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"Little Hands"

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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies 2, Butterfly & Dragonfly, Dragonflies of the World, Dragonflies - Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-19 12:55
Viewed: 3031
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Roseate Skimmer-female
Orthemis ferruginea

Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly

It looks to me like the dragonfly has wee little hands grasping the bud of a fig tree.

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eqshannon, Necipp, JoseMiguel, Silke, marhowie, writerscrawlz, SelenE, angybone, pierrefonds, uleko, nglen, Argus has marked this note useful
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Yes you have come up a notch for sure and your sticking to it. A wonderful shot and so much different than some of the others..You will be a pro soon. God knows your area needs a few. I have seen the NPPA work that comes out of that area and you could get some stringer work...

Nice shot Jim good angle and details are fine tfs rgds necip.

Hi Jim,
A very clear cature!
I like so much all the sharp details got on the insect.
You had a great light and managed it pretty well in the exposure.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-09-19 13:35]

Hello Jim,
you show an attractive picture of the dragonfly with the light beautifully captured and well managed. Point of view and focus are superb.
Best wishes, Peter

salut jim
beautiful macro or one sees well the details of the wings of this dragonfly thanks to a clearness at top well done

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-09-19 13:55]

good pic,my compliments Luciano

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-19 14:50]

This is exquisite! The details in those clawed feet are wonderful
Superb colours and composition too

I have to agree that they look as if they have little hands. I like this shot, the graceful way his body hangs in the air as he holds onto the plant. This is a terrific shot, very clear, and stands out nicely. Excellent job.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-20 0:27]

Hi Jim,
Another great dragonfly shot from you. Very neat and sharp with lovely colours. Superb lighting and pose here and the darkish BG lets it stand out perfectly. I like its gorgeous red eyes. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-20 0:56]

Hi Jim,
Nice photo of this skimmer. I liked the POV, colors and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-20 1:26]

Jim, Lovely compo and nice posture. The BG is beauty and also the focus. Ganesh

Jim, great lighting here - - - the natural sunlight is perfect. WOnderful composition - great angle - sharp details.
Nice!!! :)

Hi Jim,

A nice image of the Roseate Skimmer, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-20 7:14]

Hello Jim,
Yes, it's amazing how they hold on to things with those little "hands"! Excellent capture of this Roseate Skimmer in beautiful light that brings out the colours. Very sharp details too. I like the dark background and the composition is excellent.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Jim!
Great portrait of this DF.
Great pov, focus and light.
Very nice real natural colors.
Best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-20 12:06]

Hi Jim. Missed this one yesterday late home from work. you have captured fine detail in the Skimmer. with good colours.i like the pose with it hanging onto the twig. I nice POv/DOF against the dark background. welldone TFS.

Superbes détails, belle souleurs et magnifiques lumière.

Hi Jim,
A nice capture of this skimmer. Fine details and well composed with a new unusual POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-21 3:01]

Hi Jim,
a superb shot of this dragonfly.
+++ Super sharp, detailed, well composed, good colours and a decent BG.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

Hi Jim, wonderful dragonfly with splendid detailf, great colors, wonderful composition with fascinating pose, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-21 8:26]

Hello Jim,
Superb lighting in this capture of a female Roseate Skimmer: the light seems to be coming directly from above. Nice composition and great sharpness against a pleasing bokeh.
Great shot1
TFS and have a nice weekend,

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