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Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-03-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC P10
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nice Insects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-27 0:14
Viewed: 3651
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well, I think I should ask for some help, to know from the experts: Is it a "Commom Bluetail Damselfly"?
Well, I don´t have a nice macro equipment, so I just try to do my best working on the composition. I found this damselfly by the lake, where it is commom around the summer. I know that its a commom insect here in TN, and many of them has wonderful sharp details, but I found this interesting by its background, so I´ve decided to post it. I hope you like it!
Regards from Brazil!

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Lovely shot with a great background. I think a little lower angle would have been good so that the Damselfly is above the horizon. That way it would stand out more against the sky.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-27 3:12]

What a wonderful composition, Zeca. It is very unusual, and I really like it. The blurred BG really gives this shot a 3-D quality. The damselfly on the plant definitely pops out. Fabulous effect.
TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-27 3:38]

Hello Jose!
Wonderful close up.I liked POV,details,sharpness,large DOF,framing and composition a lot.Excellent Work!

Great shot ! Excellent details on danselfly, wonderful colors ans nice composition, but I agree with Euryan, would have been even better with damselfly against the sky (sorry for my Eglish, its far from perfect !). Still an excellent photo, I love it !

Gi Jose, excellent details, Colors, are perfct, BG, DOF, POV excellet. well done TFS Kyle

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-04-27 10:08]

Hola Jose!

Superb picture of this damselfly!!!The colors of that picture are awesome!!! I like the way the bg is divided in 3 pieces! So, pov, bg, dof cannot be better! Congratulations and TFS,


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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-27 14:41]

Hi Jose
Wonerful colours and close-up shot. Good composition, details, sharpnes and POV.
Well done


Hi, Jose.
Great macro. Excellent pose. Sharp. Good exposure.

hello jose .
the BG is quite fuzzy and very coloré.la dragonfly also has beautiful colors and is quite clear.

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2006-06-07 6:39]

Hey Jose!
Another great foto from you! Excellent macro, I like the background, this reflection on water is beautiful!
Nice collours and POV!

Well done and TFS!


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