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Dragon Fly too

Dragon Fly too
Photo Information
Copyright: Gary Catterick (Catterick) (56)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-06 10:51
Viewed: 6514
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sigma 70-200 EX, Pentax 21mm ext tube. All manual.
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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-03-06 10:52]

hi Gary, excelent shot in fantastic position. Good POV and coloures.

Excellent composition and nice colours! A great capture.

Regards, Peter.

Hello Gary
Very nice shot of this Odonata,
Perfect compo and sharpness,


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-03-06 11:47]

Elle a pris la bonne position pour le photographe.
Bonne journée.

A beautiful shot, Gary,
I love the nice pose and the good sharpness, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-03-06 11:56]

Hallo Gary,
due to the interesting posture you achieve good focus and sharpness on most parts of the dragonfly. The strong light is excellently managed - there is no over-exposure and concomitantly no under-exposure of the parts in the 'shadow'. Caused by the clear background the structural 'unity' of plant and insect is beautifully underlined.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-06 12:55]

Hello Gary,
Fine capture of a dragonfly minimising its body surface area for the sun: the sun's angle shows in this shot too. Excellent sharpness and DOF with pleasing bokeh BG.
Regards, Ivan

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  • sprok (33)
  • [2007-03-06 15:44]
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Truly wonderful shot - I want to touch the wings they look so real! Was this a lucky shot or did you wait for it to land. Do you know what dragonfly it is?

Very well done.. composition, sharpness and color are superb.

good POV as well.. straight on!


Gary, Love your many postings. A male dragonfly ... this pose is usually presented by a very newly emerged adult dragonfly. Newly eclosed adults are usually easier to photograph because they a still in the process of tanning and curing their newly dawned exoskeleton. Lighting not to great but composition nice. Focus nice but unfortunate glare on wings and unwanted shadows on abdomen, thorax, and legs detract from quality. Thanks for posting.


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