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bon appétit

bon appétit
Photo Information
Copyright: Skye Soroush (fireflyz) (59)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70~300mm f/4~f/5.6G AF, UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-22 21:06
Viewed: 5756
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was traveling with a small bus from Vinh to Hanoi. in the middle of the road we stopped for lunch but the place didn't look so clean so I just decided to go to the back of the restaurant (outside) and have a snack bar which I had in my backpack. This dragonfly flew around and I snapped a few shot with my tele lens while eating. I didn't notice the fly in his mouth till I was back at home and saw it on my monitor. That was nice surprise for me.


PS: thanks to all who commented and welcomed me here on TN! It's good to be here! cheers!

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To scottevers7: Thanks!fireflyz 1 11-23 13:43
To TAZ: Thank you!fireflyz 1 11-23 13:42
To sandpiper2: thanks!fireflyz 1 11-23 12:45
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To Freak_Of_Nature: Thanks!fireflyz 1 11-23 12:34
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  • chgloe (0)
  • [2005-11-22 22:43]
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Nice little creature. I have always wondered what the heck they were eating, now I know. Good depth of field and sharpness. It may be that the bright concrete is disturbing a bit and a lower point of view could have helped. Anyway, nice work!

troche przyszumione ale ³adnie z³apane:)

Hi Skye, its a beautiful dragonfly.
You have caught nicely with in the breakfast.
Well composed, nice colours and good details. I like the POC too.
Very well done.

Hi Skye,
wonderful shot, this looks like a little monster. I love the colours of this beautiful dragonfly, and you catched it at the right moment, thank you very much, excellent
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Nice shot and the fly is a bonus. Good POV and interesting note.

Nice capture of a type of dragonfly I haven't seen before, possibly a clubtail of some kind.
Focus spot on and very good DOF for your only F-4. When shooting dragonflies it's always a good idea to go as high as you can on F-stop in order to get as much as possible within DOF range. Good colours and, yes, the fly is definitely an added bonus ;-))

  • Great 
  • jooseq (34)
  • [2005-11-23 6:27]

Very nice shot. The moment is great :)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-23 7:21]
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Wooow ! What a wonderful and interesting shot that you have well done ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Skye and thanks for sharing.

Hi Skye,
This is a superb shot on this dragonfly. He is having a little snack. The colors, detail, and DOF are perfect. Great job!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-11-23 21:56]

Une superbe macro, l'action est parfaite et la netteté est excellente.


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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-11-24 3:33]

very nice capture. intresting moment captured. very good sharpness and details. tfs

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-03 10:29]

Hello Skye!
Sorry,I missed this great close up.Moment you caught,sharpness,POV,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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