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For Haraprasan Nayak

For Haraprasan Nayak
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): World of Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-07 1:42
Viewed: 3601
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot is dedicated to Mr haraprasan Nayak who has posed a lot of lovely posts of various insects including dragonflies from Orissa.

He can be easily considered as one of the most active members here as he has posted 132 pictures since he has joined us on 25th of may this year.(almost one post daily)

The insect posted here is Onychogomphus Forcipatus also known as Green-eyed Hook-tailed Dragonfly. This dragonfly is big in size and has green eyes. The tail of this species has special structures at the end.

ramthakur, haraprasan, jcoowanitwong, scottevers7, eqshannon, jaycee, horia, smitha, Jamesp, angybone, jmirah, undoredo has marked this note useful
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The detail on the eye is wonderful.....do you know what the tail structures do!!

Fantastic one, Pankaj, I love the pose of this imposing dragon.
Also a perfect blurred BG, I like it so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-07 3:17]

Hello Pankaj,
a lovely dedication to Haraprasan.
+++ Excellent sharpness and detail. Suoerb definition and good contrast between dragonfly and BG. Decent colours and good use of flash.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

Supremely sharp capture of this green-eyed monster, Pankaj.
You have obtained first rate results by using fill flash and tripod. Professional work, indeed.
Well done and keep it up.

Hi Pankaj, an other great dedication to a TN friend, splendid dragonfly, wonderful contrast with blurry BG, excellent sharpness and great details, good colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-07 5:57]

Wonderful shot with great composition and sharp

Hello Pankaj,
A perfect shot on this dragonfly. Sharp and well exposed image. Lovely composition. Very well done and tfs.

Hi Pankaj,
WOW! that is an excellent dragonfly post. Reayy great color and sharp detail from the spot on exposure. A well controled DOF has given a nice OOF backround. I like the tight framing and crop here.

You not not change your excellent style until every single insect and flora of India is photographed. The love you have for the insect world and flower world shows well in all that you do with the additional love of sharing it, through your eyes.

hello Pankaj,

superbe prise de vue de cette libellule une netteté parfaite et des couleurs impecable bravo

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-07 10:55]

Hi Pankaj,

A splendid dedication to Haraprasan and a splendid shot. Perfect pose, colors, details, background, and frame. Beautiful composition.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-07 11:53]

Hello Pankaj

A wonderful image of this dragonfly.The colours are vivid and give it a sporty look.It makes it look like a racer .The focus is tack sharp and the OOF BG is beautiful.You have matched the frame to it very well.The details are superb.A fantastic presentation.TFS


Delicada imagen amigo.
Detalles y nitidez fabulosos.
Buena nota y estupenda dedicatoria.
Saludos, JL.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-07 12:39]

Hi Pankaj

A very beautiful dragonfly photo and a very nice dedication, too!
I really like the details and colors of your subject here as well as your spot-on exopsure and flash management.
The DOF is also very very good and the BG it gave you is wonderful and in very good contrast with the subject.
Well done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-07 18:42]

Hola Pankaj. Exelente Macro. Muy hermosos los colores y fina la pose. Gran calidad en la toma. Luis52.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-10-07 21:57]

Hello Pankaj,
A beautiful dedication to HP.Excellent sharpness and details. Great POV and DOF. The background is lovely.Thanks for the share,

Hi Pankaj,
Thankyou very much for dedicating this marvelous dragonfly for me. I love it very much. It looks similar to a clubtail dragonfly but the difference is it has some nice looking structure in its back. Love the POV and the flash work. It is one of the best dragonfly shot I have ever seen. Thankyou very much again for dedicating this lovely work to me.

Best wishes

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-08 2:48]

Hi Pankaj

Lovely sharp focus with great colour. The BG also sets this shot off very well.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-10-08 4:03]

Pankaj, Yes you are correct and lovely dedication and superb member. I also like the way he spends time on each shot and reading the note. Also he has extensive knowledge on the nature. Sorry regarding your shot superb one as usual. Ganesh

Great lighting and wonderful pose! Perfect color and detail. Great shot!

bonjour pankaj
splendide specimen,il est peu representé sur tn et c'est bien de nous le faire partager.
excellent POV et DOF.
bonnes couleurs egalement.

Hi Pankaj,
An extraordinay capture of the dragonfly. Excellent color, detail and POV. Very well done.


hi pankaj!
very nice with good sharpness
and fine pov and dof!
great shot!

Buen enfoque y colorido favorecido además por esta buena presentación.

Un saludo amigo Pankaj.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-09 2:43]

Hi Pankaj,
Just marking this post and will be back with a proper critique. Facing internet problem, hence doing a short job.

Hi Pankai,
You've taken very nice dragonfly I love.
Outstanding colouration and delicate details, very nice POV and blurred BG, well composed and framed too.
(FYI, this species is Ictinogomphus rapax, not Onychogomphus Forcipatus.)
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes,

Hello Pankaj.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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