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One And Only

One And Only
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-09-23 5:48
Viewed: 4890
Points: 22
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Workshop is for Janice, of course, enjoy my friend :-)

Believe me or not, but this is one and only picture of dragonfly I took during holidays in Kotor. Really strange place from nature lover point of view. Beautifull landscapes - fjord, mountains, gulf, fantastic sky and thunderstorms. But also houses, roads, ports and very limited acces to 'wild' areas. After few days of intense searching I founded small path from city to mountains. After passing Old Town, two bridges, big parking lot and Vodovod [which means waterworks] one finally enjoy nature. Kotor's mountains are very rocky, with almost no trees and bushes. Just few fig trees and wild flowers. Before holiday I expected paradise with many unknown to me species of butterflies and other insects. Unfortunatelly, I was in wrong place or wrong time. Few butterflies, one mantis, few bees and hornets. Almost no lizards and birds. Very dissapointing...

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A shame the only one Greg,
but I know the problems about some insect. We had in the Netherlans a bad butterfly seisoen, same as last year. The dragons are there but they not always want to sit and for a phtographer thats also a problem. You made a good shot here, a shame it is the only one my friend.
gr. jaap

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-23 7:12]

Why, thank you Greg! Fancy that, a Pohutukawa tree in Kotor, Montenegro. And what a super view you had from the hotel.
And your dragonfly, very good shot of him. Nice and sharp, excellent clarity. But a pity you didn't get many other nature shots though. But a great holiday and many photos and notes to remember it all by!
Kia ora

Hi Grzegorz,
Beautiful dragonfly. It is so sharp and clear and the bg is well blurred. Good photo.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-23 8:09]

Really beautiful sharp shot, wonderful colours and nice compo, but I agree with Annick that the bottom part is too long and as the dragonfly is very sharp it deserves to come closer.
TFS, Ulla

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-23 9:37]

Clara, nítida y bella imagen Grzegorz.
Un bonito POV con excelente DOF y foco que contribuye con un excelente trasfondo.
Me agrada el encuadre de la rama bien larga con el insecto arriba... aunque la nitidez en tu workshop es superior.
Saludos... Ricardo

Clear, sharp and nice image Grzegorz.
A beautiful POV with excellent DOF and focus that it contributes with a excellent background.
I like the framing of the very long branch with the insect up... although the clarity in your workshop is superior.
Regards... Ricardo

Hi Grzegorz, great job here POV,DOF sharpness beautiful.Well done.TFS.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-23 9:59]

Bonjour Grzegorz!

Félicitations pour la composition,j'aime bien cet insecte sur le bout de cette petite branche. Bravo pour les belles couleurs et les détails.


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-23 13:29]

Very nice details and sharpness. A fantastic shot.
TFS paula

Hi Greg,
the one and only - and the best you made ;-) Haha - realy a very good shot - a beautiful pose, sharpness and colours are perfect.
I will miss them - it's autumn now and the dark time is coming - I know that you hate this time, I'm also sad when summer is going.
Think positive, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-23 14:49]

Hello Greg,
Wonderful capture.POV,sharpness,clear details,simple BG and composition are excellent.

You still got a gem of a dragon picture from Kotor, Greg. (And I keep on complaining about my trip to India washed out by excessive monsoon rains this year!)
Excellent POV, DOF and natural colours in this picture. The long stick fills the space well in the vertical orientation of this picture.
TFS and take care.

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