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Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 2 N: 565] (2054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-25 11:54
Viewed: 3046
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A dragonfly is any 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.
The life cycle of the dragonfly, from egg to death of adult, varies from six months to as much as six or seven years[citation needed]. Female dragonflies lay eggs in or near water, often in or on floating or emergent plants. Most of the life cycle is spent in the larval (naiad, aka nymph) form, beneath the water surface, using internal gills to breathe, and catching other invertebrates or even vertebrates such as tadpoles and fish. In the adult (flying) stage, larger species of dragonfly can live as long as four months.
Dragonflies have excellent eyesight due to their eye structure. Their compound eyes have up to 30,000 facets, each of which is a separate light-sensing organ or ommatidium, arranged to give nearly a 360° field of vision.

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You choose your background well. Subtle colors and gives a lot of compositional parts to the subject. That Nikon is a keeper. And of course your eye for the right moment.
..on the other corner of the country..

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-25 13:00]

Hello Lawhill, what a beauty! excellent macro work, the dragonfly could not be more so well photographed... the collors, details, POV, composition, and BG are fantastic.
..Well done my friend!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-25 13:31]

Hi Lawhill
Very nice capture.The image it sharp and clear.I like your composition and POV , also the BG color is very nice.
TFS Michel

Very good capture of this attractive dragonfly, Lawhill.
The image is very sharp and clear. I like the dabs of brown color on the insect's wings.
Well done and TFS.

Hi Lawhill,
this dragon is beautiful, I love the glittering wings and the nice pose, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Lawhill.
This is just splendid! Sharp, detailed, lovely colours and great dof. I have never seen dabs of colour like this on the wings! Great!
Kind regard,
Bev :-)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-25 16:38]

Hi Lawhill. good shot of the Dragonfly. good detail in the wing. with good colours. a nice POV. they have nice markings which you have captured well. TFS well done .

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-05-25 17:31]

Great photo...Color and focus are great...TFS

hello Lawhill
nice composition and good details, good shot

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-25 22:48]

Hello Lawhill

A very well focused shot of this dragonfly.The details are sharp.Nice colour with good DOF and POV.I like the way it is holding onto the perch.TFS


Looks like sequins in his wings - beautiful detail and light.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-26 11:28]

Hello Lawhill,
Great shot of this fabulous dragonfly, new to me. Very sharp details and lovely colours which stand out against the neutral background. I like the POV too. Excellent composition!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-28 23:34]

Hello Lawhill,
Great macro image with fine details and color, good job.

bonjour lawhill
bon POV details et netteté pour cette libellule.
les couleurs sont naturelles,un leger grain dans le BG cependant.

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