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New Born *My Birthday!!* :-)

New Born *My Birthday!!* :-)
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX APO IF HSM, Digital ISO-200, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-11 2:08
Viewed: 3335
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today is my 16th birthday!!!! :-D

I got a Sigma EM-140 DG ring flash for macro photography, a SensorKlear sensor cleaning kit and some other cool things :-)

Here's a new born damselfly sitting next to its freshly-shed skin.

I hope you like it!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-06-11 2:36]

Hello Joe,
cogratulations to your birthday and for the excellent picture of the few minutes old dragonfly.
A well composed picture with sharp details and nice colours.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-11 2:38]

Happy birthday! Congrats for new equipment. This image is wonderfully captured, fine natural spectacle. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-11 2:52]

Hi Joe,
Happy birthday to you! You celebrate this with a fantastic symbolic photo. Very beautiful in a high quality.

Happy B'day Joe. Good picture and i love the clarity of your images. Have a stupendous B'day and treat us more with such wonderful pictures

Happy Birthday to you, Joe!
All the best with your new and very useful birthday gifts.
I have seen a few images of a freshly born dragonfly just next to its cocoon on TN and this one is easily the best of them. In fact, it is still entangled with the discarded shell.
The newly-born looks sort of incomplete with its wings still looking like stubs. I guess they will open out in a short while.
A wonderful macro with amazing details and colours.
Have a great birthday!

  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2009-06-11 5:23]

Hello Joe,
I jusr pop in to congrats you on your 16th birthday and for the nice gifts.
Keep on like you are doing. Even if I have quite here I will keep one eye on you ;-)
It's nice to see you have done some pictures whit the new function "stitch DOF" in Ps Cs4
Have a great birthday, my young friend.
Best Regards

Happy Birthday Joe !!!
The new toys will be fun,although your photos are perfect already. They can hardly be any perfecter ;)
This is a perfect shot of the feshly emerged damselfly.
Absolutely jolly super!
Cheers & Many Happy Returnses,

happy Bithday Joe
and go on with your beautiful picture's on TN
this is a great sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

A VERY big Happy birthday and again Joey...I am so happy you have brought your top notch images back....You are perhaps the best overall in some areas here on TN...What a thrilling shot.....

Ciao Joe, happy birthday to you, beautiful diagonal composition with fantastic macro, you take a great moment, splendid capture with fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, congratulations, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-11 9:03]

Hi Joe,happy birthday....and my best compliments for this great scoop! I found the same situation last year but i dont' understand what happen's when i saw that..now i know! Top quality of sharpness and colors and the best point f view to understand this wonderful moment.Have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Joe,

Hope you have a happy birthday.

This is a very good image, great clarity, dof and a good oof background. I like the compostion of this shot.



nice shot of this dragonfly, perfect soothing colors


hello Joe

happy birthday !

you are celebrating it with a excellent macro photo,
with fine focus excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-11 12:26]

Hello Joe,
Happy birthday!

I discovered you on your birthday and I'm delighted!
Moult beautiful dragonfly, very good!



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-11 12:33]

Hi Joe. Well a very big happy Birthday to you my friend. It sounds as if you had some fantastic gifts. What a fantastic picture to post on this special day. The compostion is first class , with sharp focusing and fine detail. Your use of the light has given fine detail. well done TFS . Enjoy the rest of the day.


Precioso documento Joe, con unas simetrías escalofriantes y llenas de realismo. Tècnicamente, como casi siempre, muy bien resuelta, con gran eleganciua en el fondo y los colores y una efectiva iluminación.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Many Happy returns of the day, Joe!
I do not even know what half the equipment you own does!!
But what the heck, mate, you're simply the best!
I simply adore this macro!!!!!!

Hi Joey,

Happy brithday mate and congrats on the new equipment, really looking forward to seeing some more macro work, this is a real stunner, excellent detail, stunning colours, just beautiful.

All the best, Cheers Rick :)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-12 4:53]

Hello Joe,
Congratulations in retrospect and I hope you had a lovely day! Do keep on posting, your progress is fantastic and is a treat to see!
Excellent and interesting capture showing your technical brilliance!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

hello Joe!
happy birthday........
but what kind of calculation you used for the counting of your age..................
I do not that you can still be in adolescence time!!!!
great post and moment chosen to remember your birth......thanks sERGIO

Ahh... sory i missed your birthay mate -realy i am very bussy in these days- Happy Birthday! OwlMan! i wish you all the best and your all life targets like university become realities because you absolutely deserve all things!
This shot and all previous ones confirmed me that you are one of the most merit guy for this.
Have a great WE!

Hello Joe,
Happy birthday to you; a fantastic symbolic picture of this new born damselfly taken with superb sharpness and lighting, excellent use of the new equipment, vivid colours in a wonderful composition.
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-16 5:23]

hello Joe,
Nice to see that you are back! Slowly some people return, it's just great! I'm sure a lot miss the special atmosphere of TN.
Here you show us a very special face to face, between what has been and what will be! Excellent composition and sharpness, like always. And happy birthday, although I'm a little bit late( my best friend from my childhood-days is also from the same day)
Thanks and kind regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-06-17 10:51]

Hi Joe

and a huge apology for missing out on your birthday shot until now!
A very very belated "Happy Birthday", mate and may all your wishes come true!
(i took some trips lately and had some work to do as well, so i actually took some time off TN in general).

A very suitable shot for this occasion here - the birth of a damsel for your birthday :)
This is a superb macro! I found some dragons emerging this year, but no damsel :) The details are truly impeccable and the perfect diagonal composition is terrific, too.

Congrats for the nice gifts you've got, too. I'm sure you'll use them wisely and (even if i won't be so active) i'll be looking forward to your shots :)

Cheers and again all the best

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