- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-09-19 11:18]
A nice capture of this beautiful dragonfly. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- techranger (3462)
- [2008-09-19 11:52]
Fantastic capture of this "halting" dragonfly. Beautifully detailed and composed... TFS
- cosmln (1952)
- [2008-09-19 14:58]
Sympetrum sanguineum in "obelisk" position.
some libelulids (from Europe) have this position: Sympetrum, Crocothemis, Trithemis.
i think a fill flash will help in a similar situation (against sun).
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-09-19 21:50]
The pose reminds me of the gymnasts at the Olympic Games...
Nice and sharp, and apart from the cropped wing, it's a good shot Greg.
You can just about see its facial expressions.
- crs (3551)
- [2008-09-20 0:36]
There is a very interesting light falling on the dragonfly giving vivid but delicate color tones. These colors matces in a fine way with the background and the pearch insect is sitting on. Probably not cutting the wing in the right side should have been better, but this minor element do not diminish anyhow the value of the photo.
Thank you for sharing,
P.S. Smily tomorrow
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-09-20 1:50]
If it was very hot at the time that is most likely the reason for its upright pose. But maybe there are other reasons for this behaviour too! Anyway, a great shot of it in this attractive pose showing fine details and colours. A little bit tightly cropped but otherwise a fine composition.
TFS and cheers, Ulla
- horia (16656)
- [2008-09-20 2:57]
I see your friend here didn't forget about the flaps, either :) They help while braking, too :))
A very nice shot and a gorgeous obelisk pose captured here.
The side POV shows it exactly and very well while the contrasting and uniform BG allows a great isolation for your subject even from the thumbnail.
Even if the sharpness isn't quite spot-on here, in all the body parts, i like this shot because it's meant to show a distinct behavior feature of this group of animals.
Bravo and TFS
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-09-20 5:49]
Wonderful photo with a wonderful pose. Excellent sharp focus and very beautiful warm colours. Great composition and OOF BG.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-09-20 13:27]
Very good composition with an amazing pose of the dragonfly. Good focus and sharpness. Very nice light and colours.