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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-14 1:53
Viewed: 3074
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

My encouter with this Dragonfly was amazing. It first came near my car window with a buzz. I came out of my car to take a shoot at 12:00 noon and that too in the blazing hot and humid weather. The fly vanished somewhere and I was counting my badluck went and sat in my car. Then it appeared again near my window and phew it went. I literally chased the fly for 15-20minutes and took some shots. I like this one and another view which I will put later. Hope you all like it.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Orthetrum
Species: O. sabina

Exposure Time: 1/500
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 180/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-07-12 12:28
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 205 kb

Sometimes passion can make you mad. Thanks for looking.
God bless

haraprasan, boreocypriensis, zulfu, red45, bahadir, xTauruSx, mayuresh, goutham_ramesh, jaycee, Argus, rousettus, Luis52, marhowie has marked this note useful
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Hi Ganesh Ji,
A lovely capture of this beautiful skimmer. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Ganesh,
An amazing detailed macro capture of a dragonfly with lovely POV and DOF. TFS my friend,


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-14 2:37]

Great macro capture of a dragonly Narayanan. TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-14 3:38]

Hello Ganesh!

Very good shot and interesting story. I like this classic composition, details are very good, also green BG looks well. Looks like one wing is heavily damaged.

Hello Narayanan
Great shot of this dragonfly in all aspects. TFS. Regards,

Hi Ganesh, fascinating dragonfly with fantastic details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Narayanan, wonderful close-up shot of this dragonfly with superb BG, ligthing and framing. TFS.

Hello Ganesh,
Fantastic closeup shot of skimmer,superb composition and pov,great sharpness and bg,
well done,

Hi Ganeshan,
This is a picture which has good sharpness and colors. The DOF is also very good.At 12:00 Noon you have managed to get a very balanced exposure

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-14 9:42]

Hi Ganesh,

This little devil made you work hard for its picture but it was well worth the effort. A beautiful Skimmer with wonderful colors and excellent details. I love the background too.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-14 12:03]

Hello Ganesan,
You might have a game of hide and seek getting this one to pose for you but you managed a good job in the end!
The sharpness, POV, composition and BG are all excellent to display this dragonfly in a superb way.
TFS this beauty,

Hello Narayanan,
I meet this species rarely, only southern coasts of Turkiye and Cyprus Island. Yesterday, I captured one of them. You also captured it with a great macro shot. All details visible and great. Sharpness, POV and composition also very nice. Thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-14 20:01]

Hola Narayanan.
Gran calidad en esta imagen. La iluminacion lograda da mucho valor a la foto. Alta nitidez y bella pose de la Libelula.
Saludos Narayanan.

nice sharp shot...
interesting story.


Hello Narayanan,
Good DOF with the wings, head, and thorax in nicely.
Great detail, color, and exposure in your dragon as well.
Enjoyed reading about the chase too..
And yes, sometimes passion can make you mad. Bet you have no choice in the matter, it takes you where it will.
Sometimes a little crazy can be a good thing ;}

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-07-15 8:17]

Hello Ganesh,
what a brilliant macro of this stunning dragonfly!
Very sharp and crisp.
Excellent DOF.
Superb composition.

Very well done!


Sorry, my bro, very busy with the QBR at work!
excellent shot
Very well done, my friend!

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