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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-06 3:40
Viewed: 6138
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, I thought I would share with you one image from my Riyadh days today.
It is of a Common Bluetail that visited me there only once. I had taken numerous shots of this unexpected visitor and have already posted quite a few. However, the urge to share one more picture turned out to be somewhat irrestible, so here it is.
I feel that I have captured the head and thorax areas pretty well. Anyway, it is for you to decide, so your frank critiques are welcome as usual.
Here is a note on the insect from Wikipedia:

The Common Bluetail (Ischnura senegalensis), also known variously as Ubiquitous Bluetail, African Bluetail, and Senegal Golden Dartlet, is a widespread damselfly of the family Coenagrionidae, native from Africa, through the Middle East, throughout southern and eastern Asia. It has been accidentally introduced to parts of Europe, including Great Britain and Finland.

Thanks for looking and regards to all.

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Hi Mr. Ram,
So we are neighbors today. And what a beautiful closeup shot of this damselfly. Excellent composition with superb details. Thankyou very much for sharing.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-06 4:12]

Yes, I agree you have captured the head and thorax very well!
The shallow DOF works superbly and separates the sharp areas from the BG really well.
Nice colours and lighting.
Great POV as well.
Excellent work Ram.
Well done,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-06 4:13]

Hello Ram,
Amazing colors and sharpness in this great close up of this Bluetail. Thanks for sharing Ram.

hello mr thakur,
after a long time seeing your macro shot from sigma macro lens. This total series of this damselfly has been wonderful, liked the pov, colours and the sharpness,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Ram

Great capture with lovely colour and detail. The framing/cropping really enhances this shot.


Hello Sir,
WOW! What a beautiful close up.Very sharp ad good details on head and thorax area.The fill in flash has helped the hairs to look shiny and beautiful.Very good composition too.
TFS & Regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-06 19:01]

Hi Ram,
Wonderful shot. Very neat, clear and sharp with spot-on focus on its head. Sperb lighting and colours and I like your POV to portray it. Very nicely composed too. Kudos.

* Sorry, have been a bit irregular, hope to come out my present predicament soon.

Hi Ram,
Wonderful shot excellent detail stunning colours well framed, very nice all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hello Ram,
A great macro shot of this common bluetail. Perfect focus, striking colors and excellent composition. I really like how you have focussed on the head and thorax of this uncommonly beautiful insect.

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-09-25 22:04]

Hi Ram,
Stunning macro photo of this dragonfly.I like the matching shiny greens on the body and eyes of the dragon fly with the leaf in the BG.Interesting patterns on the subject.Well done and TFS.

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