Wet and Cold
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-09-12 19:59]
Really nice to see you back!!
as usual with perfect photo in sharpness, clarity, awesome colour and so much details
the dew is so amazing and beautiful!
thank you for sharing
greeting always to you
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-09-12 22:32]
So good to see you. : )
Wow, what exquisite details on this frosted dragonfly.
The exposure is perfect and turns the dew on the wings into glistening jewels.
Beautiful blue on the body. Love the DOF.
TFS. : )
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2007-09-12 23:12]
Poor dragonfly being cover with ice cold dew. Sharp image and lovely color. POV and composition are great.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2007-09-12 23:21]
I was absent too ;-) Superb close-up for this lovely wet & cold insect...
The "+++" : nice subject, droplets, pose, POV, sharpness, DOF, good blurred background, colors, exposure...
The "-" : perhaps a bit centered...
Bravo my friend and thanks for sharing,
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-09-12 23:44]
Not often to see one of these guys with wet wings!
Very attractive capture, superb details and fine natural colours...
An excellent image with good informational value!
- rcrick (68)
- [2007-09-13 0:03]
Hi Scott, Very nice capture on this Blue Dasher stunning detail and colours just beautiful, well done nice work, Cheers Rick
- Bufo (4247)
- [2007-09-13 0:33]
fine picture of this dasher. That's always a great sight to see the morning dew on the wings of a dragonfly.
Nice colour combination between the blue's and green's. Although absolute symmetry can be boring in pictures, I think think it would have been nice not to see the 'plant'. but that is just a very minor nit.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2007-09-13 1:17]
Wow, what a beautiful dragon. Stunning colour and well captured BTW.
Excellent sharpness, POv, DOF and composition.
Love the dew on the wings, makes agreat shot.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-09-13 2:15]
Looks like frozen dragonfly :-) Very nice moment. Beautiful photo. Perfect sharpness great OOF homogenous buckground. I like it very much
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-09-13 4:07]
Cool..Or should I say "really" cool :)
Love the "wet" look here, Dragons are not often seen/photographed this way..
Excellent DOF, colors, POV, exposure, sharp details, and composition. Well seen from this great BG also.
Very well done!
- lise (2877)
- [2007-09-13 4:54]
This picture is awesome! Poor little guy with this cold dew over him :(
Beautiful sharp and colorful photo. Great composition and POV
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-09-13 6:42]
Good to see you back! And with a superb capture of a beautiful dragonfly covered in dew. Really wonderful, all in focus, great sharpness and the colour is beautiful. Perfect dark green background and well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- horia (16656)
- [2007-09-13 6:55]
This is absolutely amazing!!!
The vivd colors here make it look so alive yet the frosty water on its wings give it a distant and ...well...dead look. It's amazing how these two totally different "feelings" blend so well here.
Other than that, this is a gorgeous species that i'd LOVE to encounter oneday and take some nice photos of.
You did an excellent job here and the level of details you managed to obtain from this shot is impressive.
Very good POV and impeccable DOF, too with the exact and correct exposure...as usual.
Take care my friend and TFS
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-09-13 9:20]
je ne sais pas si c'est du givre ou des goutellettes d'eau,mais c'est tres etonnant.cela apporte un coté unique a cette photo.
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-09-13 9:22]
Great to see you back in action on TN!
This is a fantastic capture of a dew-laden Dragonfly, the shot being attractive not only because of the wonderful blue of the dragon but the dew-drops on the wings.
Excellent sharpness, composition and bokeh.
An extraordinary shot!
Well done and TFS!
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-09-13 10:09]
Perfection Scott, this is really fantastic, I love the dorsal view of these creatures it shows everything about them, and you diod it with accuracy, both colors(love the blue)and details are 'very cherry'I like the droplets of dew adhered to the subject, it's like a sugar-glazed treat. Very nice. :)
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-09-13 10:20]
Nice to see you again! Wonderful post for your comeback. This Blue Dasher almost looks frozen. The frost on the wings and the body is just amazing. Beautiful composition, sharp details, and wonderful colors. A very rare shot.
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-09-13 11:00]
Apology accepted especially since you were busy what I consider one of the most important things in live.
I've seen manu dragonfly photos on TN, but never one that was covered in dew. It does make the dragonfly even more beautiful. The awesome blue color of the dragon is also a new to me. The fact that it gives such great contrast with the soft green BG is wonderful. The details and DOF are magnificent.
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-09-13 15:46]
So glad to see you back again!
Super colours, outstanding sharpness and a very fine composition.
I would guess this little one wasn't going to be flying too far for a while, eh?
Hope to see lots more of your work
- claudine (0)
- [2007-09-13 20:11]
Oh...Poor little thing :) It is the first time I see such a picture! Details on its wings are amazing, very sharp and beautiful! I like this natural exposure a lot and those great colors. I hope it woke up after some time... Thanks,
- Servane (1138)
- [2007-09-14 0:30]
The focus on the pearls of water is fantastic!
The composition is a classic one but the sharpness and the colors are wonderful.
Thank you for sharing.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-09-14 6:02]
Poor guy seems to be frosted over, Scott.
This razor sharp image shows the dew on the creature beautifully.
The general blue color of the dragonfly is also very attractive.
I too have been somewhat over-busy with my new assignment and feel guilty when I make erratic appearances on TN and sometimes fail to return the favors on critiques.
- livios (16942)
- [2007-09-14 12:50]
Scott, this is a masterpiece. Excellent sharpness, pov and composition. I like bg and contrast too. Congratulations.
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-09-14 16:55]
Hello Scott fine details and good find with the dew, nice pov pefect dof good work tfs rgds Necip.
- zeca (2887)
- [2007-09-14 19:58]
Wow! Beautiful picture, Scott! Excellent sharpen details and nice colours! Well done!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-09-15 7:19]
Hello Scott! You've done a fine macro job on the Blue Dasher. Great background, very sharp and a great exposure. Well done !
- arfer (0)
- [2007-09-15 20:52]
A beautiful photo of this dragonfly.The POV and DOF are excellent.The colours are vibrant,and the blue is a wonderful shade of blue.The Focus is spot on with excellent details,the wings are amazing and the water droplets are well captured.It looks fantastic against the OOF BG.TFS
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-09-15 21:31]
First of all I again wish you successes in your photo business. You have all for it and first of all taste and talent.
Your dragonfly covered by dew is really superb. At the picture all the best: crisp sharpness of the whole insect and stem, amazing pictorial smooth BG, nice vivid colours, excellent lighting, cropping and composition. First cool days are great helper of macro photographer indeed. Bravo. Perfect job.
- tkp1165 (3876)
- [2007-09-15 22:03]
Welcome Back Scott
Very nice capture of this Blue Dasher. I really like the dew on the wings. Great detail,sharpness and color.........
- GLEM (10)
- [2007-09-16 7:07]
ohoh what a very nice shot of this D.F. Well done to have shoot in the moring, the fine drops add a nice and original effet in these wings. Good color and dof.
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-09-16 9:38]
What a curious capture you did here with this beautiful dragonfly covered in dew! I love the color of its body and the fine details of the image.
A great and beautiful job!
Congratulations and thank you very much for giving us a little time too. I know how hard is sometimes to find it.
My best regards
- lawbert (0)
- [2007-09-16 10:03]
Being a fisherman before I took up photography I know how these fellas soak up the sun before they can do anything in thier short life cycle. You have produced a fantastic picture showing something I have never seen before..Great shot Scott and TFS
- touristdidi (2490)
- [2007-09-16 12:29]
Beautiful! What a fun place to visit!
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-09-18 3:08]
Good to see you back.
Outstanding shot with the dew on its wings looking fantastic. I had posted a similar picture long time back. Very sharp image with lovely blue colours. Great lighting and focus. Excellent POV and a precise DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-09-30 3:41]
poor dragon - but lucky Scott - to see this wonderful moment. It's an excellent shot, I like it very much.
These dragons are so beautiful and amazing, thanks for this pretty one
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-10-01 13:36]
This is a very unique picture! Not only perfectly presented, beautiful and colourful dragonfly, but moreover, a dragonfly with water. I always wanted to do picture like this one! Really fantastic photo! :)
My best congratulation because of this great image and best greetings from Poland!
PS. Just for fun, please feel free to see a dragonly covered by something different here ;>