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Copyright: Murali Santhanam (smurali) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Sigma 180 mm F3.5 EX HSM
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-10 9:32
Viewed: 3131
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Want to share with you one of the pictures taken at Thattekad. The Thattekad bird santuary and the places around it offer opportunities for photographing birds, insects and butterflies.

This is one of the steely skinned damselflies we found near the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. One of the easy things about taking pictures of damselflies is that they are predictable. They come back and sit in the exact same spot that it vacated just a second back. Of the few shots I took, this presented the best lighting and background. I like its sjiny skin, glossy eyes and smiling phase.

Murali Santhanam

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Dear Murali, fantastic details. very good position, and nice pose. Such a delicate creature ! TFS. with best regards.vab.

Hi uncle,
good speciman and nice lighting too. bG is very good.

Hi Murali. What a beautiful Damselfly. Very good lighting and sharpness. Nice Bg .

Hello Murali
Excellent shot of this beautiful damsellfly,
Perfect details,lighting and composition,


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-10 14:01]

Hola Murali. Gran calidad en el Macro de este hermoso ejemplar. Finos y bellos detalles se aprecian y con un exelente fondo.

hi murali,
very good pov. the picture is sharp with good dof. tfs.

Hi Murali,
excellent composition,TFS.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-11 8:05]

Hello Murali
Splendid capture of this beautiful damselfly with a perfect focus on the head. Great sharpness and beautiful composition with marvellous colors.
My compliments and best regards


Hi Murali,
Nice macro, sharp, good lighting and BG. Your notes regarding damselflies will sure help others in taking better photographs of these wonderful creatures.

very good observation on dragon flies!...... you have done a good work in focus and contrast. Maybe, as per the rule-of-thirds....... I may have wanted to leave more space on the side the fly is facing. However, its personal :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-13 10:27]

Hi Murali.
You have created a very cute shot of this beauty. I like impressive pose of the insect, excellent POV and great composition of the picture. I also like excellent details and sharpness of the insect and substrate. Colours and lights are great too. My compliments and TFS.

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