close up at the pond and chat

Challenge #8 in the Photo chat series. Hosted by AndrePooh, barb_s.
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***This is a complex challenge, please read the instructions and the and the comments first.*** Enter one photo showing little things, flora, fauna that are associated with ponds and ditches and also enter a -dummy- photo as shown in the example below as a second picture, see for elaboration the comment in the example. Then give constructive comment on all other photos. Eventually you can enter a second improved version of your first picture by withdrawing the dummy and use that free slot.
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This dummy image is for your convenience, to secure a second slot to upload your improved version laterl Please download this dummy image and consider personalizing it with some colored scribbles perhaps, so that you can recognize your own dummy, when you have to withdraw it. After withdrawing the dummy you can upload your second improved version. but *BE QUICK* or somebody else may take your free slot. ignore the EXIF too, it helps u
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Submitted: Monday, 23rd January, 2012 10:50 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 11th November, 2011
Focal length: 55 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
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