- gracious (13068)
- [2007-07-19 12:23]
Perfect exposure and focus with using ISO800,
good shallowed DOF with perfect sharpness/details
very good shot and well seen
- pvs (14464)
- [2007-07-19 12:26]
A great capture with a good POV and colors,the sharpness,details and BG looking very good,tfs
- CTP (2726)
- [2007-07-19 12:27]
Great Dragonfly close-up.
I like your blurred bg,DOF,POV,colors,dragonfly's pose,lighting and sharpness.TFS
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-07-19 12:52]
Wondeful portrait of this dragonfly
Great focus and composition.. very nice BG
- shyanni (840)
- [2007-07-19 12:53]
Great detail and contrast on this beautiful subject.
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-07-19 13:42]
Hi Ken. A very nice shot again of the dragonfly. very good detail and colour. i like the way they grip on to the twigs.a nice POV/DOF. very well done TFS. great notes too
- elefantino (14406)
- [2007-07-19 14:09]
Hello Ken, the details here are amazing!!
Excellent compo and use of the light.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-07-19 14:16]
Hi Ken, splendid dragonfly with wonderful details, great colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-07-19 14:42]
Buen enfoque y bella composición. Colores delicados con un buen contraste. Saludos Ken.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-07-19 15:17]
This one is wonderful! Fantastic natural colors and excellent details. Caught in a great pose and a superb background.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-07-19 15:29]
Good sharpness, well composed, etc.
Great work, Ken
This is the 2nd posting you do with one of these Chekered setwing dragonflies. I have never seen this species before so I did a quick check and found that (together with the previous one) it is a TREKNature first. Therefore it joined my theme for "RARE & SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN".
Unfortunately I don't know what time of day it was taken or what the lighting conditions were, but at f/5.6 and 1/400 seconds shutter speed it seems there was not that much light to work with even at ISO800. This is where the brilliance of the shot really comes to play as I cannot see any noise anywhere. Of course that is as seen on my monitor, but I can assure you it's not too shabby a monitor neither is my colour card so if there were noise I am sure I would have been able to detect it.
The composition is absolutely out of the book. Excellent cropping and placing of the diagonal subject with ample space to the front of the insect to move or stare into and the eyes snugly placed ± on the 2/3 vertical axis. The colours are stunning and perfectly natural while the details are marvellous and part of what makes this shot a visual feast. The BG is plainly spectacular, well isolated, totally OOF, and assists to make this a WOW shot. The exposure control was faultless with great contrasts on both bright and dark areas.
To be quite honest with you, you don't need any advice on macro photography. You can co-write the book (IMHO).
Very well done and TFS.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-07-19 19:29]
Superb DOF and focus.The details are sharp.The OOF BG is awesome.Excellent clarity.TFS
- RP1 (251)
- [2007-07-19 19:40]
Great photo. The dragonfly is sharp from head to tail.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-07-19 20:17]
nice capture of the dragon fly, well composed shot with fine pov, liked the bg very much,
tfs & regards
- JPlumb (2904)
- [2007-07-19 23:31]
Wow, incredible detail on this guy Ken. Beautiful composition with tack sharp detail and excellent colour. Very nicely done!
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-07-20 0:40]
Wonderful shot of this Checkered Setwing with sharp details and lovely colour tones. I am impressed by your use of ISO 800. The focus and lighting are spot-on and you have captured a fine pose here. The BG is superb and highlights the dragonfly well. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.
- gurupawan (1755)
- [2007-07-20 3:43]
Hi ken ,
A very good macro shot with very good details , suprised at the details of this pic at such ISO , very well done , perfect bg and composition.
- Proframe (4096)
- [2007-07-20 3:55]
A great one Ken.
Superb composition with the diagonall line of the dragonfly.
Sharpness, clarity and exposure are top notch while the soft BG color tones and details are most wonderful.
Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes, Harry
P/S Out of :) will be back tomorrow.
- jmirah (4687)
- [2007-07-20 4:03]
Outstanding focus and exposure on an unusual dragonfly...Well captured...TFS
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-07-20 5:20]
Very sharp, clear, and clean! Great composition. They sure can hang on, can't they? :)
Excellent DOF, POV, and composed well. I like the touch of green BG that seems to highlight the dragon..Nice & sharp, well exposed also.
Very well done.
- go2stones (1279)
- [2007-07-20 12:08]
Great job. You really got him nice and sharp. Perfect background! Well done as always! Reid
- mikou (6093)
- [2007-07-21 6:54]
Excellent capture of this beautiful kind of dragonfly.Exposure and focus are really fantastic and nicely blurred BG with soft nuances of colors too.I like sharp details on the entire body and beautiful composition.Superb done!
TFS,with greeting Milos.
Wondeful portrait of this dragonfly.
Great focus with perfect sharpness and details are amazing.
Very nice composition and superb backgroud with beautiful colors.
Ken, I think you are the spécialist of Dragonfly by excellence.
Congratulations and thank you for sharing your talent!