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Eye-wink for Bayram ...

Eye-wink for Bayram ...
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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: 2009-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Bayram-II, Bayram's Favourites-III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-28 9:10
Viewed: 4031
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Don't you think I have wonderful blue eyes ???
I'm a Gomphus pulchellus / Plasrombout / Western Club-tail / Le gomphe gentil / Westliche Keiljungfer.

Hello TN-friends, I decided to dedicate this smiling Clubtail to Bayram (boreocypriensis). He is showing us so pretty dragonflies of Turkey in these days and so I also had the idea to look into my archive of summer-D-flies-shots.

I love the specimen of Gomphus with the special eyes which are not together like those of other dragonflies - there are so many different species in this family - I hope I named this one right - if not, please tell me.

Thanks for looking, enjoy the weekend.


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Shalom and good tidings my friend! I see we are neighbors and in that we are also into two 180 degree opposites. How intriguing is that?

A very nice macro. I wonder if it has been that long since I have started into the eyes of these creatures here on TN..or if perhaps we are seeing less of them posted. that alone makes this an interesting bit of a season past....well taken in all respects.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-28 9:18]

Hi Sabrine. This is a very bright picture of the dragonfly. First class detail and sharp focusing. I like the bright colours. and the big blue eye. Well taken TFs.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-28 9:18]

Hi Sabine,
Beautiful close up.I think Bayram will like this eye-wink:)
Well caught and composed.Blue eyes,sharpness and details are perfect.Have a great weekend too!
Thanks for posting..

Another verry good macro with nice colours and details.Well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

tres belle macro beaucoups de details
les couleurs sont slendide
tres beau yeux bleue
best regards

Hello Sabine,

An outstanding macro with such fine details, sharpness & colors. Great POV, pose & composition. Very well taken & presented. A lovely gift for Bayram!
TFS & best regards.


Hello Sabine,
a great dedication to our friend Bayram; a superb macro shot of the Western Club-tail taken with outstanding sharpness and impressive detail, excellent POV, DOF and composition
Best regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-28 9:52]

Excellent macro of this Dragonfly, great colors and details, lke a pictures!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-28 10:01]

Hello Sabine,
I love this species and your macro is excellent and a great dedication to Bayram! Very fine sharp details and lovely colours. Nicely framed too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-28 10:18]

Guten Abend Sabine,
super Makro. Wunderschöne Farben und super Darstellung.
Ich bin sicher, dass sich Bayram freut. Schönes Geschenk.
Einen angenehmen Abend,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-28 10:22]

Hello Sabine,
A fine close-up of this Gomphus and a very appropriate tribute to our friend Bayram who's into dragons just now.
Your insect macros are terrific and this is no exception with its detail, colours and lighting.
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-11-28 10:33]

Hello Wishnu
Amazing details and wonderful vivid colors
Well done

Yeah! she seems to say: “Look into my impressive blue eyes!” like my photographer-;). Hehehe… A surprise for me:) Thanks a lot for this beautiful tribute my blue-eyed friend! A honor and privilege to receive this wonderful dedication. It is also significant for me because it is coming from an esteemed and well appreciated photographer such as yourself.
Regarding the post, It is 1st class quality as usual. The way which you photographed this cute beauty also wonderful. Impeccable details on its body, nice exposure and wonderful colours as well. Amazingly clear and sharp image! Great job MF!
Thanks a lot once more Sabine! Have a nice and amusing Sunday!


Hello Wishnu,
Excellent macro with very good details and sharpness.
Nice composition and perfect focus.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-28 11:37]

Hello Sabine.

A very nice picture of this dragonfly, one of the most beauty we can see in the Nethelands or Genarmany.
Perfect focus, well detailed and fantastic colors.

Your dedication to Bayram is very honoborable because he makes great macro shots of dragonflys and shows us the beauty of them.

Thanks for sharing and your contribution.

Gr. Hans

Beautiful blue eyes! What kind exotic and wonderful ... Congratulations ...

hi sabine!
great macro with good sharpness!
like the amazing eyes on the fine dragonflie!
good work!

hello Sabine
very good colored macro shot
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

hello Sabine

a great macro photo dedicated to Bayram,
shot with fine POV, DOF, superb focus
great sharpness and details and what
superb eye-contact, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-28 13:10]
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Hallo Sabine,
Bei betrachten von deinem und Bayrams Fotos heute bekomme ich immer mehr Lust wirkliche Makro zu Fotografieren. Dieses ist ein erstaunlicher Makroschuss, die Details der Keiljungfer sind unglaublich. Sehr gut gemacht.
Liebe Grüße Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-28 13:31]

Hello Sabine,
Yes, this is great! Very good quality! Nothing to critize, just wonderful in every aspect. Congratulations. Very nice dedication to Bayram.

Hello Wishnu, very beautiful and superb macro shot of this lovely dragonfly with nice composition and great details.
Nice dedication to Professor Bayram too.
TFS and regards,

hello Sabine!
impressive close up with very good brightness, very fine composition and colours, with very good details, a very beautiful photo and dedication!
keep photographing! TFS

Superb macro of the dragonfly with great details, Sabine! The colors are very natural, captured with great sharpness and from a well thought POV. The eyes are beautifully shown and oter textures on the body iof the dragonfly.

Well done!

Viele Grüße,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-29 4:48]

Liebe Sabine,
Ja, diese Libelle heisst nicht von ungefähr "pulchellus"(sehr schön auf Lat.)Schön ist sie, aber es braucht auch jemanden, der dies zeigen kann. Und da hat sie die richtige Person gefunden! Ganz in Deinem Stil, kontrastreich, farbig und fröhlich.
Hab herzlichen Dank und einen schönen Sonntag wünsch ich Dir
Herzlich grüsst

Hello friend, a picture to delight the eyes. Inside the photo frame there is a complete variety of lines and lights. It's amazing what a dragonfly can deliver, when is photographed with good technique!.



Very effective macro study of this d.fly Sabine, you've managed the limited DOF very well here, so the completely sharp image conveys a high degree of pattern and colouration details.
TFS and cheers,

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-29 9:38]

Hello dear Sabine...like always, perfect capture. Incredible DOF and perfect focus. Amazing colours and I`m sure Bayram had a wonderful gift. Thanks and have a nice week. TFS.

Ciao Sabine, splendid dragonfly with lovely blue eyes, perfect focus, great sharpness and fantastic details, very well done, ciao Silvio

This macro close-up of Gomphus pulchellus, dedicated to our friend Cypriot
shows very well the details of the torax and the classic blue eyes of this dragonfly
have a good week,Sabine

Hallo Sabine
ya ,er hat wirklich wunderschöne blaue Augen, aber nicht nur seine Augen sind schön, seinen ganzen Körper hat fantastiche Farben
die Libelle ist fein präsentiert mit sehr vielen details
Grüsse Jacqueline

Hello Sabina,

an very great macroshot with exellent details.
Fine colours.
It looks very dangerous.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-01 5:18]

Hi Wishnu
What a great closed up.Everything is good in here.Excellent POV and razor sharp image with great detail and colors.
TFS Michel

Impresionante ampliación Sabine; sacas un gran partido a esa lente que sobrepasa sin problemas el tamaño micro. Todo un alarde de técnica con ese detalle de una bella libélula.
Un saludo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-07 11:57]

Hi Sabine.
Fantastic shot in all respects. I am amazed with unbelievable DOF and sharpness/details of the dragonfly. Lights and colours are the best. I cannot imagine more beautiful image of the splendid species and individual. Bravo. Great work.

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