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Through The Grapevine

Through The Grapevine
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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies 2, Butterfly & Dragonfly, Dragonflies of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-30 6:59
Viewed: 3014
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An unidenified species of dragonfly searches for a spider hidden on a grapevine.

Again I have failed in my attempt to identify a species of dragonfly. I thought that maybe "Once In A Blue Moon"-31/5/2007-that I would get one right but, alas, no such luck. At first I thought that maybe it could be a Dragonhunter but the closely set compound eyes have proven me, once again, wrong. So, I find that I must seek the assistance of someone with a greater knowledge of dragonflies to aide in the identification of this particular species. Thusly, "I heard it through the grapevine"

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This is a really good one! GREAT DETAIL! You even captured the spider web under the leaf. I love the striped body of this little guy. Nice!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-30 7:35]
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Jim, This one is good. You have captured two things at the same time. The spider web and also the dragon fly. Well done. TFS Ganesh

Hello Jim,
This dragonfly looks perfect, great close up with nice colors
sharp even the spider web, well done TFS best regards/Lawhill

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-05 11:24]
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Hi Jim,
The details and colors on this dragonfly photo are stunning. The focus is so precise with just the right edge. The colors are so rich and well saturated. I like the way this df looks so clean and shiny.
There is some serious over exposure on part of the stem and in parts of the background. (Not sure how you could have overcome that and still got such beautiful exposure on your subject).
Your dragonfly is the almost mature male Blue Dasher. It has taken on the the beautiful blue color on abdomen but still retains much of the red in eyes. Here is a photo for compairson.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-09 4:55]
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Wow, Jim this is areally nice shot, great posture and brilliant colours.The PoV you have used is fantastic.The cobwebseen in the light really adds to the action.The BG also is good.
TFS & Cheers

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