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My first dragonfly... :)

My first dragonfly... :)
Photo Information
Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-09 9:36
Viewed: 4294
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear friend
First of all, is my first dragonfly, and I don't now ID!
Second:this capture is made is full desert,away from any water!!!
How is it possible?
Thanks for your patience!
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hello Horia
congratulating her photographic output is exceptional, very fine macro shot with superb details and colors!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-09 10:09]

Prima libelula insa o captura de invidiat. O imagine de calitate superioara, detalii si sa nu mai vorbim de culori.
Numai bine

ciao Horia!
complimenti per questa prima cattura di libellula...mi sembra un esemplare femmina di
Sympetrum striolatum ,e il fatto che l'hai catturata in pieno deserto senza una goccia d'acqua,puo'sembrare strano,ma per questi straordinari volatori basta poco per adattarsi a un habitat vivibile

buona serata sERGIO

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-09 10:31]

Hello Horia,
I`d like to say the same as soon as possible..."My first dragonfly"...and I`d like to say that your first is perfect, very well captured with nice POV and DOF and amazing composition.
Congratulations and see you on TN.
Best wishes,

hello Horia
YES , and he is very good!!!
so good details and sharpness with good poseandbeautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-09 11:02]

Felicitari pentru aceasta fotografie atit de reusita despre aceasta specie!

Hello Horia,
a very beautiful capture of your first Dragonfly, superb sharpness and marvellous warm colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-09 11:15]

Hi Horia. Congrats on your first Dragonfly. I hope this is the first of many. You have taken a very goodclose up with fine detail and sharp focusing. . You use of the light has given natural colours. well taken TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-09 11:30]

Hello Horia,
Your first dragonfly is a beauty. Fantastic sharpness, details and beautiful colours, also in the matching BG. Great POV and composition.

Hello Horia,

An excellent macro with lovely colors, sharpness & details. Great POV, pose & BG. Very nicely taken & presented.
TFS & regards.


hello Horia

congratulations for your first dragonfly photo,
an excellent shot with fine POV & DOF,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Horia.
What a great photi of your first Dragonfly excellent detail and colour.
Cheers Dave.

Hi Horia:)

Welcome to amongst dragonshooters:)This is absolutely a wonderful macro capture of a male common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) taken from a nice vantage point with great DOF and flawless details.
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-09 15:37]

Slav Horîa,
Congratulations for your first taken dragonfly!Excellent capture with great sharpness and colors.TFS.

Hello Horia
you have captured this dragonfly with superb details, bravo for a first one !
great composition and colors, nice environment and BG
Have a good night

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-09 20:47]

Beautiful species captured well. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-10 1:08]

Hello Horia,
Your very first capture of a dragonfly capture is really superb! You managed to get it from a very nice POV and in a lovely pose. Excellent sharpness too and beautiful colours against a very attractive warm background. Very well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

E foarte bine fotografiata prima libelula.
Interesant faptul ca se afla in desert,asa departe de apa,si nu pare deloc deranjata.
Multe salutari.Alin.

Ciao Horia. One of the most perfectly focused dragonfly recentrl seen. Best compliments!


Hi Horia,

Woh! ... your 1st dragonfly is to be envied! luninosidfad and beautiful colors, perfect focus and POV unb ideal for this inset. Congratulations!

NOTE: I am very busy with my work, I could not visit as often as usual TN. I hope to have more time in a couple of weeks.


A beautiful dragonfly and a beautiful capture in good exposure and splendid focus Horia, you've managed to achieve a great amount of detail in your first try my friend!

  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-10 13:24]

Hello Horia,
Congratulations on your first dragonfly, it is a real beauty!! The detail is awesome and the colors natural and beautiful. Love the composition and the wonderful exposure!! Well Done!!

Magnífico trabajo Horia. Los colores y el enfoque son impresionantes.Enhorabuena. J. Ignasi.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-11 7:07]

Hi Horia,
A beautiful dragonfly, composition ...
Light, natural color and sharp detail perfect.
Best wishes,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-12-11 8:35]

Buna Horia

Se pare ca a trebuit sa mergi pana in Maroc pentru a fotografia o libelula :))
Hai ca e foarte misto captura. Detaliile sunt foarte clare iar adancimea e excelenta penru ca subectul sa se incadreze complet in focusul ideal.
In ceea ce priveste ID-ul, mie mi se pare ca e o femela de Sympetrum foscolombii...dar nu-s chiar 100%...numai vre-o 90 :)
Iar despre faptul ca e in mijlocul desertului...asta nu e prima data cand aud sau vad. Am fost si eu in Tunisia si am gasit o gramada de libelule intr-o oaza din mijlocul desertului. Ideea e ca pot sa zboare enorm de mult se trebuie doar ca la un moment dat sa dea de ceva apa, ca sa-si poata depune ouale. Atat.
Oricum, felicitari pentru captura si noroc pentru mai multe si la noi, la anul.

Numai bine

Ciao Horia, congratulations for your first dragonfly, lovely macro with splendid details and wonderful sharpness, beautiful blurry BG, great matural colors and perfect focus, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Horia,
Very fine capture, with nice colors and details. Taken in full desert... but near Ouarzazate there is a big lake and also some streams. This dragonfly kwows more than us where to find water, even in the desert! Your trip was very successfull! Best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-11 13:31]

Hello Horia.
This is a wonderful closeup .Colors,details,framing,lighting and composition are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Horias,

what an good macroshot with good pov and dof.
Fine colours.


Hi Horia,

Congrats on your first dragonfly! very well captured. Nice clarity on teh shot. Nice vivid colours. Superb macro shot! Well done


Is this realy your first - than big congrats - you captured it fantastic!
I hope you will find many more - and I hope for my, that you will show them here, I looooove dragonflies, for me the most interesting insects I know ;-)
Thanks, this one is wonderful and I like the colours so much.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Very good for your first dragonfly Horia, interesting monochromatic look.
And there has to be some water somewhere, even in the desert :)
Well done & Merry Christmas!

Hello Horia !
Congratulations (sorry to be so late) for your first Dragonfly ! t's really a great picure, you are very talented. Every little detail ispin sharp, the colors are gorgeous, the pose of the Dragonfly is perfect, the composition is beautiful, and the POV could not be any better. Very well done, and I wish you all the best for Christmas !

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2010-02-25 12:46]

Hi Horia,
this wonderfully dynamical and well lighted portrait caught my eye, even with much delay. The picture is technically top in all aspects. I'm really impressed by this. For ID I agree with my colleagues on Sympetrum striolatum. It is one of the migrating species and it is known to occur in Marocco, so your encounter in the desert can be explained. Exceptional stuff, thanks for this.
My best regards

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