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Wearing my sunglasses ...

Wearing my sunglasses ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-22 6:14
Viewed: 4704
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello again on this cold winterday.
We had snow this night and there are no signs of spring to see - so I have to wait 2 months minimum to see some insects again ... in April I will go to Thailand and I hope to see butterflies and dragonflies there again.

So I thought it would be good to show you one of the dragons, I captured last year there.
This is a Flame-winged Darter, Sympetrum flaveolum, Gefleckte Heidelibelle.

She was sitting in the warm sun and it looks like she's wearing sunglasses ;-)

Thanks for looking, have a nice day ...

siggi, Argus, red45, Juyona, uleko, Morigann, horia, ddg, boreocypriensis, flashpoint, Noisette, marhowie, Dis. Ac., Heaven, JORAPAVI, eng55, Pearl has marked this note useful
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hello Wishnu
beautiful picture
nothing i can see
beautiful eyes
i love the big macro
greeting lou

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-01-22 6:45]

Hi Sabine,

Here as well cold,grey and snowing (although wet snow),this colorfull picture reminds on sunny days,well captured with good sharpness and dof,thanks


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-22 6:47]

Hallo Sabine,
Heidelibelle! Ja das ist Deine Spezialität und auch liebste Motiv, ist nichts auszusetzen sie ist ach wunderschön. Dein Makro zeigt uns die Details im kopf und Augen bereich ausgezeichnet. Schärfe, kontrast, presentation, beleuchtung, farben und Untergrund alles auf punkt.Grüße Siggi

Hi Sabine,
a very nice picture of this darter.
The exposure are very good and the sharpness too but I think the DOF is a bit odd, F16 with a 90mm macro lens should even the feet had been in focus.
Lovely colours and a nice POV.
Well done, my friend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-22 8:20]

Hello Sabine,
Very fine close capture of this female Flame-winged Darter taken from a great POV with excellent sharpness in a fine composition. She does look like she is wearing sunglasses!
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Best wishes,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-01-22 8:54]

Hola amiga,
preciosa macro,
maravillosos detalles y foco.
excelente compo.
saludos Sabine.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-22 8:55]

Hello Sabine!

I'm jelauos, that you'll see insects in april :-) In our region we'll probably wait little longer. Great supermacro of dragon's eyes. Razor sharp details and very well taken natural colours. I like diagonal POV also. Excellent photo in short.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-22 8:56]

Hello Sabine,
I like this species of dragonfly very much but have never noticed that they ave 'stripy' eyes! Excellent view of this one showing fine details and beautiful golden colours. Very nicely composed too!
TFS and cheers,Ulla

very beautiful macro capture , impressive eyes and wings details , perfect sharp and wonderful colours , good exposure and great DOF ,

Hello Wishun,
great macro with very fine details and wonderful color.
Very well done

Hi Wishnu,
A great macro shot, nice POV, beautiful wings and eyes, perfect colors....

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-01-22 9:37]
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Liebe Sabine,
du bist deinen Lieblingsobjekten treu! Dieses Liebellen-Porträt ist gelungen mit gut gewähltem Ausschnitt
und dem Fokus auf den imposanten Augen so dass man sogar deren Feinstruktur erahnen kann.
Schöne Grüße, Peter
Übrigens: Die Tage werden spürbar länger!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-01-22 10:41]

Hi Sabine

Another wonderful dragonfly shot from you and again a terrific macro!
Now that i have my own true macro lens, i hope that i will also be able to create such excellent close-ups on this beautiful creatures, so that i, too, would be able to analyze such amazing geometry in their eyes :)
Very good POV and DOF chosen here, great fill-in flash work and lovely colors everywhere.
Good luck finding more macro subjects in Thailand, but i also hope you'll find time to join us on the nice TN meeting we are trying to set up :)

Cheers and TFS

Ciao Sabine, fantastic closeup of a beautiful dragonfly, superb details of composite eyes, wonderful light and colors, splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-22 11:40]
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Liebe Sabine,
Interessante und originelle Gestaltung Deines Bildes. Schöne Augen hat sie ja, Deine thailändische Libelle. Mir gefällt auch speziell die Transparenz der Flügel; interessant auch die verschiedenen geometrischen Formen auf den Flügeln.
Ich wünsche noch eine schöne Reise morgen. Meine Reise nach München werde ich wahrscheinlich verschieben müssen, habe noch einige Probleme mit Schwindelanfällen.
Bis bald

Hi Sabine,
excellent shot of this beautiful dragongfly.
Sharpness is perfect and I like compo and colors very much.
TFS Tatjana

Hi Sabine, She is saying: "Look into my impressive eyes" :).
A masterpiece job my friend. i also liked the details of the head of the flower which stand on it.
TFS and cheers,


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2009-01-22 13:34]

Bonjour Sabine, joli souvenir de Thailand and perfect composition of the head of this beetle. I like the soft BG and great harmonize of colors too. Best regards, Didier.

ciao Sabine!
excellent cut in the composition rich in details and perfect setting for this Asian sympetrum

ciao sERGIO

hallo Sabine
sehr gutes Macro Bild von dieser Libelle, ihr goldener Körper glänzt so schön, ihre durchsichtigen Flügel sind Haar scharf
und sie hat sooo scöne AugenGrüsse aus Frankreich

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-01-22 17:01]

Incredible macro. Eyes are something else! Gary

Wonderful comp & warm color Sabine, nice sharp details.
It's a great POV and comp..
Fun title too :)
Very well done,

Hi Sabine,

good portrait macro shot of this dragonfly.
Beautiful clarity olours and lots of details.
nice natural pose.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-01-22 22:24]


It was a good idea to dive into your archives and to show us this beauty! Hmm, next time tell him to take off his sunglasses in order to show us all of his beautiful eyes...!


Very clear and sharp image, I also love the details of the wings.

Kind regards


Hola Wishnu,
Bonito macro, bella composición con nitidez, precioa luz y colores, saludos
José Ramón

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-24 6:14]

Hallo Sabine,
Excellent close up of this dragonfly.I liked details and sharpness on head,cross framing and lighting a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2009-01-26 2:01]

Hi Sabine,

Excellent shot of this dragonfly. A well composed with an effective POV. I love the colors, details and tones. The focusinf, lighting and sharpness are all spot on!. well done my friend. TFS.


This is an amazing capture and composition! DOF is much interesting and efficient. Tones of colors are superb; great work as always! Greetings,

Such amazing details - - - perfect close-up and fantastic crop. Very dramatic.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2009-01-27 21:23]

I like dragonflies. They are large and somewhat easy to capture. But you've taken it up a couple of levels, Sabine. I like the XCU of the mid-section here, recorded on a nice diagonal with great details in the eys, mid-section, and wings even. Well done again, Sabine.

Hi Sabine,

Excellent closeup of a dragonfly. TFS.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-04 22:19]

Hi Sabine,
Outstanding macro image and the details on its compounded eyes are just fantastic. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours and perfect lighting. Just too good to takes one's eye off it. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

Wishnu, This is an awesome image. Great job. I certainly do appreciate your kind comment on my 'Skimming The Surface' shot. This is a special one for me and I'm happy that you like it.
Have a great week, Bill

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-01 6:27]

Hi Sabine,
such an excellent shot with clarity so great. The wings look so near with its net-like feature. Well taken in excellent finest shot.
Really outdtanding presentation.
When are you coming to Thailand?


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  • Duey (0)
  • [2010-04-26 20:20]

Hello Sabine,
It's not Sympetrum flaveolum. Only Sympetrum species recorded in Thailand is S. hypomelas. But your photo is "Diplacodes trivialis", a common lowland species found throughout the country.

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