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Damselfly 1:1

Damselfly 1:1
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Copyright: Ahmet Erciro (irimi) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 2 N: 49] (266)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF 60mm f/2.8D Micro-Nikkor
Exposure: f/36.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-05 12:35
Viewed: 3133
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi dear friends,
I was curious about these insects for quite some time. I had never seen one before without flying. So I was lucky last summer. I saw the damselfly in my garden and I had the opportunity of taking plenty of photos.

When I learned that they mostly feed on mosquitos I loved these flies even more. They look very fragile and about 5cm in length. I saw two on the same branch and one amazing thing is I had setup the tripod and I was too close these guys were taking off and land on the exact same spot as they were before. I never had to reposition the tripod.

They are very photographer friendly as long as you are moving slowly. You have the sense of being watched by them :)

Now I have to find a Dragonfly and a Praying Mantis.

Hope you like it

This is a slightly cropped 1:1 RR and resized.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-05 13:25]

Hello Ahmet,
Interesting portrait. The image seems to be a bit soft but it preserves nice details and has lovely colours.
Very good contribution!
Best greetings and TFS,

Ahmet merhaba , nefis bir makro , renkler šok canlı olmuş , bol şanslar.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-05 15:03]

Hi Ahmet,
a very good POV with great colours.
The quality is a bit on the down side but it's very imaginative.
Well done,

Beautiful subject, wonderful colours, superb dof and amazing result! Great notes also!
Bravo Ahmet!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-06 10:16]

Hi Ahmet.
Great macro work. Applied technique is amazing. Shot is composed perfectly. Its colours and exposure are very nice.
I also must say that some details are lost. The cause will be small aperture value (f/36). Only high-class lens give excellent sharpness at so small aperture. It is true I don't know you capacity of your lens. It will be long exposure time and some shaking of the camera or insect despite using a tripod. In a word, you have some reserve and it is very good. My compliments and TFS.

This is a lovely portrait of a damselfly! The POV is perfect, composition nicely balanced and details really nice. I love the colours on it's body.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-03 11:52]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Renkler ve cekim aciniz cok guzel. Elinize saglik.

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