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Common Darter (female)

Common Darter (female)
Photo Information
Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Odonata [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-09 7:39
Viewed: 4332
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sympetrum striolatum female

That is a long time already I have not posted a picture of my favorite dragonfly. So, here it is.
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Hi Marie, an excellent capture of this common darter with fine details.i can see the diagnostic features of the species, striated pterostigma and abdomen segments. TFS this fine imagemy friend.

Ciao Marie Christine,
splendida composizione per questa bellissima libellula che annoveri fra le tue favorite, il mondo delle libellule Ŕ per me allo stesso tempo affascinante e misterioso per il grande numero di specie e per la variabilitÓ dei colori anche all'interno della stessa specie sia per dimorfismo sessuale che per grado di maturazione, TN mi ha aiutato a capire meglio questi misteri della natura; la tua immagine ha una splendida composizione per la bella posa su questa foglia dissecata e arrotolata, ottima la definizione, molto belli i colori e BG.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-09 8:00]

Hi Marie.
Very nice shot of a cute specimen. I like framing a lot. You have presented whole insect at a very nice pose and POV. Dry leaf is a great stage for this model and green BG created by nicely blurred a bit is looked very well too. My kind regards and best wishes.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-09 8:40]

Hi Marie,
Lovely capture.POV,sharpness,details and composition are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Marie
Very nice sharp image. I like the POV. Also nice blured background and good sharpness. Maybe you could crop it a little bit more from the bottom for better composition

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-09 10:03]

Hello Marie Christine,
It is great macro shot for Sympetrum striolatum, beautiful dragon species. Sharp details great, POV/OOF, light and colors also superb. Nicely composed. good informative notes. Best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-09 11:50]

Hi Marie. Its good to look back at your archives and to fine pictures like this. The darter blends in well with the dried up leaf. It has good colour and detail . with a shine in the eye. well done TFS.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-09 13:13]

Hello Marie,
Perfect close-up shot of this dragonfly. Details, colours and composition are superb.
TFS and G's,

Hello Mariki, superb close up. TFS.
Regards, Bahadır

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-12-09 16:04]

Hello Marie,
This is a very beautiful Darter, very nice shot.. Excellent
sharpness and great colors.. Well done


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-10 4:42]

Hello Marie,
Outstanding depth of field, sharpness and exposure Marie. Giving us an incredibly sharp view of this dragonfly, thank you.

Hi Mariki, superb macro of beautiful Dragonfly, perfect focus, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-10 20:17]

Hello marie, Perfect shot with superb view. Good composition. Ganesh

Hello Mariki, great close-up shot of this pretty dragonfly. TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-12 1:43]

Hello Marie,
Many thanks for your ID help!
This is a fine portrait of a female S. striolatum taken from a POV that shows the features with excellent sharpness and lighting. Pleasing composition on the dead leaf against a suitable neutral BG.
TFS this nice reminder of the summer,

Hi Marie,

good composition and nice pov of this Dragonfly.
Beautiful colours and good blurred bg.


The slanting light coming from the left side of the subject gives this Darter a three-dimensional look, Marie.
I am amazed at the sharpness of this picture; the abdomen seen through one of the wings looks marvellous.
The colours are very natural and the fairly large perch does not distract the attention form the main subject.
TFS and regards.

I like the POV and framing Marie.
Nice details and natural colors using the available light well..
Great BG too :)

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-14 13:01]

merhaba marie
wonderful close-up capture of this beautiful dragonfly
i like composition, POV, DOF, light, sharpness and details

Bien captada y con mucha profundidad. Buen encuadre y pose del insecto.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-01 2:26]

Dear Marie,
Thank you so much for your kind wishes.
I like the darter you present here with the details.The lighting works excellently.Fine DOF and the PoV gives complete attention to the subject's body.

Healthy and Peaceful 2009 to you...
TFS & Cheers

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