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Old 08-25-2010, 09:23 PM   #51
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havalotta, great action shot! Birds are so often dark, silhouetted against the sky when shot from below. I'm not good at editing but I hope you don't mind that I played with this shot because I loved it so. Essentially I lightened the underside to allow some detail to show.

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Old 08-25-2010, 09:38 PM   #52
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This colorful, almost metallic like, dragon fly larvae
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reminds one of a piece of fine jewelry.
Wow! I've never seen one like that before, either! How cool! Where was that photo taken? What body of water?
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:15 PM   #53
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havalotta, great action shot! Birds are so often dark, silhouetted against the sky when shot from below.
Thanks Sage....It IS a challenge.
That is why I chose this photo where the suns natural glow highlights the features and adds the dimension to the feathers.


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I'm not good at editing but I hope you don't mind that I played with this shot because I loved it so. Essentially I lightened the underside to allow some detail to show.
IMHO.... I think the lightened one looks more like a cut out.
Soar....eeee gal.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:17 PM   #54
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Wow! I've never seen one like that before, either! How cool! Where was that photo taken? What body of water?
In an inland pond up in Michigans Upper Peninsula.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:40 PM   #55
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I really like Havalotta's eagle! Capturing a bird in flight so perfectly takes a great deal of skill. We actually do have bald eagles living at a lake close to me, which surprised me when I moved to NC, but not close enough to see them from my home.

I'm going for small with my entries. The first is, I believe, a yellow bear caterpillar (Virginia tiger moth).

The second I call "Why did the ant cross the bridge - to get to the other side." These ants regularly use my bridge to cross my stream. (I'd love to know what species they are; they sting, but they aren't the imported fire ants, and are usually solitary - I should put it in bug ID, but suunto will see it here)

The last is just funny and not really an entry. I put it on the herps photos already, but some folks haven't seen it. I call it "sumo toad".
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I'm going for small with my entries. The first is, I believe, a yellow bear caterpillar (Virginia tiger moth).
Your yellow bear caterpillar is amazing--cool shot. I think I may have seen one on my walk today--but I didn't take a picture.

The ant is a very clear shot and the toad is worth seeing again.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:16 AM   #57
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Go Sumo Go!
Don't you know ANY photo put into this thread is a contender!

Excerpt from the rules: Please do not post any photos that are not intended to be entries.
(Did you notice the results in last months contest?)

Awesome cat! It looks like a thousand shooting stars merging into one point. Fuzz fusion
I like your ant too....Not only does he cross the bridge, he appears to be thinking about how to cross yet another hurdle along the way.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:43 AM   #58
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(I'd love to know what species they are; they sting, but they aren't the imported fire ants, and are usually solitary - I should put it in bug ID, but suunto will see it here)
You'd better pass this one on to MrIlovetheants; I'd have to run this one through a key, and I cannot see enough of the diagnostic characters to do that with any confidence - sorry...
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A different perspective...

Cubs snoozing on horizontal tree limbs with me photographing them while laying horizontally on the ground under them.

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Makes me want to go up there and tickle their feet... Where was mama bear?
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