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Identical Twins

Identical Twins
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-06 5:49
Viewed: 4987
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Friends, I could not spare any time for TN in the last four days because my wife and I took up full time jobs in an E-Learning MNC from the 3rd of July. The working hours are long and it is a six days a week assignment.

I would like to thank all those who left their critiques on my last picture. I would try to get back to them as soon as possible.

Today I'm posting the picture of two damselflies of the same species -- Coromandel Marsh Dart. I shot them a week ago under the shade of a tree, using fill flash.
Cosidering that these two would look very small in a normal 800x frame, I will try to upload an LP of it for better viewing. In case I succeed, please don't forget to look at the large version.
I do hope you would like it.

I have written a brief note on the species in one of my recent posts in which I had focused on its eyes only. Please refer to it if you would like to know more about this species.

With the changed scenario in our lives, I'm afraid I would be able to spare comparatively less time to TN from now onward. However, I would try my best to stay in touch with TN.

Thanks for your kind visit and have a great day!

Noisette, haraprasan, red45, siggi, jlinaresp, valy67, uleko, Heaven, JORAPAVI, sranjan, goldyrs has marked this note useful
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Hello Ram
the large version of this shot is really fantastic and pleasant to look at, the damselfly are very sharp and i like to see the one from the dorsal view and the other from the profil, great saturation of colors and very nice composition
Have a good evening

Hi Mr. Ram,
A nice capture of these two Coromandel Marsh Darts in one frame. It is not an easy one to get in focus. But you have did it very well. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-07-06 11:07]

Hello Ram!

Great observation. These damselflies look very interesting with emerald eyes and yellow bodies. Good to see two POVs of same specie. Large version is superb.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-06 12:59]

Hello Ram,
very nice shot of this beautiful and very colorful damselflys. POV, compotion and focus very nice as like coloration. TFS
Best regards Siggi

Hello Ram !
The small picture looks nice, but when I opened the large one - wow ! This is just amazing ! I love how the 2 yellow damselflies stand out on the green tree ! The details are excellent, as well as the composition, the POV, the poses of the insects. Even if you have less time, I hope we'll still have the chance to see more of your pictures and to have you around here, because TN wouldn't be the same without you.
Greetings from France,

Hi Ram Sir,

Nice panaromic shot this one. Nice PoV and good composition. Very nicely framed. Great work!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-07 9:35]

Hello Ram,
This species of Damselfly is really stunning! You managed to get both very nicely in focus here and their colours are wonderful. The red/green eyes are fantastic and they really stand out against the green background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Ram!

Congratulations for this outstanding panoramic picture. Indeed, to show the two damselflies that would be lost in a small picture in one large was a good idea, although the large view accentuates a little bit the empty space on the upper right. But this does not change anything to the fact that the picture is very pleasant and original.

Kind regards


Hola Ram,
Preciosa y original panorámica mostrando estos bonitos odonatos en su hábitat, es grande se aprecian muy bien, esperamos volver a verte pronto por aquí, saludos
José Ramón

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-07-08 12:21]

Hello Ram

Here is an original composition and a original format!
You change yours habits ... I like all this vegetation with these 2 Coromandel Marsh, it is a good idea.



Hello Ram,


The large version of this photo are really majestic!

One gets the feeling of being immersed, looking closely at the environment, foliage and insects.

Thank you very much for this semi-panoramic view and three-dimensional.

Very good technique, excellent depth and good use of flash in combination with UV filter.

Greetings, thanks for sharing friend!


Hello Ram Sir,
No doubt the large version is stunning with great details of the twins. Have great time with E-Learning MNC wef 3rd of July (happens to be my marriage anniversary!). Have a nice weekend.

An awesome shot, Sir!
Simply mind-blowin'!
I love every bit of it!

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