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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: 2010-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-12 0:26
Viewed: 4844
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good morning - it's weekend - I love it ...
We had a sunny and hot week - almost too hot for work - and on time for the weekend the rain is back, I can't belief!!!
I planed to go out to find some nice insects, now again I can make dropshots, haha!

So glad I made some fresh 2010-stots in the last weeks - and here is one of it showing a White-legged Damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes).

It was a little windy that day as you can see at the blowball ...

Enjoy your weekend everybody


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Hello Sabina,

we are neighbours today.
Yes it's weekend and football wk.
Good close p from this damselfly.
Only a pity from the yellow flowers behind his body, it 's taking to much attention.
Further an good picuture with fine colour.


Hello Sabine,
Today I see for the first time this week the sun. This week was warm and rainy. So the other way around here.
Fantastic photo! The damselfly is blowing the blowballs of. Impressive sharpness and details. Very beautiful colours against the nice dark OOF BG. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

hallo sabine,
und wieder ein fantastisches bild deinerseits...

Ciao Sabine, elegant damselfly on beautiful dendelion, wonderful macro with splendid colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

The colour od the damselfly matches so well with the dry thistle the subject seems to be a part of the whole, Sabine.
The composition is very attractive and those segments of the dry flower detaching themselves from the main body are well captured.
Great image, indeed.
TFS and regards.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-12 4:54]

Hello Sabine
This is a wonderful capture!Your White-legged Damselfly look great on the dry dandelion flower!
Great shot!

Hallo Sabine
a splendid capture of Platicnemis pennipes, a very common species in Italy, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, excellenbt POV, DOF and composition with a fantastic Taraxacum officinale.
Best regards

Hi Sabine,
a bit disappointing image when you look it as a small thumbnail, but once you open it the story is quite different! Amazing colorful capture with so may places to look at! Technically briliant as usually! Bravo Sabine !
George Veltchev

Hello Sabine,
You gave us all a lesson about how compose a picture!... good job beautifully balanced and taking advantage of all the elements to generate visual harmony of form fantastic. The fallings Seeds details is to stand up and applaud! bravo!
As I said, you're a good person and this is reflected in your photos, with small miracles portrayed.
TFS, have a good Sunday, Jesús

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-12 12:19]

Hello Sabine,
A wonderful combination of the young and the old!
The young female pennipes sitting on the seeded Dandelion head make a fine pair, taken fome a good POV with great sharpness and colours in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your W/E,

hello Sabine

excellent macro photo of this insect over his flower/plant,
shot with fine POV at their level, fine focus excellent
sharpness and details, beautiful warm luminosity, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-06-12 21:07]

Hello Wishnu,
Superb sharpness and excellent composition. Love the tiny winged seeds that are floating down on either side of the dandelion. The detail of the Damselfly and seeding dandelion are super fine. Beautiful coloration and just the right exposure. Great work!!

God Morning BEF Sabin,

Amazing work as always, I love the lighting and the dynamism in this composition. You have framed the subject nicely and the exposure is excellent.
TFS this. After some raining days, here is very hot again Sabine:)
Have a sunny Sun-day:)


Hi Wishnu,

Perfect...You have a beautiful view mode is excellent.
Point of view, depth of field, composition and clarity with an excellent shot place.
Thank you for sharing your rare beauty.

Best Regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-13 8:02]

Hello Sabine,
A hot week!! - I don't remember what those were like! No insects here but I'm sure they like your heat! A wonderful action capture showing the seeds falling as this damselfly landed. Excellent sharpness and colours too. You're such a brilliant photographer always catching the right moment!!!!
Many thanks and all the best, Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-13 13:44]

Hallo Sabine,
Sehr gute Qualität. Ausgezeichnete Schärfe, Detail, DOF, Belichtung und Farbe. Ich mag besonders das Grün BG und die schwebende satt der Pustelblumme.Liebe Grüße Siggi

Hallo Sabine
zuerst habe ich die Libelle gar nicht gesehen, sie hat eine so schöne goldene Farbe so wie die Blume so als gehörte sie dazu,
das Bild sieht fantastisch aus, schärfe, Farben und composition sind ertst Klasse
ich sehen, du hast auch Probeme mit dem Wetter, bei mir ist es auch das selbe, und fast jede Nacht gewitter
Grüsse Jacqueline

Hi Sabine,

Klasse Bild, die musste sich aber mächtig ins Zeug legen um die Samen wegzupusten ;O)

aus dem heute Wechselhaften Steinau


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-15 4:17]

Liebe Sabine,
Habe diese feine und künstlerische Bild verpasst..der Thumbnail war wohl zu disret! Eine ganze Geschichte kann man sich hier ausdenken. Sehr poetisch, mir gefällts sehr.
Herzlich grüsst

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-15 16:07]

Hello Sabine,
indeed a very special and exciting composition of the damselfly. The hanging seeds of the dandelion are very dramatic and it adds something exciting to your shot. The fly itself is very sharp and clear, the colour harmonises with the dreid flower.
well presented shot.


I love the action in this photo...that the landing of the damselfly caused the freeing of each seed. Wonderful capture with all elements in perfection. Cheers!

Liebe Sabine,
Habe von Deinem hoch interessanten Portfolio dieses Bild gewaehlt; Du Hast auch gerne ""stories"", und ich habe folgendes gelesen:

Dandelion parachutes provide more subtle services than a random distribution of seeds.

The plant has a built-in barometer, ensuring that the seeds are released on a dry, warm day, and on a steady rather than a gusting breeze - so that they will be scattered as far as possible.

Like the chutes of paratroops, those of the dandelion are designed to deliver their burdens gently, and in upright stance.

Your photo - with its perfect photographic technique - underlines this story!

It is a true pleasure to view this photo and I add it to my favorites.

Schoenen Sonntag, und ich hoffe Dein Team gewinnt!

Liebe Gruesse von Sued Afrika,

Excellent...Excellent...Excellent... Shot!!!!
What can I say about that...
In my place we call it magic flower and the little kids alway like to blow one of them...
TFS and for one more time give us more.

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