Red-Veined Darter

© Steven E. Ray

Red-Veined Darter

Charlene Taylor 9/2/2007 7:07:31 AM

Hi Steven,
This is an exceptionally beautiful shot! Great clarity and details. #728489

Kathy Reeves 9/2/2007 7:09:14 AM

Fantastic dragonfly image -great details! #4735936

Melissa Gurdus 9/2/2007 7:12:58 AM

Steven, this is a fantastic capture of this dragonfly with great colors and sharp details!! I also like the quiet background! #4735959

Laurie Daily 9/2/2007 5:15:13 PM

Beautiful colors and details, Steven! #4737648

Sandra R. Alvey 9/2/2007 10:35:59 PM

Wow Steven the details are just amazing! Great capture and effects!

Sandi #4738479

Dianna Hauf 9/4/2007 8:44:41 PM

Awe, Steven...."She" is just beautiful! Wonderful close up with great clarity, details and colors and I too also love the subtle bg! 'Defines' her superbly! #4747778

Alex T. Mizuno 9/4/2007 11:31:54 PM

Long shot or macro, you've been demonstrating your fantastic visual sense. This is no exception. You've done a wonderful work on this. #4748084

Steven E. Ray 9/5/2007 12:23:24 AM

Thanks everyone! The original photo is not very good to be sure. Lots and lots of background work, levels are fussed over and image seriously cropped. Sometimes patient Photoshop work can bring the best out of the most average photo, then again, I have seen it go the other way too :) #4748185

Lisa J. Boulden 9/5/2007 3:53:37 AM

Fanatastic macro with great PS work, too!
Well done, Steven!
--Lisa #4748736

Lorri Shank 9/6/2007 5:17:04 AM

Very cool, Steven. A wonderfully detailed image! #4754430

Ermanno Radice 9/6/2007 12:09:57 PM

Gorgeous macro, wonderful colors and details!!
Many congratulations for your excellent gallery, Steven!!! #4755993

Margaret R. Barry 9/6/2007 12:14:35 PM

Wonderful macro, Steven. Great detail and color! #4756010

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/8/2007 7:59:41 PM

Magnificant Steven! #4765787

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 9/11/2007 4:02:19 AM

Not good enougt for the editor's first picks ??? LOL ! BP is a joke. all your pictures are gorgous. #4776069

Inge Linden 10/27/2007 10:29:31 AM

Fantastic dragonfly image great color and detal. #4991120

Jennifer L. Alder 11/26/2007 3:51:36 PM

Another wonderful finalist!!!
Wooo hooo-- congrats!
:) #5127705

Alex T. Mizuno 11/26/2007 4:42:33 PM

Congratulations Steven!! Another great Finalist!! #5128561

Colleen Farrell 11/26/2007 5:23:16 PM

Wow! Awesome detail--congratulations again, Steven! #5129230

Susan Fox 11/26/2007 5:41:05 PM

Fantastic macro! Another congrats Steven! #5129522

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 11/26/2007 6:14:49 PM

This time B.P. was right!! Congratulations Steven! #5130124

Elizabeth A. Marker 11/26/2007 6:44:51 PM

Wonderful image! Congrats Steve!! #5130614

Kay E. Mahoney 11/26/2007 7:55:08 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. #5131656

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 11/26/2007 8:08:22 PM

WOW, I missed this one, beautiful capture Steven.
BIG Congrats AGAIN buddy! Best of luck in the next round! #5131835

Crystal L. Craig 11/26/2007 8:15:42 PM

Wahoo Steven! Another huge congratulations for a fabulous finalist :) Excellent work! #5131922

Barbara Waldoch 11/27/2007 1:47:22 AM

Congratulations again, Steven! #5133178

Lynne Morris 11/27/2007 12:03:57 PM

Congratulations on your finalists Steven! #5136545

Christopher J. Budny 11/27/2007 5:19:07 PM

Beautiful work, Steven! Congratulations! #5138303

Christopher J. Budny 11/27/2007 7:26:31 PM

Let me clarify--the first congrats was for Finalist... now a few hours later, congrats on your Winner! #5139156

Colleen Farrell 11/27/2007 7:33:42 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved WIN, Steven!! :D #5139202

Alex T. Mizuno 11/27/2007 7:35:29 PM

Wow, seems like you never miss winning. Congratulations on this fabulous Second Place!! #5139216

Anna Diederich 11/27/2007 7:46:18 PM

Congratulations! #5139294

Crystal L. Craig 11/27/2007 7:51:15 PM

Wahooooo Steven! Congratulations on your win!!! #5139325

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 11/27/2007 8:09:05 PM

Yeeepee!! Big congrats Steven!! #5139442

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 11/27/2007 8:27:19 PM

WHOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
WTG Buddy, BIG Congrats on your win!!! #5139512

Mary K. Robison 11/27/2007 8:59:08 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Steven! #5139665

Darryl Wilkinson 11/27/2007 9:12:47 PM

Fabulous shot, Steven!! Congratulations on your win!! #5139734

Lisa J. Boulden 11/27/2007 10:11:40 PM

WOWWeeeeeee!
Congratulations, Steven, on this fabulous win!!!
--Lisa #5140019

Mike Perez 11/27/2007 10:16:14 PM

Congratulations on your great Winner, Steven! #5140047

Dianna Hauf 11/27/2007 10:23:01 PM

Super for you Steven!!! HUGE congratulations on winning with this wonderful image!!!! #5140086

Carol Teal 11/27/2007 11:10:29 PM

Excellent clarity and detail Steven and a beautiful finalist! Congrats! #5140289

Jennifer L. Alder 11/27/2007 11:52:27 PM

CONGRATS, Steven!!!!!!!!
A wonderful WINNER! :) #5140358

Margaret R. Barry 11/28/2007 1:52:18 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic win, Steven! #5140660

Stephen Zacker 11/28/2007 4:10:08 AM

Great capture. Congratulations #5141051

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer 11/28/2007 6:09:06 AM

EXCELLENT job here, Steven. Beautiful work. Big congratulations on your win. #5141744

Amy Jackson 11/28/2007 6:13:50 AM

Congratulations, Steven!!! #5141772

Datha Y. Thompson 11/28/2007 9:09:47 PM

Congratulations Steven!! Awesome Winner :0) #5145344

Kathy L. Clark 11/29/2007 8:35:06 PM

Congratulations Steven on your amazing finalist. Very well done. #5149735

Sylvia Rossler 11/30/2007 1:15:20 PM

Big congrats on your fantastic winner Steven :o) #5152636

Lynne Morris 11/30/2007 2:16:43 PM

This is an awesome mcaro Steven, huge congratulations on your gold badge! #5152962

RC Fritz 12/1/2007 4:40:49 AM

Awesome details! Congratulations! #5155097

Jennifer A. Lambert 1/29/2008 5:56:47 AM

Congratulations on this STUNNER of a winner !!!! My favorite things in life have dragonflies on them....I collect them..love them and think they are amazing creatures because they eat all the skeeters way down here on the river and at the gulf at dusk. HeHe They will even land on you.....I just love them !!
This is am amazing shot and you deserve the win !
Blessings, Jenny
( You NEED to enter that TURTLE ya just did too..it is awesome !! ) * WINK * #5412640

Srividya Narasimhan 2/2/2008 4:15:38 PM

Awesome Macro.... wow !! #5434461

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Description


Trying for some birds and she showed up instead.
Did a little PS work on background for balance.
Entered "Details & Macro" and submitted again on 10/13/07.

Exif: Exposure Time: 1/250, Flash: 9, ISO: 100, Camera Model: Canon EOS 30D

Uploaded on 9/2/2007 2:59:23 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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