Bottoms Up

© Carol Teal

Bottoms Up

Tiia Vissak 5/19/2009 12:00:47 AM

great colors, light & details! #1129696

Cindy Bendush 5/19/2009 12:18:52 AM

Fabulous color, detail and composition Carol! #7535408

Tommy E. Burgess 5/19/2009 12:25:54 AM

Outstanding Macro and very interesting information Carol!! #7535440

Melissa G. Meiselman 5/19/2009 12:32:01 AM

Impressive macro with sharp details, great lighting, vivid color and interesting information, Carol!!! #7535462

Laura E. Swan 5/19/2009 12:54:22 AM

Amazing Carol. Nature is so smart! I don't give then enough credit sometimes. Thanks so much for sharing this with us and for a terrific image!!!

-Laura #7535535

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/19/2009 1:02:38 AM

Great animal capture here, Carol.

Dominick #7535571

Kerry Hill 5/19/2009 1:07:32 AM

Fantastic colour and details, Carol!! Beautiful shot!! #7535586

ROLAN NARMAN 5/19/2009 6:13:51 AM

Gorgeous capture Carol! Wonderful details and colors! #7536309

Anne M. Young 5/19/2009 6:26:25 AM

Great macro - love the pov #7536363

Daniella Puente 5/19/2009 8:14:32 AM

Looks fantastic! #7536725

Carol Teal 5/19/2009 10:45:16 PM

Thank you all so much for your kind comments, and I am glad you enjoyed the bit of info on dragonflies. I found it while trying to find out what kind of dragonfly this was. I never would have thought that there was a reason that sometimes the dragonflies are perched in this position! #7538519

Phil Stith 5/21/2009 8:45:34 AM

Awesome macro, Carol. Enjoyed the information, too! #7544078

Dianna Murphy 6/2/2009 5:21:22 PM

Awesome color and light. #7590858

Tiia Vissak 6/19/2009 1:00:29 PM

Congratulations! #7648851

Phil Stith 6/19/2009 1:12:19 PM

Congratulations on an awesome finalist, Carol! #7648958

Colleen Farrell 6/19/2009 2:59:16 PM

Outstanding capture, Carol! And fascinating info! Big congrats on a most well-deserved finalist! #7649885

Nikki McDonald 6/19/2009 4:20:05 PM

Excellent capture and fascinating information, Carol. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #7650534

Cheryl E. Molennor 6/19/2009 4:34:04 PM


Renee Doyle 6/19/2009 5:13:00 PM

Fantastic macro Carol!! Congratulations!! #7651046

Anne M. Young 6/19/2009 5:42:25 PM

Congratulations - super capture! #7651312

Patrick Rouzes 6/19/2009 7:01:12 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist,Carol!!! #7652027

Sam Britt 6/19/2009 7:06:00 PM

Congratulations Carol! #7652064

Pat Gamwell 6/19/2009 7:44:32 PM

Big congrats on this wonderful finalist! #7652371

Raymond Pauly 6/19/2009 7:49:53 PM

Great macro! Congratulations, Carol! #7652419

Judy V. Kennamer 6/19/2009 8:20:58 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist Carol!! #7652606

Jennifer L. Alder 6/19/2009 9:42:07 PM

Big congrats, Carol, on this terrific finalist image :) #7653075

Eugenio Diaz 6/19/2009 10:19:31 PM

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved Finalist...well done!!!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/19/2009 11:30:38 PM

Outstanding work Carol! Congratulations on your finalist! #7653556

Teresa A. Burnett 6/20/2009 7:37:30 AM

YAYYYYYY!!! Huge congrats on this fantastic finalist Carol!! #7655578

Dianna Murphy 6/20/2009 10:23:07 AM

WTG! Congratulations on your finalist in Macro and Details. Bravo! #7656782

Bojan Bencic 6/20/2009 12:56:53 PM

Congratulations, Carol. #7657455

Jeff Robinson 6/20/2009 3:09:40 PM

Congrats Carol on your Excellent Finalist! Jeff #7658120

Laurence Saliba 6/21/2009 2:29:57 AM

Beautiful finalist!! Congrats!!! #7659839

Usman M. Bajwa 6/21/2009 11:13:35 PM

Great details and colors, Carol. CONGRATULATIONS on a terrific Finalist!!

Usman. #7663024

Carol Teal 6/22/2009 11:18:34 AM

Thank you all so much for your kind comments!! I hope to go through the finalists this month since work is over and I have more time! #7665239

Tiia Vissak 6/22/2009 12:52:52 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #7665573

Mitch Spence 6/22/2009 12:56:09 PM

Congratulations to you, Carol. It's a beautiful macro. #7665598

Bojan Bencic 6/22/2009 1:25:00 PM

Fantastic photo, Carol. Congratulations! #7665752

Phil Stith 6/22/2009 1:28:54 PM

Congratulations on a great winner, Carol! #7665772

Amy JACKSON 6/22/2009 1:29:57 PM

Congratulations, Carol!!!! WTG! :) #7665777

Nikki McDonald 6/22/2009 1:33:14 PM

Congratulations on the win, Carol. This is an excellent macro -- colors are so very pleasing, too. #7665787

Leslie McLain 6/22/2009 1:58:40 PM

Congrats on your amazing winner, Carol. #7665917

David Phalen 6/22/2009 2:38:00 PM

BIG Congrats on an awesome Winner!! #7666116

Renee Doyle 6/22/2009 3:31:00 PM

Congratulations Carol!!! #7666386

Claudia Kuhn 6/22/2009 3:54:53 PM

Congratulations Carol! #7666475

Jennifer L. Alder 6/22/2009 4:38:57 PM

I am happy for you, Carol- congrats :) #7666748

Cheryl E. Molennor 6/22/2009 4:44:40 PM

Excellent Carol Congratulations to you! #7666802

Teresa A. Burnett 6/22/2009 4:56:43 PM

YAYYYYY!!! Huge congrats on this awesome winner Carol!! #7666891

Evy Johansen 6/22/2009 6:57:23 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful win, Carol! #7667485

Kara L. Hendricks 6/22/2009 7:54:54 PM

Wowza!! Look at the detail here!!

Congrats on a WELL deserved badge Carol!! #7667641

Mary K. Robison 6/22/2009 9:58:07 PM

Wow! A gorgeous capture, AND fascinating information to boot!
Congratulations on your well-earned win, Carol! #7667864

Laurence Saliba 6/22/2009 10:45:19 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Carol!!!!! #7667933

Carol Teal 6/23/2009 12:05:41 AM

Oh wow, what a surprise! I came to check email, saw new comments on this photo and wondered why I was getting comments on a finalist this late after the fact. What a surprise when I clicked over and saw the win! Thank you all so much for your continued support, and I am going to get through all the winners and finalists this month if it takes all month! #7668075

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/23/2009 12:44:35 AM

Congratulations on your win Carol, beautiful! #7668257

Cindy Bendush 6/23/2009 10:42:54 PM

Big congratulations on this fabulous winner Carol -- what a little beauty! #7671929

Datha Y. Thompson 6/23/2009 11:31:14 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on The GOLD Carol!! #7672042

Colleen Farrell 6/24/2009 10:26:03 AM

WTG, Carol! Big congrats on your win!! #7674095

A P 6/25/2009 4:04:22 PM

congratulation my friend on an outstanding winner and thanks for the info as well. Awesome job! #7678236

Usman M. Bajwa 6/26/2009 4:01:30 AM

Great to see this win GOLD, CONGRATS, Carol.

Usman. #7679574

Mary Beth Aiello 6/26/2009 12:27:54 PM

Outstanding, Carol. Huge congrats on this beautiful GOLD. #7681221

Rosemary Sampson 7/1/2009 6:10:49 AM

Extraordinary! Detail, color, lighting are all so well done! #7696441

Carol Teal 7/1/2009 7:58:45 AM

Thank you all so much!! #7696945

Dr Silly 7/20/2009 12:41:56 PM

Awesome macro, congratulations on your GOLD, Carol. :O) #7759176

Dominick M. Dimacale 8/19/2009 4:40:08 AM

Congratulations Carol on your Win!!!

Dominick #7866602

Carol Teal 8/20/2009 1:10:52 AM

Dr Silly and Dominick...thank you so much! :) #7870710

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A Blue Dasher assuming a handstand-like position (called the obelisk posture) that some dragonflies and damselflies assume to prevent overheating on sunny days. The abdomen is raised until its tip points at the sun, minimizing the surface area exposed to solar radiation. Male Blue Dashers (Pachydiplax longipennis) assume an obelisk-like posture while guarding their territories or during conflicts with other males, displaying the blue pruinescence on their abdomens to best advantage. However, both females and males will raise their abdomens at high temperature and lower them again if shaded. This behavior can be demonstrated in the laboratory by heating captive Blue Dashers with a 250 watt lamp, and has been shown to be effective in stopping or slowing the rise in their body temperature. (Wikipedia)

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: reserved, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 277.00 mm, Model: E-500

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