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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: 2007-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-31 7:58
Viewed: 2912
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellow-winged Darter!??

According with wikipedia this dragonfly doesn’t exist in USA, hes picture is a perfect replica of mine, if some one knows any better?...

Dragonflies are the world's fastest insects and, although estimates of their speed vary wildly, most credible authorities say they are capable of reaching speeds of between 30 and 60 km/h (19 to 38 mph). A study showed that dragonflies can travel as much as 137 km (85 mi) in one day.
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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Beautiful colors and detail...Very impressive capture...Did you ask to see it's visa ;)
Nicely done,

A great one Lawhill.
Perfect sharpness, composition and clarity.
Light is wonderful and so are details.
Colorwise this image does pop of my screen..............Fantastically beautiful.
Excellent work. Best wishes, Harry

You might want to check out bugguide.net - good chance of finding a match...

Once again you managed some fantastic detail. Good stuff!

very good photo

Now this dragonfly stands out as premier. The colors are amazing as well as the intricate detail. Do you have a button on your camera that is marked.."Click here to take excellent picture"?

Among the top honors for perfection! In all things.

Pacific NW Washington

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-31 10:52]

Hi Lawhill,

A beautiful dragonfly and a wonderful capture. The colors are magnificent. Fantastically sharp details, lovely bg and I like the composition.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-31 13:45]

Hello Lawhill, excellent macro, the POV, and composition are fantastic, congratulations in a fine capture...

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-31 15:05]

Hi Lawhill. A very good shot of the Dragonfly. very good colours and detail.sharp focus. and a nice POV. well done TFS.good notes to.

beaucoup de ce même insecte mais les couleurs sont variès et celle-ci est tres jolie, assez rare
bien vu, merci

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-31 23:48]

Hello Lawhill

Very good POV and DOF.The shot is crisp and sharp.the colours and lighting are super.The OOF BG is lovely.The dragonfly shows very well.TFS


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-01 1:52]

salut Lawhill,
ah oui ça commence sérieusement à monter en qualité, cette image est révélatrice de votre potentiel. Superbe composition, la diagonale est excellente. Couleurs vives et denses, netteté (presque) parfaite.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-01 3:14]

This is a very interesting and unusual POV for a dragonfly shot.
I like it a lot. Somehow the positions of the legs and wings give your dragonfly a very playful pose... and I swear I see a smile on its face.
A very colorful little guy as well.
TFS. : )

Hello Lawhill,
Excellent macro.

::::::::::: FANTASTIC SHOT :::::::::::

bonjour lawhill
rien a dire c'est "perfect".

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-01 12:45]

Hi Lawhill,
The is outstanding photo with all the perfect technical qualities:
exceptional sharpness, amazing detail, perfect exposure and colors, classic pose with outstanding side view, excellent DOF, great background, perfect composition and frame.
I looked for ID, but have not found it yet. Don't think it is yellow-winged darner. I think they have broad amber spot on wing rather than just lining the upper edge.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-01 14:56]

Hello Lawhill,
This is a great shot: the sharpness, colour, Bg and composition are all excellent. The details of this dragonfly also show up very wellin this fine POV.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-02 3:36]

Hello Lawhill
A superb capture of the Dragonfly.Excellent colous and lighting.The BG is perfectly complimentary to the fly and its colour.
I like the PoV to depict the complete profile.
TFS & Cheers

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