Happy Fella

© Val Feldman

Happy Fella

Nancy J. Locke 7/28/2010 4:07:19 AM

WOW VAL!!! This photo SINGS!!!

Cheers, Nancy J Locke #1292448

Usman Bajwa 7/28/2010 4:12:05 AM

Beautiful close-up with great color and details, Valerie!

UB. #8790572

Joannie M. Bertucci 7/28/2010 4:15:24 AM

All I can say is...we do grow them big in Texas! :-) Outstanding macro work Valarie, love the beautiful summer colors and excellent details! #8790576

Agnes Fegan 7/28/2010 4:46:56 AM

This is fantastic Val...like an image from a nature show, you caught him in his own little world! #8790646

Jeff W. Robinson 7/28/2010 4:53:54 AM

Very Impressive - Outstanding work Valarie! Jeff #8790665

Bobby Ray Goodman 7/28/2010 4:59:03 AM

Hi Valarie,That is absolutely awesome my friend.Stunning capture with beautiful color and detail.This is going to be a winner and favorite!!! #8790689

Marilyn Cornwell 7/28/2010 5:51:34 AM

Ooh Ooh! This is so fabulous, it's travelling on to the Finalists! #8790810

Bojan Bencic 7/28/2010 6:05:40 AM

Amazing colors and details, Valarie. Spectacular macro. #8790850

Patricia Seidler 7/28/2010 6:57:21 AM

Fabulous capture Valarie with great detail and color. They are so hard to capture and you make it look so easy! #8790993

Nikki McDonald 7/28/2010 7:19:54 AM

This is a splendid capture, Valarie, with perfect detail, great light and color and wonderful curving backgrounds surrounding this happy fella. Title works! #8791041

Monnie Ryan 7/28/2010 7:31:02 AM

Fabulous detail, composition and colors, Valarie -- outstanding work! #8791070

Claudia Kuhn 7/28/2010 7:37:27 AM

Beautiful capture Valerie, love the comp and colors. #8791097

Karen Celella 7/28/2010 8:12:14 AM

He puts a smile on my face! Great macro, Valerie! #8791178

Marty Straub 7/28/2010 8:21:03 AM

Awesome capture of this cutie, Val. You definately bring out his personality in crisp detail. #8791200

Jack Ryan 7/28/2010 9:05:00 AM

Wow! One of your very best images!!! Outstanding detail, color and comp...great work!!! #8791315

Linda D. Lester 7/28/2010 9:08:49 AM

Excellent detail.....looks happy to me! #8791326

Kathy Salerni 7/28/2010 9:46:42 AM

The first thing I thought was what stunning light on this dragonfly! Beautiful shot with great color, light, POV and clarity, Val! Very well done! #8791382

Pamela Shane 7/28/2010 12:21:16 PM

Valarie, this is simply a spectaclar macro!! The tiny details are amazing, & if I look close enough at his face, swear, I can see a smile!!!! #8791534

Valentin M. Armianu 7/28/2010 12:56:15 PM

Excellent macro, Valarie!! Great details and colors!! #8791598

Alan L. Borror 7/28/2010 2:24:49 PM

Superb macro, Valerie! Great detail and color. Your gallery is outstanding. #8791778

Gord MacEachern 7/28/2010 2:34:41 PM

Love this Valarie, the little fella has a nice little smile for you!!
Incredible image as usual !! #8791796

Ann Coates 7/28/2010 4:40:34 PM

Outstanding Valarie, the detail and colours are superb. #8791960

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/28/2010 5:10:14 PM

HOLY MOLY, Val! This image is over-the-top AWESOME! :-) K #8792008

Lorraine A. Cook 7/28/2010 5:44:56 PM

DOUBLE WOW! PHENOMENAL details in this INCREDIBLE macro, Valarie!!<:))

Cicada killer wasps took over my backyard five years ago. They are very, very territorial and chase other insects away...like butterflies and dragonflies. They try to chase me away...but I've learned how to deal with them. My chocolate lab, Lucky, will snap at them!

I tried to provide Professor Chuck Holliday's Cicada Killer Wasp page...but am having trouble copying it. For three years...I captured the wasps and their paralyzed cicadas and sent them to the Professor to help with his research that spanned 20 years.

I'm recovering from surgery...so my computer time is somewhat limited...for now.

Have a wonderful evening!!<:)) #8792094

Thomas E. Hinds 7/28/2010 5:47:56 PM

I think this is really incredible! Love it and would be surprised not to see it again, and again! Great work, Valarie! #8792108

Sabrina Ryan 7/28/2010 5:52:33 PM

Wonderful macro image of this awesome Dragonfly, Valarie! #8792121

Amy M. Wilson 7/28/2010 6:17:22 PM

WOW... a simply stunning capture of this difficult subject!!! Love the colors, details, lighting and clarity - just perfect, Valarie!! #8792193

Tammy Espino 7/28/2010 6:37:15 PM

A fantastic capture ~ They always do look happy :) #8792238

Patrick Rouzes 7/28/2010 7:06:01 PM

Exceptional clarity, tones, colors, detail, lighting, focus, dof & presentation here Valarie! Winner in my books & good luck with this! WTG! #8792294

Renata Gusciora 7/28/2010 7:25:53 PM

Outstanding macro,Valarie!Excellent lighting,details and colors!Super capture! #8792368

Freddy Bland 7/28/2010 9:39:34 PM

This is a beauty, Valarie!! Outstanding in every way!! #8792535

Leslie McLain 7/29/2010 4:31:07 AM

Wow. Amazing capture and details, Valerie. #8792883

Gina Cormier 7/29/2010 5:17:16 AM

Outstanding color and detail Val...(as always) My Queen! I hobble to you greatness....I have to hobble now cause of the @@%#&@% bike. :-) lol #8792974

Julie Burnett 7/29/2010 5:33:55 AM

As always, your attention to detail is astounding, Val. Gorgeous light, clarity, and composition, and love the expression!! :) #8793010

Patricia A. Coblentz 7/29/2010 5:53:32 AM

Superb details and lighting...I love the background coupled with this happy "big" guy! Great macro, Val! #8793039

Val Feldman 7/29/2010 6:40:36 AM

Thanks for dropping by everyone and bringing along your comments...as always, nice to hear from you and always appreciated! ~Val #8793156

Karen Bacon 7/29/2010 12:34:00 PM

Outstanding image Valerie! He does look happy! #8793692

Val Feldman 7/29/2010 1:46:35 PM

Thanks, Karen! #8793768

Ellen Hodges 7/30/2010 4:18:42 AM

Absolutely wonderful capture, Val! Looks so beautiful!! #8794729

Hal Bambrick 7/30/2010 7:19:14 AM

Stunning Crisp Capture Val!!!!!!!. #8795123

rony sagy 7/30/2010 2:08:23 PM

Wow, spectacular clarity and bright colors. What a wonderful capture, Val. #8795828

Val Feldman 7/30/2010 7:34:07 PM

Thanks so much Ellen, Hal and Rony! Have a great weekend everyone! ~Val #8796504

Bonnie C. Lackey 7/31/2010 9:54:29 AM

The colors are amazing - as is the detail - and that big grin is captivating! #8797264

Kathleen M. Rinker 7/31/2010 12:15:13 PM

Hi Val, love this image, great comp, color, details and lighting!! #8797427

Carol L. Fowler 7/31/2010 1:50:28 PM

Wonderful image. And obviously a winner. What more can I add??? #8797549

Debra R. Harder 7/31/2010 6:11:04 PM

Holy Cow, Valarie! What can I say!! Truly brilliant...and a winner for sure. A FAV for me!! Deb #8797949

Val Feldman 8/1/2010 12:52:09 PM

Thanks Bonnie, Kathleen (good to see you back!), Carol and Deb for your comments....much appreciated! ~Val #8799498

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/1/2010 4:23:35 PM

Hey girl, thanks! This is outstanding! I had one visit my pond last year that was most accommodating! #8799930

Sam Britt 8/2/2010 7:40:49 PM

Terrific macro, great color & detail, Val. #8802395

Jim Baines 8/3/2010 5:37:29 AM

I'd say he's a perfect "Blue Boy"! Or "Dashing Blue"? Well, lessee, the dark-tipped, pale blue abdomen is the first clue, followed by the white face and greenish eyes. Hmmm .. then the black and yellow striped thorax nails it!! Yep, the perfect Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis ... but despite the Latin “longipennis” in the scientific name these guys are not particularly long-winged. You got all the clues lined up perfectly! Superb colors and crisp details galore! Depth of field outta this world! I'd say splendid and harmonious, Texanna !! I'd love to see your EXIF. #8803202

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/3/2010 7:40:39 AM

Ohhh how beautiful and such a magnificent macro Valarie...looks like a winner to me!

jo ann c. #8803461

Val Feldman 8/4/2010 8:18:39 AM

Thanks Courtenay, Sam, Tex and JoAnn! #8805814

Doug Pignet 8/4/2010 11:56:44 AM

I can't add anymore to what was already said...Simply a lovely capture #8806073

Val Feldman 8/4/2010 2:06:29 PM

Thank you, Mr. Doug...you said just the right amount! :) #8806295

hayden Cannon 8/6/2010 8:57:54 AM

Fantastic capture Valarie, great colors, pov, comp, lighting and details very nice shot! #8809905

Renee Doyle 8/6/2010 4:29:37 PM

Awesome capture Valarie!! Colours, clarity and comp are all spot on!! #8810637

Tommy E. Burgess 8/6/2010 10:40:47 PM

Outstanding macro with excellent light, detail, colors, dof and composition Val!! #8811232

Terry Cervi 8/10/2010 6:35:05 PM

Valarie, your work is remarkable! #8818964

Nadia Paul 8/10/2010 10:53:30 PM

Gorgeous light and wonderful details Valarie! #8819275

Val Feldman 8/12/2010 4:29:39 AM

Thanks Hayden, Renee, Tommy, Terry and Nadia for your comments...so appreciated!! ~Val #8822181

Patricia Seidler 8/13/2010 11:34:23 AM

Congratulations Valarie. Outstanding finalist! #8825257

Freddy Bland 8/13/2010 11:34:53 AM

Happy to be the first to congratulate you on this stunning Finalist, Tammy!! So well deserved!!! #8825261

Valentin M. Armianu 8/13/2010 11:36:01 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Valarie! #8825267

Doug Pignet 8/13/2010 11:40:48 AM

Congrat's on this wonderful finalist image #8825299

Michelle Alton 8/13/2010 12:27:23 PM

Outstanding work...and a perfectly luscious crowd pleaser. Congratulations, Valarie, and I know it's not through yet! #8825562

Dianna Murphy 8/13/2010 12:34:34 PM

Awesome work girl friend. Congratulations. #8825591

Gina Cormier 8/13/2010 12:53:20 PM

Congrats!!!!!!!! WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8825708

Randy A. Myers 8/13/2010 1:18:22 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #8825900

Jack Ryan 8/13/2010 1:22:12 PM

Congratulations, Val...a very deserving selection. #8825942

Monnie Ryan 8/13/2010 1:23:35 PM

WTG, lady -- a great big congratulations! #8825952

Bobby Ray Goodman 8/13/2010 1:25:55 PM

A Big Congratulations,Valarie.WTG my friend!!! #8825973

Anita N. Hogue 8/13/2010 2:00:23 PM

Warmest Congratulations, Val!
#8826313

Phyllis Burchett 8/13/2010 3:26:52 PM

Awesome capture, congrats on your finalist! #8827043

Terry Cervi 8/13/2010 5:09:20 PM

Congrats on this super Finalist, Valarie! #8827948

Melissa Gurdus 8/13/2010 5:22:13 PM

Amazing capture!!! Congrats, Valarie!!! #8828046

Gord MacEachern 8/13/2010 5:37:29 PM

A big congratulations on all your well deserved finalists Val, good luck in the next round! #8828180

Sam Britt 8/13/2010 5:52:57 PM

Big congrats, Val. Terrific finalist!! #8828321

Patricia A. Coblentz 8/13/2010 6:29:39 PM

Big congratulations on this superb finalist, Val!! #8828619

Ellen Hodges 8/13/2010 7:23:15 PM

Congrats on a fabulous finalist, Val!!!! Very best luck!!!! #8828964

Thomas E. Hinds 8/13/2010 7:26:26 PM

Just a beautiful piece! So glad it made Finalist! Congratulations, Val! #8828979

Julianne Bradford 8/13/2010 7:27:35 PM

So many beautiful fianlists! Congratulations Valarie, this is just beautiful ! #8828986

Kathy Salerni 8/13/2010 7:57:51 PM

HUUUUUUUGGGGGEEEE congrats on this wonderful finalist, Val! Best of luck in the next round! #8829165

Joannie M. Bertucci 8/13/2010 9:28:25 PM

Not surprised to find this on the Finalist list Valarie! Now on to the "Gold"! :-) #8829533

Marilyn Cornwell 8/14/2010 4:24:51 AM

I'm so happy to see this as a Finalist, Valarie - it's one of my favourites from last month!! #8830034

Stefania Barbier 8/14/2010 5:05:20 AM

huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!!! #8830168

Carol Eade 8/14/2010 5:18:31 AM

Beautiful work, Valarie, warm congratulations! #8830262

Carol L. Fowler 8/14/2010 6:04:57 AM

Beautiful work! Congrats on this wonderful Finalist Val! #8830531

Bojan Bencic 8/14/2010 9:13:20 AM

Congratulations on all your finalists, Valarie. Love this one. #8831534

Debra R. Harder 8/14/2010 9:32:04 AM

No surprise here, Valarie! Love this!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #8831634

Amy M. Wilson 8/14/2010 9:41:48 AM

I agree with Deb... no surprise here - huge congrats on your well-deserved Finalist, Val! #8831680

Patrick Rouzes 8/14/2010 9:58:29 AM

Agree also! CONGRATULATIONS on all your finalists, Valarie! Good luck with them all, my friend! WTG! #8831750

Melissa Olsen 8/14/2010 11:50:04 AM

Congrats Valarie on this and all of your finalists. Great job! #8832195

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/14/2010 12:59:48 PM

Congratulations on this awesome Finalist Valarie, you are on a roll girl!

jo ann c. #8832513

Julie Burnett 8/14/2010 1:58:48 PM

I really expect to see this one again, Val. Congratulations on another stunning finalist! #8832931

Nancyj Hovey 8/14/2010 2:10:00 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8832995

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/14/2010 3:29:16 PM

Just stunning,Valarie! Congratulations! And I apologize if I don't get around to all of them! #8833301

Tommy E. Burgess 8/14/2010 9:14:50 PM

Huge congratulations on this stunning finalist Val!! Best of luck in the next round! #8834492

Ann Coates 8/14/2010 11:20:23 PM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist Valarie. #8834722

Daniella Puente 8/15/2010 5:31:00 PM

Congrats Valarie! fabulous photo :) #8837487

Karen Celella 8/16/2010 6:20:41 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Valarie! #8838771

Patricia Seidler 8/16/2010 2:20:27 PM

A winner! Congratulations Valarie! #8839797

Patrick Rouzes 8/16/2010 2:24:05 PM

HEYYYYYYYY, Valarie, CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal GOLD MEDAL WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8839815

Renee Doyle 8/16/2010 2:29:39 PM

Fantastic detail!!! Big congratulations on this excellent first place winner!! #8839850

Leslie McLain 8/16/2010 2:29:52 PM

Congrats on your terrific winner, Valerie. #8839852

Agnes Fegan 8/16/2010 2:45:20 PM

This Happy Fella brought you good luck...congratulations Valarie!!! #8839946

Agnes Fegan 8/16/2010 3:05:46 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding 1st Place Gold award Valarie. A very deserving win for an outstanding photo.

Brian #8840031

Julie Burnett 8/16/2010 3:14:04 PM

WHOO-HOO Cuz!! Just a fabulous photo, congratulations on your FIRST place win!! #8840072

Michelle Alton 8/16/2010 3:30:49 PM

This one had winner written all over it, Valarie. Wow! Congratulations! #8840180

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/16/2010 3:35:58 PM

Fantastic July Winner, Val! WTG, girl friend! :-) k #8840212

Nancyj Hovey 8/16/2010 3:44:04 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving
FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o) #8840280

Carol L. Fowler 8/16/2010 3:50:25 PM

WTG! A big Texas Cheer for the WIN! #8840338

Melissa Gurdus 8/16/2010 3:54:18 PM

WOW!! This is a most impressive first place winner, Valarie!! Huge congratulations!!! #8840363

Carol Eade 8/16/2010 3:58:20 PM

Warm congratulations on your wonderful first place, Valarie!! #8840407

Anita N. Hogue 8/16/2010 4:09:04 PM

I'm loving this fabulous winner, Valarie! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #8840503

Randy D. Dinkins 8/16/2010 4:14:15 PM

Wonderful shot, great clarity and color, great job. Congrats! #8840551

Susan Candelario 8/16/2010 4:22:41 PM

Big Congratz and very well deserved! #8840624

Patricia A. Coblentz 8/16/2010 4:37:10 PM

A big huge congratulations on this stunning win, Val...so pleased for you!!! #8840699

Monnie Ryan 8/16/2010 4:42:32 PM

Yay, Yippee, WTG -- any way you say it, it comes out CONGRATULATIONS, Valarie! #8840736

Val Feldman 8/16/2010 4:47:23 PM

Busy cleaning up supper dishes and never had a chance to look at the happenings of BP...so was surprised...and happy when I did! Thank all of you so much for your wonderful support and comments. I truly appreciate all your kindness and think I'll leave the rest of the dishes for my husband! :) Thanks again!! #8840765

Bobby Ray Goodman 8/16/2010 4:51:13 PM

WTG,my friend.Congratulations Valarie!!! #8840781

Tammy Espino 8/16/2010 4:59:17 PM

Congrats :) #8840820

Debra R. Harder 8/16/2010 5:06:17 PM

WTG, Valarie!! I knew this was a WINNER all the way!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your OUTSTANDING FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb #8840874

Thomas E. Hinds 8/16/2010 5:19:24 PM

Fantastic Winner, Val! Just superb work! #8840931

Sabrina Ryan 8/16/2010 5:20:18 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Valarie!!! #8840936

Danny B. Head 8/16/2010 5:56:41 PM

What great detail! Congrats on a great win! #8841098

Steve M. Harrington 8/16/2010 5:57:25 PM

Richly deserved, Val! :)
Steve #8841101

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/16/2010 6:11:03 PM

Hey, Val! CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome winner! #8841168

Ellen Hodges 8/16/2010 6:17:37 PM

Huge congrats on this fabulous winner, Val!!!!! Yeah!!! #8841206

Sam Britt 8/16/2010 6:18:01 PM

Big Congratulations on your terrific first place winner, Val! #8841211

Nadia Paul 8/16/2010 6:44:42 PM

Congrats on this stunning and well deserved winner Val! #8841388

Terry Cervi 8/16/2010 7:27:29 PM

Huge congrats on your win, Val! It's stunning!! #8841561

Usman Bajwa 8/16/2010 9:04:47 PM

HUGE CONGRATZ on this terrific First Place Winner, VAL! WTG!

UB. #8841800

Bonnie C. Lackey 8/16/2010 9:41:52 PM

BRAVO!!! #8841877

Bojan Bencic 8/16/2010 10:30:43 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Valarie. #8841969

Joannie M. Bertucci 8/16/2010 11:19:36 PM

I knew this critter had a winning face!:-) Congratulations Valarie! #8842075

Stefania Barbier 8/17/2010 4:42:02 AM

gorgeous win, congratulations! #8842372

R. J. Laudenbacher 8/17/2010 5:02:26 AM

WTG Valarie...A big congratulations on this fantastic winner. #8842456

Karen Celella 8/17/2010 5:19:28 AM

I'm sure his happiness is now all yours Valerie! Congratulations on your terrific first place winner! #8842533

Gina Cormier 8/17/2010 6:04:24 AM

WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS SUPERB IMAGE!!!

WELL DESERVED!!!!!!!!!!

My Macro Queen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


(grovel, grovel) #8842724

Linda D. Lester 8/17/2010 6:21:53 AM

Awesome shot....Congratulations on your 1st place win!!!!! #8842792

Mary Beth Aiello 8/17/2010 6:40:51 AM

Just outstanding, Val. Huge congrats on this fantastic GOLD. #8842876

Kathy Cline 8/17/2010 6:48:09 AM

KILLER SHOT LOVE IT
CONGRATULATIONS

glitter-graphics.com #8842913

Val Feldman 8/17/2010 7:23:28 AM

A basket full of posies! Thank you, Kathy...and thanks to all of you my BP friends for stopping by and commenting...you're all the best and all very appreciated for both your very fine work, as well as, the support and encouragement you give to others! #8843032

Julianne Bradford 8/17/2010 8:35:22 AM

Oh goodie! I knew it! BP sure knows how to crown winners :-) I'm so-o pleased that this terrific image won first place Valarie!!! It's so deserving. Congratulations many times over :-) I wish I knew how to send you fancy flowers like Kathy! #8843192

Kathleen M. Rinker 8/17/2010 9:15:15 AM

Huge congrats my friend!!!!!! #8843317

rony sagy 8/17/2010 10:03:46 AM

Super congratulations on this spectacular image, Val. #8843391

Jeff W. Robinson 8/17/2010 11:52:03 AM

Congrats Valarie on your Outstanding 1st Place Win!! Jeff #8843570

Ann H. Belus 8/17/2010 12:28:22 PM

Outstanding winner, Val! Huge congratulations!!! #8843684

Laura E. Swan 8/17/2010 1:45:39 PM

HUGE congrats on your HUGE GOLD WIN Val!

So very exciting!!! Big smile here for you. What a beautiful image!

-Laura

#8843863

Denny E. Barnes 8/17/2010 2:29:31 PM

Very Beautiful, Valarie! Congratulations on you excellent First Place Win!! It well deserves the gold!!! #8844006

Barbara Socor 8/17/2010 8:03:14 PM

Outstanding alright! A beauty of shot no matter what you call it....The background adds real magic to this wonderful capture. Congrats on a very well-deserved first place win Valerie. #8844664

Kathy Salerni 8/17/2010 8:18:12 PM

Huuuuuumongus congrats on your First Place win, Val! So well deserved! #8844702

Janie S. Oliver 8/17/2010 9:46:04 PM

Fantastic! Congrats on your win! #8844814

Ann Coates 8/17/2010 11:53:09 PM

Huge congratulations on your fantatic win Valarie. #8844909

Dianna Murphy 8/18/2010 8:55:41 AM

Big congratulations on your outstanding winner my friend. Big hugs and high fives! #8845806

Allen O. Howard 8/18/2010 10:04:57 AM

An excellent capture and winner Valarie! Congratulations! #8845945

Phyllis Burchett 8/18/2010 8:44:30 PM

Congrats to you Valarie on this fantastic winner! #8847098

Manos Peponas 8/18/2010 10:24:23 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #8847231

Manos Peponas 8/18/2010 10:24:23 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #8847232

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/18/2010 11:02:19 PM

Congratulations on your BIG FIRST PLACE win Valarie! Truly amazing work! #8847305

Val Feldman 8/20/2010 1:58:04 PM

A warm and most heartfelt thanks to all of you...you're the BEST! ~Val #8851194

Lindley Johnson 8/21/2010 8:08:20 AM

Awesome detail, color, and composition, Valarie! Congratulations on your fabulous First Place win! #8852590

Diane E. Deming 8/22/2010 4:28:02 PM

Another beauty, Val. Congratulations on your big win! I've been out west for two weeks on vacation so I haven't kept in touch. #8855309

Karen Slagle 11/18/2010 8:29:43 AM

Wow, Valarie. I'm not sure how I missed this little beauty. A huge belated congrats on your winnind image. Everything about this is topnotch... #9048524

Dayna Cain 6/1/2012 5:20:49 AM

Val, this image is incredible! An absolutely perfect capture! #10164286

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~Blue Dasher~

ID compliments of Jim Baines...Thanks, Jim!

It's one of those "duh days"...am stalled for a title...but can't help looking at this and thinking how happy this guy looks hanging out in the lily pond in the early morning and warming up his flight muscles for about a thousand buzz-arounds the lily pond at Zilker Botanical Gardens here in Austin....



Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 3125/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 7/28/2010 3:55:07 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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