A flower to S. African couple
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-01-05 8:24]
Great photo of this dragonfly in a special pose. Fantastic sharpness and details. Very beautiful colours in a fine contrast against the BG. Very good POV and composition.
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2010-01-05 8:27]
very strange but terrific Pov,Francisco
i like so much!!!good clarity of abdomen and orange wings
thanks and compliments sERGIO
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2010-01-05 8:34]
a super sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
very good BG. and nice light
- alin-m (1773)
- [2010-01-05 8:43]
Interesting angle to capture this dragonfly.
Good details and colors.Well done.
- horias (11033)
- [2010-01-05 9:22]
What a great capture this "Orange flower" in an unusual position!
Great shot and great dedication to ours friends!
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-01-05 9:51]
A great way to depict this dragonfly in the 'hand stand' pose to deduce overheating from the sun. The sharpness and colours are excellent.
The rear POV does indeed make it look like a beautiful flower, which makes it a fine tribute to Loot and Anna1
Thanks and best wishes from a cold and dark Sweden.
- marianas (6739)
- [2010-01-05 10:26]
Wonderful gift for ours friends from South Africa.
Very good shot!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2010-01-05 10:35]
Ciao Francisco, great POV on wonderful dragonfly, fantastic pose, fine details, splendid golden colors and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- CatherineD (14097)
- [2010-01-05 11:15]
Amazing jewel! Very fine capture of this beautiful golden dragonfly with a transparent body. Very well done. Congratulations,
- nglen (36145)
- [2010-01-05 11:32]
Hi Francisco . I am sure both will like this dedication very much. Its a first class close up of this very colourful and unusual looking dragonfly. Taken with such fine detail and warm colours. I like its pose so much. Well taken TFS.
- hansh (2762)
- [2010-01-05 12:04]
Hello Francisco MF.
Another great capture of your of this beautiful orange flower.
I like the POV very much and the spread wings looks realy like a flower.
Your dedication is deserved for Annan and Loot.
- jlinaresp (17292)
- [2010-01-05 15:47]
Céus! certamente você é um fotógrafo com grandes ideias!
Lindo trabalho, muito inteligente. O PDV é difícil, mas você tem tratado de forma magistral.
Outro bom presente para Anna, e vai várias! espero que a operação corra bem e voltar para casa em breve.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2010-01-05 18:17]
Hermosa foto, un bello momento capturado aqui en el preciso instante, lleno de colorido y nitidez.
Anna Y Loot deben de estar felices por tan bello regalo.
- manyee (23770)
- [2010-01-05 19:25]
That is an amazing POV of a dragonfly.
Very interesting and unusual.
It does look like a flower with ephemeral petals.
A great tribute to Anna and Loot.
TFS. : )
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-01-05 21:46]
I had some surgery done yesterday where they removed Morton’s neuroma from my foot, and only saw your lovely dedication when I now came to take a glimpse at the response to my own posting done for my 2nd anniversary on Trek Nature. This is such a special dedication and I appreciate the kind thought and noble gesture very much. I am not speaking on Loot’s behalf as I know he will give his own gratitude as soon as time permits. The detail captured on this "flower" is breathtakingly beautiful. The pose in which you captured this Orange Flower is really beautiful and the "fan" effect it created with its wings gives it this extraordinary look. The vertical position of the body is very catchy to the eye and has an almost magnetism to it. The golden colours are unique and displays beautifully against the neutral background. Thanks for thinking of Loot and Anna when you saw this amazing "picture" through your lens. A super image, which have our names on it. Best regards.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-01-06 0:09]
Excellent close up.Well seen and composed.Sharpness,details,colors and BG are greeat.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..
- loot (11276)
- [2010-01-06 1:38]
First, I have to thank you for you kind words and let me ensure you the admiration is
mutual. Yes, I definitively enjoyed this one. A remarkable pose from this dragonfly. I
cannot remember ever seeing a dragonfly being captured from below. It is quite a hairy
fairy from this angle. The almost perfectly symmetrical posture and capture is thrilling.
The lovely isolated and OOF grey BG is brilliant to enhance the insect that stands out
like a sore thumb in the frame. The fast shutter speed (1/2000 of a second) ensured
you overcame any possible movement issues and made sure to capture remarkable
sharp details. The vertical stance of the subject ensured the F/5 aperture was more
than sufficient to cover the entire range of the dragonfly.
Well done and TFS.
- chrisruth (213)
- [2010-01-06 9:40]
Beautiful dedication for Anna and Loot Eksteen.
Quite a different POV, but i must say that i really enjoyed it.
DOF is perfect and the sharp details and vivid colors are all amazing...
Well done and TFS
- Noisette (7821)
- [2010-01-07 15:07]
very special shot and very great POV of this Dragonfly, beautifult focus on the whole insect, good conrast with the wonderful BG
a very great shot TFS
- Maynayquan (1716)
- [2013-08-30 15:55]
Wow, a wonderful acrobatic act done by this beautiful dragonfly! I love this pic with excellent sharpness, fine details, and nice colors. Well done, Francisco, and thank you for sharing!