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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): libellules demoiselle/dragonfly damselfly, marmottelolo theme [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-02 4:44
Viewed: 3818
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I will not go into its identification, these dragonflies have always been an enigma for me. Nevertheless they are absolutely wonderful insects to photograph and the most beautiful at times. Sometimes they even baffle you with their hilarious sitting postures and the roll/swing of their head to look at you. They will fly around and perch themselves at the same spot each time they feel pried upon. But lastly, they become your most lovable models and give you these amazing poses.

Shot taken hand held in reasonable sunlight. Actually it was perched absolutely upright as a vertical line to evade the direct sunlight. This is one of their most characteristic habit in hot summer days. I did manage to take a few close-ups as well as long shots. I have preferred to upload this close-up today. Hope this is satisfactory.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-02 5:02]

Hi Sumon,
a superb shot.
Very sharp and detailed.
Well done,

Hi Sumon,
Wonderful pose of this beautiful dragon fly. Focus is razor sharp even if hand held. Excellent lighting, POV and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi sumon,
superb sharp image,excellent photography,well done

Hello Sumon,
Well framed, the details are awesome!!
Very well done macro shot, if anyone wants more details than this I don't know...
Very well composed image with outstanding colours!
Pablo -

Hand held you say? Steady pair you have. Evidentally a tripod is truly just an accessory mas it wasn't needed for clarity here. Your title fits the picture well and it is a super pic at that...as are many of your others.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-02 5:32]

Hi Sumon.
Excellent sharp is this detailed capture.Amazing contrasty colors,perfect sharp details and superb blurred BG.I like composition with this "acrobat" pose.Sharp details on front part of this dragonfly are really wonderful!
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hello Sumon
Excellent shot from Odonata order,
Perfect detail,composition and DOF,
Great lighting and sharpness,Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

hi Sumon,
Brilliantly sharp and clear and a wonderful pov. The natural lighting and shadow is good. I like your shot alot.

Hi Sumon,
Wonderfull shot! I had posted three pictures (first, Second) of this Red Tod Marsh long time back. And yes, its a true and perfect acrobat. It stands really straight.
This is wonderfully captured. details are amazing like the saturated colors. Just wonderful


Hi Sumon,
This is wonderful close-up shot. Image is crisp clear. I have a picture of dragonfly in this position that would like to upload in the future. Also thanks for your informative note.

Hi Sumon,
You may call yourself an amateur, but it's very apparent you know that camera like the back of your hand..
Nicely detailed closeup with great color, DOF, and POV. I like it :)

Oh my god! What an awesome macro! Sumon, you outdo yourself with every shot. Fabulous work. TFS.
Cheers, Uma

Awsome!!!...Outstanding detail...Color is fantastic...A really great macro...TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-02 8:16]

Hi Sumon,

Your title is perfect! Amazing capture of this dragonfly in a handstand. Not only did you get a marvelous and unusual pose but razor sharp details and fantastic colors. The lighting is superb. Wonderful shot!


Hello Sumon,
Well composed image. Very good lighting. Nice bright and vivid colours.
Well done

Friend Sumon,
two words-just perfect!!!
so much details involved in here with colour
thanks for sharing

Awesome shot! Great title! Well focused!

Hi Sumon,
it's fantastic, I like the acrobatic pose and the brilliant colours, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-07-02 11:45]

Hi Sumon,
Super macro shot and a great pose the dragonfly is in.
Very good sharpness, detailed and colours.
TFS paula

WOW Sumon, wonderful great acrobat, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors, excellent details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-02 12:11]

salut Sumon,
superbe image c'est un gros plan de bonne qualité. Position, couleurs sont superbes, la netteté est bonne sauf sur l'oeil mais rien de grave.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-07-02 12:57]

Et quelle souplesse !
Bonne journée.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-07-02 13:38]

selam sumon ;wow nice macro shot and composition, good details presented, nice POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-02 17:15]

Hello Sumon,
Fantastic shot and nice close up, indeed a acrobat, great POV, the picture is very sharp and well composed..

"I'll be back"

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-07-03 0:10]

What a fantastic macro, Sumon.
There is some overexposure on the plant, but the details on the dragonfly are just superb, both in sharpness and exposure. Gorgeous colors and composition.
TFS. : )

Hi Sumon

Amazing details, colours and POV.


Hello Sumon,
This is very impressive! I don't understand how you do that... This is so sharp, well composed with excellent color’s saturation. Congrats!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-03 6:02]

Sumon, Brilliant colors and nice focus. Great shot. TFS Ganesh

Simply brilliant - great detail and crop! Bravo, Sumon!

bonjour sumon
effectivement la pose de la libellule est amusante mais tout est reussi sur cette photo.
couleurs superbes,neteté et deetails.
pov et DOF.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-03 20:43]

Hello Sumon

I am marking the post for now .


Increible ampliación. El ojo tenía que salir de esa manera, pero es lógico. La composición es espectacular y has sabido crear un equilibrio entre la pose del insecto y la rama. Fantástica. Un abrazo Sumon.

Hello Sumon !
Each and every picture in your gallery is excellent, you are truly a telented photographer. UI love the golden color of the Dragonfly and his pose. The details are wonderful and even the smallest hairs on its face are sharp. Wonderful blurred BG which makes your subject stand out in a very pleasing manner. Very well done !

Hello Sumon,

We don't have to know the name of this dragonfly in order to appreciate all the beauty of this picture :-) !!!

Excellent mastering of the exposition and wonderful details of the insect! The nice green and blurred bg compliments so well the dragonfly and let us guess its environment... The light here is astonishing!!!

Great job and TFS!!!


They point to the sun (up, if the sun is up)
it's a way to reduce the surface exposed to the sun, thus to reduce overheating.

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  • briclo (39)
  • [2007-07-11 6:28]

Hi Sumon,
WOW, what a nice macro shot. Greater than nature. Excellent!

I have the same camera as you and I am unable to do good macros with it....write to me if you have tricks...

Have a great day,


This is an amazing shot. The details are superb and the colors are amazing. You have been posting some wonderful pictures from India and its a pleasure to watch pictures from my motherland!
Here you go as one of my favorites

have a nice weekend buddy.
Goutham R

Hello Sumon!
Very nice close-up and amazing macro picture! I like a lot details and sharpness. Light is also great but for the the most interesting is colouration. Eyes look like in European Sympetrum species, but the colours of thorax and abdomen are rather different, even if it is still member of Libellulidae family :>
All the best from Poland,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-04 16:25]

Hello Sumon,
clarity and sharpness is the key. The creative eyes that contribute to superbs presentation is another excellent factor in this well composed shot.
Brilliant piece of art.


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