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Teri Klinger 6/24/2008 3:25:42 AM

Oh! It's beautiful! I love the light and color! Nice! #947897

Erin Appelbaum 6/24/2008 3:29:03 AM

Awesome capture David. Great color and clarity. Peter #6100082

Brett Dolsen 6/24/2008 3:35:33 AM

Well seen and captured David!!Great greens and DOF!!Brett #6100103

Renata Gusciora 6/24/2008 3:37:25 AM

Lovely details! #6100110

Ray Clarke 6/24/2008 3:43:41 AM

Great macro, love the colour nad detail David!!!(R) #6100124

Sam Britt 6/24/2008 3:44:53 AM

Great color & detail. Wonderful macro, David. #6100126

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 6/24/2008 3:50:00 AM

Good Morning King David
Fantastic Detail Color and Clarity
You have brought out it's Beauty!! #6100138

Stephanie Frey 6/24/2008 3:54:47 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Color, DOF, everything is gorgeous! #6100150

Jeff Robinson 6/24/2008 4:09:27 AM

Terrific find and capture David! Jeff #6100192

Claudia Kuhn 6/24/2008 4:15:24 AM

TErrific find love the details and colors. #6100212

Agnes Fegan 6/24/2008 4:43:25 AM

Very colorful...a nice discovery !!! #6100307

Mary Timman 6/24/2008 4:57:39 AM

Fantastic detail and color. What a great capture David! #6100395

Georgeina M. Mckinney 6/24/2008 5:40:38 AM

oooooooh, so awesome!! #6100585

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/24/2008 6:00:36 AM

Great lighting, I love it Dave, I found a couple of these little guys last week at the botanical gardens and they fascinated me too

jo ann c. #6100660

Murry Grigsby 6/24/2008 6:01:06 AM

Terrific macro David! Great colors and image design!! #6100661

Girish Vaghela 6/24/2008 7:04:51 AM

Clearly a winner's capture, great eye for this macro, Awesome, David! #6100835

Judy A. Lawhon 6/24/2008 7:51:54 AM


Cyn Valentine 6/24/2008 7:59:17 AM

Fantastic macro David..so well done!!! #6101039

Nadya Johnson 6/24/2008 10:10:41 AM

Outstanding capture of this fellow, Dave! #6101419

Tiia Vissak 6/24/2008 11:08:11 AM

a cool macro! #6101658

Tamara K. Walker 6/24/2008 11:46:59 AM

Fantastic close up City Boy, great colors. #6101812

Terry L. Ellis 6/24/2008 1:40:59 PM

Oooh, impressive macro, David! #6102178

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 6/24/2008 1:54:59 PM

Awesome shot, Dave...in a few days you will have to shoot the Monarch that comes from this beauty!!!!! ♫ k #6102228

Roxanne M. Bubar 6/24/2008 4:59:38 PM


Heather 6/24/2008 6:09:22 PM

WOW!!!! Awesome macro!! :) #6102945

Melissa G. Meiselman 6/24/2008 8:33:14 PM

Well detailed capture of this fellow, David!! #6103369

Nikki McDonald 6/24/2008 9:13:19 PM

I'm with Girish--this really should be a winner, David. The clarity, colors, detail and composition are all fantastic. Great job!! I'll be back to make sure they do right by you :) #6103512

Stefania Barbier 6/24/2008 11:53:27 PM

I agree.... WINNER! #6103849

Ellen L. Zaslaw 6/25/2008 1:46:16 AM

A stunner ! #6103998

Paul E. Earl 6/25/2008 2:13:39 AM

WOW! A real stunner!! #6104068

Joy Rector 6/25/2008 5:35:04 AM

super capture #6104676

David Phalen 6/25/2008 6:23:17 AM

Thank you Teri, Peter, Brett, Renata, Ray, Sam, Mel, Stephanie, Jeff, Claudia, Agnes, Mary, Georgeina, Jo Ann, Murry, Girish, Judy, Cyn, Nadya, Tiia, Tammy, Terry, Kitty, Roxanne, Heather, Melissa, Nikki, Stefania, Ellen, Paul and Joy! You are all very kind and I do appreciate your comments. #6104825

John Connolly 6/25/2008 1:57:30 PM

Awesome detail and color in this fine close up shot, David! Well done! #6106452

eileen bedford 6/25/2008 5:51:20 PM

BEAUTIFUL, love how he curves with the edge of the leaf. The colors and detail are fantastic........ #6107120

Lisa J. Boulden 6/25/2008 6:54:23 PM

Fabulous color, detail, and composition, David!
Great close-up!
~Lisa #6107259

David Phalen 6/26/2008 5:30:29 AM

Thanks John, Eileen and Lisa! I appreciate your comments. #6108894

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 6/26/2008 9:12:49 AM

Wonderful details and colors David!,
Amalia #6109861

Dennis Flanagan 6/26/2008 10:58:18 AM

Everything about this shot is excellent. #6110227

Karen Engelbreth 6/26/2008 3:36:53 PM

Fantastic macro shot, David! #6110957

Mike Clime 6/26/2008 5:41:29 PM

Excellent macro, David! #6111224

Daniella Puente 6/27/2008 1:39:50 PM

I like so much how the caterpillar makes a border on the leaf :)) EXCELLENT capture ++++ #6114413

Vladan D. Djordjevic 6/27/2008 5:46:08 PM

Terrific details, colors and lighting. Lovely! #6115133

Mitch Spence 6/28/2008 7:40:28 AM

This really is beautiful, Dave, and I wonder how I missed seeing it before. As everyone's said, the colors are super as is the composition, with all the right curves in all the right places. #6117015

Candice C. Calhoun 6/28/2008 4:49:24 PM

Really exceptional work, David...a sure winner!

ccc #6118221

Joan Powell 6/29/2008 7:57:33 PM

Perfection !!!! #6122415

Nikki McDonald 7/3/2008 11:53:54 PM

And here! Well, they got it right on the first round. Congrats and good luck :) #6138040

David Phalen 7/6/2008 11:21:56 AM

Thanks Amalia, Dennis, Karen, Mike, Daniella, Vladan, Mitch, Candice, Joan and Nikki! I appreciate your comments. #6145866

Nikki McDonald 7/21/2008 11:25:39 AM

I love love love this one, David, and I think they got it right again. Congratulations. #6205732

Georgeina M. Mckinney 7/21/2008 11:26:50 AM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #6205737

Carla Metzler 7/21/2008 12:07:59 PM

Congratulations, Dave! Great job! #6206111

Judy V. Kennamer 7/21/2008 12:17:28 PM

Way to go David!!! This had to be a winner! Congrats!!!! #6206261

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/21/2008 12:18:13 PM

Congratulations, David on this awesome finalist!! #6206270

Mitch Spence 7/21/2008 12:21:09 PM

Hey, hey, hey, finalist!! Way to go, Dave. #6206316

Nadya Johnson 7/21/2008 12:46:58 PM

Way to go, Dave! This is so spectacular! Congratulations on your finalist! #6206636

Karen Engelbreth 7/21/2008 12:49:11 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist, David! #6206659

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/21/2008 1:00:31 PM

Congratulations on this and your other finalists, Dave!!!!!! Super images!!!!! ♫ k #6206807

Tiia Vissak 7/21/2008 1:27:16 PM

Congratulations! #6207202

Rakesh Syal 7/21/2008 2:03:10 PM

Congratulations, David on this stunning finalist!! #6207741

Terry L. Ellis 7/21/2008 2:24:18 PM

WTG! DAVID!!!! Congratulations on an awesome finalist, sir! #6207958

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/21/2008 4:25:10 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Dave
Go for the Gold!

jo ann c. #6208692

Erin Appelbaum 7/21/2008 4:25:11 PM

A big congrats on this finalist David. Peter #6208693

Jeana Clark 7/21/2008 4:33:25 PM


~J~ #6208761

Margaret R. Barry 7/21/2008 4:36:50 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, David! #6208790

Gail Vitikacs 7/21/2008 5:04:16 PM

One incredible image David! Congratulations on this beauty! #6209027

Claudia Kuhn 7/21/2008 5:41:06 PM

Terrific find and capture, congrats David! #6209303

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 7/21/2008 6:00:28 PM

King David Rides Again!! #6209489

Sam Britt 7/21/2008 6:24:16 PM

Congratulations, David! #6209654

Agnes Fegan 7/21/2008 7:55:37 PM

Congratulations David...! #6210315

Kathy L. Clark 7/21/2008 8:14:54 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist David. Wonderful image. #6210407

Kristy A. Keene 7/22/2008 3:18:31 AM

Congrats on your Wonderful Finalist!! #6211802

Laurie Daily 7/22/2008 4:25:20 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist, David! #6212294

Jeff Robinson 7/22/2008 6:26:31 AM

Congrats David on your excellent Finalist! Jeff #6213171

Stefania Barbier 7/22/2008 8:07:27 AM

congrats on your gorgeous finalist Dave! #6213821

David Phalen 7/22/2008 10:58:48 AM

Many thanks to you all!! #6215050

Pat Gamwell 7/22/2008 1:14:00 PM

Incredible shot! Well deserved Finalist! #6215612

Corinne M. Thompson 7/22/2008 2:43:30 PM

What a fantastic capture, Congrats on the Finalist! #6216078

Ken Smith 7/22/2008 5:34:58 PM

Way to go, David. Congrats to you! #6217166

eileen bedford 7/22/2008 5:42:33 PM

Congratulations David, great job....... #6217230

Patrick Rouzes 7/22/2008 6:18:47 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, David!!!!!!!!!!! #6217594

Kaye Burazin 7/22/2008 8:57:57 PM

Well done my friend. #6218591

Mike Clime 7/23/2008 1:20:26 PM

Congratulations on this finalist, David! #6222153

Lori Carlson 11/7/2009 9:08:36 AM

Awesome Finalist, David!! Really effective composition & great timing!!! =) #8111421

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I spotted this guy climbing up a leaf in a field of native flowers at a local park.

f/8, 1/400 sec., 400mm, ISO 100.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

Uploaded on 6/24/2008 3:17:03 AM

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