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The Blue Dasher
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The Blue Dasher
The Blue Dasher

Aperture = f5.6
Shutter = 1/400s
Focal Length = 55mm
I photographed this Blue Dasher Dragonfly on 8/12/06 at the Botanical Garden in Grapevine, TX (11:46 a.m.)
Adjusted sharpness/contrast and ran noise reduction.

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Julie Bales
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    love ,it, he looks as though he has false eyelashes on. :) Great catch.
You're right, our photos almost match.

10/27/2006 8:20:27 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Ken, excellent colors, detail, lighting and textures.

10/27/2006 8:46:30 PM

 
hayden Cannon
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awsome capture Ken the colors, lighting and setails are amazing great shot!

10/28/2006 2:42:02 AM

 
Ken Slade
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Thanks Julie, Janine, and Hayden.

10/28/2006 2:01:37 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Stunning capture, Ken, congratulations on your finalist!
-Debby

11/23/2006 5:43:14 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations, Ken!!

11/24/2006 4:09:20 AM

 
Kathy Shogren
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Wonderful macro capture. Congrats on finalist Ken.

11/24/2006 8:33:37 AM

 
Ken Slade
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Thanks Debby, Colette and Kathy. This is my first finalist, so I am excited.

11/24/2006 8:55:39 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Ken, congratulations on your finalist.

11/24/2006 10:24:05 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Wow, magnificent! What lens did you use?

11/26/2006 2:08:01 AM

 
Ken Slade
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Thank you Janine and Susan.

Susan, I was using the kit lens that came with my Canon Rebel (Canon EFS 18-55mm). I took that photo 5 days after I bought the camera.

11/26/2006 7:27:36 AM

 
Lynton Bolton

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Cracking shot, dragonflies are difficult to shoot. Good Luck.

12/20/2006 7:46:33 AM

 
Vickie Tafoya

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This is great... Love the detail WOW

5/4/2008 7:20:08 PM

 
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