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Copyright: Mark Galea (magal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Raynox DCR-150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-09 14:10
Viewed: 4387
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends,
Its such a long time since my last post to TN!! Unfortunately I have not been able to dedicate the necessary attention to my past-times and consequently also posts to my favourite site. I mark my return with a shot that is now several months old and my first Damselfly to TN. I admit I had to retouch a bit the background [post capture], to dull up a bit the white flower that otherwise would have been very distracting.
Thanks for watching

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  • lee Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 23] (84)
  • [2007-05-09 14:17]

Hi Mark, nice damselfly. A nice image with good detail. Good colors and nice blue on the outer end. Good dof. Nice diagonal composition. Thanks.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-05-09 14:40]

Hello Mark,
... a first and nice one! Well composed with suitable soft colours. Exact focus and pretty good sharpness.
Species: Ischnura elegans
family: Coenagrionidae
Best wishes, Peter

hello Mark,
very nice composition, good sharpness and nice background, the framing in diagonal is just perfect, well seen

bonjour mark
le BG coloré met tres bien en valeur la demoiselle.celle-ci est bien nette.

Welcome Back!

Very nice photo and you did a good job with the BG. Great DOF and Sharpness

Hope to see more :)

Hi Mark, splendid macro with lovely blurry BG, great details, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-12 2:59]

salut Mark,
très bon travail ici avec un spéciment très petit et pas facile à choper. Excellent cadrage, superbes couleurs.


Hello Mark,
Where have you been all these days and months, my friend?
It is good to see you back!

Your first Damselfly is beautifully captured. The focus is uniform all over the long body and the colours are exquisite.

I too was lucky to have a single sighting of this very Damselfly in my compound here in Riyadh some time back and have posted quite a few pictures of it already.

Looking forward to your regular participation.
Best regards,

Hello Mark,
Welcome back.
The pink and white flower in the background made this picture so delight. Sharp and crisp clear image. TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-15 8:54]

Hi Mark

This is a splendid macro shot with plenty of razor sharp details on your subject here!
I also love the very accurate DOF here that keeps the entire subject in full focus while blurring the BG nicely.
Charming colors and exceptional fill-in flash work!

Bravo and TFS

Witaj Mark!
Beauty dragon-fly! Successful macro. Fields frame. Sharp picture. Super colours.
I greet - Roma

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