- matatur (5312)
- [2008-11-07 7:52]
A beautiful individual captured expertly from a revealing POV in fine exposure and focus Jaap, the blurry BG compliments the sharp contours of the Chaser nicely in this splendid composition. TFS this fine scene my friend.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2008-11-07 8:08]
it's great to see you again, welcome back. I hope your are well.
This is a very fine close-up with a great DOF, there is lots of details on the main subject and the BG in nice blur.
Well composed with nice POV and the colours and lighting are beautiful.
Well done, old friend.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-11-07 8:09]
Weeral te lang geleden;-)
Heel verzorgde plaat van uw geliefkoosd onderwerp.
Bedankt en groeten
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-11-07 8:10]
Beautiful capture of L. quadrimaculata. The POV, sharpness and DOF are great against a contrasting OOF natural BG. If you didn't catch any fish on that day this is a fine compensation!
TFS this beauty,
Regards and prettige weekend!
it's a fantastic shot of this wonderful dragonfly, excellent quality as usual, thanks.
As I see you also changed your camera.
Are you satisfied with the 40D? I bought the 450D now. I'm happy you are again here with a shot, please be here more often ;-)
Bye and groetjes
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- pvs (14464)
- [2008-11-07 9:01]
Een mooie opname van deze 4 spotted,compositie is goed,wellicht dat de boter of zonnebloem in de achtergrond iets afleid,maar dat is maar een kleine nit,hoop dat de vissen ook hapten vandaag,
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-11-07 9:13]
Focus, sharpness, details, lighting, POV and composition look very good. TFS
- crs (3551)
- [2008-11-07 9:15]
This is an amaising photo with extreme sharpness. All details of insect's body can be clearly seen. Also colors rendering is impressive. Compositon is very well done and thye blurry background enhaces the sharpness of the imge.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-11-07 9:33]
Hi Jaap. This is a fantastic close up of the dragonfly. You have taken it with sharp focusing and fine detail. Your use of the light has given a shine to the wings. with rich colours. well done TFS.
Have a nice weekend
- CatherineD (14097)
- [2008-11-07 10:04]
Excellent sharpness with nice colours and details. Very beautiful composition too. Great job. Groetjes,
- nellyemh (767)
- [2008-11-07 10:11]
A flawless photograph! Thank you for sharing it with us! Penny
- wuta (2142)
- [2008-11-07 10:16]
Hallo Jaap . Weer mooi gelukt, een prachtige compositie kleuren scherpte details en bg , groeten teunie .
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-11-07 10:20]
Magnificent close up.Exposure is spot on,focus couldn't be better.Sharpness,POV,vivid colors and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting..
- Alutka (1682)
- [2008-11-07 10:21]
zdjęcie najwyższej jakości!!!
przepiękne kolory, doskonałe szczegóły, piękne naturalne światło.
Przyjemny POV i doskonaly DOF.
To jedna z ładniejszych ważek jakie widziam na TN!
Gratuluję i pozdrawiam
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-11-07 10:37]
Dit is werkelijk schitterend! Hoe kun je een half jaar met zo'n topfoto in je computer blijven zitten!?!?
Alle aspecten van een superfoto zitten hier in. Ongelooflijk scherp, prachtige kleuren, erg goede diepte, uitstekende POV, achtergrond en compositie. Grote klasse!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-11-07 11:19]
Hello Jaap! Good to see your work again! And a pretty good one too! Very sharp macro with a fine subject, a great exposure and a perfectly composed scene! Well done, thanks!
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-11-07 11:26]
meravigliosa cattura di questa libellula, eccellenti POV, DOF e taglio compositivo con uno stupendo BG, la definizione dei dettagli č superlativa, magnifici i colori.
- batu (16383)
- [2008-11-07 12:25]
an admirable picture of quadrimaculata! You achieved a great depth of field and superb sharpness.
The focus on the body is precise so that the left and the right wings equally participate in field depth.
Colours are nice and natural. This is also true for the setting and the general composition.
It's a very attractive picture of the dragonfly and its resting place.
Best wishes, Peter
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-11-07 13:49]
Ciao Jaap, superb dragonfly with fantastic details, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- darwin (1401)
- [2008-11-07 16:43]
Superb close up with amazing clarity and detail
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-11-07 16:56]
A marvelous and great macro capture of a Four-spotted Chaser
from an dorso-lateral POV with great DOF, details and sharpness. Colours also superb.
TFS and have a nice weekend!
- jonathan_hart (1260)
- [2008-11-07 18:49]
perfect sharpness, excellent colours, this is a very good macro
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-11-07 20:58]
I am very pleased to watch your new and as usual terrific shot. Pictured specimen is amazing. And you managed to show all its beauty/ Ultimate details and sharpness of the insect image. I am impressed with great DOF and reproduction of all tiniest details including hair on the body and tail. Superb scene at whole and outstanding quality of the image. Bravo and many thanks. My best wishes Teunie too.
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-11-08 11:20]
This dragonfly is amazing! It looks like a gold nugget!
The sharpness and details are superb, wonderful natural colours.
Very well done
- joey (24909)
- [2008-11-08 14:49]
What an excellent macro, Jaap.
The amount of detail here is awesome!
Lovely saturated colours.
Very well done,
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-11-08 20:05]
This is one of those images that first of all catch your eye because of its beauty. It’s like a pretty kind of picture. The type that you should print, frame and hang on your wall. I really like the composition, the blurred background with that spot of yellow just slightly visible and most of all I like the way it is holding on to the unopened buds of the flower or grass (I am not sure what it is) Your image is greatly framed, super sharp and detail is clear and attention grabbing. Thanks for sharing and it was good to see a posting from you again.
Ehheee...nice to see some old friends returning to TN! I hope this time is for a longer time :)
Seeing your dragonfly shot is always a pleasure and your work with that Tamron 90mm is indeed inspiring. By the way, do you find it ok, as a distance from the subject, for general dragonfly photos?
Anyway, i must say that the sharpness and details it delivers is terrific, the colors here are gorgeous and the DOF you chose is spot-on.
Te diagonal composition also adds to the attractiveness of the scene, making this is lovely post.
Bravo and TFS
- iti (7939)
- [2008-11-09 12:33]
Excellent macro work.Gorgeous light and colours.
Excellent sharpness details.
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2008-11-10 0:29]
What an interesting insect you captured. I am really inpressed with the sharpness and the details
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-11-11 6:36]
Splendid capture of the Four-spotted Chaser hanging on to a grass. Excellent DOF, sharp details and beautiful colours. A fine background and a lovely composition too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
It's so lovely to see your dragonflies again :-)
The picture is perfect. Great composition and superb colours. The details are so crisp and clear. I guess if I'll finally decide to buy a macro lens I'll have to go for the Tamron. Seems to do an amazing job. Are you happy with it?
Well done on this one!
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-11-12 0:12]
Excellent capture of this dragonfly.
Technically perfect, excellent DOF and focus. Great composition too. Excellent light and well saturated colours.
- izler (44)
- [2008-11-23 11:42]
wonderful and successful macro photo
POV, DOF, light, colours, sharpness and details are great
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-11-24 23:57]
Impressive details have been captured in the insect!
The see-through wings stand of well on the background, and I like the composition with the crossing diagonals...
Fine colour reproduction!
- metcher (4284)
- [2008-11-30 8:02]
Very nice macro. Excellent details, sharpness and DOF. Background is well blurred. Nice composition also.
- Tamoy (2)
- [2009-03-07 1:04]
Great capture..sparkling details and the vividness of color.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2009-04-26 14:33]
Ik vertrou jy ben wel mijn vriend?
When I look at this macro I remember two things about your photos... exceptional macro work and the best landscapes (over at trekearth) I have seen. I am very glad to see you still posting Jaap.
- delpeoples (58)
- [2010-01-20 17:11]
Hello Dear Jaap, I hear that dragon flies are your specialty and looking through your Gallery I see it confirmed. Wow, every detail, every hair present and accounted for. Wonderful macro shot, congratulations, Lisa