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Me and my shadow...who's nicer?

Me and my shadow...who's nicer?
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-16 5:00
Viewed: 3884
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the big grass suddenly I recognised, there was something blue - a nice damselfly - looking to me as all curious damsel- or dragonflies, what I'm doing.
I loved the shadow of her on the leaf so I tried to catch her on a photo.
Together with the abstrct grass-arangement I hope you enjoy this shot.
Have a nice sunday.

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Hi Wishnu Garuda ,
Excellent! This photo is different .Really I enjoy this shot.TFS.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-16 6:40]

I like this a lot, even though the oof grass in the left lower corner is a bit distracting. The details on the damselfly are really sharp and the whole composition is just fantastic. Well done & TFS!


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-16 7:15]

J'aime beaucoup cette photo, la composition est superbe. L'éclairage et l'exposition font bien ressortir les belles couleurs de l'insecte et de l'environnement.

FÉLICITATIONS pour l'ombrage de l'insecte sur tige d'herbe.

Merci pour l'envoie et bonne journée ā vous et votre votre petite famille !

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-16 13:29]

Hi sabine,
good shot and capture. I like it semi-portrait. Good colours and note.
Rgs, Aleksander

A very different type of posting. In a way it's almost comical. The blue and green colors are great. It is growing on me, and the more I look at it the more I like it. Well done!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-16 14:23]

not you best quality shot but I like the composition,the guy is looking on an edge, very nice pov, and a great dof, very good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-16 14:47]

Sabine, this is very nice.

Excellent pov, composition and colors.

Great use of flash. Although it was used, one can see the shadow.


Hallo Sabine, schönes Foto mit der Azurjungfer. Einzigstes Manko ist der Schilfhalm am linken Bildrand. Das Foto ist farblich sehr schön und hat einen interessanten Hintergrund. Danke.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-10-16 17:49]

Excellent composition, well-spotted! Spieglein Spieglein an der Wand, wer ist die Schönste in diesem Land ...
The diagonals lead the eye to the main subject and the crossing lines add to the impact. Even the OOF blades of grass are repetetive and in the same direction, so I don't think they distract.

This is a great composition with the grasses going in all directions. The colors and detail are perfect. I like the shadow that the damsel fly casts.


Really nice photo. Were you playing hide and seek with this damselfly? ;) Excellent image. TFS!

Good capture Sabine
Good sharp and clear detail. The colours are nice and the exposure is spot on. Good framing.
Great shot. Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-16 19:20]

Great composition and with shades of green and contrasting blues! TFS! Michal

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-17 2:50]

What a nice and interesting close-up that you have well done ! The composition with the "green grid" is great. The shadow by transparancy is incredible also.
Congratulations Sabine and thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-17 2:58]

Smileys now, critique later :-)

What colours this insect!

Interesting capture Wishnu with this damsels shadow so well seen. Very good details, colors, light & POV. Thank You.

What an excellent macro you have here, colors are sharp, well done.

Very attractive composition, Wishnu. The grass crossing gives a totally original impact to your shot. The damsel off center is like a jewel in a box. Perfectly placed shadow to create a double image. Very good!

  • Georges Silver Star Critiquer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-31 4:58]

Une bien belle prise de vue avec un contraste dans ces verts et ce bleu saisissant.
Bien vu le cadrage c'est joli.

What a beautiful eyes !!!!



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