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Copyright: Josh Crozier (Humanist) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 11 N: 145] (541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800
Exposure: f/7.1
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-04 14:08
Viewed: 3095
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A dragonfly that came to visit me on the dock last summer. You can read more about dragonflies below.

From Wikipedia: "A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong, transparent wings, and an elongated body.

Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes, midges and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Dragonflies do not normally bite or sting humans, though they will bite in order to escape, if grasped by the abdomen. They are valued as predators that help control populations of harmful insects, such as mosquitoes. Dragonflies are one of several insects commonly referred to as "mosquito hawks" in North America."

PP on this photo: selective colour to emphasize blues, levels and curves, sharpening after resizing.

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Hi Josh,

Nice shot of what looks like a common darter? Great level of detail, nice pose and perfect pov. I liked the boxer too.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-05 11:48]

Hi Josh.
Simply amazing picture of this wonderful dragonfly. Great DOF, details and sharpness of the insect and its substrate. Excellent horizontal cropping and composition of the shot. Colours are rich and nice too. My greetings and TS.

enchantée de visiter ta galerie, je vois cette image magnifique, les couleurs sont belles , les détails nombreux et un BG parfait
merci de partager

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-09 2:04]

Hi Josh, wonderful shot of the dragonfly. I very much like the pov and the perspective of the shot. Light, texture,detail and sharpness wonderful. The pose and moment of capture looks almost surreal. Great compostion.

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