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Double the spots as last time :)

Double the spots as last time :)
Photo Information
Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Hoya Close-Up 52mm +1, +2, +4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: 2007 USA summer
Theme(s): Best of TN by Glem, Your favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-02 21:01
Viewed: 5141
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Thank you for all your kind and wrm words regrding my trip and my last two posts. I really do appreciate them a lot and it means a lot to me to see that even if i don't have enough time to critique, i still get a lot of attention from you. Unfortunately, internet time nowadays is not on my side and i can't congrtulate you all on your beautiful photos posted lately. I did however take a look at most of them...very quickly...and i'm hoping that one day i can catch-up on commenting.

Until then, i'm sorry and i hope you'll understand me.

Now for the picture: after a Four-spotted Skimmer comes a Eight-spotted Skimmer :)
I hope i got the ID right...i don't have any book about the Odonata fauna of America, but i think this is a female Libellula forensis

Hope you'll like it and thanks again for everything :)

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Filter: Hoya Close-up +1
Focal Length: 300mm (35mm equiv.)
Shutter Speed: 1/600
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Bias: -2/3
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: handheld
TOD: about 2 PM
Weather conditions: sunny

JPlumb, Ken52, SelenE, Matt-Bird, dew77, phlr, uleko, anel, Argus, MMM, vanderschelden, Juyona, Silke, Alex99, cicindela, cataclysta, jrubiocasado, peter_stoeckl, undoredo has marked this note useful
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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-07-02 21:57]

Hi Horia, very nice capture of this skimmer. He presented a perfect pose for you on this branch. You've done a great job in the capture with excellent detail. The use of your depth of field on this one is great.

Thanks, John

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-02 22:19]

Very nice DOF! Exposure is great and the colors are very natural. Outstanding focus. Great edges. Excellent blurred background.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-07-02 22:56]

Belle composition bien équilibrée.
Bonne journée.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-07-03 0:28]

Hello Horia,
by this picture, you admirably demonstrate the overall beauty of this dragonfly, clearly standing out and captured with great sharpness. Attractive composition, too.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-03 0:35]

Hi Horia,
It's a very nice capture of this skimmer. Focus, sharpness, colors, POV and lighting are very good. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-07-03 0:36]

Hi Horia,

A nice capture well presented,the Eight-spotted Skimmer is presented very well against a clean BG,well done and tfs


Great shot with amazing sharpness and great colour, I like! Carme.

Hi Horia,
Good to hear from you again. I don't mind if you don't comment just keep posting when you can. This is a nice photo, your DOF is very wide, the wings from end to end are very clear and sharp. Good photo,
best regards

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-03 0:45]

Hello Horia,
Beautiful close up.I liked blurred BG,colors,sharpness and details a lot.

An excellent macro photo has taked!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-03 1:50]

Hello Horia,
What an outstanding capture of this beautiful dragonfly from a nice angle! Excellent sharpness and lovely colours. Very fine composition too. I look forward to the next one from you!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-03 1:54]

Hi Horia,
a superb post.
Very sharp with a brilliant DOF.
Well done,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-03 2:06]

Hello Horia,
Most beautiful American dragonfly you have excellently photographed. The compsition, sharpness, background are excellent. I hope you have a nice stay in California.
Best regards

selam, Great shot and very good composition. Well done ! Regards ridvan

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-03 4:14]

Hello Horia,
Fantastic capture of an Eight-spotted Skimmer, a species new to me. You got him sharply and at just the right POV. Great diagonal composition and BG too.
Nice to see your work again!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-03 5:52]

Horia, Nice capture and lovely focus. Great shot with clear view. Ganesh

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-03 6:25]

Hi Horia

A great shot with sharp focus and DOF. The composition is great as are the colours.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-07-03 6:52]

Hello Horia
Very nice composition.Your image is very sharp with beautiful details and colors.I also like that nice BG colors and blur.
TFS Michel

Hello Horia,
Very nice composition showing what I believe to be one of the best POV's for this particular animal. The OOF background isolates the subject beautifully. :)

Hello Horia,
Hope you are all right.
Very neat image. Wonderful compo (as always:)...
Beautiful Skimmer displayed very sharp with a truly wonderful background.

hi horia,
very nice capture, the sharpness is very good, fine pov , lovely comosition,
tfs & regards

Wonderful shot. Great POV with perfect sharpness, superb colour and details on this beauty!
Best wishes,

Great shot Horia. Stunning sharpness and great DOF.
Well done


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-04 1:40]

Genial trabajo Horial,
buenos detalles,
magnífica nitidez y pov,
colores y pose excelentes...

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-06 13:57]

Stunning colours and details, perfect PoV. Your love of nature really comes out in your fabulous gallery and I hope to see more of your work now that I am slowly returning myself

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-07 22:21]

Hi Horia.
Your dragonfly picture is brilliant despite the deficit of time and difficulties with Internet -:). All is simply outstanding: POV and inclined composition, razor sharpness and crisp details, amazing colour reproduction and superb DOF. I wish you that your business will be as perfect as this photo work. BRAVO and good luck (and hard work).

Dear Horia!
I have just a very short break after my studies in Spala Landscape Park and before trip to Macodonia to it is a right time to check the TN gallery ;)
It is nice to see that you have time for taking picture in US. Especially some endemic dragonflies (in oposition to "cosmopolitan" ;>).
I like especially the wings of this species, in Europe we have only one similar species (if I can say something like this) - Sympetrum pedemontatum, but it is rather rare in my region :)
According to technique I like POV and DOF, also BG is nice for my eyes :)
I hope to see some more interestesting creatures from your trip soon (or a little later because on Monday I am leaving Lodz again ;>)
Best greetings from Lodz,

Hi Horia
Beautiful shot, very good composition and fantastic dragonfly. I am waitting for more great pictures
Best wishes

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-08-13 5:38]

Hello Horia,
superb image, perfect in every way, DOF, POV and composition look stunning.
That will go into my favorites.

Hola Horia
Da gusto ver fotos tuyas y de un viaje que no ha debido estar nada mal, bienvenido nuevamente, un saludo y espero ver muchas más fotos de tu viaje y si son como esta nos alegrarás la vista.

horica salutare
ma faina poza ai facut si ce culori frumoase are.
e americanca libelula asta?

Hello Horia,
trying to catch up with some of the beautiful images that I missed during the times of my absence in summer.
That is a fabulous, very detailed, filled with powerful light, very well composed.
Thank you! My best regards,

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-10-10 5:21]

Horia bonjour, I like these colors with a great harmonize, perfect sharpness end composition too. Best regards, Didier.

Hi Horia,
What a beautiful capture of this Eight-spotted Skimmer!!
It's amazing to see the white spots on the wings of a female. This female form is seen locally. Very beautiful!!
You've taken this friend with very excellent details and POV.
Also, I can see the very sharp focusing here, with nice composition and bokeh.
Well presented, my friend. :-)
Best wishes,

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