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"I wanna work for you!"

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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-09-14 12:29
Viewed: 3865
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The catch of the day:

a calm day at work ended as soon as i heard
"thorsten, come quick, and bring your camera!"
and i knew it was going to be good.

so i went to the next office and there i was shown
this beautiful and big dragonfly which had entered
the room and now was trying to get out.

of course i took a couple shots (45) and let it
go through an opened window.

a second shot can be seen in the WS-section.

as usual, no idea on the ID..was not in my little book.

thanks to Julia (Runnerduck) it seems to be a male Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea).

the white bg is from the window frame as it was
constantly flying against the window and sitting down
occasionally which was the time i could capture it.

Kameramodell Canon EOS 20D
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 14.09.2006 11:36:19
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/80
Av (Blendenzahl) 18
Bildgröße 2336x3504
Blitz Ein
Farbraum sRGB
Dateigröße 2472 KB

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To claudine: :-)..workthor68 2 09-14 18:50
To Runnerduck: :-)thor68 1 09-14 18:19
To wishnugaruda: :-)..beinthor68 1 09-14 17:22
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Bonsoir Thor,
Impréssionant de détails. Magnifique.
Beau travail de cadrage, il fallait oser lui couper les ailes... ici c'est très bien fait et la composition y gagne.

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  • akb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 4] (243)
  • [2006-09-14 12:47]

very very good pohoto.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-09-14 13:12]

Hi Thorsten
He is giving you a great pose. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light, and POV.
Well done my friend


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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-09-14 13:32]

Hi Thorsten, excellent sharp macro photo, very good composition and very attractive combination of colors, Juan

Hi Thor,
Congratulations on a great macro!
I like the composition and the white background. Great sharpness and contrast. Every detail and be clearly seen!
TFS this wonderful photo.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-14 13:47]

Hi Thor,

What a fantastic pose, the detail is superb, the eyes looks like water droplets catching the light, the colours are lovely and look great against the white BG.
P.S are you going to post the other 44

TFS Hilary :o)

A stunning capture Thor and definitely one of those 'once in a lifetime' opportunities.
I love this and the WS image, both are superb.
Excellent pov and dof.
I think this may be a Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea), but you'd need to have that confirmed.

Thanks for posting.

Three miracles in one Thorsten+Sigma 105+nice insect=Perfect!

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-09-14 14:27]

Super close-up. Very untradtional pov and cropping makes this capture outstanding. Very, very great!


Hello Thorsten,
What a great macro photo did you post.
So sharp! Even with that unusual white background.
Very well done and thanks for sharing!
Greetings Jan-arie

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-14 15:47]

Hallo Thorsten,
wow die ist ja super, ganz toll kommen die Details auf deisem weissen Hintergrund zur Geltung. Klasse Bildschnitt und super Schaerfe.

HI Thorsten - Du weißt - ich bin jetzt neidisch!!! So ein tolles Teil - und auch noch "frei Haus"!!! Wow! Da wäre ich auch gerne dagewesen. Die ist superklasse. Dieser beleidigte Blick durch die Sonnenbrille - aber fehlt ihr ein Bein? Excellenter Schuß, einsame Spitze, Danke und liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-14 16:33]

Hola Thorsten.- Bello Macro, exelente contraste, luz y nitidez. Se aprecian muy bien los detalles. Luis52

Nicely captured Thorsten,
Just the 45 shots then!!!!
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good.
Well composed and good notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

Hi Thorsten,
A new angle to look at a dragonfly. Excellent sharpness with all details clearly seen. Great composition and exposure. Regards,

Simply AMAZING. It is SO WELL focused. Can CLEARLY see the tiny little hairs on its feet. AMAZING!!!
Perfect cropping. You have made your point.
Whatever type of dragonfly it may be is really of no big consequence. What is IMPORTANT is that you have SHARED this beauty with the world.
Thank you & best regards,

Hello Thor
Very very cool photo. Great detail and colours. I can't say much more except Im alittle jealous, lol.
Great job, regards

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-15 2:58]

That is a fantastic macro, Thorsten.
Stunning details and colors.
I love the amazing colors, especially the veins in the wings.
A great POV and excellent cropping.
The clean BG really shows off your subject well.
TFS. : )

Excellent close-up, very sharp, and an unusual presentation.

Hi Thorsten,
I like this story :) I guess that most of the nicest shots happen like that... You caught amazing details with excellent lightning; this dragonfly glows in the sun! Great DOF and beautiful colors with this white BG. Your colleague did great to call you. BTW, you go to the office with your camera, lol? :) TFS,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-15 14:38]

Great shot and a really lucky break. It just shows you that you never know when you will get that perfect shot. Excellent details, colours and POV



PT all out today

Hi Thorsten!
Excellent capture here. I like the great deal of DOF, sharpness on both the head and the wings and nice contrast against the bright background. Very good cropping with all the legs barely squeezed in the frame. Congratulations,

I love dragonflies!!!! This is an amazing shot and is so going into my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-16 7:06]

What a catch! It's an excellent image you have captured Thorsten! So sharp, so colourful, so "Magnifique"... Well done,

Hi Thor,

Excellent capture
Perfect sharpness,details,colours.

Gr Thijs

Hello Thorsten !
What an excellent shot ! The details on the dragon are outstanding, the colors are bright and vivid, the composition and POV are splendid. The dragonfly seems to be looking directly at you ! The white BG makes the insect stand out very nicely. Very well done !

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-18 9:38]

No me agrada verlo con ese fondo, pero leyendo tus notas entiendo la situación.
Excelente detalles gracias a la nitidez y colorido capturados.
Una macro de calidad.
Saludos... Ricardo

I don't like to do it with that backdrop, but reading your notes I understand the situation.
Excellent details due to the sharpness and coloring captured.
A macro of quality.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hallo Thorste,
ich glaube, daß Du mich da auf eine Idee gebracht hast. Bisher fehlen mir noch Fotos von den Großlibellen. Sie haben den großen Fehler, daß sie schwirren, schwirren und schwirren. Da habe ich keine Nerven bis zum Nimmerleinstag zu warten, daß sie sich für ein Fotoshooting mal setzen. - Als Angler habe ich aber mehrere Kescher!!! Grins - einer hat sehr viele enge Maschen und einen schönen langen Stiel. Damit hatte ich schon Maikäfer gefangen. Ich glaube, diese Hubschrauber kann ich damit auch bekommen. Also, schau´n wir mal. ggg....
Tolles Libellenportrait! Klasse Schärfe, Tiefenschärfe und eine sehr gute Bildgestaltung. Diesen Bell-Hubschrauber in Grün kenne ich nicht. Danke für das tolle Makro.

Hi Thor
It's beautiful macro with good colors. Work is perfect.
I think, it will be interest for you - fantastic macro shots here (not mine).


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