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Lily and the Dragonfly

Lily and the Dragonfly
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Copyright: Lenka Gondova (lgfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 180mm f3.5 Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-05 15:05
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A dragonfly is a type of insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong, transparent wings, and an elongated body.

Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes, midges, and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They are therefore valued as predators, since they help control populations of harmful insects. Dragonflies are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Dragonflies do not bite or sting humans.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-06-05 16:00]

Hola Lenka, excelente macro, una acertada composición, nitida colores muy agradables y muy buena luz. Un saludo

Hi Lenka
I love the detail on the dragonfly...nice work and he contrasts well against the pink lily. I like the reflection too!

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-06-05 20:33]

Hi Lenka , a very nice composition with good color , detail , and contrast , thanks for sharing

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-06 0:38]
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Hi Lenka,
Althugh dragons and damsels have ain insepaerable association with water, i have to admit to you that i have never come across these beautiful creations on a Water Lily.And what a fine capture you have ..i love the colours on the fly picked with great precision...as well as the colour on the lily exposed very nicely.
Good contrasts saturation.
Thank you for sharing this...

Beautiful work Lenka!
Great detail, color and light. It has a bright, cheerful, sunny look to it.
Well composed too, the dragon & lily are beautiful together :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-17 21:22]

Hello Lenka

Artistic and beautiful.
The composition is amazing.
The colours are super.
Well focused with lovely detail.
Great job.


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  • Eileen Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 31] (108)
  • [2009-09-01 13:59]
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This is just beautiful. Imagine the dragonfly being so still that you could capture his wings so sharply and with beautiful color and detail. The pink waterlily gives it a radiant perch. It's a beautiful composition.

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