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dragonfly V
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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-07 6:08
Viewed: 2927
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The largest of the county's dragonflies, a powerful insect, wary and difficult to approach. It is most usually seen on territory, hunting over a waterbody, swooping and darting with amazing speed and agility. In flight the male appears a striking turquoise blue, the female a dullish green, but the absence of spots on the abdomen separates them from the other hawker types. At rest a dark line can be seen running down the middle of the abdomen.

Favoured habitats include big ponds, gravel pits, canals and slow flowing rivers with abundant marginal vegetation. The flight period is from early June to late August. On several occasions continental specimens are thought to have bred at Gibraltar Point - the females being coloured blue as the in the male forms.

It is never particularly numerous where it is found due to its very territorial behaviour. It is found predominantly in the south-east of the county, and very much towards the northern limit of its national distribution, few records occurring north of the Humber / Dee line.

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Hello Ridvan
Excellent shot of this Red Dragonfly,
Perfect composition,focusing and BG,
A little bit underexposed, Welldone.

Good Luck

Rıdvan merhaba , güzel bir komp. ve netlik yapmışsın ancak ışık ölçümünde biraz sorunlar var ,fotoğrafından " Workshop " yaptım ama sanırım o opsiyon kapalı , uğraşında başarılar , bol şanslar .

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-07 9:54]

Hello Ridvan,
Very fine capture of this beautiful dragonfly. I like its pose, good focus and great sharpness but just a bit dark. If you have Photoshop you can easily reduce the shadow. I like the plain background too.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-07 11:28]

Hi Ridvan. You have captured a fine close up shot of the dragonfly. good detail and colour. a good pose with a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.

Merhaba Ridvan,
Very good macro!
I like so much the pose of the dragonfly caught at the top of the branch, with the body aligned to the top right corner.
Perhaps a positive exposure compensation would have been helpful to get a clearer image.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-07 13:05]

Hi Ridvan,

A wonderful shot of this big dragonfly. You caught him in a fine position. Nice colors, details, background and a good composition.


Bonito encuadre y tonos. El ojo parece un rubí.
Acertado fondo.

Un abrazo Ridvan.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-07 17:06]

Hi Ridvan
Nice presentation of that dragon fly.Sharp image and nice details .I also like the DOF and those lovely colors.
TFS Michel

The high shutter speed does make the picture look a bit darker, but overall, it is a good capture, Ridvan. The focus on the legs is quite sharp.
TFS and take care.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-08 1:34]

Hello Ridvan,
this is a nice capture of this whopper.
+++ The POV is great and so is the diagonal composition.
Great DOF and BG.
Good sharpness aswell.
--- Slightly under exposed dulling the colours but I think it could be brightened pretty easily.
Also you haven't stated anywhere what species this is... and you say it's the largest dragonfly in your country but how big is it exactly?
A great shot nonetheless!
Well done,

Selam my dear friend,
Looks like the S5 is doing a great job for you here!
well captured with good exposure and focus in it with good sharpness and also good details
p/s will try S5 on coming weeks on some butterfly close up as the season is now on!
all the best
friend Tony

Diagonal lines are perfect, the wings-forward pose is always an interesting pose. Good details.

tres bonne capture de cette demoiselle
bonne netteté, focus parfait
bravo et merci du partage

Salam Aleykum, Ridvan.
Picture PERFECT.
Great notes too.
Always a pleasure to view your work.
Mario with greetings.

Hello Ridvan,
I like the composition, good point of view adds dynamics to the image!
Macro work is well done, DOF spot on resulting in sharp fine details in the insect...
Attractive colour palette!
Pablo -

rıdvan merhaba,
böceklerin içinde yusufcuklar bir ayrı güzel. rengarenk ve güzel türler. resim de tür gibi güzel. netlik, duruş, arkaplan hepsi çok güzel. notlar da. eline sağlık, selamlar.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-13 14:36]

very nice work,i like the little light reflection oh the eye,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-14 7:52]

Selam Ridvan,
Beautiful composition of this dragonfly shot. Nice sharpness and BG and the slight UE creates a pleasing effect.
I am not sure what species this is but the note refers to a different species.

Merhaba Ridvan guzel kompoz olmus, keskin ve net. renkler ve isik guzel, iyi aksamlar selamlar Necip

Hello Ridvan !
This is such a beautiful dragonfly ! I love its deep red color. Excellent details, wonderful composition and POV, great pose of the insect, and a wonderful blurred BG which makes your dragonfly stand out very nicely. Very well done !

Bonsoir Ridvan
Elles sont belles ces libellules, avec leurs ailes de dentelles
merci pour cette belle pose

slm hemşerim
çok güzel bir yusufcuk çelmişsin kanatlarının deseni ayrı bir güzeliği var başarılar

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-23 10:51]

Hi, Ridvan. again
Amazing by subject picture. It is simply great. I like perfect details of the stem and dragonfly, terrific DOF, nice BG and excellent decoration of the shot. My compliments.

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