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avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Beautiful macro!

(5 years and 1502 days ago)

nameless
avatar DW Photo

love the colors, and composition.. looks like it might of been hand held with all the movement/blur from the structure in the bottom of the photo. nice shot

(5 years and 1510 days ago)

nameless
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

These are SUCH unusual fruit, I never tire of seeing photos of them in all stages of growth. Well done.

(5 years and 1542 days ago)

durian
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

This is beautiful. Very well done!
You should submit this as a Photoshop Contest Suggestion after the contest is over - It would be great fun to play with!

(5 years and 1542 days ago)

flame on sand...
avatar momvera
momvera says:

Wow!!!
Great capture

(5 years and 1542 days ago)

flame on sand...
avatar 6tann
6tann says:

very nice texture u grabbed....

(5 years and 1542 days ago)

flame on sand...
avatar Yank
Yank says:

Nice job!

(5 years and 1542 days ago)

flame on sand...
avatar ctbugan
ctbugan says:

Cool photo. The sparks and silhoutte work well together.

(5 years and 1566 days ago)

firework
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Great, love how the sparks are sharper than anything else.

(5 years and 1570 days ago)

firework
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Wonderful capture, the spark trails are great!

(5 years and 1571 days ago)

firework
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

This image would be greatly improved, if you open it in Photoshop and do an Auto Curves on it.

(5 years and 1574 days ago)

wet web...
avatar 6tann
6tann says:

this one is gr8

(5 years and 1627 days ago)

fresh...
avatar 6tann
6tann says:

good find..

(5 years and 1627 days ago)

when the day begin
avatar bandit69
bandit69 says:

The sun illuminating the grass really works.

(5 years and 1630 days ago)

nameless
avatar bandit69
bandit69 says:

Judging from the watter droplet. I don't think its upside down
The Damselflies generally have lighter color on their underside. The watter dropletts may have been reflecting the light upwards as well.
Nice shot author.

(5 years and 1631 days ago)

when the day begin
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Very nice lighting from beneath. Or is this photo upside down?

(5 years and 1631 days ago)

when the day begin
avatar drskn08
drskn08 says:

wow.. good one ! we call it "needle dragonfly" here

(5 years and 1631 days ago)

fresh...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Isn't it great that we don't all think the same, have to admit the image is growing on me, it has a very dreamy quality.

(5 years and 1633 days ago)

nameless
avatar locksmagic

It's funny how two people can think such opposite things about a picture, before i read friiskiwi's comment I thought to myself this is beautiful, i especially love the oof grass in the foreground, to me it gives the impression that we as the viewer are getting a rare glimpse into the butterfly's world. And the overall brightness and lack of contrast give it an even more enchanting effect. Oh well to each their own I suppose.

(5 years and 1634 days ago)

nameless
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Well done for getting the focus on it's head. Shame about the 2 blades of grass in front. I know there is nothing you can do about it, but the do distract. I would have added a little more contrast, but that's just my style.

(5 years and 1635 days ago)

nameless
avatar Lelaina
Lelaina says:

Congrats for your second place!

(5 years and 1831 days ago)

tea farm
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Awesome shot! GL!

(5 years and 1834 days ago)

tea farm
avatar Karol
Karol says:

wow!

(5 years and 1835 days ago)

tea farm
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

very pretty, there is something very appealing about this one.

(5 years and 1836 days ago)

nameless
avatar cocor
cocor says:

Absolutely beautiful!

(5 years and 1837 days ago)

tea farm
avatar mazanda
mazanda says:

nice "tea"!

(5 years and 1837 days ago)

tea farm
avatar creativefreedom

beautiful,bravo!

(5 years and 1837 days ago)

tea farm
avatar jeaniblog
jeaniblog says:

Excellent shot but so small...need to upload at least 1mB!

(5 years and 1837 days ago)

tea farm
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

awesome

(5 years and 1837 days ago)

tea farm
avatar adeincyprus

looks like you might have some grease spots on your lens or sensor!

(5 years and 1837 days ago)

Pink
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Agree with Ory, but you will also need to remove the colour from the 'bubble' at the bottom of the scarf.

(5 years and 1855 days ago)

red scarves
avatar Ory
Ory says:

This is very nice, looks like it was a set up for a photography shoot other than selective red. I wonder what the original intention was? If you could lower the brightness whilst retaining the contrast you might be able to keep the nice black and whites but remove the blow out in the top right.

(5 years and 1855 days ago)

red scarves
avatar erathion
erathion says:

great shot author...very well done

(5 years and 1880 days ago)

01-01-2011
avatar Momof4boyoboys

Spectacular!!!

(5 years and 1882 days ago)

01-01-2011
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

The bridge in the background is what really makes this shot! Well done! GL!

(5 years and 1885 days ago)

01-01-2011
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roxy00la says:

what a shot! love the city back round

(5 years and 1885 days ago)

01-01-2011
avatar cocor
cocor says:

Very nice scene, you were lucky to be high enough to have such a view!

(5 years and 1886 days ago)

01-01-2011
avatar jeaniblog
jeaniblog says:

Beautiful, where's this?

(5 years and 1887 days ago)

01-01-2011
avatar EmiK
EmiK says:

I like the green and the blue here, well shot.

(5 years and 1899 days ago)

night lights
avatar jeaniblog
jeaniblog says:

Lovely!

(5 years and 1904 days ago)

splendid
avatar jeaniblog
jeaniblog says:

Just beautiful!

(5 years and 1904 days ago)

my city at night
avatar jeaniblog
jeaniblog says:

Very pretty but your jpgs are too small!

(5 years and 1904 days ago)

my city with night lights
avatar creativefreedom

gorgeous!!

(5 years and 1905 days ago)

my city at night
avatar creativefreedom

BEAUTIFUL! GREAT JOB!

(5 years and 1905 days ago)

night lights
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Well done, I know how difficult this is.

(5 years and 1905 days ago)

splendid
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Agrees with Ory. GL!

(5 years and 1908 days ago)

vivid fly
avatar creativefreedom

A winner in my book,GREAT JOB!

(5 years and 1912 days ago)

vivid fly
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

cool eyes.

(5 years and 1913 days ago)

vivid fly
avatar chellej
chellej says:

Great colors

(5 years and 1914 days ago)

vivid fly
avatar Ory
Ory says:

I would darken the image just a little. maybe increase the contrast. If you adjust the image just dont lose the really cool texture of the eyes, they are awesome!

(5 years and 1915 days ago)

vivid fly