- batu (16383)
- [2007-11-23 10:04]
a great picture, well-composed and preofessionally showing all the nice details, colours and reflecting surfaces of the damselfly.
Best wishes, Peter
- lawbert (0)
- [2007-11-23 10:16]
Nice to see a bit of warmth from the summer..after an hour in the garden I had had enough!!
Lovely sharp shot Nick which is instantly recognisable as your work.
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-11-23 10:18]
excellente macro de cette demoiselle, les couleurs sont splendides et l'arrière plan très joli, excellent focus qui nous montre de très beaux détails dans les ailes et une composition magnifique,
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-11-23 12:23]
Lovely shot of a female demoiselle, Nick.
A beautifully composed image with fine bokeh and depicting the demoiselle sharply with fine colours and lighting.
Nice to see at this dark time of the year and I thank you for sharing this,
Have a good weekend,
- rousettus (19818)
- [2007-11-23 12:23]
Wov, perfect macro shot with fantastic coloured BG, great details and sharpness. POV, light and coloration super. good notes always.
Thanks. Best wishes
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-11-23 12:29]
excelente trabajo y tonos...
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-11-23 12:40]
Hi Nick looks like we are both looking through summer shots ;-) and a fine shot you chose excellent sharp focus and good dof, light was nice, spot on dof. Well composed and have a fine weekend best rgds Necip.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-11-23 13:05]
A fine shot looking back at summer! I am about to do that too i think :)
It's a terrific shot of this damsel and believe it or not, i have one extremly similar to it - same species, on a same plant and same pose :)) The only thing is mine is faced right :)
Anyway, i really like the sharpness of the details here and the way those metallic textures look and shine in the sunlight.
The DOF here is outstanding! You parallel POV with the subject ensured that you would get the entire subject in great focus with only f/5.6.
Very good exposure, a superb BG and a gorgeous composition.
The only thing i could sugest here (in retrospect) is to try use the flash. A very light fill-in one would really bring some extra details in the dark areas, making those metallic surfaces look amazing.
Anyway, top job!
Bravo and TFS
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-11-23 13:20]
Another wonderful macro. Perfect focus with very good sharpness and details. Amazing colours, also in the BG. Fantastic DOF, POV and composition.
- dejo (2242)
- [2007-11-23 15:27]
Beautiful shot, you captured beautiful details
well focused and great light
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2007-11-23 17:04]
Hola Nicolas. Como siempre una bella foto. Gran calidad y hermosos los colores.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-11-23 22:56]
Great composition with good isolation from BG. Great detail and colour too.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-11-24 2:38]
Razor sharp photo of this female Banded Damoiselle.
Pin-point focusing and a perfect DOF.
Nice colours aswell.
Well done Nick,
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-11-24 3:42]
Great macro Nicholas, the image is razor sharp, the exposure is perfect and the background just perfect. Well done ! Thanks !
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-11-24 3:42]
I congratulate you with so wonderful shot with great pleasure. It is simply outstanding with every respect. Subject can not be better. Reproduction of the damselfly and ear is fantastic. Colours are the best as well as the BG, DOF and, of course, details. You managed to show tiny details brilliantly. Bravo.
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2007-11-24 4:16]
Impressive capture - filigrane detail with superb color and DOF! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-11-24 4:35]
A beautiful capture of this beautiful banded damselfly. Excellent composition with very good POV and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-11-24 6:40]
Great details! Wonderful color and light. Love that curve of the grass...perfect perch. You use space very well.
- marcellr (3514)
- [2007-11-24 6:50]
veramente perfetta quest'immagine della Calopteryx splendens.
La composizione è magnifica ed il colore verde brillante reso in maniera naturale.
- Debz (3307)
- [2007-11-24 7:45]
Hi Nick, I am amazed at the clarity, irridecent colours and fantastic detail on this damselfly! Nice and sharp with a perfect focus and dof. Very refreshing on these cold dark days.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-11-24 9:10]
HOw did I miss this?????? Very strange. Must have gone through a time warp. A wonderful diagonal Nick. I love the perch of oats or some feed grass. It makes the picture perfect.
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-11-24 10:28]
Magníficos detalles y excelente presentación.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-11-24 12:24]
Buen dominio del encuadre Nicholas. Bonito equilibrio formado entre la forma de la gramínea y del insecto. Sensación de espacio posterior por el contraste creado. Preciosa.
Saludos: J. Ignasi
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-11-24 12:42]
Hi Nick, wonderful damselfly with great details and excellent sharpness, splendid colors and beautiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2007-11-24 15:36]
What a cracking shot!
The image of the demoiselle is wonderfully sharp with excellent irridescent colours and super body details.
It looks to be posing for you like a circus performer!
- MMM (11425)
- [2007-11-24 19:15]
Nice presentation. Excelelnt POV ILike the pose of the insect.Light and colors are very nice.Your inmage is sharp whit nice details.I also like the OOF BG.
- rdfoto (3295)
- [2007-11-25 0:56]
Très belle prise macro, excellents détails et couleurs, très beau sujet.
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-11-25 1:58]
WoW! Very beautiful and pretty damselfly you brought here.
I love dragonfly(damselfly) very much. :-)
This is an amazing and beautiful shot, with excellent details and perfect POV.
Also, lovely blurry BG makes this fella stand out very well.
Well presented and TFS,
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-11-25 3:38]
What a great shot, NIcholas!
This little and beautiful damselfly is perfectly captured. Magnificent sharpness up to the least detail. Excellent DOF and beautiful bg and composition.
Congratulations and TFS
- jonathan_hart (1260)
- [2007-11-25 7:19]
very sharp, excellent details
very good photo job
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-11-25 16:34]
Excellent details on this colourful Demoiselle!!!
LOVELY POSE ON THIS GRASS.
Colours are absolutly amazing :-)
Nice BG too..
Best regards my friend...
- warnzy (20)
- [2007-11-26 12:19]
This is a stunning macro shot, with great composition. I love the almost metalic colouration of the little guy's body. Fantastic soft background too.
- anel (40574)
- [2007-11-28 3:04]
You did well to show us this beauty! Great composition and colour-combination, excellent and pleasant Demoiselle picture. Thanks a lot
- OzBY (1355)
- [2007-12-01 10:40]
Great picture of this damselfly.
Grat color, sharpness lighting and background.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-12-02 4:24]
What a wonderful capture of 'splendens' in a beautiful pose on the dry grass. All in focus showing sharp details and lovely colours. I like the soft background too and the composition is excellent.
Many thanks, Ulla
- RP1 (251)
- [2007-12-04 15:45]
Très belle photo avec de belles couleurs. Excellent composition et BG.