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Are You Ready To Fly?


Are You Ready To Fly?
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Kenko ext. tubes 12+20+36mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best of Canon 400D [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-06 13:32
Viewed: 4475
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another sunny day, another long walk in Botanic Garden. Today I went to small ponds and I was chasing different species of damsel- and dragonflies. I must say that I like my dSLR more and more every day. This picture is my favourite from todays photo session. I like composition and blurred lines in BG - for me this dragonfly looks like dreaming about and enjoing flying. Anyway, I'm not sure about ID. For first look it looks like Common darter, but maybe it was Ruddy darter? Hard to say for sure. What do you think?

nglen, Art_R, maurydv, haraprasan, uleko, siggi, robgra, boreocypriensis, eng55, SelenE has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-07-06 14:47]

Hi Greg , nice shot of this dragonfly , great use of your focus area with all of the insect and its perch in good focus , nice soft background , and interesting angles in the whole composition , also like the natural earth tone colors , a very good photograph , thanks for sharing it.

sorry no help with an ID , not a strong point for me :-)

regards
Art

Cześć Grzegorz,

super ważka, super ujęcie. bardzo dobra jakość zdjęcia i profesjonalne wykonanie. Dobre kolorki i tło.
Pozdrawiam

Adrian

Bellissima macro, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione, ottima definizione dei dettagli, bellissimi e naturali i colori, molto bello anche il BG. Per l'ID non sono un esperto. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Greg,
It´s an outstanding image, i like a lot the fine details and sharp focus on insect. Diagonal composition and BG are the best toghether with sharpness.
Greetings
Hernán

  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-06 18:51]

Hola Grzegorz.
Your extended tubes work exelent here in this Macro. Image very sharp and well focus, so we can see fine details and nice BG.
Luis52.

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-06 21:59]

Hello Greg

A lovely composition with the diagonal dragonfly holding the diagonal branch.
The colour palette is lovely with the oranges and browns.
Excellent focus and sharp details,the eyes are super.
Very good POV and DOF.
Well done.
TFS

Rob

Hi Greg,
It looks very similar to the globe skimmer here. Very good capture with sharp details and a nice managed DOF with very good POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-06 23:06]

Hello Greg,
Excellent capture of the immature Ruddy Darter in a fine pose and from a nice POV. Excellent DOF and fine sharp details. I like the smooth background too and the composition is very beautiful.
Many thanks, Ulla

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-06 23:11]

Very well captured Grzegorz,
Great colours and a clean, sharp image. Nicely exposed, and great wing detail.
Siggi

Cześć Grzegorz.
Jak zwykle zdjęcie na najwyższym poziomie. Wielkie SUPER.
Pozdrawiam Robert.

  • Great 
  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-06 23:40]

hi Grzegorz
fine macro shot with great diagonal compo. Great colors and sharpness.

gl

Hi Grzegorz, another great dragonfly capture with perfect focus and wonderful details. Great clarity and composition my friend! TFS. Have a nice new week!
Cheers,

Bayram

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-07-07 3:23]

Hello Grezegoz, Wow what a nice shot. Brilliant pose and great pov. Ganesh

  • Great 
  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-07 4:15]

Hi Grzegorz,
very impressive detail and an excellent composition...very well done.
Paul

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-07 5:18]

Hi Greg,
Beautiful close up.I liked sharpness,lighting,BG and cross framing a lot.
Thanks for posting.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-07 5:36]

Hello Grzegorz,
Great photo in wonderful natural colours and excellent sharpness. I like the diagonal composition, POV and blurred BG.
Regards,
Peter

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-07 6:21]

Hi Greg,
I have no idea about the ID, all I can say that it is a dragonfly :op
I like the shallow DOF, soft patterns in the background and composition. Well exposed and focused.
TFS
All the best,
Selen

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-07 12:42]

HI. Greg. Not to sure about the ID, but i am sure that its a great close up. As you say once you get use to the SLR they a good to work with. Your shot has fine detail and natural colours. i like the way the line in the BG are going the same way as the Dragonfly. well done tFS. PS i have had look in the books and i would say its a Ruddy Darter.
Nick..

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-07-07 14:51]

Excellent photo, Greg!
The composition is perfect.
Very sharp and crisp.
Superb DOF too.

Very well done!

Joe

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