- Amadeo (3323)
- [2008-07-03 8:10]
Hola Horia, muy bonita composición, con buenos tonos de color, buen detalle y buena luz. Un saludo
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-07-03 8:17]
nice title, i wonder which track you'd pick to go with the shot? Oh well, 'nothing else matters' anyway eh ;o)
Seriously though, wow! Excellent stroing diagonal element to the composition, which is well balanced with the Calopteryx on the right and the beautiful bud on the left. It's a hard choice, but i think i would have also gone with this shot. Although the other is amazing also...impressive stuff, have a great trip my friend.
- nagraj (15166)
- [2008-07-03 8:21]
what an amazing inage is this, good composition, colors and great great details of the damselfly. wonderful! its not your fault but the grass stalk behind is little distracting but its part of nature too. good work. i wish you lots of luck and hope to see these kind of images from your trip. TFS.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-07-03 8:25]
Sorry no time. Just wonderful!
Excelent ca de obicei! Imi plac reflecsiile metalice, pacat ca nu pot nota si workshop-ul.
P.S.De acum inainte iti voi "studia" mult mai bine fotografiile, pt a invata (a nu intelege fura) din ele,mai ales ca de curand sunt si eu posesoarea unui canon400d. Si am ce invata de la tine!
- CatherineD (14097)
- [2008-07-03 8:43]
Very beautiful geometrical composition, with amazing colours. Nice background too. TFS,
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-07-03 9:11]
Great shot. Excellent sharp details with well exposed colours. Good lighting and well composed. Very well done and TFS.
- abettine (1027)
- [2008-07-03 9:25]
très jolie composition avec le corps de cette demoiselle parallèle à l'herbe. Les couleurs métalliques sont très jolies également.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-07-03 9:26]
precioso cuadro y pov,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-07-03 10:12]
Wonderful photo in high quality. The details, clear colours, diagonal composition and POV are really perfect. Great OOF BG.
Good luck on your next trip.
You helped me with Calopteryx, now I'm helping you :-) According to my Insects of Britain and Western Europe this is C.splendens - its wings are greenish. Excellent macro, shinning body looks superb. Light and composition are also nice. And of course as old heavy [or trash] metal fan I like your title :-) Workshop is another story - I hope you'll post workshop picture in one of next posts - it'll go straight to my favs!
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-07-03 13:50]
Splendida macro, eccellenti POV e DOF, fantastica composizione con i giochi simmetrici della Calopterix e lo stelo d'erba con la spiga, straordinarie nitidezza e definizione dei dettagli, magnifici i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-07-03 14:12]
Los colores en verde metalico lucen de maravilla en esta foto. Agradable fondo difuso que le da realce a la imagen.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-07-03 23:23]
Excellent shot - great pose plus wonderful colours and light. The isolation is very good too. Hope you have a productive trip.
- deud (2540)
- [2008-07-04 3:04]
frumos! bine realizata si denumita! buna compozitia, culorile, focusul. tfs
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-07-04 7:53]
Interesting name. Kind of "rocks" eh? My (friends and) group, R.E.M. is in Europe for many weeks now. Stop and say hi from Bob (me). Tell Bobby Whittaker that I said you are a cool photo and should get back stage:-) Not that it would work...I sometimes have troubles.
I know what you mean about this almost liquid metal quality to these...There are so many. You pictured this one very well. And I have seen some in different types of metal appearance. I wonder at what causes this colour to look this way....I wonder if anybody even thought to question...Take care and taker pictures:-)
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-07-04 9:31]
Outstanding color and exposure Horia, those wings look great too..
Thanx for the detailed closeup of the abdomen, excellent :)
I would've patched out that small stray black mark bottom left corner if I was you..But then, you'd have to be anal retentive like me ;-}}
Have a nice weekend,
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-07-04 10:19]
No es fácil captar esas tonalidades y creo que lo has conseguido por el buen manejo de la luz.Encuadre sobresaliente.La ramita del fondo estorba ligeramente pero es que sino sería casi perfectala toma.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi
- joey (24909)
- [2008-07-04 14:09]
Lovely macro shot, Horia!
The composition is superb!
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Great detail in the body, especially in the WS photo.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-07-04 15:40]
Great shot of this lovely lady
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-07-05 4:13]
Wonderful shot of this beautiful and elegant damselfly with such lovely colours and sharp details. Nice pose captured with superb lighting and a precise DOF. I like the sheen on its wings. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-07-06 1:13]
I doubt that it is possible to do a better damselfly picture. Not only the metallic effect as you describe it make it outstanding, but also the phantastic composition with the horizontal line of the wing repeated by the haulm of the grass. It's simply superb, well highlighted by a subtle colour and lighting management.
Simply a piece of art!
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-07-07 4:30]
I'm sorry to have overlooked this splendid capture of yours! I like the different view of this female, hanging on a thin grass and with abdomen and wings separated. Great focus, sharp details and lovely colours. A wonderful diagonal composition too and a fine soft background. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-07-07 6:18]
Beautiful macro of this damselfly. Focus, sharpness, lighting, background, POV, metallic colors and composition look so good. TFS
All the best,
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-07-07 10:37]
Now I see brilliant work of our nice lenses as well as your great use of equipment. All is outstanding. First of all it is terrific composition of the picture. It was created with by very simple tools – charming gracious insect (its lines and shapes are amazing) and nice stem. Absolutely BG is great for this transparent subject. Details and sharpness of the damselfly are unbelievable. Colour reproduction is ultimate. Bravo. Refined work. My congratulations.
Amazing sharpness, exposure and details. You really captured well the metallic colors of this little damselfly. Great DOF and the subject looks stunning against the beautiful green background.
Outstanding workshop example of the metallic reflection on the abdomen.
(I would like to see what the photo looks like without the out-of-focus stem in background. I tried a workshop to clone it out, but I still need practice with cloning).
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2008-07-11 14:51]
a very tastefully well composed pleasantly rhythmical image with beautifully subdued colours. The workshop zoom-in seems to be very close to the limits of resolution, but of course it looks really good in its powerful abstraction.
Have a great time my friend, and enjoy the glorious days of summer.
Thank you! My best regards,
P.S.: I am just enjoying my first late night computer session in a well equipped hotel room since many days of blissful absence from modern technology - a short interrupt of urbanized comfort between exciting mountain trips through the unspoilt nature of our Alpine mountains. So much to see there in primordial sceneries, and every year is surpassing the previous ones in terms of density and beauty.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-07-17 0:31]
WOW! Just when you think you have seen it all on TN this comes along. Awesome macro. Detail and composition are excellent but its the light and colours that really do it for me. Excellent title chosen for this more than beautiful image. Thanks for sharing.
- saguzar (7202)
- [2008-07-26 16:39]
This image is a lie, Metallica guys are different to this one...ha, ha.
Speaking seriously now, the image is very well taken with good exposure and colours balance; good BG and delicate composition. In addition, a great job
- rdfoto (3295)
- [2008-07-28 8:26]
Une superbe macro! excellente netteté, couleurs et gestion de l'exposition, quelle reflets!!! Bravo