cmantx: Fantastic shot. When I first saw it I thought " thats the winner". I'd love to get a opportunity to photograph the emergence of a dragonfly. You nailed it!
Thank you! Hope you'll get that chance!
RuthC: Congratulations, ema-art, on your really beautiful, unusual and quite stunning capture of this brand-new dragonfly! I am delighted that you won the top spot in this very competitive challenge, as there were many great entries. Please share the story of this 'birth' with others, as I'm sure they will be interested. Ruth :-)
Thank you all for your votes!Host wish was to tell you the story of my experience with dragonflies, so here it is: I am privileged to observe such wonders of nature all the time. I live on a cost of Lake Ohrid (Macedonia) and such scenery is occurs at all times.This is an older photo and I used a camera which I had with me at that time (Canon A480). Fortunately, it has an excellent macro mode.Now I know what to expect at what time on our beach. And I can document every phase of the metamorphosis - including the larva underwater.Often I help them dry up, on the safety of my finger.I have quite unbelievble experiences with those insects, that have been in contact with me, at the time of birth. This particular dragonflies tent to returne later in the day and lend on my hend with no fear at all, and spend considerable time with me. So much of "stupid insects"!
Thank you, Ruth...this is such a pleasent surprise. OK, I will do that.Regards!
BonsaiZG: Nema te pa te nema i ondak odjednom prvo mjesto.
Čestitam. Napokon pored zmija vilin konjici su tvoja specijalnost.
Fotka je savršena.
He,he...hvala ti, prijatelju! Pozdrav!
photorulez13: so cute and fuuny
Yes, he is very funny, also very cute and smart dog. Thank you!
Well deserved 1st place. Congrats!
cmantx: Nice capture. I like how you used a large f-stop so that the emerging Dragonfly appears to be looming over the ? pupa?
Wonderful gallery. I enjoyed watching your photos!
Thank you all!
Well, I did ask politely and twice as to why both my entries have been disqualified, since they completely conformed to all the rules and suggestions within this Challenge. I was expecting at least an equally reasonable explanation which you never supplied. Now you announce the 75% of the entries being DQ'd, and still give no explanation about such drastic percentage!Would you sincerely expect me to enter any more of your Challenges after such treatment? Regards
I love figs.
Lovely duck, but F???