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Golden Dragon

Golden Dragon
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Copyright: cecilia lazzaro (cecilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 6 N: 1224] (4630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Tamron 90mm macro, Digital
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-21 19:53
Viewed: 3326
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Camera used: Nikon D70
Lens used: Tamron 90mm Macro
Film used: Digital ISO 200


Are often seen near rivers,streams,bogs,ponds,and moist meadows,but some species dwell in forests. Dragonflies,also known as darning needles or stingers,hunts small insects,like mosquitoes,which they eat on the wing. It is believed that a single large dragonfly eats dozens of mosquitoes every evening. Dragonflies rest with wings outstretched. The more delicate damselfly rests with wings folded. Both lay eggs in water; the nymphs develop there,feeding on other aquatic insects. They leave the water after several growing stages; the skin splits and the adult emerges...

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A superb shot, the detail especially in the wings is fantastice, and the clean BG goes a long way to accentuate the dragonfly, really nice macro work.


Awesome image of this dragonfly with excellent detail & lighting. Very nice Cecilia. Paul :)

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-21 22:47]


Slendid image Cecilia! Focus is crytal sharp. Exposure is excellent with details all over in the shadows and the highlights. And blured BG is perfect to accentuate the details in the wings.
Excellent work and TFS.

Superb capture, Cecilia!

Everything is lovely and perfect, with a huge Wow factor included.

Excellent composition, well done and thank you.

Hi Cecilia,
The composition of this picture is simply perfect.
The dragonfly is perfectly framed in the middle and the bottom view of it makes the picture looks very good to me. Good contrast between the colors of the dragonfly and the BG also.
Well done !!!

Hi Cecilia,
that's realy gold, I like the glittering of the wings very much.
POV and DOF are excellent also the soft background, a good 3D-effect.
We have the same Makro-Lense, it's the best I have ever bought, do you agree?
Thanks a lot for this wonderful shot, I love dragonflies so much! Bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-22 4:16]

What a wonderful and interesting Dragonfly that you have nicely captured ! Great quality shot. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Cecilia and thanks for sharing.

Hello Cecilia

Brilliant shot. Very well composed. Rich colours with excellent clarity and sharpness. Detail is spot on. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-11-22 6:17]

Une photo propre, nette et très agréable à regarder.

Félicitations pour l'éclat des couleurs et la brillance des ailes.La pose de l'insecte est aussi superbe.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-22 6:18]

Hello Cecilla!
Magnificent close up.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked lighting,POV,blurred and simple BG,DOF,3D effect and composition a lot.Excellent work!

Hi Cecilia,
This is a superb shot. The composition and framing are perfect. That OOF green backround is the perfect contrast and seperates the dragon very well. Stunning color and detail. Great shot!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-22 11:50]

In its simplicity this photo is beautiful and aptly titled.
Very nice!

ooo!!!! piekne!!!

Lovely shot Cesie,
Excellent capture, good sharp detail and colours. Great POV.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-22 21:10]

Great simple composition, nothing distracts the sight from the object. Very nice species, never seen it before.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-23 11:53]

Cecilia, it's always a pleasure to check your shots, and this is not an exception.

Excellent lighting, great pov and composition.

Your shots have an artistic touch I don't know how to precise, but it's really great.


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-11-26 20:39]

Hi Cecilia,
Excellent macro!
Great sharpness and very nice colours,
good lighting and DOF.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-01 8:06]

Hi Cecilia

I had a lok through your older postings and found this jewel...it's a bliss!
I really like the very simple yet very effective composition here as well as the color of the dragonfly and the way it stands out of the wonderful dark BG.
Very good sharpness and DOF, too.

Bravo and TFS

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