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Amy E. Schneider 7/17/2008 8:46:57 PM

Wow Dawn! This is an incredible macro shot....detail and clarity are superb! Great color saturation and is He/She smiling for you? Hee Hee!
Love it all.....Terrific capture. Amy:) #962690

Dawn M. Schneider 7/17/2008 8:53:52 PM

wow amy thank you so much, I have seen so many neat dragonfly shots, I tried today. the other ones had some kinda orbs no matter what I did!? #6193198

Christie R. Bielss 7/18/2008 6:02:45 AM

Normally I would say "Ewww, gross" - but this is a REALLY incredible shot! The detail in it's wings is amazing! Exceptional job capturing this Dawn! It's cute as a bug! (couldn't resist!)LOL! #6194275

Dawn M. Schneider 7/18/2008 8:10:37 AM

thank you christie!! this one was my favorite of the lot. like the cute as a bug!:) #6194844

Candice L. Carter 7/18/2008 10:26:23 AM

Out of the three this is the best! The others are great but you should try cloning out the white circle! Again, lovely shot! #6195278

Dawn M. Schneider 7/18/2008 2:05:15 PM

candice you are so silly, I will edit those out, I was hoping someone could tell me what they were!!! :) #6195901

Tammy L. Newcomb 7/20/2008 10:27:05 AM

What a detailed photo... You did wonderful and I am not just saying that.

Excellent Job Dawn!! #6201474

Dawn M. Schneider 7/21/2008 12:40:37 PM

of course I know your not just saying that, you never do!! thank you so much my friend!! enjoy that heat today, its a killer up her in illinois. #6206555

Heather L. Johnson 7/21/2008 11:26:44 PM

You have an amazing capture here. Puts my dragonfly to SHAME! Doesn't help that yours is all colorful either! #6211093

Aimee C. Eisaman 7/22/2008 6:59:58 PM

An awesome capture and I can admire the work it takes after working on getting one myself! The big ones seem to never land unless they are dying or something....stood there for an hour and came away with a blah image. Got one good one of a little blue guy, but I just love how you got this one with the wings open! Bravo!!!!!! #6217887

Dawn M. Schneider 7/22/2008 8:12:17 PM

i tell you what, I can never find them either, but we have ALOT of lily pads on our river and they were just swarming that day . I got some good shots of the yellow ones I will post those next. thank you so much heather and aimee!! #6218347

Irene Colling 7/26/2008 12:33:16 PM

Amazing capture Dawn. The color and details are so crisp and wonderful. #6233933

Dawn M. Schneider 7/26/2008 12:38:10 PM

thank you irene for such a nice compliment, now how could I improve it?

Laura E. Swan 7/26/2008 7:18:09 PM

How are people getting beautiful shots like this? We have these guys in ABUNDANCE here. All colors. All sizes. ALL SPEEDS! Ha!

They motor around our yard like they own the place, they are EVERYWHERE when we go camping or to lakes YET I CANNOT get a good shot of one. NOT EVEN ONE.

They move too fast and when they HAVE landed and ARE "resting" (for 2 seconds) they have those big eyes that see me sneaking up on them and then they buzz off. Of course they always wait until I am three seconds from clicking the shutter.

Oh...I am sorry. Was I ranting?

Dawn, this is an amazing capture. I-N-V-U. :) -Laura #6234766

M.Christine Duncan 7/26/2008 7:18:27 PM

Great composition Dawn, love the way the leaves weave through the photo yet seem to center the dragonfly nicely at the same time! #6234767

Dawn M. Schneider 7/26/2008 7:29:24 PM

laura, we as to the ranting you can do it anytime!! I love to hear others stories, your dragonflies are my hummingbirds. I cannot get close to the shots others have in BP!!! Ill tell you what, I have never had a chance to get close until I caught them on the river with the lilypads. try looking there, they seem to hold still awhile! thank you so much for taking the time to give such nice praises.
wow christine thank you very much for such a nice compliment. #6234803

Georgeina M. Mckinney 7/28/2008 4:33:03 PM

Awesome image. The colors are amazing and I'm with Laura, I can never get a shot like this. :) #6241879

Dawn M. Schneider 7/28/2008 7:40:06 PM

thank you ever so much georgenina for your kind comment and for taking the time to visit my gallery!! #6242657

Daniele Castellucchio 8/1/2008 2:12:45 PM


daniele #6258829

Dawn M. Schneider 8/1/2008 3:03:32 PM

thank you again daniele especially for visiting my gallery! #6258996

Ulysses A. Villamin 8/5/2008 7:07:34 AM

Super detailed!!! Gratz on the EP :) #6273735

Dawn M. Schneider 8/6/2008 2:10:09 PM

thank you ulysses for the praise!! #6280230

Jessica Jenney 8/21/2008 5:46:11 PM

Congratulations, Dawn on your beautiful finalist! #6345407

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/21/2008 6:10:04 PM

HUGE Congrats and best of luck in the next round! #6345733

Sue Marshall 8/21/2008 6:50:15 PM

Big congrats to you Dawn on your wonderful finalist!! :-) #6346240

Michelle L. Frick 8/21/2008 7:17:36 PM

Beautiful colors Dawn! Congratulations! #6346571

Stephanie Frey 8/21/2008 7:17:58 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Dawn! #6346575

Bill Knaps 8/21/2008 7:44:20 PM

Dawn congrats on your well deserved Finalist. Bill #6346898

Dawn M. Schneider 8/21/2008 7:49:27 PM

Jessica-thank you so much for your praises!!
nancy I love it when you congrats me!!! thank you ever so much my friend!!
sue thanks for taking the time to let me know how you feel about this image!!
michelle thank you so much
stephanie thanks!!
bill, wow well we shall see how well deserved it is!
thank you all so much for taking time out of your day to support me!! #6346954

Debra R. Harder 8/21/2008 8:12:11 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Dawn, on this OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #6347152

Sam Britt 8/21/2008 8:15:47 PM

Congratulations, Dawn. Terrific finalist! #6347186

Joannie Bertucci 8/21/2008 9:53:39 PM

Love the high contrast, making the colors glow!
Congrats on a terrific finalist Dawn! #6347908

Lisa J. Boulden 8/22/2008 8:52:17 AM

Big congrats, Dawn!
Smiles, Lisa #6350736

Dawn M. Schneider 8/22/2008 9:54:32 AM


Just kidding with the caps!! everyone was using them, thank you all for your support and for liking my work. #6351176

Irene Colling 8/22/2008 2:31:40 PM

Congratulations Dawn on the finalist Dawn. I knew this was a great photo.

Wendy Moghadam 8/22/2008 4:55:18 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! How did you get so close? Did you use a teleconverter on that lens? Love the clarity! #6352947

Shawn Guy 8/22/2008 5:02:09 PM

Wow such an incredible photo!! Congratulations on the Finalist, very well deserved!!! #6352971

Dawn M. Schneider 8/22/2008 6:17:06 PM

irene, thank you for having faith in me!!
wendy, used the 70-200 vr lens on the nikon d300 thats it for getting close, but I have to tell you I was on the edge of the river where he was sitting!
shawn, thank you so much for such high praises!! #6353391

Sharon 8/24/2008 4:48:07 AM

Congratulations on your finalist!! Excellent work, well deserved!! #6358487

Derek D. Dafoe 8/24/2008 5:13:50 AM

Congrats on this wonderful Finalist!! Good luck in the next round!! #6358613

Ulysses A. Villamin 8/24/2008 9:18:01 AM

Gratz on the Finalist!!!

I knew this image will go a long way :)

Kudos, my friend :)

Amy E. Schneider 8/24/2008 5:32:16 PM

Yeah for you...great job Dawn...I liked this capture from the first moment I saw it....I'm so glad you made it this far. Way to Go!!
Amy:) #6361346

Dawn M. Schneider 8/24/2008 9:41:48 PM

sharon, thank you so much for you congrats!! I appreciate you visiting my gallery
derek, thank you for the good luck and praise, we will see.
ulysses, thank you so much for your belief in my work and friendship
amy wow thank you so much amy, what wonderful things to say!! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment on this one! #6362185

Alex F. Schneider 8/25/2008 10:14:18 AM

Terrific detail. I had not seen this one yet! #6364845

Dawn M. Schneider 8/25/2008 10:23:52 AM

thanks kiddo, didnt make it to the winners round, but this is great. thanks #6364933

Patricia Seidler 8/25/2008 10:24:53 AM

Wow . Fantastic macro! Congratulations on a well deserved FINALIST. Im on a borrowed laptop in Myrtle Beach. I hope its a WINNER! #6364940

Vincent J. DeSanto 8/26/2008 8:49:47 AM

Great job Dawn, nice capture and congrtaulations on the " Finalist " award. #6370599

Dawn M. Schneider 8/26/2008 10:04:29 AM

thank you patricia not this time, but thank you so much for your support
vincent thank you for visiting and for your praises!! #6370975

Renee Doyle 8/26/2008 5:19:09 PM

Incredible detail and wonderful colours!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Dawn! #6372606

Adam CD Caron 8/27/2008 11:17:27 PM

Well im last to say it it looks like. But Congrats its a Great photo. You diserve it nice work #6379022

Dawn M. Schneider 8/28/2008 6:36:57 AM

thank you renee for your nice compliments and praises!
adam thank you very much! #6380327

Jean Lechleiter 9/1/2008 9:35:25 PM

Congrats. on the Finalist,Dawn. Well done!!!! #6398146

Dawn M. Schneider 9/2/2008 5:21:46 PM

thank you so much jean!!!! you are so kind #6402673

Christine Y. Stooksbury 9/5/2008 1:13:16 PM

Congrats Dawn, you did a awesome Job on it!! #6415976

Dawn M. Schneider 9/5/2008 2:03:19 PM

christine thank you so much what a nice compliment #6416193

Ulysses A. Villamin 11/27/2008 8:41:22 AM

Hey, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! GL on the 2nd round :) #6816239

Dawn M. Schneider 11/28/2008 9:19:47 AM

uly I know you didnt notice, but you already congratulated me on this when I got it a few months ago. thanks again though, there wont be a second round. #6820084

Adam CD Caron 11/30/2008 8:54:27 AM

Congrats Dawn cant wait to see some gold on this #6829805

Dawn M. Schneider 11/30/2008 7:00:19 PM

thanks adam, I wont be getting any gold this was awhile ago. but thank you #6832012

Maria Coulson 2/2/2009 7:12:46 AM

Dawn, In my opinion this should have gotten a gold. Incredible detail! #7117677

Dawn M. Schneider 2/2/2009 8:31:33 AM

thank you very much maria for your kind words and support! #7117918

Gina Cormier 3/13/2009 12:08:46 PM

This is awesome Dawn!! You can't suck too much if you have finalist awards!!! lol Fabulous gallery!! #7280816

Dawn M. Schneider 3/13/2009 2:50:46 PM

gina you are soo funny, thank you your mini pic makes me smile everytime I see it!!!! thank you #7281263

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caught this guy with my 70-200vr lens, cropped, congrast, probably sharpen hope you like it. x

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