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Dragonfly's Favorite

Dragonfly's Favorite
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-13 6:29
Viewed: 3408
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Favorite food of Dragonflies and Damselflies. Very tiny when flying it looks like a dust particle or pollen.

Leafhopper is a common name applied to any species from the family Cicadellidae. Leafhoppers, colloquially known as "hoppers", are minute plant-feeding insects in the superfamily Membracoidea in the order Hemiptera. They belong to a lineage traditionally treated as infraorder Cicadomorpha in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha, but as the latter taxon is probably not monophyletic many modern authors prefer to abolish the Auchenorrhyncha and elevate the cicadomorphs to a suborder Clypeorrhyncha.

Leafhoppers are found all over the world and constitute is the second-largest family in the Hemiptera. They have at least 20,000 described species. The tribe Proconiini of the subfamily Cicadellinae is commonly known as sharpshooters.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Exopterygota/Paraneoptera
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Clypeorrhyncha
Superfamily: Membracoidea
Family: Cicadellidae

Source: Wikipedia

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Ciao Haraprasan, my today neighbour, fantastic macro of tiny creature with wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Haraprasan
very intersting tiny insect but on your shot ,it looks as a big thing,
you was able to captured it with so superbly fine details, it's really great !
Superb pose and POV, lovely soft colors
Have a good evening

Hello Haraprasan,

You show us an interesting and beautiful insect.
I like the nice and soft colors and fine details.
Beautiful composition.
Well done and framed. TFS.


hello Haraprasan
the magic of microcosm,great capture in a so much small creature
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-13 8:06]

Hello Haraprasan,
This is a superb macro of a little Leafhopper, a minute insect we hardly notice!
A fine POV, great sharpness and beautiful control of colours.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-13 8:08]

Hello Haraprasan,
A fine capture of this Leaf Hopper, and considering that this is so tiny the quality of the macro is excellent with optimum use of flash.
Thanks for sharing this but of dragonfly food!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-13 8:37]

Hello Haraprasan,
20.000 Species, so you got a lot to photograph;-)
Excellent macro in very beautiful colours. Great sharpness and details. Superb POV and composition.

Hi Haraprasan
First of all I like uniform grey color tones. Also good contrast and sharpness on main object. Background is blured and not disturbing Very good job and funny title ;-)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-13 8:56]

Hola Haraprasan,
buena macro y efectivo foco,
finos detalles amigo,

Hello Harprasan, great close up.
TFS and regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-13 9:39]

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent capture of this Leafhopper . Very good POV, DOF and sharpness. I like very much the composition. The light is great. Great detail. Very nice natural colours.
Best regards Siggi

Hello HP,
Great macro with excellent details & notes. TFS

hello Haraprasan
super sharpness picture of a beautiful insect
great details
greeting lou

Excelente fotografía Haraprasan, destacando especialmente los colores, la base y el fondo, que dan una dimensión especial a esta fotografía. Ajustando un poco más el foco hubiese sido una fotografía de muchos "quilates".
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Namaste my dear friend Haraprasan, an outstanding macro of this cicadellid from low POV with immmaculate details and fine composition.
TFS and Have a nice time while i am not available here! Goodbye MF!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-13 16:26]

Hi Haraprasan,

Another fantastic macro and very interesting notes. The shadings and details of this Leafhopper are excellent. I don't know if I have seen one of these or not, but certainly never so close-up.


Hallo Haraprasan
I am currently running a tight schedule and do not have time for a proper critique, but I could not let the opportunity pass to leave a few words at your posting. This is indeed a very tiny and fragile looking moth. You have captured the whites of both the insect and your background well. The linings and contours on the moth’s wings are displayed beautifully, and is rather eye-catching. Thanks for sharing and although words are few, appreciation is plenty. Best regards.

Great capture, with grt details. TFS, Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-14 11:29]

Hi Hara,very interesting and unusual insect,as unusual is the background,a top class macro whit excellent sharpness.I like a lot the colors of rainbow in the up of the wing.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

hello Haraprasan

excelent macro photo of your style,
with fine POV and framing, fine focus
excelent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-15 5:36]

Hi Haraprasan,
Thanks for your comment on my KF shot. Really appreciate it.
your shot here is a very lovely monocolour shot of this creature. Nice luminosity and sharpness noted. Very special and unique shot.
well presented and nice composition.


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