are very good. Though it doesn't comply with the rule of thirds it "feels" like it does but I think that tension in composition pushes it down a little for me. Still, I don't know how you could have framed it better.

Lo
Jan 7, 2012
    OMG this is magnificent! What beautiful detail and colour

elliott
Jan 6, 2012
    great shot that shows all the detail of the wings without having to have it stretched out and mounted with glue or pins. nice shot.

JaneyKay
Jan 6, 2012
    Fabulous photo ... great sharp details and good placement of the orange flower to highlight the delicacy of the wings.

rafinmelb
Jan 6, 2012
    stunning

forkcandles
Jan 5, 2012
    They dont tend to stick around . Like this one a it's shows the beauty of nature.did you drop some honey on the plant to attract them?
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