Last Dragon of Summer

© Laurie Daily

Last Dragon of Summer

Z. Banu 9/20/2006 3:27:38 AM

WOW!!!!!!well done nice composition excellent macro details too good keep it up!!!!!! #525663

Colette M. Metcalf 9/20/2006 3:54:46 AM

GREAT capture, Laurie!! #3333723

Terri L. Scribner 9/20/2006 4:09:06 AM

Great macro capture, Laurie! #3333808

Anna Diederich 9/20/2006 4:18:32 AM

Excellent capture Laurie! Love all the detail! #3333866

sharon K. King 9/20/2006 5:00:47 AM

WOW!!! Super macro!!! #3334092

Janine Russell 9/20/2006 7:35:37 AM

Laurie, excellent detail, lighting and point of view. #3334989

Laurie Daily 9/20/2006 3:43:03 PM

Thanks so much Zaanat, Colette, Terri, Anna, Sharon, and Janine for your very nice comments! #3336634

Nadine A. Lewis 9/20/2006 5:18:16 PM

OUTSTANDING image, Laurie!!! I really think we'll see this one again!!! Very well done!!

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Cheryl E. Molennor 9/20/2006 5:41:06 PM

Absolutely awesome macro Laurie. Incredible detail. #3336973

Bill Morgenstern 9/20/2006 7:37:11 PM

S U P E R B !! This is definitely a winner in my book. I hope you keep chasing dragons and damsels for a long time and give us more images like this.

Bill #3337399

Sue L. Cullumber 9/20/2006 8:19:18 PM

Laurie, Wow! Incredible pic! Very nicely done!! #3337508

Tarun Bose 9/21/2006 3:16:56 AM

Classic macro work. Lovely details and colours. Looks a winner to me. Great work Laurie. #3338490

Jenny Bosmans 9/22/2006 4:25:28 AM

WOW! Love everything about this outstanding macro capture, Laurie! :) Hope to see this again! :) #3344307

Aimee S. McMaster 9/22/2006 4:32:31 AM

....AMAZING macro Laurie, I love your composition and pov....well done...Aimee #3344353

Stephen Zacker 9/22/2006 10:25:17 AM

Fantastic macro and detail. Like those eyes #3345854

Michael Khoury 9/22/2006 12:30:31 PM

A terrific macro, laurie !...
M #3346233

Roger D. Meador 9/22/2006 12:54:03 PM

This is extraordinary. #3346311

Laurie Daily 9/22/2006 2:27:06 PM

Thanks so very much to all of you....Nadine, Cheryl, Bill, Sue, Tarun, Jenny, Aimee, Stephan, Michael, and Roger. I really appreciate all the positive feedback a great deal! #3346609

Orsi 9/22/2006 5:53:13 PM

WOOW!!Perfect macro,Laurie!!!Love it! #3347259

Laurie Daily 9/22/2006 6:05:11 PM

Thanks so much Orsi. I just visited your gallery, and sure did enjoy the trip. You have so many spectacular macro images! #3347283

Nicole Kessel 9/25/2006 10:04:45 PM

Jaw dropping... spectacular!! #3361244

Laurie Daily 9/26/2006 2:49:17 PM

Thanks so very much Nicole! #3365174

Judyann Plante 9/30/2006 7:26:11 PM

Wow, Laurie! Fantastic macro.

Judyann ><> #3392008

Laurie Daily 10/1/2006 9:11:25 AM

Thanks Judyanne! #3394089

Sylvia Rossler 10/4/2006 1:20:48 PM

Simply WOW !!! Smells like a winner to me :O) #3407474

Laurie Daily 10/5/2006 3:04:00 AM

Thank you very much Sylvia! #3409591

She-She Killough 10/19/2006 8:10:43 PM

This is nothing short of AMAZING to me! If this is not a winner than nothing should be! LOVE IT Laurie!!! #3474757

Laurie Daily 10/20/2006 3:23:53 AM

Thanks so much Sheesh for the vote of confidence! #3475476

Mitch Spence 10/23/2006 11:07:09 AM

Really nice, Laurie. I've thoroughly enjoyed my wander through your gallery. Last time I tried for dragonfly pictures I got about a hundred chigger bites. #3489997

Laurie Daily 10/23/2006 2:10:48 PM

Thanks Mitch! #3490481

Cheryl E. Molennor 10/26/2006 2:55:56 PM

Congratulations Laurie on one of my favorite dflys! #3502330

Judyann Plante 10/26/2006 5:38:20 PM

Big congratulations on this much deserved finalist, Laurie!

Judyann ><> #3503765

Michael Khoury 10/26/2006 5:55:59 PM

Congratulations Laurie...a well-deserved win !...
M #3503902

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/26/2006 6:22:20 PM

totally cool shot! congrats! #3504165

Laurie Daily 10/27/2006 3:39:21 AM

Thanks so much Cheryl, Judyanne, Michael, and Laura! #3506944

Janine Russell 10/27/2006 8:50:57 AM

Laurie, congratulations on your finalist. #3508812

Laurie Daily 10/27/2006 2:27:45 PM

Thanks Janine! #3510641

Sam Britt 10/27/2006 6:30:06 PM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Laurie! #3511456

Laurie Daily 10/27/2006 6:32:11 PM

Thanks Sam! #3511465

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 10/27/2006 6:45:33 PM

Amazing details, great macro!! Congratulations!!!! #3511534

Laurie Daily 10/27/2006 6:46:52 PM

Thanks Donna! #3511542

She-She Killough 10/28/2006 2:28:59 PM

HEY HEY HEY!!! Was I right or what?!! (I think it should go further too!) Congrats Laurie!! #3515057

Stephen Zacker 10/28/2006 3:00:15 PM

Great macro. Like those eyes. Congratulations #3515159

Laurie Daily 10/28/2006 3:06:28 PM

Thanks so much Sheesh and Stephen! I really appreciate your comments...we'll see Sheesh... I am honored and humbled just to be in the finalist circle! #3515175

RC Fritz 10/28/2006 6:22:09 PM

Fantastic macro, Laurie. Excellent job. Congratulations on your Finalist! #3515699

Michael Khoury 10/29/2006 1:26:48 AM

Congratulations Laurie, I loved this one !...
M #3516535

Su Sana E. P 10/29/2006 2:54:09 AM

Huge Congratulations on your Win, Laurie!! #3516899

Judyann Plante 10/29/2006 2:55:36 AM

So happy yo see this one here! Congratulations, Laurie!!!

Judyann ><> #3516907

Stephen Zacker 10/29/2006 6:57:38 AM

A Big Congratulations on this stunning macro #3517996

Z. Banu 10/29/2006 7:59:13 AM

Congratulation...........Best wishes #3518347

Jim Kinnunen 10/29/2006 8:07:22 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding winning image, Laurie!!!:) #3518398

Laurie Daily 10/29/2006 9:39:58 AM

Oh my gosh...I am pretty excited! Thanks so much RC, Michael, Susana, Judyann, Stephen, Zaanat, and Jim. I certainly would never have been taking images like this one if I hadn't signed on with BP, and in the process met so many talented people from all of the world. Thank you all! #3518676

Kay E. Mahoney 10/29/2006 12:22:49 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3519114

Melissa Gurdus 10/29/2006 12:25:28 PM

Wonderful details and lighting in this fantastic macro. Contratulations on this terrific winner, Laurie!!!! #3519125

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/29/2006 12:54:56 PM

congrats on your win! GREAT shot! #3519246

Laurie Daily 10/29/2006 1:28:33 PM

Thanks so very much Kay, Melissa, and Laura! #3519390

Janine Russell 10/29/2006 2:58:00 PM

Laurie, congratulations on your Second Place Win! #3519724

Sam Britt 10/29/2006 3:40:44 PM

Congratulations on your second place win, Laurie! #3519878

Cheryl E. Molennor 10/29/2006 4:10:06 PM

Huge congratulations to you Laurie. This is a great macro! #3519963

Colette M. Metcalf 10/29/2006 4:27:13 PM

Congratulations, Laurie!!! #3520022

Laurie Daily 10/30/2006 3:10:53 AM

Thanks so very much Janine, Sam, Cheryl, and Colette! #3521586

William88 10/30/2006 10:26:32 AM

Laurie, congratulations on your well deserved win. Excellent clarity on the subject and the bokeh on the background. #3523626

Laurie Daily 10/30/2006 2:18:42 PM

Thank you so much William for your appreciated comments and congrats. #3524448

Gen Nagase 10/30/2006 8:51:15 PM

Congratulations, Laurie, on your great win!
Fabulous macro!!! #3525591

Laurie Daily 10/31/2006 2:27:45 PM

Thank you Nobi! #3529237

Cheryl E. Molennor 11/1/2006 4:52:35 AM

Congratulations on your POTD Laurie!! #3531307

Bill Morgenstern 11/1/2006 6:22:29 AM

I knew from the moment I saw this it was destined for the winners circle. Congrats Laurie on a GREAT image and well deserved win. Dragons are ART! #3531816

Laurie Daily 11/1/2006 2:58:43 PM

Thanks so very much for your wonderful comments and support Cheryl and Bill! #3533587

Colleen Farrell 11/3/2006 8:12:21 PM

Unbelievable! This should have won first place! :D Fabulous photo--amazing you were able to capture it without a tripod! #3543449

Laurie Daily 11/4/2006 5:10:26 AM

Thank you Colleen for your vote!!! #3544227

Cathy M. Gromball 11/9/2006 10:27:29 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Laurie! Wonderful photo!

Cathy :) #3566498

Laurie Daily 11/9/2006 2:39:23 PM

Thank you Cathy! #3567318

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/23/2006 5:52:12 PM

This is wonderful!!!! Super capture and I have enjoyed you gallery. What type of lens did you use? I have a nikon D70. #3621796

Laurie Daily 11/24/2006 6:19:18 AM

Thanks Shelly! This was taken with my Olympus C-8080 in macro mode. No separtae lenses with this camera so when you are working in macro you are really up close and in their face....It was a matter of being just millimeters away. I think dragonflies like looking into the camera lens! #3624676

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/24/2006 7:28:59 AM

Thanks Laurie! I have a macro on my Nikon but seems like it does not get this close..love it. Thanks for the help. I guess I need another lens..LOL #3624957

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I have really enjoyed this past summer chasing dragonflies and damsels around the fields and ponds in my backyard. This image of my lovely friend is one of of my favorites from the pond. Re-cropped and re-submitted as a farewell until next year! It was captured hand held in macro mode. I did a litle additional work to remove background noise in PS as suggested by a BP member. Thanks Ariel!

Uploaded on 9/20/2006 3:17:21 AM


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