Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 4/22/2011 2:37:50 AM

A sure winner,and a fave for me! #1371216

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 4/22/2011 2:42:07 AM

Beautiful capture with great details and dof, Rachel. Good luck!

UB. #9362746

Michelle Alton 4/22/2011 3:44:28 AM

I was just thinking "Winner" and was sure that Carolyn F. would say it too. Aren't I clever?

This is a stunning macro, and the comp and execution are flawless #9362830

Jack Gaskin 4/22/2011 3:51:51 AM

Great Perch

Jack #9362848

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 4/22/2011 4:04:59 AM

Put me down with Michelle and Carolyn, Rachel. This is as good a macro of a damselfly as I have ever seen. What incredible detail, light, color and depth of field! Beautiful and a favorite. #9362894

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/22/2011 4:51:50 AM

Now THAT is amazing detail! I'll join the others in predicting a winner here! #9363043

Julie Burnett 4/22/2011 4:54:18 AM

I'm in awe of this, agree with the others!! #9363051

Kerry Penn 4/22/2011 4:54:56 AM

I'll just ditto what everyone else has said. What an awesome shot! #9363054

Karen Slagle 4/22/2011 5:55:14 AM

What a wonderful catch. The details are incredible... #9363241

Orsi 4/22/2011 5:26:19 PM

Perfect macro,Rachel!!LOVE it!!!! #9364237

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 5/2/2011 4:11:30 AM


UB. #9384074

Linda L. Ruiz 5/18/2011 4:09:10 PM


Rosemary Sampson level-deluxe 5/18/2011 5:50:37 PM

Extraordinary macro capture! #9411655

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 5/18/2011 6:03:08 PM

I'm thinking first place or maybe grand prize, Rachel. I think this is quite something. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #9411737

Rolando Rosito 5/18/2011 6:12:37 PM

Congratulations excellent finalist, think you have a winner here! #9411786

Marcel J. Fernandez 5/18/2011 6:27:26 PM

Congratulations, Rachel on your fantastic Finalist. Looks like a Winner to me. #9411864

Kathy Coombs 5/18/2011 6:48:31 PM

Oh My! A Winner! Congratualtions! #9411976

Gail Vitikacs level-deluxe 5/18/2011 6:53:28 PM

What a delightful capture! Congrats! #9412004

Graeme yew Chow 5/18/2011 8:14:25 PM

Congratulations Rachel!. A winner ! #9412327

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 5/18/2011 10:55:48 PM

I agree with Nikki, a First Place or a Grand Prize looks very probable. CONGRATZ on your terrific Finalist, good luck in the next round!!!

UB. #9412605

Karen Celella level-deluxe 5/19/2011 7:15:26 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Rachel. I plan on seeing this with the gold. #9413751

Rachel Scott-Renouf level-deluxe 5/21/2011 2:59:39 AM

Thank you all for the lovely comments. This is my favorite photo I have ever taken so its lovely to see you all like it to. I thought the bee entitled "freeze frame" in this catogory would at least get a gold but that didnt either.... Back to the drawing board !! #9419195

Merna L. Nobile 5/22/2011 1:39:14 PM

It is with great pleasure that I offer my congratulations on your award for the month of April. Merna


Phyllis H. Burchett 5/25/2011 8:38:08 PM

Amazing and fabulous capture, congrats on your finalist! #9428744

Michelle Alton 5/31/2011 3:47:33 AM

A truly awesome selection for POTD. I think this should have gone far beyond FINALIST! #9436654

Ian Downey 5/31/2011 3:54:26 AM

Absolutely deserving of this accolade and hopefully better to come. Well done. !! #9436667

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 5/31/2011 3:54:41 AM

Well, you were robbed! This should have gone way beyond finalist and POTD! It's just simply outstanding. I guess they had blind judges last month. #9436668

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 5/31/2011 4:01:34 AM

Well worth seeing again! I agree that this should have been a winner! Congrats on your POTD! #9436679

Bill Houghton 5/31/2011 4:07:34 AM

Rachel, this is an excellent macro. One of the best I've ever seen. This should be a winner. Have a great day, Bill

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Kate Jackson level-deluxe 5/31/2011 4:08:35 AM

I agree this should have gone further. I would have been way happy with just the curly wurly thing but the damselfly on top is more than amazing. Big congrats on POTD Rachel! #9436701

Joy Rector 5/31/2011 4:12:30 AM

congrats on the POTD #9436714

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 5/31/2011 4:21:52 AM

So happy to see this finally win the POTD. I guess the winner GOLD will come next month, so I would resub this TODAY, Rachel! I would have loved to capture this one!!!

UB. #9436744

Khalid Al-Issa 5/31/2011 4:26:48 AM

WAW ! very well done #9436761

Mary Timman 5/31/2011 4:32:16 AM

Awesome detail! Congratulations on POTD! #9436769

Chris Ebben 5/31/2011 4:41:27 AM

What a stunning image. Congratulations on your POTD. Great work=^..^= #9436783

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 5/31/2011 4:43:30 AM

This is absolutely perfect... Glad to see it got a POTD gold; it should have placed higher than Finalist, in my opinion! Congratulations! #9436786

Richard M. Waas level-deluxe 5/31/2011 4:48:07 AM

Congrats on a well deserved POTD!! #9436793

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 5/31/2011 5:05:08 AM

Superb and outstanding image, Rachel!

Congratuations on your finalist and POTD! #9436812

Carolyn M. DAlessandro level-deluxe 5/31/2011 5:31:07 AM

Congratulations!!! This is one of the best damselfly images I have ever seen...simply stunning. Bravo Rachel!!! #9436846

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 5/31/2011 5:39:32 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous POTD! #9436856

Dwayne R. Johnson level-deluxe 5/31/2011 5:45:02 AM

Congrats. Great work! #9436868

Anne M. Young 5/31/2011 5:46:08 AM

Congratulations - this s superb! #9436869

Robert Jensen level-deluxe 5/31/2011 6:12:49 AM

outstanding capture #9436895

Cathy Barrows 5/31/2011 6:15:39 AM

Congrats on your awesome POTD #9436898

Tomás Widow level-deluxe 5/31/2011 6:32:39 AM

Uuauu! This is the kind of Macro I wolud like to do some day!
Absolutely deserve POTD!
Congratulations!! #9436914

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 5/31/2011 6:35:21 AM

Finally a gold badge - I was so disappointed when it did not come earlier this month, Rachel. Congratulations on both the finalist and the POTD. #9436915

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 5/31/2011 6:44:10 AM

Rachel, this is a marvelous macro and beautiful in every way. Congratulations both on your finalist and on your POTD. #9436922

Jolanda Dubbeldam level-deluxe 5/31/2011 6:47:56 AM

Everything about this picture is absolutely gorgeous, and so pleasing! True art! #9436924

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 5/31/2011 7:37:47 AM

Amazing clarity and detail. Congrats on POTD! #9436999

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 5/31/2011 7:55:49 AM

Soooooo pretty and great details! Congrats on the win and POTD!! #9437006

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 5/31/2011 8:31:01 AM

...And how GRACEFUL she IS!!!

Great POTD! Congrats to you there, Rachel!

-Laura Swan #9437037

Anthony L. Mancuso 5/31/2011 8:33:37 AM

Outstanding macro Rachel...congrats on your POTD and finalist award! #9437042

Cesar J. La Rosa 5/31/2011 8:42:45 AM

Absolutely amazing, Rachel!!! This macro is perfect in every way. Love the colors, the incredible details, the composition and the stunning DOF. No wonder it is a POTD! Congratulations, Rachel!!!
Cesar #9437051

Susan Jane Allen level-deluxe 5/31/2011 8:57:38 AM

Wow, truly amazing. I would have thought Grand Winner too, definitely more than finalist! I'd resubmit, but kind of hard to do that after getting a POTD, I guess? #9437064

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe 5/31/2011 9:25:14 AM

The details are unbelievable. Congratulations on your POTD!!!!!!!!! Cesar said it perfectly. #9437094

Richard D. Love 5/31/2011 10:19:15 AM

Congratulations, Rachel. Wonderful detail and depth. Well done.

Rick #9437188

Daniella Puente 5/31/2011 10:24:27 AM

Great capture, congrats! #9437194

Steve M. Harrington 5/31/2011 10:56:24 AM

A truly extraordinary POTD, Rachel! Good on you! :)
Steve #9437221

Diane M. Schuster 5/31/2011 11:04:38 AM

Fantastic and well detailed macro, congrats! Dee #9437224

Lynnmarie Daley level-deluxe 5/31/2011 11:06:10 AM

In a word...perfect! Congrats on a well deserved POTD. Regards, Lynnmarie #9437226

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 5/31/2011 12:27:01 PM

Totally AMAZING capture Rachel!!!!! Awesome detail and dof!! Congrats on your well deserved POTD!!! #9437290

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 5/31/2011 2:03:16 PM

An incredible macro, Rachel...congratulations on your POTD! #9437388

Nancy S. Berman level-deluxe 5/31/2011 2:09:45 PM

Beyond fabulous! #9437391

Karen Celella level-deluxe 5/31/2011 2:24:56 PM

Congratulations on another special award, Rachel. #9437400

Mike F. Anderson level-deluxe 5/31/2011 3:08:33 PM

If this doesn't become a winner I will be amazed. More than just a great nature shot, the compositional elements make it an excellent image and worthy of winner status! #9437419

Kathryn Wesserling level-deluxe 5/31/2011 3:34:51 PM

If we all were Judges ...... definitely, Winner Winner Winner!!! #9437455

Carol Eade level-deluxe 5/31/2011 3:43:14 PM

What an awesome macro, Rachel, congratulations on your POTD! #9437466

Stanley C. Sims level-deluxe 5/31/2011 4:38:34 PM

Simply amazing. Congrats on the POTD Rachel. #9437510

Merna L. Nobile 5/31/2011 5:13:59 PM

Hello Rachel:
Congratulations for your POTD award. Your photograph deserves the award; it is a pleasure to see an image this well done. Merna

Mary K. Robison 5/31/2011 5:14:45 PM

One of the finest macros ever displayed on betterphoto, Rachel ~
Congratulations on your POTD!
(It's impossible to understand why this marvelous capture didn't take a First or Second Place for April.) #9437576

Summer A. Kozisek 5/31/2011 6:31:56 PM

Phenomenal macro Rachel, congratulations on your potd!!! #9437765

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 5/31/2011 8:11:33 PM

Wow... Awesome shot, Rachel!! Big congratulations on your finalist and on your POTD!! #9437934

Deepinder S. RANGER level-deluxe 5/31/2011 10:13:09 PM

Perhaps the finest Macro I have ever seen ! #9438023

Rachel Scott-Renouf 5/31/2011 10:55:27 PM

Thank you all so much x
I have re-uploaded and re submitted as suggested :0) #9438056

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 6/2/2011 4:33:27 AM

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #9440077

Marisol Pastor 6/7/2011 11:58:12 AM

Superb capture! Congrats on the awards #9448708

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe 6/18/2011 4:14:03 PM

Magnificent capture! Congrats on the POTD.....I think it's a winner regardless!!!! Stunning creature.... Cheers!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 7/13/2011 5:22:23 PM

Congratulations on your POTD and finalist Rechel, so well done! #9528337

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