Excellent capture Alan! Who needs a tripod at 1/1000th! Well composed with great detail, colors and sharpness. Excellent use of F/8, Very well done! ISO 200 or 400?
- Vicky (468)
- [2005-07-10 10:58]
Well done Alan! It's a wonderful capture and I bet your slim belly is even slimmer after all that lying about on it!
The details and colours are stunning and the PoV is perfect with good focus and composition. Good job! Vicky
- AndyB (3982)
- [2005-07-10 11:16]
Its an excellent capture.
Very good composition and nice sharp detail.
Superb!It sounds like you've had a great day.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-07-10 11:41]
Alan, how great you went back home with so many useful shots. Congratulations.
What grabs my attention in this picture of yours is sharpness, colors and the background. The background, to me, has a panning effect; the colos of the dragonfly are really very nice; finally, sharpness is another winner.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-07-10 12:58]
Excellent shot and well done on the composition and details. This is an awesome pic, what a beauty. Worth laying down for.
- carper (8439)
- [2005-07-10 13:06]
It's a beauty Alan,
well I know the story of taking a lot photo's, with alot near miss shots,not good in pov or the head is not good, or the butterfly is just turning, or flying away, yes I know what you mean by taking good shots, Today I made 21 shots and I had over 4 photo's. Yes I am a perfectionist otherwise I don't keep the photo.
This is a very nice shot, the pov is nice, and the dof is okee. Good it can be done better, always. good job anyway,
do u agree:)?
have a nice evening:)
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2005-07-10 14:06]
Its a great feeling when everything comes together in a days shoot. Looking at this beauty I can only say, congrats! It's a smashing shot Alan, Well done.
BTW: It's our second largest dragon the Black Emperor is larger but still evades my capture. :)
- Clochette (342)
- [2005-07-10 14:43]
So, this was a great day for you !! Are you going to post the 450 good ones ? ;-)
Well, this Emperor seems to have had hard days, but is still very elegant in this metallic blue tone. A beautiful pic, sharp and clear. Very well done !
- sela (738)
- [2005-07-10 15:13]
Excellent macro. Bravo!Itīs a big hit.
- mogens-j (20)
- [2005-07-10 15:27]
Great capture Alan. Very good colours, great light, perfect dof and very nice composition
- phlr (2821)
- [2005-07-10 15:57]
The "Emperor" is very old...!
Great shot! 5*!
- annagrace (2996)
- [2005-07-10 16:11]
Great luck on this shot - although after an hour on your belly you should have some great ones! Lovely colors and POV.
Cheers, my friend across the pond!
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-07-10 16:22]
Wow, Alan! Real veteran here. Damaged wings and tired eyes ;-) Excellent capture! POV, composition, colours - all rocks!
- zenitlady (794)
- [2005-07-10 18:27]
Hello again, Alan. 10 out of 10 on everything in this shot! Perfect!
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-07-11 1:21]
Cracking shot Alan, nice composition, superb detail, colour, amazing insect. Iv yet to see anything like this. Love the colour and strange BG to this also. Congrats.
- manyee (23770)
- [2005-07-11 2:57]
Congratulations on your very productive day, Alan. Beautiful shot on that dragonfly. The pose is very nice, as well as the light and the colors. Very sharp details and excellent POV and composition. The tattered wings really convey their delicate quality. Well done and TFS. : )
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-07-11 3:28]
Your Emperor has made the war, its wings are damaged ;-) Colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Alan.
- PDP (11769)
- [2005-07-11 3:54]
Hi Alan, very nice shot of this Emperor. I guess you have rotated it 90 degrees? Funny, most people seeem to do that!
Very good details and well done on this capture. Great result.
- puffy (1351)
- [2005-07-11 4:05]
Superb shot Alan, great colours, lighting, DOF, sharpness just excellent!!!! Congrats!!! Thanks for sharing
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-07-11 4:07]
Wonderful shot.Details,colors,sharpness and composition are perfect.Excellent work!TFS...:-)
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-07-11 4:25]
Excellent details & sharpness, perfect composition and great colours. Fantastic work! Well done, Alan.
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-07-11 5:19]
The wings are looking a little worse for ware, but this is a great shot. Details are crystal clear. The colour is wonderful. Wonderful work Alan and congrats on a successful shoot!
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-07-11 6:19]
This is an excellent capture. Superb details and lovely colors. Very well composed also. I love the diagonal lines of the green underground. Well done & TFS!
- electra (679)
- [2005-07-11 7:45]
Excellent picture, the color and sharpness is perfect. Good job!
- christophe (1781)
- [2005-07-11 8:02]
In a friendly way Christophe
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-07-11 8:09]
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. You had a dream day as I like them, completely plonged in Nature photography.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good week!
- Runnerduck (1851)
- [2005-07-11 13:05]
Wow! This is stunning Alan, incredibly sharp.
The colours are amazing.
I fantastic capture, can't wait to see the other 450 ;-)
Thanks for posting.
- Comandante (1408)
- [2005-07-12 4:35]
Very nice macro.Clear details,sharpness,POV and composition are perect.Thanks for sharing.