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MaryMac 10 258 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2006 8:42PM
cracking shot what a beautiful colour I like the background too

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Pogs 10 13 England
4 Aug 2006 8:59PM
This is just superb
mirceax 10
4 Aug 2006 9:10PM
beautiful macro
CanonMan Plus
15 524 4 England
4 Aug 2006 9:17PM
Lovely detail and colours. Really stands out against that plain green background.
Carl40 10 18 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2006 9:21PM
Great macro shot you have captured colour & detail well.
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
4 Aug 2006 9:42PM
Nice detail & colour good dof to isolate the subject.
Chambers Farm wood is about 10 mins away from me,good location & that pond is tiny,..didn't spot any when I was last down there !! well seen.
deanl 11 313
4 Aug 2006 9:52PM
Excellent shot, lovely sharpness and the background could'nt be better!
achilles2k 13 25 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2006 10:16PM
Janet - thanks for the comment. I live in Waddington, about half hour drive from CFW. On;y been there the one time, but will certainly be going back.

Thanks to everyone for the encouraging comments.

I am saving up for a macro lens - then I will really be able to capture the wonder of these fascinating creatures!
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
5 Aug 2006 7:08AM
Came back for another peep & look what has happened,well done,congratulations !
achilles2k 13 25 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 7:54AM
WOW!! I am stunned! My second EC!

I'd like to thank everyone... my agent... my producer... Elvis... the Queen. LOL!

BTW - can anyone tell me why this is 'By:User Anonymous'?? System obviously recognises that it was uploaded by me.
JohnHawthorne 10 1.7k 5 Scotland
5 Aug 2006 9:07AM
That's because it was uploaded as a critique photo. Critique photos do not display the photographer's name. This critique feature is new and is work in progress.

Let me know if you want me to mark this as a non-critique photo so your name appears.

(Great photo by the way).
achilles2k 13 25 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 6:31PM
Thanks John. Didn't realise that that was the case. Please mark it as a non-critique photo. I will read up on how that process works.

glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
5 Aug 2006 8:50PM
Nice clear detail, especially like the wings. Congrats on the EC, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

6 Aug 2006 12:32PM
well done dad! i was hoping id get one before you but nevermind! Tongue
Julian 12 76 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 9:31PM
Nice colours, pose etc and well done on the EC - but the insect looks a bit blurred on my monitor. Probably just me.
achilles2k 13 25 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 9:41PM
Julian, thanks for taking the time to comment. I admit I would like it to be sharper too - but until I have save enough for the Sigma 150mm macro I will have to surfice with this level of quality :o(
mattberry 12 259 14 England
7 Aug 2006 5:57PM
Quite nice colours, background works well, but for me theres not quite enough detail on the wings. A slightly questionable editors award in my opinion but overall its a good shot I think.

achilles2k 13 25 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2006 6:15PM
I think there was a compliment in there somewhere Matt?!

It is always a balancing act between DoF and bokeh.

Once I get my macro lens I will be able to get the shots I know I can.

In the mean time do I ask Pete to take back the EC?
mattberry 12 259 14 England
7 Aug 2006 7:57PM
Sorry if I sound too negative. I always aim to give my honest opinions and don't dish out false praise or nice pic type comments.

I do actually like the shot, its just my personal preference for more wing detail and my question over the EC wasn't aimed at you regarding the award, I've seen so many dragonfly shots of high quality get nothing at all so I find it strange the way the awards are chosen sometimes.

I think it would help if the editor wrote something on each EC photo, about why it stands out etc.
joewarner 10 6
10 Aug 2006 1:07AM
What a great shot. I might add that the detail is great.
30 Sep 2006 8:23AM
i like this better than most other dragonfly pics... don't know why!!!


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