- Robbrown (6106)
- [2005-01-04 19:12]
Hi Bente, Yes i rember the find I seem to rember you got some very good shots from round there , this one is no exception it is clear and well seen wing tip to wing tip and head to tail, and talking of the tail I see no claspers sticking out so its female.
the male blacktailed skimmer has a liking for rest on clear / bare patches of ground next to the water where the BB Chasers like to perch though I do have pictures of the former perched on twigs.
- mogens-j (20)
- [2005-01-04 19:13]
Oh yes, that was a real fine day - not only that we found the computer but also we had some good shots of these flying beauties. This one is excellent presented with a perfect blurred background and well used dof to show the details all over except from the the abdomenal appendix which has dropped out of focus - pity but you cannot always have it the way you want;-). Colours are just perfect.
- bikernjeeks (138)
- [2005-01-04 20:58]
Wow, what a great macro. Absolutely beautiful colours and excellent sharpness on details. I like how you captured the texture of the wings and the gold on the body. Twelve points:-)
Have a happy new year!
- rlortie (2058)
- [2005-01-04 21:23]
What a beautiful picture Bente. Rich colors, tack-on sharpness, superb background. That's a winner for sure.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-01-04 21:42]
A beautiful capture with spectacular details. The colors are rich. Well done.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-01-05 1:16]
Great macro with very good sharpness, composition and colours. Great work.
I long for spring to come so I can shot dragonflies.
- sev (56)
- [2005-01-05 1:29]
perfect macro,I like the details and the colours
very good work !
- vesalius (46)
- [2005-01-05 2:39]
WOW! That may be one of the nicest shots I've seen in a while. Sooooo sharp and great DOF. The detail on the wings is spectacular. Nicely composed. Thanks, Don.
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2005-01-05 3:24]
Just one word: perfect! If there was an illustration to show what's a macro shot, I'd use that one. Sharp all over, crisp, uniform light, explicit POV. Color, contrast and DOF arranged to bring out the subject at it's best. The ideal encyclopedic illustration. A great shot, Bente.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-01-05 4:27]
Superb macro Bente! Breath-taking quality, sharpness, details. Very good pose, DOF and POV.
- carper (8439)
- [2005-01-05 5:09]
Nice photo Bente,
When I am honest, this was just the dragonfly I would send in this morning. fun. I like your too, good capture, good pof and dof, maeby a little bit dark, but I think you must have some luck with a shot. Good note, good job Bente
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-01-05 5:45]
A great shot, stunning details.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2005-01-05 6:40]
A most interesting and informative note, funny what you find out in the bush/fields.
The image is really good, I really like the POV. The DOF is excellent to. Well done.
- willie (2083)
- [2005-01-05 9:57]
Great macro Bente. Excellent presentation DOF and POV.
You and Mogens are too honest. Finders keepers, maybe the police kept it for themselves. I would have kept it for myself.
- japie (5187)
- [2005-01-05 14:11]
I hope that you checked the bushes for Canon 1D's and some lenses!
This one is new to me and you captured him well. The sharpness here is superb and the exposure excellent.
Very well done and thanks for posting
- Lesley (2988)
- [2005-01-05 17:21]
WOW...what a great shot, Bente! The detail is amazing. You are definitely queen of the ode shots. If you come to M'head this Spring I hope to get some shooting tips from you.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-01-06 9:41]
A perfect post, Bente, to my eyes.
Thank you very much. I look forward next summer, you know, -14C this morning. My panes are gardens of hoarfrosts...
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-01-06 12:23]
Hi There Bente
Nice fellow here, nearly a discription of myself - I look so well because I eat so well!
I am just not able to rest ever so loghtly on my toes.
Very nice picture, the wingdetails are great! Good compo too.
BTW - Mallards are out - DD is in, and this is in honour of you. From now on, they will always be Dinner Ducks! Thanks for that clever coining!
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-12-17 5:37]
Excellent capture of this chaser Bente, with f/16 bringing it home nicely..
Just the right amount of sharpening to.
Glad to hear you two foiled the bad guy's plot as well :)
Merry Christmas my old TN friend!