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A different POV

A different POV
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 52mm HOYA UV filter
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Silhouettes, Your favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-26 9:22
Viewed: 3392
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This time i thought i'd try something different for a change...and this is the result.

I've seen many beautiful dragonfly shot recently so i set off to the thermal lake near my town and try to take some myself. All of them had great, lovely colors...i can assure you, but after a while, i had an idea...and this is it: i tried to focus on the colors of the sunset and the only shape of the little damselfly. I don't know if i did well...that is for you to decide :)

PP: cropped, sharpenned, reduced noise and resized for TN.

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Splendid shot !

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-26 10:13]

Hi Horia,

Something different indeed,I like it and nobody arguing about the ID,well captured,


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-07-26 10:35]

C'est vrai cela change des photos habituelles.
Bonne journée.

Original and great shot!

I like it
TFS Greetz Kristies

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-07-26 11:12]

Hi Horia,
brilliant detail and compo.
Great framed shot :)
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

Hello Horia, great close up.
Nice light and good silouhette of the dragon.
Good details also in the shadow.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-07-26 11:25]

well Horia,
I like the idea of the shot, the silhouette against the sky and with a very good quality, yes good composition and good job.
gr. jaap

hi horia
on s'obstine a vouloir montrer les couleurs mais ce cliché est vraiment different,c'est bien vu.

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  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2006-07-26 12:15]

sal Horia,

a nice form... but even so is easy to identify the species... is an Ischnura elegans (a female) :)))).

hmm.. you stai close to Petea :), daca mai intri seara asta pe YM da-mi un semn


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-26 12:31]

Bonjour Horia, enfin une libellule en contre jour sur TN!!! Bravo pour ce shot, great details on the wings and perfect framing, very well done, Didier.

Hello Horia, this is a very nice maro.
Excellent lighting, great POV, this is a great composition. Thank you for posting.

Foarte reusita captura, o viziune diferita asupra unui subiect atat de comun incat a devenit suparator in TN :) (just kidding...) Oricum cu voia ta, i-mi permit sa postez fotografia ta la un group care l-am creat cu ceva timp in urma aici in TN, "Silhouettes" category.

This is a beautiful silhouette the sunset is the perfect background touch to this nature scene. Very nice Horia. :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-07-26 21:46]

Hi Horia

Congratulations. This is a great shot.The detail is superb.I really like the silhouette against the sunset.TFS


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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2006-07-27 10:42]

Hi Horia
So Magic scene.
Excellent POV and wonderful composition with the BG well composed with the main theme.
TFS and see you


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-28 2:58]

Hi Horia,
unusual macro, good shot and composition. I like it. Well done photo.
Gr., Aleksander

Hello Hoira!
Different looking to the damsel here, i like this backlit work! Smart shot indeed! i like these different lookings and appreciated a lot. Superb macro post:-)
Thank you!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-28 16:41]

This makes a very striking photo in silhouette. Lovely background, sharp and a great POV. lovely

Hi Horia,
Different..I like it :)
I like the lower POV, providing a great silhouette against the setting sun and sky..
Well done and TFS!

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-08-01 5:46]

Hello Horia, I really like your idea here. I think it would have worked a little better if you had managed to choose a POV that did not include the sillhouette of the bottom and left. The colours and details are great. Nice work, well done.

*I've turned off my points, I cannot recieve and I cannot give. I'm sorry for the latter*

Hello Horia,
I have a very simmilar picture in my gallery :-)
It's a nice idea and the silhouette is well visible. I like the colours too, but I agree with Paul that the BG could have been a little more clear.
Overall, WELL DONE on this one!

Hi Horia, this is a lovely idea. The silhouette is very striking, especially against the colour in the sky. It is very sharp and that is very important with a silhouette. I agree with others about the BG being a bit distracting but I also see why you wanted to include it as without it you wouldn't have had the sunset colours. Very well done :)

You did well on this shot Horia!
Really nice detail on hour silhouetted dragonfly against the sky. I really love the detail on his wing, it's very intricate.
TFS Janice

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2006-09-26 11:59]

Hi Horia,

You have great shots in your file! Beautifull and very high quality. This one is very special.



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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-10-17 11:17]

oh yes..that is colossal...i am a fan of your insect and frog stuff but this is so atmospheric...you can hear music to this shot...night falls and nature takes over as the humans retire and leave the world in peace

REally good one!

Good definition of the vein wings, and hairs(chaetes). Nice and quiet colours! and also composition

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