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In-Flight III

In-Flight III
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Digital ISO-80
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-23 3:03
Viewed: 2489
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Firstly, thankyou for your critiques yesterday :)

This is my last decent flying Migrant Hawker.

I hope you like it!
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Hi Joe,
pleasantly soft natural colours - and remarkably good details and depth of field in this in-flight capture under natural light conditions.
Thank you! Best regards,

Hello Joe,
You have an excellent DOF in your image plus the blurred background. Plus the moving wings...
Guess the shutter speed and aperture combination couldn't be better..
Well done!

Hola Joe,
Fantástica captura, con la dificultad que entraña el encuadre y la nitidez en estas condiciones, preciosos colores con luz y fondo muy bellos; excelente trabajo. Saludos
José Ramón

Last or first...still a nice series...and obviously somewhat self limiting. While they exist you can purge your self of them and move on, knowing that you have given this angle a complete and nicely unique perspective.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-23 8:01]

Hi Joe,
Great shot! I like the angle of the dragonfly and the movement of the wings here. Great sharpness, nice natural colours and a fine soft background.
Many thanks and have a nice weekend! Ulla

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-23 8:28]

Hi Joe

Another superb shot - masterful in fact. The sense of movement is excellent.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-23 10:33]

Hi Joe. A good inflight one from you again. good detail and colours. i have yet to get one in flight so next year i must try harder. well done TFS.

Nice one Joe I think I like this one more than your last one well composed and good dof good sharpness tfs best rgds Necip

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-23 15:20]

Hola Joe,
excelente trabajo y detalles,
espléndida captura y foco,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-23 17:33]

Hi Joey, another perfect shot of another beautiful insect. The DOF and the point of view are great, the colours are spot on, what could I say? I'm amazed you can shoot them while they fly and yet that the photo is so sharp. Congratulation Joey, this is a great macro.


Hi Joe

Impressive shot from the S3; great sharpness and DOF

I lik ethe angled composition and blurred wings.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-24 3:22]

Hello Joe, it was not an easy one but you did great ! Very fine in-flight shot with good details and very good background. Thanks !


I compared In-flight II to III, this one's a bit sharper, and the tighter frame is more dynamic Joe. This one is the best.
Very well done.

Hello Joe,

Good composition, very nice shot. Nice sharp detail and beautiful natural colours.


ANother wonderful shot...well done...a difficult thing to do but you managed! :)

This is a good one Joe ... something I've still to achieve.
I wonder how it is that some dragofly shots seem to have the wings flat out and clear,and others seem to be flapping a lot ?
Takes all sorts to make a world I suppose.
Hmmm ....

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-25 3:36]

Hello Joe,
Not only are you a good naturalist, but you are a skilled nature photographer and I take my hat off to you! Another technically excellent in-flight of a Migrant Hawker that is esthetically first class too.
Well done mf,

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-11-25 6:47]

Excellent! I admire you, capturing such a dragon fly in their flight.
Regards Rose

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-11-25 10:10]

salut Joe,
superbe image de cette libellule en plein vol, techniquement difficile, mais très beau à regarder. Cela manque un peu de lumière mais la netteté est excellente, les couleurs bien saturées.



Top shot as usual, looks like a helicopter hovering in attack pose.


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