The Story of Big Eyes

© Nilesh J. Bhange

The Story of Big Eyes

Deborah J. Bibbins 11/16/2010 3:48:54 AM

Wow, now thats a close up! Awesome detail. Dragons are one of my favorite subjects to shoot. #1327645

Carolyn J. Connolly 11/16/2010 6:15:08 AM

Just amazing details here Nilesh...and thanks for the info., too!! Very interesting!! :o) #9041024

Melissa G. Meiselman 11/16/2010 8:12:00 AM

Amazing macro with ultra sharp detail, Nilesh!!

Melissa #9041414

Nilesh J. Bhange 11/25/2010 1:46:36 AM

Thanks really Deborah, Carolyn & Melissa! #9062544

Bojan Bencic 12/13/2010 1:13:20 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Nilesh. #9097264

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/13/2010 4:56:47 PM

Awesome macro, Nilesh!

Congratulations on your finalist!
Debby #9098765

Randy D. Dinkins 12/13/2010 5:17:15 PM

Great close up shot!! Congrats on your finalist. #9098857

The Judges at 12/13/2010 8:01:45 PM

Wow! It's a great photo & a nature lesson. #9099882

Nancyj E. Hovey 12/13/2010 9:07:25 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

OUTSTANDING MACRO, and a winner in my book! 8o) #9100458

Usman M. Bajwa 12/13/2010 11:08:37 PM

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

UB. #9100796

paul parent 12/14/2010 5:41:55 PM

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 #9103619

Nilesh J. Bhange 12/14/2010 7:59:36 PM

My friends thanks a lot for the greetings. I am really happy at the receiving end & especially to have a appreciation from honorable Judges. #9103963

Bojan Bencic 12/15/2010 8:38:27 AM

Well done, Nilesh. Congratulations. #9105526

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/15/2010 2:03:03 PM

Congrats on your wonderful win! #9106608

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/15/2010 7:20:04 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful 2nd Place winner Nilesh! Fannnnnntastic!

jo ann c. #9107727

Sam Britt 12/15/2010 7:21:25 PM

Congratulations on this terrific winner! #9107731

Nancyj E. Hovey 12/16/2010 5:37:50 AM

Congratulations #9108670

Usman M. Bajwa 12/16/2010 8:13:26 AM

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

UB. #9109070

Cindy Bendush 12/16/2010 4:50:23 PM

Great capture! Big congrats on your outstanding second place win! #9109925

Merna L. Nobile 12/17/2010 8:55:02 PM

It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna #9112265

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/21/2010 9:45:35 AM

Congratulations on your win Nilesh, incredible details! #9118168

Christopher Budny 1/14/2011 5:25:25 PM

Yowsa! What a capture! How far was your lens glass from the dragonfly, would you say? This is really something! #9163421

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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.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL

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