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Chinese Dragon

Chinese Dragon
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Copyright: Murali Santhanam (smurali) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Sigma 180 mm F3.5 EX HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-17 21:01
Viewed: 3450
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This picture was taken a month back at Thoppur. The red Dragonflies are common and there were a number of them at the Thoppur Herbal Park. I used focus stacking from 3 consecutive shots with different focaL PLANES to increase the depth of field.

Murali Santhanam

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Hi Murali,
great shot with perfect sharpness on the dragonfly.
Colors and composition are great. I love the contrast of the red dragonfly and the blurred green background.

TFS tatjana

Hi Murali,
this dragon seems to glow - the red colour is wonderful. Also the light and the good sharpness, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-22 4:15]

Hello Murali, that's a fine macro ! The details and sharpness are great, the background makes the insect stand out perfectly and the light and exposure are very good. Thanks.


Hi murali,
Finally i'm getting time to have a look at the pictures here. The colors are excellent and the lighting is superb.
Goutham R

Hi Murali,
Excellent lighting and composition. You have mastered the focus stacking technique to a very high level, impeccable job. Would love to see a large print of it. TFS

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