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colourful hunter
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Copyright: Mark Galea (magal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The Closer The Better [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-05 17:47
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 41
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I sincerely hope that the circumstances that have kept me away from TN are behind me and that I will start posting regularly again. I managed to snatch some time to post this macro of a dragonfly that was out prowling for flies. I managed to take a series of shots because it kept returning to the same twig [At one point with a fly it had captured]

jcoowanitwong, firelord, jeanpaul, ddg, eruyanik, ramthakur, pilonm, cedryk has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To lxcarr: macrosmagal 1 03-04 08:47
To eruyanik: Use of flashmagal 2 09-12 07:55
To firelord: Hi Filipemagal 1 09-07 17:15
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Hi Mark
Great close up. Excelente nitidez. Dá para ver até os pelinhos dele. Lindas cores também.Parabéns pela ótima captura.

Hello Mark!
Excellent close up. The colors are beautiful, indeed. Very sharp details, nice composition and clean background. Yes, a lot of these guys like returning to the same spot and sometimes let you take advantage of it. Congratulations,

Excellant shot! Great detail and focus. Comp was very nicely done.



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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-05 22:36]

Bonjour Marc!

Bravo pour cette macro. Les couleurs et la netteté sont parfaites.


Hi Mark,
Great macro-shot. Nice blurry BG. Sharp with great details.

Ben Lakitan

Ciao Mark, bel ritratto di libellula.
Ottimi colori e composizione.

Spero di vedere spesso le tue foto su TN.


Hello Mark,
Excellent macro. This is a wonderful light colored dragonfly. Well done and seen.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-06 7:22]

Excelente primer plano Mark con bellos detalles del insecto, realzados por el fondo difuso obtenido, a partir de un buen DOF y POV.
Bonita presentación.
Saludos... Ricardo

Excellent close up Mark with beautiful details of the insect, enhanced by the diffuse obtained bottom, beginning from a good DOF AND POV.
Nice presentation.
Greetings... Ricardo

... later

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-09-06 8:01]

No podia ser mejor Mark, espectacular definicion. Felicitaciones. Un saludo

hi mark
macro parfaite avec des couleurs somptueuses.

Gorgeous dragonfly close up Mark!
Great composition and very sharp details.
Very well done.
Thanks for sharing.
My best regards,


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-08 7:08]

Hello Mark,
this macro is beautiful. I love the colors and the wonderful neutral BG that shows off the dragonfly so well. Sharpness, POV and Crop are excellent. Very well done.

Hi Mark!!! great close-up, everything's perfect, colors, DOF, defenition... TFS, Luís.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-10 5:16]

Hi Mark, excellent mcro-shot of this head of dragonfly. Great framing and perfect details and colors too. The BG is splendid. Well done, didier.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-09-11 13:08]

Hi Mark,
Great Dragonfly macro shot.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors and blurred bg.TFS

Just wonderful portrait of this red dragon Mark! Great details without the flash, i'm impressed :-) Sharpness, colours, details, pov, framing all are fantastic! With a beautiful bg. Great shot indeed!

Hi Mark!
Trying to catch up with missed treasures during my prolonged absence, beginning with this wonderful close-up macro of a dragonfly's face which is perfect in every respect -- POV, DOF, colours and details.
Well done, my friend!
I also took a similar shot in India recently which I will post at some stage in the future.
Thanks for sharing it.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-12-14 12:21]

Hello Mark,

What an incredible and wonderful picture of this dragonfly (do you know its name?)! Colors looks very natural and are amazing! Very nice bg complimenting the insect lovely...Great pov and dof!



Hi Mark,what a shot you have with this dragonfly! I see nothing in it that needs to be changed-kudos to you.


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-06 22:03]

Hello Mark,
Very nice portrait. I love details and well controlled DOF with neutral backgound.
Great job.
Best greetings!

And why can't I take a photograph in Macro like this??? Ultimately a fine shot with this photo. Wish I could do the same with my lenses. Wonderful Stuff.

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