<< Previous Next >>

Golden Beauty ...

Golden Beauty ...
Photo Information
Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-31 4:17
Viewed: 3411
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello again my TN-friends.
I'm back at home after one week holidays I spent in the Netherlands. We were there in a tropical park where you can relax and swim in a wonderful warm and tropic atmosphere. We also made some experiments under water with our new Underwater-Camera - if you like to see the result, feel free to click here.
But be warned ... it's a selfportrait of me ;-) !!!

Well - I just forgot to talk about today's post - again I looked into my archive and like to present you this Broad-bodied Chaser, Libellula depressa female today. I loved the warm and sunny colours so much.

Thanks for looking,
enjoy your weekend ...

Miss_Piggy, Alex99, eng55, siggi, Agus, haraprasan, boreocypriensis, nglen, red45, Noisette, matatur, Argus, CeltickRanger, valy67 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hallo Sabine
Glad to see you are back and trust you enjoyed your short holiday. This is a remarkable close-up shot of the body of a Broad-bodied Chaser. The details are well focused, sharp and well displayed, close to the eye, just the way I like it, as this way one can observe the finer details better. The combination of colours is lovely and the patterns on the body itself remind me of flames from an open fire. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-31 4:42]

Hi Sabine.
It is really golden beauty and brilliant work from you. I welcome strong cropping of the image and presentation of the most impressive parts of the dragonfly. As usual for your macro shots sharpness and details are outstanding as well as richness and beauty of the colours. Combination of strong sunshine and deep shadows also are wonderful and decorate the image at whole. Superb job. My best wishes.

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-31 4:55]

Hi Sabine,
Excellent close up.Exposure is spot on,focus couldn't be better.POV,vivid colors,lighting and details are wonderful.Have a great weekend too!
Thanks for posting.

hi Sebine,

Well this is the most close up view on top of dragonfly i ever seen.Its beautiful pattern, great detail and colour.TFS and have a nice weekend.


  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-01-31 5:14]

niezwykłe zdjęcie...szczegóły ciała ważki układają się w kolorową mozaikę. Podobają mi się kolory żółci i brązu na zielonym tle. Ciekawie też wyglądają włoski na grzbiecie i nóżkach co jest zasługą bardzo dobrego DOF.
Gratuluję i pozdrawiam

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-31 5:37]

Hallo Sabine,
Sehr schönes Makro von der Libelle. Tolle Farben und ein schöner Hintergrund. unglaubliche gute Details, Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende.Siggi

  • Great 
  • Agus (28)
  • [2009-01-31 5:43]

Off course I like the details, but especially the contrast colors: the gold over the green. Focus on the head part perhaps less colorful, but I am sure it's more complicated and wild performances.
Thanks for sharing.


ciao Sabine!
strange but effective view with great details of this beauty Libellula depressa

compliments sERGIO

Hi Sabine,
A nice closeup shot of this beautiful female broad-bodied chaser. Superb sharp details and a nice composition. A nice underwater self portrait on Trenklens. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Sabine, an amazingly beautiful and perfectly composed macro of a Broad-bodied Chaser.
TFS this beauty MF!
Have a nice weekend!

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-31 8:32]

Hello Wishnu,
Fantastic clear macro. The bright colours are amazing and the sharp details perfect. Beautiful OOF BG and POV.

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-31 8:41]

Hello Sabine,
An impressive macro of the female L. depressa! Great details and wonderful golden colours. I love the clear view of the wing markings!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-31 8:55]

Hi Sabine. I have had a look back at my dragonflies and butterflies today and have a few to post. This is a colourful close up of the body and head. You have good detail and rich colours. With good use of the light. well done TFS.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-31 10:38]

Hello Sabine!

Looks like Leonardo da Vinci's sketch! Beutifull macro with fantastic details and golden/amber colours. Perfect work. I also like your underwater selfportrait - looks like it was good fun :-)

hallo Sabine
Ein wirklich shönes und scharfes Bild von dieser goldene Libelle
mir gefällt hauptsâchlich di fine details an seinem Rücken da wo die flügel anfangen
Ic wünsche Ihnen einen schönen Sonntag

Such a perfectly exposed and sharply focused image of a Broad-bodied chaser Sabine, a pleasure to behold this highly detailed macro study in fine pattern and contrasty colouration. TFS this beautiful piece of nature.

Hi Sabine,
A perfect capturte of this dragonlfly withe excellent sharpness and colour.
Very nice work indeed.
Cheers and TFS,

Ciao Sabine, fantastic detail of fascinating dragonfly with wonderful golden colors, fine details details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-01 6:11]

Wishnu this is a close shot and a lovely clarity. What a design and you have produced a delightful picture here Ganesh

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-01 6:27]

Hello Sabine,
A wonderful close macro of a female L. depressa taken from a POV that shows the warm colours and patterns with fine shapness.
Thanks for showing this fine reminder of early summer!
Best wishes,

hello Sabine

superb macro photography of this Golden Beauty,
shot with excellent hard luminosity and density
of the colour tones, i love it, excellent contrast,
superb focus, great sharpness and details, TFS


  • Great 
  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-02 15:35]

Hello Sabine !
This is such a wondeful dragonfly - hey, ich kann ja auch deutsch schreiben, alos : das ist eine wunderbare Libelle, mir gefallent dis goldenen Farben sehr, und die details sind auch toll, alles ist sehr scharf. Die feundlichen Fareben sind auch sehr schön. Vielen Dank !

Calibration Check