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2008 - Year of Dragon

2008 - Year of Dragon
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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: 2008
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-31 8:11
Viewed: 2972
Points: 26
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Happy New Year my Friends!

For me 2008 was year of dragon and damselflies. We had small competition with Horia and I took many shots of s-flies which I really liked. For many weeks I was studying behaviour of these fascinating insects in field and in books. So it is obvious that my last post this year must be D-post :-) 2008 was freaking bad year for me in many ways, but not in photography. I hope 2009 will be better, for you too!

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hello greg,
rightly said, the competition between you and horia have given us many great captures of these beautiful insects, a fine compliaction of lovely dragonfly shots,
well done,
tfs & regards

wish you and your family a very happy new year 2009

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-12-31 8:36]

Hi Greg,
Looks like a good year ended with this fine collage, so what next! New year and new ideas. tfs.

ciao Grzegorz!
exciting match with Horia together in this collage well managed with excellent details of dragonflies .. is the 2008 years of dragonflies.
best wishes for a great 2009

Hello Grzegorz,

Very well composed picture and very good summary of the past year in photography. What next? I am kidding. That was the first year I tried to take pictures of odonata and I think that will be difficult to stop (and I do not want:-) ).
I wish you all the best for the New Year.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-31 11:25]

Hi Greg. Firstly i hope 2009 will be a better year for you in all ways my friend.
I enjoyed your picture with horia always looking who would be next. Good fun for all to see. so a big well done to you both. You have given us today just a small selection of the vast amount you took. well done tFS.

Hi Greg beautifully captured all of them. It's really fun to go so close to dragonflies. TFS.

Happy New Year.
Cheers - Adil.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-31 12:17]

Hello Greg,
I realize you had a bad time this year and sincerely hope that 2009 will bring you happiness, health and prosperity! I do like your Dragonfly collection though, it is most impressive and very nicely presented here!
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla

Hello Greg,
2008 has been difficult for many people in different ways,but not too bad for me.
I hope 2009 will be a better year for you too.
I've got a good feeling about it :)
This is a beautiful collage of the dragonflies that you've photographed.
I couldn't help noticing the difference in size and shape between these Polish dragonflies and the huge African Elephant,with its gigantic legs and ears.
A superb post to finish off 2008
Have a good New Year!

Hi Grzegorz, fantastic collage of dragonflies, great composition with those beautiful creature, fine details and excellent sharpness,
I like a lot

Wonderful collage, Greg,
you were successful with your dragons, I love every single of them. Thanks and all the best for 2009
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-01 11:12]

Hi Grzegorz.
I also hope that 2009 will be better for you in spite of the recession of world economy. Have a good health, fruitful work and amazing photos.
Your competition was so attractive for us and your collage is the best proof of the thesis. Wonderful shots of a fine insects. Bravo.

Grzegorz merhaba,nefis bir kolaj.Hepsinin ayrı ayrı güzelliğini harika bir sunumla ne güzel birleştirmişsin,ellerinme sağlık,selamlar:)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-03 13:58]

That was a great competition which turned out some superb shots!
This is a fantastic collage of some of the best!
Excellent sharpness.
Lovely colours.
The in-flight shot of the Ruddy Darter is brilliant!

Very well done Grzegorz mate and I hope 2009 is a much better year for you.


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