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The Story of Big Eyes

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The Story of Big Eyes
The Story of Big Eyes
All dragonfly species have excellent vision. Each compound eye is comprised of several thousand elements known as facets or ommatidia. These ommatidia contain light sensitive opsin proteins, thereby functioning as the visual sensing element in the compound eye. But unlike humans, day-flying dragonfly species have four or five different opsins, allowing them to see colors that are beyond human visual capabilities, such as ultraviolet (UV) light. Together, these 30,000 facets produce a mosaic of "pictures" but how this visual mosaic is integrated in the insect brain is still not known.

Image taken with canon 100mm/F2.8 macro + 36mm extension tube.
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Deborah J. Bibbins
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    Wow, now thats a close up! Awesome detail. Dragons are one of my favorite subjects to shoot.


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11/16/2010 3:48:54 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Just amazing details here Nilesh...and thanks for the info., too!! Very interesting!! :o)


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11/16/2010 6:15:08 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Amazing macro with ultra sharp detail, Nilesh!!

Melissa


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11/16/2010 8:12:00 AM

 
Nilesh J. Bhange
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Thanks really Deborah, Carolyn & Melissa!


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11/25/2010 1:46:36 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Nilesh.


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12/13/2010 1:13:20 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Awesome macro, Nilesh!

Congratulations on your finalist!
Debby


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12/13/2010 4:56:47 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great close up shot!! Congrats on your finalist.


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12/13/2010 5:17:15 PM

 
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Wow! It's a great photo & a nature lesson.


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12/13/2010 8:01:45 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

OUTSTANDING MACRO, and a winner in my book! 8o)


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12/13/2010 9:07:25 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Amazing capture of the details, Nilesh. CONGRATZ on the Finalist award and expect seeing this again! Good luck.

UB.


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12/13/2010 11:08:37 PM

 
Paul Parent
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Great shot,

I love taking dragonfly pictures.
Quite a challenge.


C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S


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12/14/2010 5:41:55 PM

 
Nilesh J. Bhange
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My friends thanks a lot for the greetings. I am really happy at the receiving end & especially to have a appreciation from honorable Judges.


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12/14/2010 7:59:36 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Well done, Nilesh. Congratulations.


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12/15/2010 8:38:27 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats on your wonderful win!


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12/15/2010 2:03:03 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this beautiful 2nd Place winner Nilesh! Fannnnnntastic!

jo ann c.


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12/15/2010 7:20:04 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this terrific winner!


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12/15/2010 7:21:25 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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Congratulations


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12/16/2010 5:37:50 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS on your terrific Second place GOLD, Nilesh. WTG!

UB.


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12/16/2010 8:13:26 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Great capture! Big congrats on your outstanding second place win!


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12/16/2010 4:50:23 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna


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12/17/2010 8:55:02 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Nilesh, incredible details!


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12/21/2010 9:45:35 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Yowsa! What a capture! How far was your lens glass from the dragonfly, would you say? This is really something!


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