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small red dragonfly

small red dragonfly
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Copyright: Ninfa Urania (Ninfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-P32
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-04 23:48
Viewed: 5308
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My spontaneous and natural contact with the dragonflies has made me to observe them with more details. From the month of June, I wanted to photograph to this dragonfly type, this dragonfly type is smaller and I like to see it in the sky because their red wings and its red line are appreciated in a special way with the blue color of the sky, I also think that these they are more restless, them not to stop, they fly very quick, it seems that them never to rest, they are of the dragonfly type that stops never in my traditional thread of clothes and me to have wanted to be able to photograph one of this size and color, yesterday it was my day and I found this dragonfly in a similar position to which I presented some days ago in TrekEarth.
My knowledge and information until the moment, they don't allow me to make a more appropriate classification to her, I will thank a lot if some of you can guide me with details on this species.
The dragonfly was on the branches of a lemon tree, the picture was taken to the 6:07 pm, the shine and color of the lemon leaves they didn't give me good results with the bottom, then I went to look for my folder of yellow color to be able to capture the best thing possible the details of its back. I was not wise, I came closer too much, I could even play it, she allowed to take 5 pictures before going for the portfolio and later I took 7 pictures, exchanging portfolios. She was very patient.
I don't know that it means this posture, but I believe that this position of the dragonflies makes them be very still, she supported enough, I recognize that I came closer too much, then she had to leave, I sit down it because with the camera that I have I should come closer too much to these insects to capture the image well. Alone I carried out a cut to the original picture: 1280*960, reduced at 797*718 and with Photodeluxe I applied the effect Sharpen: Unsharp Mask (I have just discovered recently it).

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Hi Ninfa good note Try looking here for Ident http://www.dragonflies.org/.
The picture is very good to nicely isolated by the use of the coloured card.

Very good picture with fine details, very good background you have chosen, the dragonfly is pretty clear on this background, I like to read your note and explanation, well done!

I love it Ninfa,
Very good capture here. I really like this one. It's a good composition, with a nice colours. Yes I like it. You did a very good job here.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-05 6:23]

Ninfa... una de tus libelulas fuera de la soga magica!.
Excelente captura... nitidez (sobre todo en las alas) y bellos colores.
Muy buen encuadre.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-05 8:33]

Cracking shot Ninfa, I always think the ylook like they are wearing helmets, and this one looks like he is taking his helmet off. Bice colour nad composition, I like the twig from left to top. Good detail and DoF.

Well done :-)

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-05 15:30]

Good use of a color card here to bring out the definition and colors. Great DOF too

You did a great job here Ninfa. The yellow background you added really sets the dragonfly off in a very pleasent way and increased the details. Well done. Sorry I cannot help withe the name - we do not have these in Denmark.

Lovely shot. The background is great. What a good idea - thanks I'll try this as I am often frustrated by untidy backgrounds. She is a beautiful dragonfly with a really useful note too.

Excelente, a coloração da libélula destaca-se contra o BG, gostei demais.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-11-27 7:17]

This one is wonderful!
Such a variety of species you have on your photos!
Very good job on this photo!
Excelent BG!

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