No jak dla mnie to bardzo ladny profil switezianki! Swietny detal i ostrosc. Ten gatunek bardziej libi wody plynace, stad moze rzadko jest w botaniku (pewnie raczej zalatuje niz sie rozwija).
Fajnie wyglada ten cien :) No i widze, ze lista jest juz calkiem konkretna! 21 gatunkow na tak w sumie malym terenie to jest cos! Gratulacje i pozdrowienia! I czekam na nr 22! :>
No worries, my friend! Any photos apply as long as they are shot in Poland for you and in Romania for me :) Is that ok? :)
You are right, this is real beauty worth showing and i agree with you in saying that the species of thie genus are all wonderful. However, i've always had a soft spot for Lestes and i'm not sure which one to name "most beautiful" :)
Anyway, your shot is exceptional, with impeccable sharpness on the d-fly, splendid colors and gorgeous natural contrast.
I see you've caught him with a little prey in his mouth...a nice bonus, too :)
Bravo and TFS
- lucasgalodoido (114)
- [2008-09-07 7:32]
impressionante mesmo o brlho do inseto e a nitidez de sua imagem. O contraste ficou ótimo também.
Parabéns e Abraço
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-09-07 8:03]
As far as your competition is concerned its a bit of a cheat but the capture is fabulous indeed! C. virgo is much less common here and I haven't seen it at all this year! Sad!! This makes up for it though - brilliant shot of this one in a lovely pose and showing sharp details and wonderful colours. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2008-09-07 8:51]
OOH! I Love these ones.
Look at those amazing metallic looking wings.
They remind me of chain mail of knights (who say NI) or mithril of elves from Lothlorien.
A beautiful clear shot Grzeggzy.
- GaryT (160)
- [2008-09-07 9:17]
Excellent job with the lighting and composition! Couldn't be any sharper. Gary
Do the rules of your competition with Horai allow last year's photos?
Whatever, it is an excellent capture of a male C. virgo with superb technical qualities and set in a classical composition.
Thanks for sharing this delight,
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-09-07 11:44]
Hi Greg. Excellent close up of this beautiful damselfly. With fine detail and bright colours. A like the shadow on the leaf. well done TFS.
- oanaotilia (3416)
- [2008-09-07 12:48]
Absolutely superb! I don't have any words.
- schnoopie (964)
- [2008-09-07 12:52]
another great shot of a dragonfly.
It is captured extremely sharp and detailed. I love the reflections on its wings.
Beautiful colors and great POV.
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2008-09-07 13:24]
great competition and excellent post
Congratulations to you two
best regards sERGIO
- jrobertop (544)
- [2008-09-07 16:17]
Splendid macro of this beautiful damselfly!
Excellent coloration, sharpness and texture.
Beautiful work, very well detailed.
Thanks for sharing!
- techranger (3462)
- [2008-09-07 17:09]
Great capture of this darter in formal attire. He shines like a star taking a bow... applause... well done.
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-09-07 19:18]
It is so beautiful Greg.
It looks so exquisite, so dainty, and I just love the colours.
Wonderfully captured by you, MF
- dB_grafix (3019)
- [2008-09-07 22:38]
Thanks for your visit and comments.
This seems like a good competition going here.
The focus and details show up so brilliant.
A nice clean background highlights this fly.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-09-07 23:23]
A lovely shot of this beautiful damselfly - excellent colours and sharp detail.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-09-07 23:57]
The shimmering metallic colors look beautiful. Great focus, sharpness and details. TFS
All the best,
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-09-08 2:10]
Piekna blyszczaca potwora i ladnie ujeta w ostrym swietle. Idealne rozmyte tlo. Widze ze rywalizacja sie rozwija Super
- jlynx (455)
- [2008-09-08 5:16]
Piękny owad o którym niewiele moge powiedzieć bo się nie znam na tym. Jednak z technicznego punktu widzenia fotografia tego owada jest wspaniała. Pięknie wyglada zmukłe ciałko świtezianki na bardzo ładnie rozmytym tle.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-09-08 7:07]
another excellent shot!
This is very clear and sharp.
Very well done!
Looking forward to no. 22!
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-09-08 8:54]
Hello Greg, Excellent shot and super marks for this wonderful shot. I like all about this picture. The DOF and POV and the lighting Ganesh