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Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): World of Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-25 7:54
Viewed: 4082
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A dragonfly is any insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body.

Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes, midges and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Dragonflies do not normally bite or sting humans (though they will bite in order to escape, for example, if grasped by the abdomen); in fact, they are valued as a predator that helps control the populations of harmful insects, such as mosquitoes.

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Hi Pankaj, splendid macro with wonderful light and colors, very well done, have a nice sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Pankaj,
This is very close! It seems that it was back lightened and you managed very well with this difficult lightning. I like this close crop and beautiful colors. Well done! Thanks,

Hello Pankaj
Great composition and focusing ,
I think details could be more
if you set AV 7.1 and use flash.


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-25 8:09]

Hi Pnakaj, another wonderful macro shot of the dragonfly!
Lovely colour with good DOF. The dragonfly is pin sharp and I like to close crop.

bonjour pankaj
un peutit coup de flash aurait surement aidé a avoir plus de couleurs,mais en revanche les ailes sont superbement transparentes.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-25 8:17]

Hi Pankaj
Outstanding sharpness and details specially in wings. Attractive composition and very nice colours.
TFS, José M.

Hello Pankaj,
Very nice picture against strong backlight and solid yellow color. Splendid showing of wings.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-25 9:00]

Hi Pankaj.
What an unusual and expressive backlight. Bravo. Very interesting and creative work./ Amazing yellow colour tones of the flower, light and nicely coloured BG, transparent dragonfly wings and darkened dragonfly silhouette. I also like your low POV and perfect DOF. My compliments and TFS. Superb done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-25 11:20]

Hello Pankaj.
The merits of this dragonfly shot are the sharpness, lighting and BG. The merits of the cropping to present just half of the insect is perhaps debatable, but the quality of this image is high.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi pankaj;very details a dragonfly shot,good sharp-good colors,tfs....

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-25 12:49]

Hello Pankaj,
Impressive macro of this dragonfly showing sharp details. Interesting backglight and beautiful background in lovely colours. One of the legs is perhaps in the wrong place but otherwise a very nice composition,
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hi Pankaj
Very good one. Sharpness is very nice and Sharp details. Only nit is the bright spots on top, which is jarring to eyes.

The colourful flowery settings you seem to find with apparent ease for your pictures adds special beauty to them, Pankaj.
This close-up image of a dragonfly in addition to being quite sharp despite its size looks very nice against the yellow flower.
Well done and TFS.

Very colourful indeed, Pankaj.
Wonderful light as well..
Well composed.
A gem...

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-25 17:05]

Hello Pankaj,
Superb, superb macro great camera work all the way around, this is amazing Pankaj.

Wow, great macro shot Pankaj! Awesome color and great details. Love it. TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo "Cold Water (22) " :o)

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-03-26 2:32]

Awesome capture Pankaj!! Fanatstic details and colours. Nice composition.

Hola Pankaj,
Espectacular macro de gran definición, la luz y detalles son excelentes, enhorabuena. Un cordial saludo

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-26 23:20]

Hello Pankaj

Congratulations , this is wonderful.The focus and DOF are excellent.The yellow flower is super.The dragonfly is well focused with sharp details. The wings are lifelike.TFS


en voilà une que je n'ai pas vu et quel dommage de la rater car elle est superbe, pleins de détails et dses ailes , on dirait des virtaux des eglises
magnifiques macro

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