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Perfection of Nature

Perfection of Nature
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-29 12:10
Viewed: 3774
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dragonflies are flawless. Looking at these insects in flight every human engineer could easily to commit suicide. It'll take many years for our civilisation to reach same level of perfection as nature. I saw few attempts of construction of mechanical flies and dragonflies, but they still look very pathetic. Maybe some day humans will construct something similiar to real dragonflies, but they never will be so beautifull.

This is Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) one of best aviators around ponds in Botanic Garden in Lodz.

PS. I hope I'll find more time for posting and writing on TN soon. I miss it.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-29 12:44]

Hi Greg,this different point of view make a difference!And i like a lot the light reflection on the eye,excellent composition,sharpness,colors and dark background.Thanks for share,ggod night! Luciano

hi grzegorz, simple, but a powerful impression...
kind regards

Hi Grzegorz,
Great composition and sharpness. The ligt is managed perfect. I like that picture.

Very well done! Thanks!

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2010-06-29 17:57]

HI Greg , nice dragonfly image here , good composition and point of view with nice light. TFS & regards

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-29 20:33]

Hi Grzegorz
In my opinion too, dragonfly are the most perfect "natural machine"!
Very strong, very fast, beautiful...all are perfect!
And your shot too!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-29 21:06]

Hello Grzegorz ,
very amazing creation and the features shown her is wonderful. i like the diagonal crossing composition of the wings from one corner to another. The sharpness on the head is so well detailed.
The dark background gives a good contrast which is very effective.
I like your notes too, very true and nature mimickry cant do as perfect as real nature.
Nice composition with splendid composition.


Hallo Greg
Yes I fully agree with your statement that dragonflies are flawless. They are beautiful creatures with lots of lovely and most striking details. Your image shows just that. This is an excellent shot and well done on the composition and details. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-29 23:29]

Hallo Grzegorz,
Teraz jest najlepszy czas na takie zdjecie.Bardzo ladna pozycja nie wiem czy zuwartyles one czesto siadaja na wyschnietych galazkach.Bardz ladna kompozycja i prezentacja.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-30 3:44]

Hello Greg,
This is an unusual view of a popular and common species, L. quadrimaculata,
The frontal details of the head and thorax are seen with fine sharpness and details. I also like the diagonal composition with it contrasting well against the neutral dark Bg.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-30 4:42]

You are spot on with natures best flying machine. Interesting viewpoint and lighting. fine image. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-30 8:03]

Hello Greg,
Excellent photo taken from a very pleasing POV. Great sharpness, details and composition. Nice dark contrasting OOF BG.

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