Blue Dasher - created by MnMCarta


Blue Dasher
Favs: 15SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/69Score: 71.7% (42)9001 views

(5 years and 1646 days ago)

avatar UncleJimmy

daaaaaammmmmnnnn! Way to start this contest! Well done author, I hope we see some other GREAT images like this...

author says:

They are my favorite thing to photograph but unfortunately the cold (and I'm talking about like 50-60 degree weather) makes them all go away

avatar Mikaelbg
Mikaelbg says:

Holy cow....nice shot

avatar rbsgrl
rbsgrl says:

Perfectly done! Don't think I'll bother with this contest...you win!

author says:

Sherri! There are many types of ways to get a macro of a bug. Google it and see what kind make the cut. The artistic nature and ways they can be shot is like 1000000000 ways. Trust me! I know you can do it!

avatar cabldawg71

Dang it Author!!! I thought i had a good one. You could have waited a day or so to drop the hammer.
Wonderful shot

author says:

TY Everyone! That means a lot to me since macro is my most favoritest thing in the whole wide world to shoot!

avatar jeaniblog
jeaniblog says:

Wow!!!

avatar Momof4boyoboys

Wow...look at those bug eyes!!!! Amazingly Great shot.

avatar RayTedwell

Reckon I know who this is, you dragonfly fanatic!

This is a gorgeous shot and will be hard to top.

avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Daaaaaaaaam....

I'm just going to put my macro lens away now...

I seriously need to pick your brain. Well done and definitely my favorite.... so far

avatar RayTedwell

btw, you all HAVE to look at the eyes in high res before you vote. Sharp as a tack!

avatar adeincyprus

And I thought I was good at shooting bugs............. how we s'posed to top this, it is simply awesome.

avatar EmiK
EmiK says:

Excellent macro =)

avatar cbkh2bankai

This right here wow, just simply amazing good thing I don't compete in the macro area yet. haha this photo would have me beat for years.

no avatar
frelbow says:

Great shot and detail! can you share the type of macro lens you use?

author says:

TY again for all the nice compliments
For my lens... I use a 100mm macro lens (thanks to my mommy) and I usually have to us a high ISO so that I can have a faster shutter cause when I'm focusing that close on something my hands are kinda shakey (and not from the beer hehehe) and I don't like to use the tripod cause you can't really see if you are still in the right spot but I then just run the shot through a grain reducer thingy and it's all good
There are a couple of different settings I use.... if they are in the shade then I use a HIGH ISO and LOW f-Stop with Fast shutter speed
If they are in the light I use a LOW ISO, around a 9-10 f-stop with flash so I can have a slower shutter and not worry about the shakey of my hand.
I think I got this right but for some reason FLICKR doesn't have my stats on each of the pictures I have. Not sure why but this is what I remember from this summer.
OH YEA... and since my area of fucus is always so small cause I get so close to my subjects I make sure that the part I want to show the most is in the main focus. I used to forget that fact and just wait for the focus BEEP and shoot. Now I pay more attn to WHAT is beeping in focus.
And one more thing... the sun or the flash is what adds that little circle of light on the eye (duh) and you obviously can change position to take it out but in comparing the ones that I have that don't have it... I really like it better in the picture. Gives it a little extra kick IMO.

Moderator says:

Author, might you like to write a little tutorial on macro bug shooting?

author says:

I would love to! Never done it before but I do training manuals for work so i suppose it's the same concept... just I think I know more about work than photography but I'll do my best! TY for asking!!! Made my day!!!

avatar Jim61
Jim61 says:

Wow ... that's amazing.

avatar robvdn
robvdn says:

I don't care what camera and stuff itsmymoment has, I want the same camera and stuff you have author!

my first fav in the photocontests!

author says:

awwww ty Rob!!! Here's the link to my camera. hehehe

http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductImagesView?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&productId=14643666

avatar robvdn
robvdn says:

I love the flowers on it, is there a blue version too? It will make the wife happy

author says:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=blue+kids+digital+camera&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=ivs&resnum=3&wrapid=tlif12914357242031&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=9578895289928790636&ei=1r75TJ_UEoSclgfNqYyYBw&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CF0Q8wIwAQ#

There ya go! That should make her happy!

avatar k5683
k5683 says:

incredible!

avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

wonderful

avatar Ory
Ory says:

Just a few days into the contest and I have just voted and commented on every entry, what else would I do when i'm meant to be revising... Anyway I finally get to the bottom of the page to the very first entry and its also the very best entry so far!!

Well done author, well done.

Have a cookie...

avatar cocor
cocor says:

I have nothing to say, I only have to VOTE.

avatar EmiK
EmiK says:

Well you did it, this is definitely a winner, congrats = )

avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

If you would like help help in putting together a tut, let me know. I WANT to learn this photography.

BTW congrats in advance.

avatar madamemonty

Absolutely stunning, please do make the tut, lots of us would love to learn about this type of photography

author says:

TY EVERYONE for such nice comments and encouragement!
Madamemonty... I have my notes put together and will be working on it this week so hopefully I will have something for ya'll by Friday AGAIN TY FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL COMMENTS

avatar madamemonty

Congrats on your win Amanda, it really is an awesome shot

author says:

TY VERY MUCH!!! YOU have no idea how much that means to me. It was a good day!!! Jags won and I got more than I could ever expect from the results! TY EVERYONE! !))

avatar Lelaina
Lelaina says:

Congrats for your more than deserved win! And it's even place 5 in the top 50 of photography entries!

avatar robvdn
robvdn says:

Congrats! Great job and would love to see more of those in the future!

avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

awesome photo !

avatar patty
patty says:

Congrats!!!! This is a fantastic shot, 1st place well deseved!!!

avatar arca
arca says:

This one could have taken 1st, 2nd and 3rd in my opinion ... great photo! Bravo and congrats!

no avatar
marina08 says:

Congratulations! Amazing shot! How did you convince the bug to pose for you? When I want to take a photo of something with wings I usually end up chasing it stupidly up and down.

Howdie stranger!
If you want to rate this picture or participate in this contest, just:

LOGIN HERE or REGISTER FOR FREE


Macro Bugs 2 Photography Contest


Blue Dasher
BlueDasher
by
MnMCarta
9002 views
- final score: 71.7%

Pose
Pose
by
xogx2002
7430 views
- final score: 66.1%

Eye to Eye
EyetoEye
by
arca
7691 views
- final score: 65.3%

the landing
thelanding
by
Karol
5681 views
- final score: 64.9%

Just as curious as I was
JustascuriousasIwas
by
MnMCarta
6529 views
- final score: 64.3%

Mountain Butterfly
MountainButterfly
by
bartoszwozniak
4054 views
- final score: 64%

What you looking at?
Whatyoulookingat
by
cabldawg71
3942 views
- final score: 63.9%

Life's a Balancing Act
LifesaBalancingAct
by
FantasyFotos
5940 views
- final score: 63.5%

Grasshopper
Grasshopper
by
Rad-Vila
2694 views
- final score: 63.3%

Trandy
Trandy
by
wind
2588 views
- final score: 62.6%

Flower Fly
FlowerFly
by
maclu2iaf
2079 views
- final score: 62.3%

Dragonfly
Dragonfly
by
patty
7533 views
- final score: 62.1%

Praying mantis
Prayingmantis
by
friiskiwi
5282 views
- final score: 61.9%

Bee
Bee
by
awinibhat
3019 views
- final score: 61.8%

Bee
Bee
by
awinibhat
2902 views
- final score: 61.8%

Butterfly
Butterfly
by
xogx2002
2515 views
- final score: 61.5%

Refection
Refection
by
birdhm
3313 views
- final score: 61%

cleaning up
cleaningup
by
craigers
3152 views
- final score: 61%

Lunch Time
LunchTime
by
wind
2346 views
- final score: 61%

bzzz ...
bzzz
by
Rad-Vila
2817 views
- final score: 60.8%

Yellow
Yellow
by
maclu2iaf
2487 views
- final score: 60.6%

Eating dinner
Eatingdinner
by
friiskiwi
3220 views
- final score: 60.3%

vivid fly
vividfly
by
SlashCross
3453 views
- final score: 60.2%

MMMMMMMM Tasty!
MMMMMMMMTasty
by
birdhm
6969 views
- final score: 59.9%

Soaking up the Rays
SoakinguptheRays
by
Barracuda
3271 views
- final score: 59.8%

Fly away
Flyaway
by
ewald
3558 views
- final score: 59.8%

FLY FLY!
FLYFLY
by
vysakhk
2177 views
- final score: 59.6%

The mask
Themask
by
patty
2512 views
- final score: 59.6%

Spider caught a fly
Spidercaughtafly
by
bartoszwozniak
4620 views
- final score: 59.6%

Bluebottle
Bluebottle
by
Seymour
5311 views
- final score: 59.5%

nameless
nameless
by
ewald
2932 views
- final score: 59.5%

Ugly
Ugly
by
smokebigbird
2959 views
- final score: 59.5%

Drago!
Drago
by
vysakhk
2262 views
- final score: 59.5%

Fly
Fly
by
Rad-Vila
2146 views
- final score: 59%

Cool Dude
CoolDude
by
bartoszwozniak
2567 views
- final score: 58.9%

Huge Hopper
HugeHopper
by
chellej
3052 views
- final score: 58.9%

flying
flying
by
maclu2iaf
1800 views
- final score: 58.4%

Head Shot
HeadShot
by
kyricom
2414 views
- final score: 58.3%

Feeding Bee
FeedingBee
by
Seymour
3289 views
- final score: 57.9%

Aggressive Little Buggers
AggressiveLittleBuggers
by
Barracuda
2200 views
- final score: 57.8%

Fruit Fly
FruitFly
by
pauleeart
3718 views
- final score: 57.3%

I see you
Iseeyou
by
colourblindmonkey
2100 views
- final score: 56.6%

You Lookin' At Me
YouLookinAtMe
by
arca
2146 views
- final score: 56.3%

Green
Green
by
ivanSpace
1978 views
- final score: 56.3%

drinking water
drinkingwater
by
craigers
2703 views
- final score: 56.2%

spidy on the flower
spidyontheflower
by
asitha
2697 views
- final score: 56.2%

Dragonfly
Dragonfly
by
FantasyFotos
1985 views
- final score: 56.2%

Insects
Insects
by
awinibhat
2108 views
- final score: 56.1%

Just click me
Justclickme
by
carnivalofmemories
2500 views
- final score: 55.4%

Gossamer Wings
GossamerWings
by
TwilightMuse
2448 views
- final score: 55.1%

nameless
nameless
by
ewald
1840 views
- final score: 55%

Red Admiral
RedAdmiral
by
Seymour
2273 views
- final score: 55%

Buzz-About
BuzzAbout
by
jadedink
1887 views
- final score: 54.9%

Spidey
Spidey
by
vysakhk
1847 views
- final score: 54.9%

Don't Eat ME
DontEatME
by
frelbow
2420 views
- final score: 54.6%

Hopper
Hopper
by
smokebigbird
2078 views
- final score: 54.6%

Spider Web
SpiderWeb
by
birdhm
3361 views
- final score: 54.4%

Hairy-arsed ant
Hairyarsedant
by
Andrewm
2415 views
- final score: 53.8%

Sunning
Sunning
by
kyricom
1830 views
- final score: 53.7%

Hi there!
Hithere
by
bandit69
2105 views
- final score: 53.7%

Leafhopper
Leafhopper
by
MnMCarta
2552 views
- final score: 53.2%

landed
landed
by
craigers
2123 views
- final score: 53%

weaved my home..!
weavedmyhome
by
carnivalofmemories
2263 views
- final score: 52.9%

Mayfly
Mayfly
by
k5683
2038 views
- final score: 52.3%

Tow years from now ...
Towyearsfromnow
by
jeanmarron
3461 views
- final score: 52%

Fascinating little guy
Fascinatinglittleguy
by
Barracuda
2372 views
- final score: 51%

what is it
whatisit
by
kathyw
2026 views
- final score: 50.7%

dinner
dinner
by
kimlandsiedel
2156 views
- final score: 47.6%

Widow
Widow
by
kimlandsiedel
1801 views
- final score: 46.7%

Howdie Guest!
You need to be logged in to rate this entry and participate in the contests!

LOGIN HERE or REGISTER FOR FREE