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Flying Dragonfly

Flying Dragonfly
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Copyright: Rose von Selasinsky (sela) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P 80, Canon 100-400mm4,5-5,6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-29 17:37
Viewed: 6812
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my first image at all of a dragon flight when flying and I´m very happy about the result.
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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-09-29 18:05]
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Very nice shot Rose, colour and exposure is excellent. very well done.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-29 18:26]
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HI Rose,
WOW. That must have been a hard shot to take.
Great work!
The focus on the body is great.
I like the blur of the wings it really shows how fast these guys move, especially when trying to capture them with a camera.

A great shot - not easy to capture any insect at flight but with dragonfly it's extremely difficult. Great details and DOF! Congratulations, invite you to my portfolio. Michal

What a capture ! Is simply amazing to catch this dragonfly in flight . You should be very pleased as the detail is perfect.this must be a good lens and you must be very patient.this photograph is worth framing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-29 22:00]
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Rose, an amazing capture. Congratulations.

Excellent sharpness and pov. I like colors and background too.


WOW, what have you done, Rose?
I think it's the best in flight shot of a dragonfly on TN.
It's far better that I have done. Only nit is little to tight in the front.
Well composed, great POV, very good details and lovely colours. It it was mine I would be proud for this.
Excellent work.

Rose, you can be very happy!
This is an excellent sharp shot!
Well done,TFS, Laurent

This is a great action shot, Rose. The details are very sharp, and the colors and designs on the horizontal body are really striking. I love the blurred wings. Excellent POV. Great work and TFS. : )

Excellent shot!
Good catch, sharp and detailed, very nice colour and background.

Great composition of this little Luftwaffe wannabe...

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-09-30 6:15]
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superb shot!
congratulion :o)
excellent focus

Well done Rose, there not easy to get in flight but you have managed to capture it very well here.

Great shot.


well done, it is exceptionally difficult to do and you have managed it very very well. the detail and the colours are superb.

was für ein Motiv. Klasse gemacht!!!
Die Farben und die bewegten Flügel gefallen mir besonders gut.
Gruss aus Rosengarten,

Unbelievable! It's so hard to take such snapshot.
And with sharpnest in details. Congratulations, Rose.

Gert is right a very good capture the body is the clearest yet seen here.
It would be good for others to learn from if you could add a discription of how you took the shot and any adjustments you made to it. it is part of the TN remit to help others learn to be better photographers and this is certainly one worth learning from, TFS yours Robert
Oh and by the way it is a Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) male.
hope this is of help.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-09-30 13:37]
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Your first shot of dragonfly in flight, Rode? This is dream shot! Absolutely perfect in every field. Superb quality, colours, details. Congratulations!!!

Hallo Rose,
da kannst Du aber wirklich stolz sein, das ist das absolute Meisterwerk in der Makro-Fotografie. Ich bin schon stolz die Libellen "einzufangen" wenn sie sitzen, aber solch eine scharfe Aufnahme von einer fliegenden - umwerfend, bin fast ein wenig neidisch! Spektakulär, herzlichen Glückwunsch und viele Grüße aus dem Allgäu
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hallo Rose, meine Glückwunsch zu diesem tollen Schuß. Ich jage seit Wochen hinter der
"Blaugrünen Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna cyanea) hinterher. Für gute Makroaufnahmen hat es nie gereicht. :-( -- Schau´n wir mal nächstes Jahr.
Dein Foto ist ein sehr guter Action-Schuß. Tolle Perspektive von der Seite. Farblich und von der Schärfe stimmig. Die Bewegungsunschärfe der Flügel ist o.k. Danke für dieses Foto. Ich wünsche Dir und York ein schönes Wochenende.
Heinz (p.s. Danke für den Bildschirmschoner - werde gelegentlich etwas passendes in Dein Gästebuch schreiben)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-02 20:58]
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Bonjour Rose, a great shot with a good timing. Bright colors and good sharpness. Congratulations Didier.

Yes! what a suburb shot! Nice colours, havent seen them this bright yet.

Excellent shot. Great colors and detail. Must have taken a lot of patience before you got this shot. I'm still waiting until I have my first flying dragon fly.


Aeschna cyanea....die blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer....

Also mir bleibt die Spucke weg, bei dem Bild


Great work! Great color! Shutter speed is spot on. I love it

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-09 19:06]

Hi Rose
Great inflight shot. Good sharpnes, details, colours, BG and POV. very difficuld shot.
Well done Rose


Very sharp action shot.
Interesting to see how the legs are arranged when in flight.
Difficult to get them in flight.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2007-03-29 14:42]
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Cze¶æ Rose. FANTASTYCZNE ZDJÊCIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

vaaaww:) I love My lens:)
congratulation...very nice shot

wonderful shot, I wonder how you got it.

Espectacular macro en vuelo.

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