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Resting In Peace

Resting In Peace
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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
Date Submitted: 2006-09-26 2:49
Viewed: 5113
Points: 16
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One of my few macros from Montenegro. One day, early morning, we were going to breakfast in our hotel. On hotel's stairs Joanna spotted big and colorfull dragonfly. I took my cam and carefully took few photos. Then I realised that this beauty is dead. Marble stairs made perfect BG for insect's wings - we can see every vein on them.

Funny thing is, that I saw almost no insects around Kotor in mountains or forests. Most pictures I took around our hotel ;-)

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To Janice: Deadred45 1 09-26 03:58
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Well, trust you to find a dead insect Greg! He doesn't look dead, but he was a good model for you to practice on! He has attractive colours, and you show him nice and sharply too.
Quite strange about the lack of insects.
BTW, summer arrived here this weekend, and should last for a few more days too, hopefully.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-26 4:40]

Hi Greg

Indeed excellent contrast between the marble and the wings of this big hawker! You really can see absolutely everything!
Otherwise the picture is great, with super sharp details, lovely colros and a really great diagonal composition.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-26 6:01]

Hello Greg,
Very nice capture.POV,cross framing,sharpness,details and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hello Greg !
Poor dragonfly ! But your picture shows him very nicely, he doesn't look dead, and the marbles makes a wonderful BG - as you say the details on the wings are awesome. Details, colors, composition, POV, all these things are excellent too, as usual from you. Very well done !

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-09-26 8:39]

Hi Grzegorz.
Nice macro.Perfect contrast, good details wings and coloured body.The good election background. Good work!
Damage that is dead :-(

Regards Milos

That's one way to get a good shot, just kill it then place it in a good location, ha ha, just kidding :)

The details are certainly excellent as is the angled composition. Nice work.

Looks like some creatures look better when dead, Greg!
No wonder you took such a well composed shot of this one DEAD.
Looks like a fine specimen.
May God rest his/her soul in peace!

Hi Grzegorz,
brilliant coours and details, a very fragile jewel - even dead. I wonder if that image would look even more fresh, free and poetic all over without a narrow black border around. Good matter of fact notes to come with that pretty image.
Thank you! Best regards,

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