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Blue Heart

Blue Heart
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Copyright: Arjuna Vision (ArjunaVision) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 6 N: 25] (174)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature's cutest [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-06 14:53
Viewed: 4968
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These loved-ones were completely devoid of their surroundings. This shape is called a Love-wheel and very common during the spring-time.

I took this picture with a 150mm Sigma Macro-lens. I tried a f/7.1 just to get enough sharpness to enclose both insects. Luckily it was a sunny day, so I could use at least a 1/200 sec shutter. The DOF was natural and I cropped the picture just a bit.

I'm new to this site and hope it is common to mention the way I took this picture. So far this site looks very helpfull to me and I hope to spend more time to respond to other peoples pictures too very soon.

Thanks for responding to my first picture to all of you...

Greetings Arjuna.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-11-06 15:05]

Hi Arjuna,
Beautiful shot with bright, vivid colours and excellent composition. Exposure is spot-on and POV could not be better. Well presentd with a very appropriate frame.

Hola Arjuna.

Excelellent picture, very good details an colors.
Great composition.


HI Arjuna,
a wonderful shot - so clear and crisp.
You catched a beautiful moment, I also love to watch those damselflies while mating, very impressive. Thanks and a warm welcome here, enjoy the time
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Great macro with interesting episode. Excellent composition. Very good sharpness and exposure. Nice supporting background.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-06 16:02]

Hello Arjuna,
Brilliant shot of these bright blue damselflies in a beautiful composition. Excellent exposure and lighting. I like the framing too!
TFS, Ulla

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-06 16:18]

Muy buena macro Arjuna con agudeza y colorido, realzados por la difusión del fondo logrado.
Adecuado DOF y POV con agradable encuadre y presentación.
Saludos... Ricardo

Very good macro Arjuna with sharpness and colors, enhanced by the diffusion of the achieved bottom.
Adequate DOF and POV with pleasant framing and presentation.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hi Arjuna,

Exellent shot
Perfect composition, colours and POV
exellent sharp details
nice framing and bg

TFS Thijs

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-11-06 17:16]

wow, what a wonderful macro-shot, arjuna! :-)
this is something for valentine´s day.
excellent composition and terrific pose with great sharpness
and beautiful strong colors.
your notes are very good, too, if you need to know more,
just ask or read the "note guidelines".
well done & take care, thor.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-11-06 20:23]

Hello Arjuna,
Perfect composition, light and focus. POV classic as for such scene. I like your well fitting frame.
Best greetings,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-06 20:27]

Hello Arjuna

A lovely photo with excellent capture of the moment.The colours are well saturated and the DOF is very well handled.Good POV ,and the composition and framing are top notch.TFS


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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-11-06 20:29]

Hello Arjuna,

What an incredible picture of those 2 damselflies (do you know their name ?). As a first picture you put a very high milestone ;-) Yes the Sigma 150mm does an amazing job but the photograph here make all the difference! You got an perfect pov in order to let us see that love-wheel forming a heart! The colors are wonderful and look so natural! The nice blurry bg enhances perfectly the 2 insects! And your composition is wonderful! And yes! I will put your picture within my favorites!!! Great job and welcome to PPN!!! I want to see more pictures from you :-) TFS,


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-07 7:49]

Hi Arjuna and welcome to TrekNature!
I've looked at both of your picture and they are very impressive - an excellent start to what i hope it would be a great collaboration with all TN-ers :)
This is an exceptional macro!
The sharpness is impecable and the POV is very good!
Also the colors and tones of both the damselflies and background are lovely and the DOF is nice.
About the note - it's actually very helpfull what you wrote and we strongly encourage you to keep doing it :) This way we all have a chance to learn more (weather it's about photo techniques, animals, plants or places).
Bravo for a work very well done and Thanks For Sharing

Great capture; a love-wheel!
Good everything...

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  • otavio (46)
  • [2006-11-07 21:25]

Nice moment!
You captured a very special moment. The insects are doing a "heart".
Colors are good.

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  • gramma (14)
  • [2006-11-19 7:30]

Hello Arjuna,

Quelle image, splendide !
Bravo pour le coup d'oeil et la qualité du travail.


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  • Krima Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 5 N: 7] (8)
  • [2007-05-07 6:44]

WOW!!!! This is too cool for words!
"An image can say more than 1000 words"
My best regards,

Great shot Arjuna.
Your angle of viewing has managed to maintain a really good clarity and DOF throughout the image.
Beautiful colour and composition too.
Very well done !

(ps ... I am also a fan of Arjuna, Krsna's chariot driver who he spoke the Bhagavad Gita to)

bonjour arjuna
comme je vous ai repondu vous avez de tres belles photos,celle-ci en est un exemple tres flagrant.
les couleurs sont magnifiques et ce qui est extraordinaire c'est la pose que ces deux amoureux on pris,cela forme un coeur qui est la preuve de leur amour.

Hello again!
Gret composition with very good details and colours. Also the shape of this "lovely pose" is perfect.I really like this photo :)

Ps.Anyway, if you are interested, please check my "insect kamasutra" theme here

Beautiful shot! Specially the colours, they look gorgeous. You have managed to controll the depth of field really well.

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