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Copyright: Sinan AKTOLGA (aktolga) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 44] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Hama Close-up +4
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-21 6:55
Viewed: 4187
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A dragonfly is any 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 usually found around lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Dragonflies do not normally bite or sting humans (though they will bite in order to escape, for example, if grasped by the abdomen); in fact, they are valued as a predator that helps control the populations of harmful insects, such as mosquitoes.

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Merhaba Sinan,
Great macro-shot. Very sharp with nice detail on head of this butterfly. Nice blurry BG. Very well captured.

Ben Lakitan

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-08-21 10:31]
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Selam Sinan harika bir kare yakalamışsın blurry BG çok güzel.eline gözüne sağlık.TFS..

Merhaba Sinan
Nefis bir yakın çekim olmuş. Close-up filtre de vazifesini hakkıyla yerine getirmiş. Bakış açın çok güzel, ışık da senden yana durmuş. Özetle mükemmel bir portre. Eline sağlık.

Hi Sinan.
This is a nice potrait of this dragonfly.
Cool composition with great colours and BG.
I can hardly notice the flash on the photo, and I like the light from the top.
One question if you dont mind, (I have a F717 too):
Normaly, very little zoom can be used in macro mode, but, With the close up +4 can you use the full range of the zoom in macro?
I use the Sony VCL-M3358 Close, and I can, I wondered if it worked the same with a normal close up lens.
Regards, Felipe.

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