<< Previous Next >>

Ready to take off.....

Ready to take off.....
Photo Information
Copyright: mahesh patil (maheshpatil) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 33 N: 227] (1237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-12 9:20
Viewed: 3451
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Near our river, I found this one bathing in the sun.....i took 3-4 shots from differnet angles before he flew away....what amazed me was the green and yellow spots which gives impression of tiger....you would find the sunlight reflecting from its wings...i could not avoid that coz i dont have a filter :(.....cropped and sharpened a bit.....its a 'Cordulegaster boltonii'(Golden-ringed Dragonfly) and i think its a female.......please correct me if i am wrong.....Hope u will like it.....

ppmiranda has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To MountainRunner: HImaheshpatil 1 10-12 10:39
To dotuan: Himaheshpatil 3 10-12 09:55
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Very interesting your photo. the wings are very beautiful. and the colors are perfect.

Excellent DOF, very detail, colourful. Give it a frame Mahesh Patil. I like it.

Hello Mahesh,
Really sharp all over the dragonfly; also the wings, with excellent details and great light. The POV is perfect and the DOF is ok.
The huge eyes look impressive with their green and black colour.

  • Great 
  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-10-12 11:52]

Hi, Mahesh
Your photograph is very sharp and the exposure is good, but the leaf and the position of the dragonfly (centre and straight) are not so attractive - I would have liked to see a more interesting viewpoint. This is certainly not Cordulegaster boltonii - dragonfly identification is not that simple ;) The spacing between the eyes (among other things) identifies this as a dragonfly of the family Gomphidae. I can't identify it further than that I'm afraid - maybe someone else can help?
Regards, Nigel.

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-12 12:17]

Hello Mahesh,
I like this shot of the Gomphus sp. dragonfly, really excellent detail and colour. I also like the composition - I know very well that time doesn't always allow for finding the perfect angle when shooting dragonflies! Well done!
TFS, Ulla

  • Great 
  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-12 14:28]

Hello Mahesh,
brilliant and sharp presentation of this dragonfly. Light and reflections are well managed.

Calibration Check