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Ol' Blue Eyes


Ol' Blue Eyes
Photo Information
Copyright: Jim Thompson (kernow) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 69] (370)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ30, ISO 80 JPEG high, Minolta No. 0
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-01 7:18
Viewed: 3059
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not sure of the ID on this dragonfly, when I ID it I shall add more details.

Shot using Panasonic Lumix FZ30 and with a Minolta No. 0 closeup lens from about 40 inches away. f/9.0 at 1/30 sec hand held no flash.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-08-01 8:07]

Hello Jim,
Outstanding sharpness for hand held at 1/30 sec. A dynamic composition. I like how the leaf runs through frame and arches like a bridge. A great angle for daragonfly because it shows eyes and face well yet we can still see thorax and abdomen.
This is a beautiful species. I would try to boost the colors just a bit by adding saturation.
Your dragonfly is one of my favorites. It is a Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis).

Hi Jim,
Dragon-fly's face is showed perfectly. Of wings sharp mesh. Natural colours, beautiful. I congratulate picture.
I greet - Roma

Hi Jim,
Great focus, exposure and POV...Pastel colors give it a surrealistic appearance but detail is outstanding...Very well captured...

TFS
Jim

Gran composición con un excelente enfoque. Mucha profundidad. La hoja ha quedado perfecta y el fondo es muy adecuado.
Una excelente fotografía: J. Ignasi Tejedor

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