- batu (16383)
- [2008-01-16 0:18]
you show a perfect picture of the damselfly. In particular, I like the well reproduced wing surfaces
but also the sharp minute structures, suc as the short antennae and the 'spiny' legs.
Composition, colours and light are superb.
Best wishes, Peter
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-01-16 0:25]
Great picture of this demoiselle. Splendid composition. Great sharpness, wonderful colours. The demoiselle stands out very well against the green blurred background.
Very well done,
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-01-16 0:51]
Fine sharpish damsel indeed. Well managed depth and clarity with beautiful details. The color and sharpness is pristine. I like it.
- ralfsworld (6560)
- [2008-01-16 0:55]
You did nice work capturing this Banded Demoiselle with good quality.
Well done & TFS
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-01-16 1:18]
Hi Jacob, it's a great capture!! I love that green metallic colour. Very good sharpness, and even the hairs on the legs show up well. Good job
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-01-16 1:49]
The chosen "Beautiful Wings" is an exquisitely beautiful specimen, your viewpoint simply perfect, the focus razor-sharp, the detail of the wings extraordinary, lighting and BG faultless and of course the resulting composition is very good.
Thank you for sharing this masterpiece with us.
- CaptiveLight (969)
- [2008-01-16 1:59]
Sharp, clear, detailed and colourful ... what more could you want. Good work.
- horia (16656)
- [2008-01-16 2:41]
Hello my friend
Another top quality macro shot from you!
Before talking a little about the damsel, i will first refer to the "so-called" overexposed leaf: i find it not disturbing at all. I don't even think it's that bright anyway... However, i can understand easily why it was captured like that - due to the high contrast with the main part of the scene - the darker damselfly. I've experienced the same scenario in my photos, too, and even if it is even brighter, i think it's a small price to pay for a good macro shot.
Now for the main subject:
The details are stunning - just as i would expect from you and that splendid lens that i am still craving for :)
The DOF is also spot-on and keeps the entire body, wings and head of the subject is perfect focus.
And because you mentioned the ecological niche of the species, although i haven't made a real study about this group of animals yet (i am still gathering data) i think i'm not wrong if i will say that both of them are quite common here and their niches overlap considerably. I found both of them in the same habitat numerous amounts of time.
Anyway, it's a wonderful post Jacob and i must congratulate you for it!
Bravo and TFS
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-01-16 2:58]
Wow, that's a great shot of this beautiful damsel. Unbelievable sharpness, great POV and DOF. Good composition too.
- vral (1049)
- [2008-01-16 3:40]
Marvelous Damsel. Well captured with fine details. One of the best I've seen in TN. Specially wings are so sharp.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-01-16 3:52]
This is a really splendid capture of 'splendens' in a fine pose. All very nicely in focus showing sharp details and fine colours. Beautiful light and a nice soft background too.
- pvs (14464)
- [2008-01-16 5:15]
Een fraaie opname van deze kleurrijke juffer,scherp en gedetaileerd en poseert voor een sublieme achtergrondd,laat de lente maar weer komen,hier triest weer momenteel,groetjes
- marcellr (3514)
- [2008-01-16 9:41]
un'ottima inquadratura ed una nitidezza eccezionale, soprattutto sulle ali, fanno di questa un'immagine eccellente.
Lo sfondo appropriato e la luce omogeneamente diffusa contribuiscono a rendere ancora pił prezioso il risultato.
Excellent macro of our mutual demoiselle. The technical aspects and POV are superb.
I notice that this one has a bluer colour than mine, which is more greenish. I wonder if this has to do with age, the older they get, the bluer they become....
Best wishes, Ivan
- meyerd (7531)
- [2008-02-06 2:11]
I marked this Demoiselle as a favorite. I don't have to give you the details why this picture is so excellent. The sharpness, the fine details, the metallic colors...