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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon Macro 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-02-20 5:59
Viewed: 2989
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends in TN,

This dragonfly was captured rather early in the morning and still inactive. The situation allowed me to get close from underneath the body for a few shots. This one looks pretty much like Neurothemis tulia that I have posted earlier.

Thanks for viewing.

Model: NIKON D80
Software: ACD Systems Digital Imaging
Exposure Time: 10/2000 sec
F-Stop: f/14.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 60 mm
Date Taken: 2009-02-19 09:46
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, return light detected
File Size: 170 kb
© jusni nasirun 2009

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Hello Jusni! Wonderful macro. Perfect colours. Good contrast. Ideal sharpness. Fantastic effect. Good work. Well done!

Hello Jusni,
a nice capture of this colourful dragonfly.
Good sharpness with fine details but it's to much flash for my liking. The contrast is a bit to high and the BG a bit to dark.
Well done.

Have a nice weekend.

Assalamualaikum Jusni,

Great diagonal compo. and good detail sharpness.I like the Pov too.TFS hope fine weather tomorrow for photography:-].


thanks for your info on lens.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-20 8:09]

merhaba Jusni
really it is wonderful macro photo
composition, using of flash, DOF and sharpness are great

wow , splendid capture Jusni !
very beautiful colours , good saturated , perfect sharp and fine details ,
well done !
have a good weekend,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-20 9:34]

Hi Jusni,
Very beautiful close up.Colors,sharpness,lighting,details and especially POV is wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-20 9:40]

Hello Jusni,
wonderful image of this dragonfly. Super POV to see the excellent focused wings and body. Fine color patterns, comp. and BG also. Well done! Best regards Siggi


This is really a great perspective on this dragonfly! The color is so vibrant in this photo. It would be nice if the upper wing were in sharper focus. But you've got the whole dragonfly in the frame, and the composition is very nice. Well done, friend!

(PS - I posted a workshop to lighten shadows a bit. Hope you don't mind.)


hello Jusni

superb macro photography of this insect
with the fine fronatl POV, superb luminosity
and colour tones, excellent contrast,
great sharpness and details, excellent eye-contact, TFS


Ciao jusni, superb dragonfly with fantastic colors, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, great macro, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • azaf1 (42)
  • [2009-02-20 14:28]

Hi Jusni

Just incredibly beautiful.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-20 15:27]

Hi Jusni,

You must have been very close to get this excellent macro. The picture is so colorful with the wonderful greens, oranges and yellows. I've never seen such a fantastic close-up of a dragonfly's face before.


Hi and Good Morning MF Jusni,
A superb macro capture of this pretty dragonfly from an excellent pov with great clarity in a fine composition.
TFS and Have a nice weekend!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-21 2:12]

Hello Jusni, The yelowish green eye lift the picture. superb view and a good composition. Ganesh

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-21 3:38]

Hello Jusni,
Beautiful photo from an excellent POV. Great sharpness and details. The colours are a bit heavy. Very good composition and DOF.

Merhaba Jusni,hakikaten baktıran bir fotoğraf.Ranklerin canlılığı ve kompozisyon güzel olmuş,ellerine sağlık :)

I must certainly ask what is the green which is so nicely saturated. I know a Nikon shot when I see oneand this one REALLY sticks out well. I wish I had hung on with mine! Very nice!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-22 6:55]

hi jusni,
fine viewpoint, some good colors and details. bit bold image, i would like to have some more space. tfs.

Hello Jusni,
stunningly dense capture of dramatic qualities. I like the eytraordinary low point of view, and the highlighted dragonfly's red body against the velevet blue sky!
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-25 6:21]

Salam Jusni,
just came back from KL.
what a wonderful shot.
superbs clarity and sharpness. The eyes are really shining and glistening.
Excellent close-up.
Simply breathtaking capture.


Salam ya akhi hadji Jusni
where are you? I have never hear from you for about one month. Inshallah everything very well.
This is great macro shot for beautiful dragon species. Nicely focused and composed. colors and lighting also very nice. thanks for sharing,
maa selamah.

hi Jusni

What can I say? I have touched and used this lens. Honestly speaking I have not used a dedicated macro lens like this one and the sharpness and result is simply completely different from what I have done. Although I used my 17-50mm macro lens with some cropping when shooting small objects, the result is not as sharp and impressive as the macro lens.

I think the color of the dragonfly's body blends very well in contrast with the green and blue. So the choice of POV and angle tells a lot about the photographer's work here to make it work better.

The sharpness element is taken good care of.

Excellent work.

tfs, bill

p/s I have tested Tokina 28-70mm - this sometimes gave me no response on the focus and metering in veiwfinder. I wonder if the problem is on the camera or the user? [shall I ask this] Or the lens?

Hi Jusni,
I love this shot - the colours are marvelous and the angle looking up to those impressive eyes and wings is excellent.
Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-11 9:52]

Hi Jusni.
Very impressive. Unusual a unique shot. I am amazed a lot with its colour palette, terrific flash light and amazing POV. I also like great DOF and level of sharpness of the dragonfly and twig. Bravo. Well done.

Hello Jusni,

this one has an very nice unusual pov from beneath.
Good of sharpness, dof and with fine colors.


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