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Green Dragonfly

Green Dragonfly
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-14 7:05
Viewed: 3389
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Dragon : “Don’t take this flower bud from me. This is mine!”..............

Me: “OK, I won’t take that flower from you, but I will take your picture”...............

Dragon: “Don’t take my picture from that angle, Moron. That will expose my ugly side. What kind of photographer are you?”................

Me: “Well, others allready take picture from your backside, to exploit your beautiful wing structures or take a real close shot of your pretty facet eyes. So, I take your picture from this low angle” [click! I press the botton]..................

Dragon: “Damn, I think you are my friend” [Then, he flies away]................

Me: “Hey, buddy, what about your flower?”...............

Dragon: [while flying away] ”I will be back, when you are not there.....”

Alex99, fyapici, JoseMiguel, Necipp, jcoowanitwong, dew77, ellis49, Silke, greenpinkorange, delic, loot, Debz, sily, cedryk has marked this note useful
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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-03-14 7:08]

Amazing macro Benyamin. A little blurreed but a fantastic capture with good lighting.
What species is this?

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  • irimi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 2 N: 49] (266)
  • [2007-03-14 7:11]

Hello Benyamin,
I liked your POV, composition. The boke and the colors are nice. The face and eyes are quite sharp.
Well done,

hi ben,
i never knew that you can converse with a dragonfly ;-), It was really an interesting piece of conversation & i liked it very much It shows your creativity, the post is a nice macro shot with good details,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-14 7:14]

Hi, dear Ben, and Bravo.
Great note and perfect macro shot. Amazing POV and magnification ration. Excellent sharpness and details of the buds and dragonfly. Your choice of exposure parameters is extremely good. First class work. My congratulations and TFS.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-14 7:16]

Hi Benyamin,
What a macro shot, so clear, sharp and full of details.

Salam Ben,
I' totally agree with other friends who left their opinion about this perfect macro work. Great note too. I like your smazing POV and magnification ration. Excellent sharpness and details of the buds and dragonfly. Congratulations and TFS.

Hi Benyamin,
Stunning macro!
I like so much the POV and close approach to get this view of the insect's eyes.
Texture got on the wings are so good.
It's very good the DOF and the soft background.
I like the close crop and composition made with the buds.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Très belle macro

Hello Benyamin,
Excellent picture and note. Sharply focus and well composed. TFS this fine picture.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-14 9:48]

Hello Benyamin,
Magnificent close up.Details are crisp clear and tack sharp.POV,simple BG,lighting,exposure and visual impact are excellent.

Hi Ben,
a very fine close-up picture with good details.
I like the POV abd the tight compostion too.
The DOF is also good, the DL standout well from the BG.
Well done.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-14 10:29]

Superb composition -- a top quality macro!
And the notes are truly priceless!

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-03-14 10:53]

Hi Benyamin,
Wonderful macro work here.
Very nice pose
I like the details and colors a lot.

EW! Closeup of Dragonflies are horrible!!! BUt you managed great sharpness and clarity... Oh gosh, i'm still cringing just looking at it!


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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-14 13:18]

Great pov, Benyamin, contrary to what the dragon thinks. Sharp, too. Am I seeing the teeth? TFS.

Hi Benyamin,
An extraordinary macro...
Very good point of view...

one thousand points for you.
wonderful shot and lovely notes.
over mine!

wow, wow and wow.

Hi Benyamin, wonderful macro with amazing details, great lovely capture and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-14 19:44]

Hola Benyamin,
perfecta macro y nitidez excelente, bellos detalles, saludos

Olá Benyamin...quanto tempo!

Linda foto...incrível a transparência das asas, cada detalhe...as cores...parabéns, gosto de tudo, um bom trabalho.


LOL! nice write up Ben and a superb POV good focusing and detail. well composed tfs rgds Necip

Hello Benyamin,
Marvelous composition, I love your unusual POV. The BG is very nice as details and close up.
Great work!

halo om ben, ketemu lagi kita di TN. nice picture, tone and details is very good.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-22 5:15]

Hello Benyamin, Wow to your amazing macro shots! I particularly like POV and perspective on the insects, I also like the dof settings allowing a blur of colour around your subjects. Colour and light is great. Detail and sharpness is spectacular.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-22 8:44]

Hello Benyamin
What a funny and intense dialog you had with the dragonfly! And finally you got your way and took the picture from a very nice point of view!
And you did it with wonderful sharpness and colors and excellent DOF.
Congratulations and TFS.

This is so funny Ben :) I enjoyed those original notes and picture. Exposure is very good and the insect must have been very still if you could use this slow shutter speed and caught so many nice details. This is an unusual picture of a Dragonfly and hey, I think that its profile is OK, you can tell it :) Thanks,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-04-09 13:01]
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Hi Ben

Sorry, but I did not forget my promise. I am just terribly slow in catching up.

I know about the guy who sang "I talk to the trees…." and I think they locked him away after that. Hollywood has Dr. Doolittle, but who believes anything that comes out of Hollywood? Now we have you talking to a dragonfly and I am rather worried. Do you take any medication for this condition (chuckle)?

This is a lovely composition and POV with stunning colours, sharp details, great BG, and spot-on exposure.

Very well done and TFS.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-04-09 18:51]

Hi Ben,
Nice dialog, I like the focus on his multicolor eyes,great composition and sense of depth and color make this one quite beautiful photo.Well done with colors and POV. TFS!

bonjour benyamin
cette libellule semble avoir une tête differente de beaucoup d'especes.
la photo est tres bien faite,netteté details couleurs et POV.

Hello Ben,
Very nice POV, composition and details. I also like this overall green colouration of the shot.
Best greetings,

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-06-17 11:12]

Hi Benyamin
I like too much the great POV, DOF and sharpness you got in this picture.
The colours are awesome and the BG is in line with the image.
well done.

Hello Benyamin,
A wonderful macro!
Amazing to see how he uses the legs...
Attractive dynamic composition with sharp fine details and vivid colours!
Pablo -

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