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Photo of the Day: Dragonfly at North Point State Park

Recently, amid the Queen Anne's Lace growing wild at North Point State Park, local photographer Dotty Cristy captured an up-close look at a dragonfly.

Want to share your shot of life in Dundalk, Edgemere or Sparrows Point? E-mail it to me with your name and phone number, along with a description, at ron.cassie@patch.com. Include "Photo of the Day" in the subject line.

Gloria McJilton July 27, 2011 at 10:37 AM
Dotty always manages to capture the most interesting shots!
Jim Cosner July 27, 2011 at 10:58 AM
Very nice. Hope to see you at the Dundalk Camera Club.
Mary Lurz Hoffman July 27, 2011 at 11:33 AM
Great capture.
fred thiess July 27, 2011 at 12:39 PM
Outstanding shot - good job Dotty
Dawn Shipley July 27, 2011 at 07:21 PM
Dragon Flies are so hard to get a shot of... they move so quickly! Nice Shot!
David Robert Crews July 27, 2011 at 09:16 PM
Something Dotty has - far more of than many photographers - is a keen eye for visually pleasing angles, composition and balance. This is clearly evident in how the plant stem comes from down near the bottom right corner, but not touching the right side edge of the shot, then ends in the upper left, and far enough from the edges of the shot so that our eyes enjoy the soft blue all around the Dragonfly. Having the Dragonfly perched sideways with its left feet there on the plant stem and its legs nicely defined helps this shot a lot. How Dotty's photography excels above most others' is clearly evident in the way that the well balanced - artfully out of focus - soft blue and white background gives the shot depth and added dimension. These are the kinds of comments Dotty would hear during a photo critique in a photography class.
Dotty Cristy July 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM
Thank you to everyone who left comments and critiques, I appreciate all of them. Sincerely, Dotty
Dolly McCoy September 07, 2011 at 08:59 PM
Dottie has been a friend for a long time and I am constantly amazed at the photos she captures. Always delightful to say the least.. Keep up the good work and I'm so proud of you. Dolly McCoy

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