Friday, July 30, 2010

Camera-Critters #121

I haven't been able to get out and take pictures the past few days, because I somehow got my sciatic nerve pinched and have been spending most of my time in bed. However, before that happened, I was able to capture some photos of a Halloween Pennant back by my pond. Halloween Pennants have a special spot in my heart, because one of my Halloween Pennant photos was my first photo to win an award at the local fair.

I couldn't decide if I preferred the vertical crop or the horizontal crop. So, I need your opinion! Which crop do you like?

Vertical crop?
(c) Misty DawnS


Horizontal crop?
(c) Misty DawnS

I hope to be up and about so I can take more photos soon! When I was chatting with Tammy the other day, she said she had to pay her car insurance, and I'm so glad she said that, because it reminded me that I had to pay Hub's health insurance! The pain I was in had caused me to forget all other things. Thanks for the reminder, Tam!

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I like the horizontal crop--beautiful capture! Get better soon, Misty.

Jen at Cabin Fever

I like the vertical crop. It gives more perspective to the dragon fly. The horizontal one just seems cut off a little short to me. I do love how perfect he(she?) is in focus too!

Adrienne Zwart

Can I just say that you continue to amaze me with your photography? You inspire me!

I like the vertical crop. It shows how delicate these creatures are to perch on such a slender stalk.

I hope you start feeling some relief soon, Misty. I've heard that sciatic pain is very intense.


Those are incredible photos. I enjoy your work so much although I don't often comment. I have taken the liberty of using a couple as backgrounds I loved the sunset at the cemetery and the butterfly on the clover. You are very talented


Striking stripey beast. Hope you are on the mend soon.

Nikki - Notes of Life

I prefer the horizontal crop.

Either way, it's an amazing capture :)


It's a wonderful picture either way. I laugh because we're all giving you different choices so go's an indiviual thing. I like the vertical best.


Hi Misty, so sorry you're not feeling too good right now. Feel better soon.

I have never seen a Halloween Pennant before. It's beautiful. A hard choice to choose between the two but I find myself enjoying vertical crops much more these days.

I'm back from vacation now and glad to be catching up. Thanks so much for stopping by.

An English Girl Rambles

Hootin' Anni

This is a tremendously super colored photo Dawn. I so enjoyed viewing. Of course, with your photos, they're always outstanding. You have a great deal of patience when it comes to the skills of photography [I read your comment on another blog about waiting 3 years for a good heron shot]

Anyway, I do hope you continue to feel better as each day comes along.

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Have one super weekend!!


I hope you feel better. Great pictures! :)


Both are beautiful. I can't decide which I like best. I find I am using vertical crops much more often than I used to.


Exquisite photography! I think both crops work equally well.

Bradley Hsi

Beautiful shot, such creamy BOKEH in the background. I definitely like the vertical crop.


It's hard to choose but I think I prefer the vertical cropping. Awesome capture!


Oh, I love the vertical crop, the first shot, as the insect is perched so precariously on that stalk. Fabulous!


Marvelous photos!


I flipped a coin and it came up I'll go with the crop heads represented.

Both crops are nice.


This is so wonderful. I haven't seen this kind of dragonfly before. thanks for sharing.

Coy Hill

Beautiful dragonfly shot Misty! I don't think I have ever seen one of these.

My vote goes for the vertical crop, I like the inclusion of more of its perch. I do hope you get to feeling better soon.

Cheryl Kohan

I've never seen this kind of dragonfly before - it's gorgeous!

I like both shots but I think I really prefer the balance in the vertical crop the best. Nice work!


What a beautiful and unusual critter you've captured here. I like the horizontal crop a little better.
Hope your pain is gone by now so you can be up and about.

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