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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: 2005-09-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-08 9:31
Viewed: 3900
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I proundly present you my first flying dragonfly.
It is made at a small lake with water-lilis.
There were about 5 or 6 dragonflies around, but not any of them was sitting. If you look nearer, you can see why. There are so many mosquitos all around, a nice meal for the dragonflies. So they were very hectic and I were in trouble to see them, so it's a great miracle that I have one on a photo!
They also had to be careful - perhaps you see the fish? Who was the winner? - I don't know!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-08 9:50]

Hello Sabine!
Wonderful in flight macro.Sharpness,details,colors,framing,3D effect and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Well done. The dragonfly is nice captured with very nice colours. The composition is very good.

Superb shot Sabine!
D'fly is perfectly caught, whole photo has lovely colours and very good quality. However I have feeling that the composition could've been better.
Anyway, I like it very much.

These are very difficult to catch inflight. I've only done it once myself with fair results. Very good detail, color and DOF on your dragon. Very nice as it shows the environment it habitats as well. Well done!
Thank You Sabine.

Very well done Sabine,
I know how difficult it is to get a dragonfly in flight.
You captured some good sharp detail. Nicely composed.
Thanks for posting.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-08 14:55]

Sabine, since you didn't use flash, I thought that 1/500 would not be enough to freeze the action, but it was!

I like pov and composition too.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-11-08 15:30]

Hi Wishnu, pretty good stuff. Always a hard one to do and you've done it pretty well. Nice scene. Very well done.

Hallo Sabine, ziemlich schwieriger Schuß. Ist übrigens die gefleckte Heidelibelle. Und der Fische (ich nehme an, daß es ein Karpfen ist) befindet sich links unten. ;-)
Schönes Foto, sehr gute Schärfe, schöne Farben und ein sehr guter Bildaufbau. Danke für das schöne Foto. - hier ein Link für Dich - kannst Du aber leider erst ab 25.03.06 nutzen. http://www.mainau.de/htdocs/de/0405.htm

Hi Sabine,
It's not so easy to shoot inflight of a dragonfly, I think you manage very well.
Well composed, good details and DOF.
Very well done.

Great shot Sabine! I never tried that but it must be very hard to take it in flight! They goes so fast! Nice composition, good colors and great sharpness. TFS!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-09 2:23]

Wow, Sabine! This is still on my wishlist - dragon in flight. But probably not with my present cam. You did extremally good picture. Sharp, well focused, sunny. Fish looks like nuclear submarine here ;-)

Hi Sabine,
This is an excellent shot of the in flight dragonfly. I'll keep trying, but have not got a decent one yet. Great job!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-11 23:31]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. You have succeed where I did not.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: very good.
Thank you very much Sabine.

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