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Landing Malfunction

Uploaded: May 31, 2014 17:15:48 | Entered: October 31, 2017 17:04:30


He sure picked a pretty water lily to land on but it seems as tho there was a slight problem - one wing kinda got a little bent upon landing. Took about a nanosecond for him to straighten it out, tho and off he zoomed. (I was about ready to call in the "dragonfly medics". :) :)


Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Leslie McLain level-classic May 31, 2014

Beautiful capture and details, Val. #1574838

Bonnie C. Lackey May 31, 2014

So glad you didn't have to employ emergency measures! Quite a catch, Val! #11057295

Terry Cervi level-classic May 31, 2014

I believe that you would have tried to fix him, Dr.V! Maybe your smelling salts would have helped a little! What a great capture! #11057335

Nadia Paul May 31, 2014

No one does macro like you Miz V - this is just stunning - I think I need those smelling salts lol! Perfect comp, details and presentation - sure to be in the winners circle - a fave! #11057371

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 31, 2014

I swear Val you have all the best dragonflies in Texas down your way in Austin...not fair! :-) Excellent macro work and a true photographer medic for nature! :-) #11057396

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic May 31, 2014

Superb details,colours and capture-outstanding work,Val!! #11057458

Douglas Pignet June 02, 2014

lovely capture #11058061

Colette M. Metcalf June 02, 2014

Excellent capture, Val! Wow!!! #11058123

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 02, 2014

Awesome macro capture Val. #11058469

Nancy L. Green level-classic June 02, 2014

AWESOME macro image Val, I LOVE it!!! <>< #11058550

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe June 02, 2014

Another spectacular macro image, Val! Outstanding work! #11058762

Ellen Hodges June 03, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous capture and timing, Val!!! Glad he could straighten things out!!! #11058889

Dayna Cain level-classic June 03, 2014

Val, you are truly a gifted photographer. I admire your work very much. #11059289

Carol L. Fowler June 03, 2014

Great macro! Glad he had one of those modern self-repairing wings!! #11059435

Karen Bacon June 04, 2014

This is fantastic Val.A lovely presentation! #11059893

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 07, 2014

Awesome capture Val! And so glad the medics weren't needed :-) #11061832

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 29, 2014

Extraordinary capture, Val!

Congrats again! #11171178

Kathy Shogren level-classic October 29, 2014

What an unusual sighting, super capture Val. Congrats on your finalist. #11171196

Sheri Whala October 29, 2014

Congrats on your finalist! #11171274

Patrick Rouzes October 30, 2014

Super incredible finalist, Val. CONGRATS. ,my friend.

Nadia Paul October 30, 2014

Just love this Val - sure to go on to better things - congrats! #11171562

Douglas Pignet October 30, 2014

WTG!!! Congrats #11171828

Liz blahh October 30, 2014

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! #11171891

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Congratulations Val on this wonderful finalist. #11171995

Robert R. Goodman October 30, 2014

Hi Valarie,Big Congratulations my friend!! #11172066

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 30, 2014

This is sooo cool Val, congrats on your well deserved finalist! #11172344

Ellen Hodges October 30, 2014

Huge congrats, Val!! Best luck on this fantastic finalist!! #11172482

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Just incredible, Val! Unforgettable image. Huge congrats on your Finalist! #11172502

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Amazing finalist. Congrats again, Val. #11172506

Eivor Kuchta October 30, 2014

Amazing details and what a story you're sharing with us! I'm glad you didn't have to call "dragonfly medics". I've heard they are pretty slow to respond. Congratulations on a fantastic finalist, and good luck in the next round! #11172507

Carol Eade level-addict October 30, 2014

Beautiful shot, Val. Congratulations on your finalist! #11172653

Marijana Fajgl October 30, 2014

Amazing macro, Val, big congratulations! #11172677

Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 30, 2014

I swear this guy is trying to feel if this flower is ripe enough yet! :-) Congrats on your finalist! #11172887

Bill Whala October 30, 2014

Congratulations on this well deserved Finalist, Val!! #11173333

Terry Cervi level-classic October 30, 2014

No surprise here, Ms.V. What a gorgeous capture! Congrats on this and your other super finalists as well, my friend! #11173376

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 31, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS Val on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! Sorry I called you Bill on the last one!! <>< #11174300

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe November 02, 2014

Gorgeous detail, color and light here Val!! Thank goodness you didn't need to call 911!! Congratulations on your finalist award!! #11176094

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe June 06, 2016

Still playing catch up with BP Favorite photographers...came across this one today....wow....beautiful. What detail in the dragonfly and waterlily....stunning....=^..^= #11482901

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