- Argus (50624)
- [2008-07-27 5:54]
Well worth lying down and waiting for!
Your knowledge of the dragonfly return-to the perch behaviour has paid dividends.
The low POV is great, especially at this angle and the sharpness and DOF is what one could ask for, which makes this an excellent portrait of a Pale Hunter.
TFS this goodie,
- Silvio2006 (101886)
- [2008-07-27 7:24]
Hi Chris, splendid dragonfly with wonderful details and excellent sharpness, fantastic colors and good DOF, very well done, ciao Silvio
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2008-07-27 8:12]
a beautiful pose of this endemic dragonfly
thanks for details in a LP
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2008-07-27 9:01]
Very good macro work Chris. Good saturation. Well done.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-07-27 9:48]
A nice capture of this dragonfly "Pale Hunter". I like the name very much. Good details on the head and wings. But this is not a very good composition. You should have tried to keep the whole body in focus. Anyway I know it is not a easy thing. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-07-27 12:09]
Hi Chris. A good close up of the face and body . you have captured a low POV which helps to make this one stand out. a good shine to the eyes and detail in the wings. well done TFS.
- GaryT (160)
- [2008-07-27 12:42]
I like this one alot. Point of view is great, and black frame works great with the black on the dragonfly. Gary
- aes_thor (2489)
- [2008-07-27 13:07]
looks really impresive in large version. Very well done idea.
a very well handled, difficult frontal approach with impressingly wide depth of field on the insect, and still sufficiently neautral background. In its pose, the dragonfly looks like a plane. Its jewel colours are tastefully well imbedded into the colours of sands and pebbles.
With thanks, and best regards,
P.S.: Hey, I like the look at the large version! Didn't know there is such an option here on TN to upload and display large images, too. Must find out about that.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-07-27 20:52]
I especially like this dynamic POV and wide framing/comp..
Excellent color, details, and DOF.
Your LP looks very nice, great quality.
- red45 (31094)
- [2008-07-27 23:36]
Seems to be best strategy - to sit down and wait :-) Beutifull photo! Very colorfull dragonfly, great POV, nice pose. Unique eyes. I like frame also. Here in Poland we've got dragons season now.
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-07-28 0:32]
Great macro Chris. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done.
- Ken52 (4195)
- [2008-07-28 20:34]
The large version is exceptional! I like the low POV, the super sharp focus, and the outstanding exposure and color. This dragonfly looks very much like many of our clubtails in the U.S. I see it has the similar habit of perching on low vegetation or on the ground. Great job!
- albert (2971)
- [2008-07-29 7:17]
Great "panorama" on this dragon fly !
Excellent sharpness and stunning colours
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-08-19 0:27]
What a low POV! You had to be really close to ground level when you photographed this dragonfly :)
Anyway, very nice and beaty picture. I like colours and sharpness :)
Best regards from Lodz!
- ramthakur (56935)
- [2008-09-06 0:20]
In the larger version, the real sharpness on the face and thorax of this dragonfly becomes visible, Chris. The smaller version presents the compact shape of the subject, vis-a-vis the colourful grains of sand it is sitting on.
Well done and thanks for sharing this outstanding picture.