Morning Warm-Up

© Val Feldman

Morning Warm-Up

Lorna Shutter 10/9/2012 5:10:37 AM

WOWEE, Ms. U.S.A.!!! What an amazing Macro you have here! The colours are so beautiful and your detail is superb!!! I love everything about this image! I'm sure we'll see it again! Absolutely gorgeous! What if we split the tray of donuts?! LOL! :D #1491206

Mary Beth Aiello 10/9/2012 5:39:11 AM

I am laughing out loud about those donuts. Funny.... but so true.

A magnificient macro, Val. Gorgeous. #10361839

Monnie Ryan 10/9/2012 5:43:10 AM

Fabulous macro, Val! And I hear you on the doughnut thing! #10361851

Don Christiana 10/9/2012 6:05:58 AM

Val, this is a stunning macro image. You have captured all the wonderful colors and details of the dragonfly along with the florals and perfect background. I know this will be back as a gold winner. #10361894

Robert R. Goodman 10/9/2012 6:13:58 AM

Hi Valarie,Grand prize winner my friend.That is absolutely beautiful.Excellent clarrity!!! #10361898

Susan Williams 10/9/2012 6:41:23 AM

Wow, this is a fantastic image, Val. The details and colors are gorgeous. We'll surely be seeing this again. Outstanding work! #10361942

Terry Cervi 10/9/2012 6:45:25 AM

I could go for a raspberry donut right now paired with my freshly made cup of Pacific Rim Extra Bold! Instead I have to settle for my Fage yogurt with peaches. LOL. What an amazing shot, my friend!! You've captured some amazing detail in this outstanding macro! #10361951

Gord MacEachern 10/9/2012 6:51:30 AM

Hi Val, your work never ceases to amaze me, my friend!!! Someone mentioned gold and I have to agree!!!!
By the way, my metabolism is sort of the opposite from that of the dragon fly, but I could never turn down a freshly baked "anything", lol... #10361965

Tammy M. Anderson 10/9/2012 8:07:28 AM

I'm with Gord on the metabolism and the baked goods. LOL. What a show stopper you have here. Most certainly has to be a winner. #10362067

Anita Hogue 10/9/2012 8:09:46 AM

WOW, this is absolutely gorgeous, Val! Love those colors. Our dragonflies seems to always land on a stick around here which doesn't always make for a great capture. This is fabulous! #10362072

Michelle Alton 10/9/2012 12:03:33 PM

This many-faceted gem of an image, along with your almost poetic description make your entry a joy to experience. #10362276

Patrick Rouzes 10/9/2012 2:35:47 PM

All I can say is "phenomenal" & "beautiful"! Good luck with this, Val!

Kathy Salerni 10/9/2012 10:02:54 PM

This is absolutely a winning image, Val! The colors, clarity composition and the soft background are exquisite! Love your description and I will have a donut too! #10362851

Julianne Bradford 10/9/2012 11:15:25 PM

I agree with everyone..this gorgeous glutton is destined for Gold! Bring on the donuts, we'll all celebrate! #10362897

Ujjwal Mukherjee 10/10/2012 3:18:32 AM

I am in absolute AWE of this outstanding image,Val!! Details,colours,clarity and composition are fantastic!! We'll see it again and again!! #10363073

Emile Abbott 10/10/2012 9:13:44 AM

WINNER VAL. This is one of the most amazing macros I have seen in a long time from the translucent wings, royal purple color, exquisite details on the dragonfly and overall composition and presentation. Magical for sure. #10363584

Dayna Cain 10/10/2012 9:19:21 AM

Wow! Gorgeous image Val! I'll take six of those raspberry filled donuts.... #10363597

Tammy Espino 10/11/2012 1:55:38 PM

I'd like to eat like a hummingbird..LOL Very nice of that beautiful colored dragonfly to land on such a pretty flower for you!! Awesome! #10365650

Tammy Espino 10/11/2012 1:55:39 PM

I'd like to eat like a hummingbird..LOL Very nice of that beautiful colored dragonfly to land on such a pretty flower for you!! Awesome! #10365651

Val Feldman 10/11/2012 4:17:37 PM

Thanks much everyone - always appreciate the stop-by! :) :) #10365849

Nadia Paul 10/11/2012 5:52:20 PM

This is just stunning Val - the colours and light are magic and the details beautiful - winner my friend! Oh, is it too late for my order of donuts lol! #10365949

Eivor Kuchta 10/11/2012 7:56:34 PM

Wonderful clarity, Val! #10366033

Ellen Hodges 10/13/2012 5:27:10 PM

Super superb capture, Val!!! #10368130

Mary Dimitriw 10/14/2012 4:44:51 AM

Raspberry filled are my fave's too. What an amazing macro Ms.Val, lighting and detail are exceptional. #10368499

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/14/2012 7:45:49 PM

Super color, comp and clarity Val..perfectionj!

jo ann c. #10369611

Julie Burnett 10/18/2012 5:02:56 AM

Like everyone else, I'm FLOORED by this, Val!! Simply an amazing image, and a winner for sure!! #10374707

Reynaldo D. Reyes 10/18/2012 4:28:07 PM

You have a terrific gift of bringing out the beauty in your captures Val. This image exhibits elegant colors that I find so engaging. Love the fine details and colors of the dragonfly beautifully highlighted by the background. #10375527

Teresa Moore 10/18/2012 7:10:32 PM

AMAZING! #10375802

Rona L. Schwarz 10/18/2012 9:55:58 PM

I've been away and so I am just getting to this now, Val! But it is SPECTACULAR!! Amazing macro of this DF - the clarity and detail are out of this world and the colors are fantastic! Love the purple flowers, the blue DF and that glorious background and light! More GOLD for sure! #10375902

Patricia A. Casey 11/9/2012 5:01:43 AM

I don't know how I missed this one Val...lovely, lovely! I'm sure we will see this one again.....a winner in my book....what a gorgeous dragonfly.... #10411213

Linda L. Ruiz 5/30/2014 12:29:07 PM


Terry Cervi 5/30/2014 1:04:30 PM

Congrats on another great POTD, Ms.V! #11055830

Ellen Hodges 5/30/2014 1:50:22 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this super beautiful capture, Val!!! #11055866

Patrick Rouzes 5/30/2014 2:06:18 PM

BIG CONGRATS, Val- hope to see again.

Debbie Bray 5/30/2014 2:11:58 PM

Another beauty, Miss Val, this is also superb! Wonderful work, I love the purple flowers in this lovely image as well!!

Michele Peterson 5/30/2014 3:45:38 PM

I don't know how you do it, but you sure do it well, this is amazing!! Congratulations on the finalist, this is truly beautiful. Go grab a raspberry doughnut and celebrate!! #11055958

Peggy Pfister 5/30/2014 6:49:24 PM

Amazing detail and color ... Congrats, Val! #11056158

Nadia Paul 5/31/2014 7:03:23 PM

Glad to see this beauty sporting a badge Val, although it should be gold - congrats! #11057357

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Basking in the morning sun, a blue dasher dragonfly "recharges" his flight muscles for a busy day ahead - mostly comprised of a couple hundred laps around the pond at Zilker Botanical here in Austin. Dragonflies are voracious carnivores and I've read they can consume their weight in various small insects in about 30 minutes time ... sorta the way I wish my metabolism could handle a tray of freshly baked raspberry-filled donuts.. :)

Have a Happy Tuesday!


Resub 04/14

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Uploaded on 10/9/2012 4:41:14 AM

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Camera: Canon 5D Mark III Photo Contest Finalist

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