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Yellow Dragonfly

Yellow Dragonfly
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-31 17:06
Viewed: 5889
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Close to 1:1, aperture priority -adjusted to make sure that the eyes of this dragon within sharp area of DoF-, both elbows were set on the ground to support the camera ......

Hope you like it ...........

I guess this is a female Common Darter [Sympetrum striolatum] .............

JPlumb, mlines, crs, uleko, Phoki, Alex99, loot, eruyanik, ramthakur, JoseMiguel, Luis52, Robespierre, touristdidi has marked this note useful
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-31 17:13]

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Great great great !!!!!!!!!!!The dragonflies are my preferd insects,this pic is wonderfull,perfect quality and incredible sharpness,very great work,2 point are not enough !! Thanks a lot for share,Luciano

Hi Beyamin,
Haven't seen you post for a while. This is very nice macro work. A truly brilliant picture.

Olá Benyamin

Uma foto incrível com perfeita nitidez e cores maravilhosas. Parabéns!!!

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2008-01-31 20:12]

Hello Benyamin,

Wonderful sharp macro work.
I can count one by one all those ommatidia at that compound eye. As Lousat said, 2 points are not enough!.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-01-31 21:39]

Is she smiling Ben? Wow, I don't think I've ever seen a darter quite this close before. This is an awesome macro.

Welcome back! John

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2008-01-31 22:31]

Hi Ben, Perfect clarity in this dragonfly face. So much detail is visible. The frame is elegant and enhances the macro well. TFS. Murray.

  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-01-31 23:23]

Hello Benyamin,

This is a great macro. Excelent DOF on insect's head. Excelent details of the insect in very good light. Colors are natural an makes photo look great.

Thanks for sharing,

Hi Ben,
it good to you are back and with a fine macro pictures.
Well composed wiht good POV and nice natural colours.
The head and the eyes are very sharp, well detail and have a fine contrast in opposite to the rest of the body.
Well done.

Great shot! Good POV and very well focussed.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-01 3:03]

Hello Ben.
How nice to see you back and with a very fine macro of a dragonfly! Impressive sharp focus and interesting details. Fine colours too and the soft background accentuates the head very nicely. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-02-01 3:38]

Bonjour Benyamin,

Félicitations pour cette macro. Le focus est très bien réalisé et les couleurs sont superbes.
Merci pour le partage.

Hallo Beyamin
Pleased to meet you. Wow this is a real close-up. Not just a tiny one. A real big and glamorous one. I am sure if I start counting I’ll be able to tell you how many fine hairs are there on this insects face. The detail of your photo is really stunning. This is a wonderful example of a good macro shot. Focus is spot-on. Thanks for sharing. It was most enjoyable to look at. Have a lovely weekend.
Kind regards

Hi Benyamin, amazing portrait with splendid details and excellent sharpness, wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-01 8:13]

Hi Ben,

It's nice to see you posting again! A superb macro of this dragonfly. Excellent colors and razor-sharp details. The face is absolutely amazing - those eyes are wonderful.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-01 8:22]

Hi, dear Ben.
After so long delay you are here again with amazing macro shot. I am impressed with terrific clear and wonderful colours, stunning sharpness and details of the insect, fantastic natural light (without flash) and skill composition. Bravo and my best wishes.

Selam Benyamin,
Wonderful shot of this dragonfly! Amazing eye details with all over soft colours on the bg and the specimen!
Congratulations for this astonishing catch!
Thank you!

Good to hear from you after a long time, Ben.
This is a neat and attractive capture of the dragonfly's eyes.
The details of the compound eyes are perfection incarnate.
Well done and TFS,

Genial toma Benyamin, con luz y colores impresionantes. Gran profundidad. Eres un excelente fotógrafo, tu galería es maravillosa.
Abrazo: J. Ignasi Tejedor

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-02 17:55]

Hola Benjamin.
WOW. Great macro. Excellent sharpness and colors. I guess this guy has to go to barber shop.
Saludos Mi Amigo.

Hi Benyamin,
What an amazing macro!
This is so good, the way you managed to get so close and bring this terrific details on all that eyes.
The subtle color pallete makes of this an exquisite image to look at.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Very good macro Benyamin. Great sharpness and natural colours. Well done. Regards, Ruud

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-03 17:57]

Hello Bemyamin

A wow shot.The focus is razor sharp with amazing details.
The textures are wonderful.
Amazing colours and lighting.
Nicely done.


How very strange they are!!!! Wonderful photography!

Hello Benyamin,
Stunning details, those eyes are perfectly reproduced!
I like the tight framing and fine dynamic composition, and the fine natural colours of good clarity...
Excellent macro work with super sharp details!
Pablo -

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-02-15 21:53]

Hi Ben

Macro work on a knife edge. Very pin-point sharpness, very exact in DOF zoning on the head only, very revealing of the intricate details of the eyes, face, and beard, very good exposure control, and very good composition and cropping.

An excellent shot portraying your talented skills as photographer and the superb capacity of the Sony 100mm macro lens.

Well done and TFS.

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