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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-07-27 14:41
Viewed: 3336
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There could be a different composition here, but I decided to keep the shadow.

Photo taken at Mocambo Park; this is the other side of the same damselfly that's on www.treknature.com/gallery/South_America/Brazil/photo21992.htm .

ISO: 50
Post process on Photoshop CS2
Sharpness through Intellisharpen II (www.fredmiranda.com).

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Hello Livio,

great Picuture, wonderful background. I like it very much. Thanks!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-27 14:55]

Hello Livio,

I like this picture as the details are sharp and the colors are saturated. You mentioned the different composition and I think the POV is a little too high in this picture. You probably should have knelt down. :) BG is a wee bit noisy but suits the picture well when looking at the colors. Well exposed too. Well done & TFS!


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-27 15:04]

Such a litle damselfly!
Good shot!

Hi Livio,
Excellent effort on this capture. The damselfly is a beauty.
Your composition could use some tweeking as I find the open space abit much, though I like the color. I believe your name should be out of the pic and on the matting which would be less distracting.
I did a workshop to try and help out abit, hope this is o.k. with you.


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-27 15:45]

Hi Livio, very good shot of this damselfly. The details and focus are spot on as usual. The golden light is very warm and gives a very good feel to the picture. Perhaps there is a little too much space on top, I like Mike's WS. Very good, well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-27 17:49]

Hello Livio,
A very good capture.
Nice colours and detail with great lighting.
Mike has done a great workshop in reducing the space at the top.
Nice work,well done.


Hi Livio,
An excellent capture with good color and detail. The sunlight looks really bright, but you handled the exposure well. I think Mike's workshop does improve it some more.

Nicely captured Livio,
As always the colours are superb, the details are sharp and clear.
Perfect DOF and nicely exposed. With this higher POV, I think the space at the top of the frame is a bit much. Mike's WS works well.
Thanks for posting.

very good shot Livio,
Very good capture, fantastic in pov and a fantastic dof, the colours are nice, this is a good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-28 5:31]

And I like it Livio! Great, autumn mood on this one. I like brown/yellow colours and shadow adds to picture some kind of nostalgia. Arty!

Very good capture Livio! I agree with Paul that perhaps you have given the frame a bit too much air up there! ;-)
Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-28 7:32]

Hello again Livio!
Wonderful shot.POV,framing and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

I always have trouble with composition in such shots - hard to "put" such long creature in some good place of the photo.
I think this composition is not bad however I have feeling that it could've been a bit better (Mike has good idea for it).
Anyway, the details are very good and the warm colours along with light create really exceptional mood.
I like it very much.

Hello again Livio!
Wonderful capture with excellent sharpness.Framing,POV and composition are excellent.
thanks for sharing.

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