Dragonfly

Today was pretty busy because the voting page just went up for the MyBowlAd.com competition. I am one of 10 finalists to win a trip to California to watch a Super Bowl Commercial be filmed and maybe even be in it. You can help me by Fueling my Blog. And you can do that every day till August 23rd. One vote a Day. I’m going to need all the votes I can get.

I went on out and spent a good hour taking tons of photos today. They were of the some Bumblebees and Dragonflies about. The flower is a new one for me though. Of course I have no clue what it is. I’m such a good green thumb. Here are the photos. Some are on Zooomr and some are on Flickr, and of course the Photo-A-Day comes from Buzznet.

Photo-A-Day #859b 08/15/07 Photo-A-Day #859c 08/15/07 Photo-A-Day #859d 08/15/07 Photo-A-Day #859e 08/15/07
Photo-A-Day #859f 08/15/07 Photo-A-Day #859g 08/15/07 Photo-A-Day #859h 08/15/07 Photo-A-Day #859i 08/15/07
Photo-A-Day #859j 08/15/07 Photo-A-Day #859k 08/15/07

You might have noticed that the last two images are the same but cropped differently I’d like to hear what people think about which one is better. I always have a couple of choices for cropping and wanted to see how this image looked with different cropp
ing.

Contest Update. Wow there was a huge jump today. Lisa is flying up the ladder to solidify the top spot, can anyone catch her? I sent out an e-mail to all contestants today and the call was answered big time. I’m really hoping for some help in the Super Bowl contest. I also made a typo in that e-mail. The person who gets me the most votes for the contest gets 50 points not 250 because that would be a huge unfair jump. And I want this to be a fair contest. And I like what I have been seeing across the sites of each contestant. I would like to highlight all the posts that have been written about the contest, or about one of my photos or the super bowl contest.

Posts about the Contest. – 5 points for a comment on each.
Christine – A very clever contest…
Kukuh – BenSpark’s August Add it up Contest
Mo – I’ve never been really good at math…
Lisa – BenSpark’s August Add it up Contest
Stephen the Dog – I Like Contests… (While not in the contest my friend Stephen still wanted to help support the efforts, send him a comment and show him some love.)
Write your own post about this contest and get 50 points.

Posts about a Photo of Mine – 5 points for a comment on each.
Mo – Saturday Shopping Spree
Meeyauw – Loaded for Bear
Scott – Butterfly World 2007: Coconut Creek, FL
Lisa – Photography
Write your own and get 25 points, use any photo of mine from any of my photo hosting sites from the month of August.

Super Bowl Contest Posts – 5 points for a comment on each.
Lisa – Send Drew To The Superbowl
Sparky – (My Wife’s blog, she’s not in the contest but it would be worth your while to drop her a comment.)Drew’s in Another Contest…
Write your own post and get 100 points. Be the one to get the most of you readers/friends/family to vote for me and you could get 50 extra points. Plus you get 5 points each day for voting for me.

Also as a reminder you have up to a week to comment on my photos posted in August. So all photos from 08/09/07 is fair game till tomorrow. You can accumulate 5 points per photo per comment. And even if you commented on a photo in one Hosting Program you can comment on it in another as well.

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20 Responses to “Photo-A-Day #859 08/15/07”

  1. Spanish Joe says:

    Congrats on becoming a finalist in the contest – California is a pretty state. In response to the question you posed about the picture, I really like the photo that is cropped to be longer vertically.

  2. Mo says:

    i’m really slipping here…i better get my act together!!

  3. Laurie says:

    That’s another cool one :) Cool, but slightly creepy!

  4. Lisa says:

    I like the 2nd cropped photo better. I don’t know why though.

  5. Eliot says:

    I like the first photo! The focus is pretty good located at the head of this dragonfly. Well done!

  6. Sparky says:

    I like the crop on the right. Can’t put it into words, just like that one better. Though all of your photos are amazing, as always!

  7. Drew says:

    Thanks Joe, I hope to visit California again soon. So one vote for the vertical crop. Thanks.

  8. Drew says:

    Hey there Mo. Yeah there is some ground to make up. But which of the cropped photos is the better one?

  9. Drew says:

    Thanks Laurie, It is weird I never liked bugs that much growing up but they make great macro subjects.

  10. Drew says:

    Thanks Lisa, that is two for the vertical crop.

  11. Drew says:

    Thanks Eliot, I wanted to be tight on the dragonfly’s face for sure.

  12. Drew says:

    Well that is 3 votes for the vertical crop. That was the one I did first and then got the idea to re-crop it. I guess I should go with my gut instincts from now on. And thank you hon.

  13. Becky says:

    Looks like the flower is a delphinium and I can’t decide between the two crops. I’ve wanted a macro lens for a while now and your photos make me want to splurge now!

  14. Mo says:

    SEEE!! I am way out of it!! I like the vertical one too…it’s closer, more personal, and visually appealing!

  15. Drew says:

    Thanks Becky, I know you know your flowers and since your photos are wicked awesome I am anxious to hear your opinion on mine. Thanks so much for commenting. I’d like a specifically macro lens as well so I can get closer, this zoom/macro thing is kind of a pain.

  16. Drew says:

    I like that everyone is enjoying my favorite crop because that means that what I am intending to convey is getting out there. Cool.

  17. AVCr8teur says:

    I also like your 2nd dragonfly picture better probably because of the flash and better details. Although your 3rd dragonfly picture looks like it is holding onto a diamond because of the shape and its shininess.

  18. Christine says:

    I love dragonflies…the top picture is the coolest!

  19. Drew says:

    Thanks, I appreciate the comments about the photos. The dragonfly is a fun bug to photograph.

  20. Drew says:

    Thanks Christine, That’s why I made that one the photo of the day.

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