Colleen Farrell level-classic 11/26/2006 2:09:37 PM

Ohmygawd--and hand-held yet! Great image--incredible detail. I love the sweep of his wings across the frame. #562912

Laurie Daily level-classic 11/26/2006 2:13:22 PM

Thanks so much Colleen! #3634074

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 11/26/2006 4:35:29 PM

Great macro, Laurie! Love the colors as well. #3634494

Janine Russell level-classic 11/26/2006 5:30:53 PM

Laurie, excellent detail, textures and lighting. #3634707

Raymond Pauly level-classic 11/26/2006 5:56:32 PM

Impressive macro! Looks like a sure winner! #3634823

Susan Weisensel level-classic 11/26/2006 7:42:08 PM

simply amazing detail, wonderful, I'm almost speechless, WOW. #3635250

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/27/2006 4:56:28 AM

perfect in every way! awesome! #3636560

Hayden Cannon level-classic 11/27/2006 7:04:18 AM

amazing macro capture beautifull colors, lighting, clarity and details on this super image #3637450

Laurie Daily level-classic 11/27/2006 2:46:10 PM

Thank you so much Shelly, Janine, Raymond, Susan, Laura, and Hayden for your very nice comments on this image! #3639531

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 12/3/2006 3:16:41 PM

WooooooW! FANTASTIC detail on this awesome macro capture, Laurie! :) #3662391

Laurie Daily level-classic 12/3/2006 3:56:10 PM

I do love this dragon! I think I spent quite a long time laying low in the grasses beside the pond just waiting for this one! Thanks so much, Jenny! #3662527

Melissa G. Meiselman 12/3/2006 3:57:55 PM

This close up is just fantastic as the wings are part of a full frame composition and have wonderful design elements as well as great detail. This is just fantastic, Laurie!!! #3662530

Aimee S. McMaster 12/29/2006 9:09:03 AM

...congratulations on this beautiful finalist,Laurie...Aimee #3751146

Derek D. Dafoe 12/29/2006 9:15:57 AM

Congrats Laurie !! This shot is sharp as a tack, good luck in the next round !! #3751264

Janine Russell level-classic 12/29/2006 9:33:37 AM

Laurie, congratulations on your finalist. #3751543

Laurie Daily level-classic 12/29/2006 9:45:49 AM

Thank you so very much Melissa, Aimee, Derek, and Janine! #3751725

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 12/29/2006 11:54:14 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist, Laurie! :) #3753352

Cheryl E. Molennor level-classic 12/29/2006 2:19:57 PM

Awesome laurie. Congratulations #3754631

Holly Shao level-classic 12/29/2006 4:15:30 PM

AMAZING capture, Laurie, and Congratulations to you!!

Holly #3755440

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 12/29/2006 5:14:47 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Laurie! #3755642

Laurie Daily level-classic 12/29/2006 5:34:11 PM

Thanks so much Jenny, Cheryl, Holly, and Barbara! #3755737

Cathy M. Gromball level-classic 12/29/2006 6:40:06 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Laurie!

Cathy :) #3756158

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 12/29/2006 7:00:01 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Love the details. Good luck in the next round. #3756267

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/29/2006 7:09:02 PM

Congrats! #3756320

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 12/29/2006 10:26:52 PM

This is absolutely fascinating, in addition to being helped by beautiful light #3757581

Laurie Daily level-classic 12/30/2006 4:06:51 AM

Thanks so very much Cathy, Kay, Laura, and Judges at BP. Your comments are greatly appreciated! #3758246

Su Sana E. P level-classic 12/30/2006 4:46:19 AM

Laurie, huge Congratulations on this terrific Finalist win!! #3758387

Barbara Helgason level-classic 12/30/2006 6:14:45 AM

Hand held! Amazing, what kind of lens did you use? Congratulations, it's beautiful and good luck in the next round. #3758861

Laurie Daily level-classic 12/30/2006 7:47:26 AM

Thanks so much Susana and Barbara! Barbara, my Olympus only has one lens...a wide zoom. I did have settings set on macro mode. With this camera you really have to be right in their face. I was just an inch or so away from this dragon! #3759346

Mitch Spence level-classic 12/30/2006 10:20:16 AM

Just incredible detail here. I love to chase these guys too, but I've never gotten anything like this one. Congratulations. #3760023

Laurie Daily level-classic 12/30/2006 2:45:07 PM

Thanks so much for your congrats and nice comments. You know there is always next summer...they'll be back!!! #3760906

Arnie Horwitz level-classic 1/2/2007 7:33:48 AM

This shot is absoluely amazing for its detail especially considering it's handheld! Congratulations on this great Finalist, Laurie! #3771346

Laurie Daily level-classic 1/2/2007 1:48:56 PM

Thanks Arnie! I must have taken hundreds down by the pond getting eaten alive by all kinds of little critters before I got this one just right! The shot did not come easy!!! #3772852

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I was missing my dragonflies so I went back in time a little and discovered one that I had overlooked . Hand held in macro mode, cropped in PS.

Uploaded on 11/26/2006 2:04:44 PM

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