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Different Portraits - smile with us ...

Different Portraits - smile with us ...
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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: 2007-11-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1, Alex99's favorite photos, Photo Collage at TN, Trentaure at its Best [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-10 9:48
Viewed: 6289
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 96
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends - here are my smiling friends of summer and we all hope you will answer this post also with a smile ;-)

You see I met many friendly dragonflies this summer.
Now they are all together although they haven't met each other because the Club-tailed Hawker bottom left and right are flying May/June - and the Southern Hawker (first one) or the Brown Hawker middle right are late in September.
But I thought together it could be a nice assemble.
What do you think?

Here are the names of my dragons:
first row from left to right:
Southern Hawker male (Aeshna cyanea)
Orange spotted Emerald (Oxygastra cutisii)
Club-tailed Dragonfly (Gomphus vulgatissimus)

middle left and mittle right:
Common Darter male (Sympetrum striolatum)
Brown Hawker male (Aeshna grandis)
middle small:
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
small Darter from Italy (Sympetrum ...???)
Migrant Hawker male (Aeshna mixta)
Common Darter female (Sympetrum striolatum)

last row from right to left:
Club-tailed Dragonfly female (Gomphus pulchellus)
Keeled Skimmer female (Orthedtrum coerulescens)
Club-tailed Dragonfly (Gomphus pulchellus)

please tell me if I'm wrong, thanks.

Enjoy the weekend ...

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To uleko: nameswishnugaruda 2 11-11 11:32
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Ciao Sabine,
una composizione veramente originale e perfetta tecnicamente ed artisticamente.

bonjour sabine
lorsque l'on ne regarde pas de pres on ne voit pas toutes les differences qu'il y a entre les especes de libellules,ce montage apporte la preuve qu'il faut faire attention autour de soi et que la nature nous offre de belles choses.bravo et merci pour ce beau montage.Gutes Wochenende

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-10 9:56]

Hi Sabine. What a set of faces you have here. great detail and colours.all with a smile of some sorts. well layed out and role on the summer again. well done TFS.

Wouaw Sabine, what a fantastic montage !!!!
All pics are perfectIt is a great work,
cheer and have a marvellous week-end,

Hallo Sabine,
Fantastic and admirable collage. Every face looks better than others. You have done it the best. Bravo meine Freundin.

Grüsse aus der Türkei

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-10 11:26]

Hi Sabine,
this is probably one of my favourite montages on TN!
You've got the face of nearly every single of my favourite dragonflies, Club-tailed, Downy Emerald and Brown Hawker.
Superb sharpness, detail and clarity all round.
Superb range of colours.
This is straight into my favourites theme... thankyou for the new addition :)
This is just exceptional!
Very well done,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-10 11:28]

Hello Sabine

It is very hard not to smile when looking at this shot.Each face is so individual and each one is sharply focused with excellent detail.
The lighting is uniform and well done in each,as a montage the result is wonderful.
Nicely composed in a creative manner.
The colours are rich and deep,each one sparkles like a jewel.
Superbly presented.
Thanks for the effort and for sharing this art with us.


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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-11-10 11:52]

Hello Sabine,

Very good composition. Great job!
Some of them are very funny.


Crikey what a collection, each one as splendid as the next. Marvellous.


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  • Loluche (175)
  • [2007-11-10 12:18]

Bonjour Sabine,
Superbes photos

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-11-10 12:26]

Hi Sabine,
You have seen a lot of dragonflies this summer and all in a very good mood.I am surprised to see that you could get so close to all of them (if I try this they fly away - I must know your secret).
Very nice presentation with good focus, sharpness and details in all of them.
TFS Paula

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-10 12:30]

A very big smile to all of you too!
Great captures throughout

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-10 12:51]

Hello Sabine,
Great collage of dragonfly heads, an unusual but very effective idea. Each shot is sharp and detailed and an expert should be able to ID the species.
Well done and thanks,
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Original y soberbio trabajo Wishnu. Derroche de técnica y buen gusto en esta composición.
Enhorabuena !!

Un saludo: J. Ignasi

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-10 13:18]
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Hello Sabine,
How fabulous they look all these little faces!! This is a real masterpiece! It's very interesting to see how they differ in colours and shapes. All are very sharp and show amazing details. I will come back many times to study this one! (PS. It would be great if you could name them?)
Many thanks and have a nice weekend, Ulla
P later

Hello Stephen and Sabine,
This is hilarious!
Wonderful compilation of your many marvelous dragonfly faces.
Incredible variety all with fine detail and fantastic color.
Well done and fun to see.
TFS and you also enjoy your weekend

Hello Sabine
das lichtbildlacheln unsere freundinen Wasserjungfern...sehr gut

grusse sERGIO

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-11-10 14:01]

hilfe, ich fühle mich sehr beobachtet, von 1000en von augen! *g*
tolle kollage, sabine, die uns dem sommer nachweinen und auf das
frühjahr hoffen lässt - habe eben gesehen, im süden gab es heute wahre schneemassen..*brrr*. danke für diese "warme"
zusammenstellung von einmaligen einzelaufnahmen. viele grüße, thor.

Hello Sabine,
Superb job, all a beautiful collection of heads, very well portraited. No negatibe critics, 10 points

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-10 14:44]

Again what can I say ? 12 times a great shot ! Incredible ! Thanks,


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-10 15:02]

Holoa Sabine,
perfecta realización y agradables sonrisas,
buen tabajo,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-10 16:33]

fantastic work,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • jkar866 (129)
  • [2007-11-10 22:32]

This is great, such a clever idea and great to see many Dragons together! Thanks for the info, they're fascinating little critters.

Hallo Sabine
Top Zusammenstellung dieser Libellen Gesichter,
diese gibt einen Einblick über die Vielfalt dieser Insekten. Herzliche Gratulation.
Habe heute auch ein "nettes" etwas agressiveres Portrait von meinem lieblings-Insekt publiziert.
LG und einen erholsamen Sonntag wünscht Dir Robi.

Hello Sabine,
Superb presentation, all photo are perfect, really a good work
thank you

Hi Sabine
Fantastic set of portraits. We can compare different species of dragonflies. All shots are great. Your presentation is aestetic and very informative
Best wishes

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-11 4:59]

Hello, dear friend
What a curious collage. Your arrangements are allways so amazing! Great idea and excellent job.
It's so interesting to see all their faces together.
Thank you very much!

WOW Sabine splendid serie of wonderful portrait, great collage, lovely details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

This is amazing how many different Dragons you see in your country. If I see one or two by summer, I'm happy :) It's true that they smile! They must be very happy creatures :))) As usual; everything is perfect in this beautiful montage. This is a picture to cheer up us all for the day. Thanks and have a good Sunday.

Fantástica composición, llena de sonrisas...
Buenos detalles y original idea.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Sabine,
What a nice presentation of this wonderful collage!!
Wow! Each of them are very nice macro shots and all have excellent details!
You present here very charming and handsome dragonflies. :-)
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes, Kevin

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-11 9:00]

Hi Sabine.
You are happy photographer. This year I met dragonfly once ore two times. I think every of us would be happy to have only one such picture. You have many amazing smiles-shots. Bravo. The composition (I mean the photo set and location of each picture) is great. My congratulations and TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-11 9:02]

Hi Sabine,

A wonderful presentation of this fantastic collage. A superb collection of smiles. Each and every shot is excellent with great detail and color. A super job!


This is a very impressive posting. It's an ambitious project and very well done. It is so much fun to look at. The colors are fantastic.

Evelynn : )

What a collections of DF such a lovely faces too, :) awesome comp and the detail is wonderful...
Very well presented...


hello sabine,
excellent work compiled in a single post, the frontal pov to shoot a dragonfly has resulted in nice closeup shots,
very well done,
tfs & regards

Wow ... another awesome colagge with much dragonflieses.
All excellent sharp photos Sabine presented in an amazing display.
Very nice work.
This would make such a cool poster.

First of all, I love your name/ID Wishnu Garuda because it gives some ancient mythological feelings and very personal touch.
Multiple images in a single frame is a good idea and I think you have tonnes of beautiful images of these insects.
All are wonderful with great colours and sharpness. I think, if Darwin could see this composition, he would have to change his many chapters.
Thanks for sharing and showing these beautiful pictures.

Nice compo of drgon's portraits!
Excellent shots, all really sharp!

(Yes, Miramare is a nice place to visit!!)

Hi Sabine

A lot of work here to make this collage, well done. I suspect a lot of hours spent in their habitat too.
All have great sharpness and the detail is amazing. I'm surprised you can get so close to your species.

Amazing work Sabine.


Hello Sabine
Wonderful collage od these compound eyes,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Hi Sabine!

Lots of smiles on this picture. Beautiful, vivid colors.
Of course I'm smiling too. Great work! ;o)

Greetings from Canada ... Lea

Excellent Sabine!
I admire your closeup work very much. I must say that although some seem to be smiling, I can see other expressions in your collage..Call me strange ;}
Very well done.

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-11-13 8:20]

Mein Glückwunsch Sabine für diese sehr gelungene Collage, bestehend aus top Aufnahmen. Klasse!
LG Rose

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-11-16 14:21]

Hi Wishnu,

I lovvvvvve this composition, great to see all these faces all in focus, what a beautiful collage you did.Congratulations!


Mars attacks!
This is a real "extramundi" shot, I love it!
Each of them is great, but all toghether are fantastic.
Congratulations and best regards, Felipe.

Hi Wishnu,
Beautifull gallery of dragonflys.
Congratulation collection.
I like it.
TSF Malgosia

Hello my friend,
Fantastic gallery of dragonfly faces!
You are a real specialist in these close-ups.
I like it a lot.
I don't have many comments,because I'm busy with my work,my family and hobby(making pictures of Moths/butterflies and other insects).
Regards Harm

Hello Sabine,
Amazing collage. Great composition & macro details; all in one. TFS

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