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one more odonata

one more odonata
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Copyright: Francisco Mello (Mello) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105 F2.8 Macro.
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-22 6:04
Viewed: 3818
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Before anything, thanks you all for your kind comments on my previews post.

I wish you a great week with great shots too.

To continue with my Odonata collection today I choose this image to share with you and I hope you like it.

About the insect:
A dragonfly is a type of 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 are similar to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Even though dragonflies possess 6 legs like any other insect, they are not capable of walking.

Dragonflies are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-22 6:09]

Hi Francisco,
super razor sharp rendition of this dragonfly. The tight cropping really put the emphasis on details and features. You did very well in showing the net like wings and the shiny compound eyes. well done and excellent presentation in a stunning capture.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-22 8:31]

Hola Francisco,
gran trabajo y fino pov,
exquisitos detalles, gran calidad en tu foto.

Hello Francisco,
a splendid macro shot of this Dragonfly, superb sharpness and very beautiful colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition.
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-22 9:05]

Hello Francisco,

The drawings on the wings are very well.
Also the head and legs are nice detailed.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-22 9:36]

Wonderful capture, great POV, deyails and colors are lovely.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-22 9:58]

Hello Francisco,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo of this dragonfly. Even the smallest details are visible. Beautiful natural and clear colours against a nice contrasting BG. Very good POV and composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-22 9:58]

Hello Francisco,
A very interesting and beautiful composition showing a close-up of a dragonfly. Great focus on the beautiful eyes and fine sharp details of the wings. A lovely background too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Very pretty, Francisco,
I love the diagonal arrangement and the impressive eyes of the dragon. Also a pretty BG.
Thanks and have a nice day
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-02-22 11:12]

Hello Francisco.

You are making a great collection of dragonflies.
This one look also fine, great of sharpness, all the delicat detail are very well to see.
I like the composition you made very much.

Gr. Hans

Ciao Francisco, an other great portait of beautiful dragonfly, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Francisco
great macro shot with nice light and beautiful colours
great sharpness
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-22 13:15]

Hello Francisco,
Great macro shot ,is a beautifully composed shot with a great POV which perfectly shows the fabulous detail , superb DOf and lovely warm colours and lighting.
Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-22 14:13]

Hi Francisco,
Excellent close up.Sharpness,framing,lighting and details are
perfect.Well caught and composed.
Thanks for posting..

artistic and genial crop in this post,Francisco
also I like to seek drastic cuts and geometries in the catches of dragonflies

thanks and ciao sERGIO

Hello Francisco friend!
This may be one of the best cuts and compositions that I have seen done to a photo of dragonflies! ... I just stay about five minutes looking at and trying to learn as you thought! excellent work, great visual appeal! congratulations! Good nigth!

hello Francisco,
impressive close up, nice crop, with very good details and colors output!
"keep photographing!" TFS

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-23 2:51]

Hello Francisco,
Interesting diagonal composition, very simple and efficient. I also like the earth-colors of this shot. Fine grey background with lovely light-sparkles. I like a lot.
Have a nice day!
Kind regards

Ciao Francisco. This is a magnificent compo MF. Razor detaisl and very good sharp in amazing light. indeed best compliments.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-23 12:57]

Hola Francisco,

Esta imagen excepcional de usted.
Muy bueno este Punto de vista particular. Excelente colores y detalles.
una macro impresionante.
Una noche hermosa,

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