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Copyright: Saeed Hasanabbasi (saeedabbasi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 4 N: 546] (5100)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Cannon Powershot A 520
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-09-01 0:05
Viewed: 4440
Points: 34
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Hi Saeed!

Hmm, this probably is a bit more than just friendship!


I like the diagonal composition and the position of these dragonflies is amazing. The pictures pleases to me although it lacks a bit of clarity and more powerful colours. Maybe it's the upper, less interesting part of the background that provides this impression. It also would be fine to read a little bit more in your notes! Don't be afraid, good English kowledge is not necessary.

Kind regards


Hi Saeed,

Amazing shot you've captured here, the detail in the body and wings of the two dragonflies is very good, looks like you had some harsh lighting to contend with but you've handled it well, love the diagonal lines, nicely framed and composed.
t.f.s Rick :)

Salam Saeed,
Excellent shot with nice colours and sharpness. Very interesting capture. Best regards,

Ciao Saeed, beautiful couple of maiting dragonfly with fantastic details and splendid sharpness, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Saeed,
wonderful shot with great details and good composition.


P.S. the next shot is 100th! compliments...

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-11 9:44]

Dear friend.
I have missed this outstanding shot. I am impressed with it a lot. Tremendous DOF, sharpness and details of both attractive insect and leaf. Diagonal composition is wonderful as well as nice smooth BG. My warm greetings and TFS. Well done.

Hi Saeed,
Great diagonal comp, POV, detail, color, and exposure.
I just shot some dragonflies myself two days ago..
There were 10-12 widow skimmers mating in one small area. A few times they hovered right inside my AF range, mating in mid-air. Another missed opportunity :(
Well done,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-13 8:10]

Hello Saeed,
This is a brilliant capture of these powder-blue dragonflies. Excellent sharpness and beautiful light and colours. A very fine composition too! Well done!
TFS sand regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-14 6:44]

Hello Saeed,
I missed this superb capture of a pair of mating Blue Skimmer dragonflies taken sharply from a fine side POV and set in a great diagonal composition.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Best wishes,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-16 18:22]

Good shot my friend, very sharp and impressive shot, great moment shot with good technique!


Hi Saeed,

a truly great shot! It's very rare to see the details of a mating wheel so well, how the male grabs the female by the neck, how the female reaches out for the spermathek. And the great DOF. The diagonal composition, that's macro photography for the textbooks! I know that the blue color of Orthethrum caledonicum (if that's the species, Blue Skimmer) is like that, pale. My compliments, Saeed.
Best regards

bonjour saeed
qu'elle prouesse!!!!!!!!je parle bien sűr de la position des deux libellules mais la photo est egalement extraordinaire.bonne netteté.

Wow, Saeed,
it's me again - this shot is fantastic.
You had such great luck to see them together.
It's always so amazing to see such a moment, I get always so exited when having the great luck to see them so close.
Thanks for your wonderful shot
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Fantastic image, Saeed.
Excellent depth of field and point of view.
Very good background in terms of displaying their habitat.
Nicely perched on that grass.
Well done


Beautiful Capture with a great Timming,The mood is very attractive but I'm not interested in light for alot , I wishes if you had seen this scene in morning's first hours such as 6 or 7 A.M or 5 or 6 P.M with a more soft sunlight and or even a cloudy day !

Is this a usual friendship ; dear Saeid ?

People go to Prison for having a friendship like this , if they are NOT " Mahram " :D So I think it is some thing more than a usual friendship ! A Fadic Friendship maybe;) but I hope them having GOOD TIMES together .


Afshin Azizi

hello Saeed!
a beautiful capture in mating of this Orthethrum,good diagonal composition
fine sharpness and good lights

greetings sERGIO

Hi dear Saeed,
I missed this great shot when You posted. Absolutely excellent photo technically (even if I like Rick's WS, too), but the title doesn't fit: this is a bit more than friendship. :)
Tfs this pleasant image of two very closed friends. :) Although, I agree with Markus (Heaven) that Your notes should be a bit more in-depth.
Best regards, László

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