Ditch Jewel (Brachythemis contaminata)
|Copyright: Sowndarya Vallabhajosyula (soundaryav)
|Date Taken: 2009-03-23|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-04-21 1:15|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is another shot of the Ditch Jewel, a follow up of my earlier post. I am not sure if this is a male or a female ditch jewel..not too lucky with its anatomy though i surfed through the net, but without much luck|
If you noticed this is much bright than my earlier post because the first one was shot around 6ish when the Sun was still on the horizon. Then I went around checking out other places, came back to the spot and was surprised to find it still resting on the same lily. This time (being 7ish) it was more bright and i could see the wings shining in bright golden orange colour...
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- [2009-04-21 2:30]
you got the golden colors, lighting and design just right. try to make into a good composition than keeping your subject just in center to make it better. a diffused background is better. tfs.
Hello Sowndarya, Don't take me wrong. First the composition here is wrong. The center composition of the subject should be avoided. You could've kept the lily in the left corner. That would've put the dragonfly at the intersection of bottom-left 1/3rd. Secondly, you have run the noise remover program a bit in excess. Details are lost in some portions of the picture and it has become very soft. Third, you could've chosen a narrow aperture here for shallow depth. The depth of picture here is actually disturbing the subject. May be you can try using "Paint Shop Pro" for fixing your background.
Very good capture of the ditch jewel. The shine on wings looks great, nice light effect.
Thanks for sharing.