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Summer Portrait

Summer Portrait
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Copyright: Leonid Fedyantsev (Macroleo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 109] (886)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-03 4:06
Viewed: 3873
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lestes dryas (Scarce Emerald Damselfly)
Lestes is a genus of damselfly in family Lestidae. The family hold their wings at about 45 degrees when resting instead of 90 degrees (parallel to each other) as is most common with damselflies.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-03-03 4:09]

Hi Leo,

A fantastic macro,colors,details,pose,focus are all superb,thanks for sharing this beauty


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-03 4:17]

Leonid,Very very sharp picture and focussed perfectly fine. brilliant closeup and neat and clear shot. Well done Ganesh

hello Leonid!
fantastic macro with incredible details
of Lestes...compliments sERGIO

After seeing your exposure data, I realized that you have obtained a marvellous and huge macro portrait of this Damselfly. The details and colours are perfect.
congratulations and well done!

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-03-03 5:08]

great capture. very interesting details on insects legs :)

Hi Leonid,
A nice capture of this beautiful damselfly closeup. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-03 6:40]

Hello Leonid,
Excellent capture of this damselfly,sharp showing clear details and lovely colours. Beautiful background colour and a very nice composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Leonid!

I like your picture very much, mainly because of the contrast between the tender pastel colours of the background and the more brilliant ones on the body of the insect. I also like the superb details in the main subject very much.

Kind regards


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  • tariq Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 2] (2)
  • [2009-03-03 6:59]

simply stunning shot,good compositin,nice soft focusing with great details.TFS

hello Leonid
SUPER macro
so cool
beautiful colours
great sharpness
great composition with good details
great shot
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-03 7:49]

Hello Leonid,
Great sharp-detailed macro in very beautiful clear colours. Good choice of composition.

Ciao Leonid, amazing portrait of fantastic dragonfly, great colors, superb focus, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-03 13:27]

Priviet Leonid!

Beautifull portrait of one of most beautifull insects. Details are perfect, I like tigh composition and delicate colours. Great macro work.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-03-04 3:37]

Hello Leonid,
A very fine portrait of the Damsel.I have noticed tis phenomena in some of the damsels I had seen but it is only today here with your notes that i realised this species have a specific pattern of holding the wings.Fine details, good clarity and colours..the composition well showing off the point you explained through your note.

This is my first visit to your gallery which is indeed impressive.

TFS and cheers

Hallo Leonid
This is an incredible colourful photo with details clearly visible and well displayed. Great focus, great sharpness and a super macro.Image presented in a superb manner. This photo has so much character to it.The fine hairs on the thorax are captured with preciseness and accuracy and I want to compliment you on the fine photography. The isolation of your damselfly from the background is done splendidly. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards

Hy Leonid
Wow, the colors are wanderful! In my oppinion, very good macro!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-03-05 13:16]

Hello Leonid !
THis is A-MA-ZING ! I love everything on this picture ! The sharp details (even the hairs on the legs are pin sharp), the metallic color of the Damsel, the lovely colors in the blurred BG, the splendid composition, the excellent BG. It's very pleasant for the eye, I could watch it again and again - goes to my favorites ! Very well done !

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