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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-21
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-21 22:40
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amazingly I found similar dragonfly, the one I previously posted was captured in Cibubur, South Jakarta, and this one was recently captured in Palembang, South Sumatra. I am not sure whether this dragon fly can also be found in temperate or subtropical region, since I had not seen this type of dragonfly posted at TN from temperate/subtropical climate. Of course, I might be wrong! I am not an entomologist.

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Hello Benyamin
Very pretty capture of this dragonfly. The detail in his wings is wonderful. Focus is right on. TFS Janice

wow, superb shot, ben! :-)
excellent pov showing the details on the opened wings,
perfectly sharp and with interesting patterns on the body.
terrific job & take care, thorsten.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-22 1:51]

Hallo Benyamin,
thank you for posting this nice picture with excellent sharpness on nearly all parts of the dragonfly.
For identification of the species, you can try:
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Benyamin,
A very fine image of this dragonfly!
The pose is good and your point of view gives a perfect shot from above...
Great colours and fine details, a nice piece of macro work!
Pablo -

Hello Ben,
This dragon has good posed for you. You have utilized very well this chance. I won't repeat same words that were said above me by critics. TFS

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-22 3:37]

Hi Ben

A great shot of this splendid dragonfly!
Interesting POV, very nice sharp details, lovely colors and very good DOF. Also great blurry BG that makes the sibject stand out even more, good light and composition.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2006-08-22 5:44]

Immagine ben riuscita! La libellula visto che non può mimetizzarsi ha imparato a nascondersi?
Ciao Paolo

HiBenyamin !
Wow, this is an excellent dragonfly shot ! I love the POV and the composition very much, as well as the pose of the dragon. Wonderful details on wings and body, and a beautiful blurred BG which makes the dragon stand out very nicely. Very well done !

Hello Ben!
Quite a nice shot you got here. Very good POV, sharpness, nice colors. I like the tight framing that allows to show the best detail possible. Congratulations,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-08-22 10:16]

Exciting to see a "new" species of dragonfly! Would be interesting to know what it is. You've captured it very well, its sharp and stands out from the background.
Thanks, Ulla

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-22 11:47]

Hi Benyamin
Nice close-up shot. Good details, sharpnes and light.
Well done


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-08-22 12:37]

Belle scène bien lumineuse.
Bonne journée.

Hello Benyamin,
Beautiful capture, I like how the insect shows its wings nerves, And you catch it with great detail. The Bg with two intense colours is very nice to me.
Good job!

Hello Benyamin,
it's a wonderful dragonfly with good sharpness and colours. I like the arrangement so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-22 22:25]

Hello Benyamin,
very nice shot of this dragonfly, the POV and DOF are very good and the sharpness excellent. Colors, details and light is wonderful.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-23 2:43]

Hello Benyamin,
Sorry no time,critique later..:)

Bonjour benyamin
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue en Macro. Les couleurs sont merveilleuses,les détails et l'éclairage sont parfaits .
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.....JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-23 19:41]

Hello Benyamin

Really nice shot of this dragonfly.The DOF and POV are very good.Excellent detail and sharpness ,especially the wings.Nice lighting and colours.TFS


Hi Benyamin,
Another beautiful shot.
Fantastic POV, great colors and details

Great macro work

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-25 2:55]


Very nice clos-up. The details are well focussed and the composition and POV are good. The green looks a little over-saturated. Other than that; good picture! Well done & TFS!


Perfect picture.

I like this dragonfly!
The lighting is very good and the details are interesting! My compliments for this great capture!
Take care Ana:)

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-08-26 1:38]

Hi Benyanin!
This is a superb image of a dragonfly. The shallow dof enhances the figure of the insect, Perfect job!

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-08-26 12:00]

I love the full-body view here. You've done a great job capturing the details on the wings, too. (I really liked that in the dragonflies I followed around the other day, but wasn't able to capture). I like the way you've positioned the wings in front of the plainer brown dirt to bring this out. But if you get a chance to reshoot it, I'd like a bit more blur in the bg, maybe through a wider aperature.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-08-26 16:25]

Hi Benyamin, nice capture of this dragonfly. Good colours and details. well done and TFS.

Hello Benyamin,
Nicely captured and well seen. Composition and pov are great. I like the clear pattern on the wings. TFS.

Gorgeous dragonfly Benyamin!
Great composition and I just love the background.
Very well done.
Thanks for sharing.
My best regards,


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-28 8:29]

Nice capture of a dragonfly with an excellent POV

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-29 15:47]

Excelente captura Benyamin con gran nitidez, sobre todo en sus alas, que se aprecian con todo detalle.
Un fuerte colorido con un fondo algo confuso, pero que no interfiere en la visión del insecto por su ubicación dentro de la escena.
Una interesante presentación.
Saludos... Ricardo

Excellent capture Benyamin with great clarity, mainly in their wings that are appreciated with all detail.
Strong coloring with a bottom something confused, but that not it interferes in the vision of the insect for their location of the scene.
An interesting presentation.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-08-29 22:07]

Hi Benyamin,
Great Dragonfly close-up my friend.
I like your dof,pov,colors,blurred bg,focus and sharpness.TFS

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-08-30 10:02]

hi benyamin
beautiful dragonfly photo and well close up. blured background, depth of field, lighting, focus and details are great
thanks for sharing

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-01 14:06]

Good macro ! Very sharp wings, nicely composed and technically very good. Thanks Ben !


Hi, Benyamin.
Great macro. Sharp. Good DOF.

It is SO very well focused. Wish someday I get to be as good as you are. Love your work.

Hello Benyamin!
I have missed a lot of good work during my absence of nearly 2 months from TN and this lovely picture of a dragonfly was part of it. However, I am very happy to find this picture and put in a word of my admiration for it.
It is a beautiful capture from an excellent POV. The sharpness and details are amazing and the colours are truly natural. By the way, I think I shot the pictures of a similar species in Mumbai, India, recently. I will post one of them here shortly.
Thanks for sharing this great picture.

A wonderful shot!
Great composition, colors and POV!

Nice shot, sharp and well composed.

Hello Benyamin,
Very nice captured!!
Nice pose, beautiful colours, excellent POV.
I always welcome dragonfly photo. :-)
Well doen and TFS,

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-05-29 9:53]

Przepiekna wazka. Ladnie ujeta. Piekne kolory.



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