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Copyright: Francisco Mello (Mello) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105 F2.8 Macro.
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-17 5:48
Viewed: 4060
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello dear TN friends,
Last December I took several photografies of dragonflies in Dourados/Mato Grosso do Sul.
So, as I told you, these days I'm posting only Odonatas, but I'd like to put some new shots too:)...
That's why I put them in pair...to finish my dragonflies stock and for to do a new one.
I realy hope you like them...

About the shots:
Only the ISO and the time are different: the left pic is 640 (8:30am)and right one is 400(9:20am). The speed and apperture are the same: 1/640sec and f/5,0.

I'm note sure that they are relatives when it come with family, because we have so many family names and I'm not an expert in taxonomy, but as Odonatas they are.
Here I found the families:
Family Aeshnidae, Family Cordulegastridae, Family Corduliidae, Family Gomphidae, Family Libellulidae, Family Macromiidae and Family Petaluridae.
Digital Dragonfly Museum

Juyona, jhm, maurydv, eng55, jlinaresp, Hormon_Manyer, nglen, boreocypriensis, Jamesp, KOMSIS, roges, nasokoun, Adanac has marked this note useful
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To CatherineD: Hey CatherineMello 1 02-17 11:50
To PeterZ: When...Mello 1 02-17 10:32
To jlinaresp: ThaksMello 1 02-17 09:51
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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-17 5:52]

Hola Mello,
sensacional macro demostrativa,
finos detalles y gran calidad de imagen,
saludos amigo.

hello Francisco
great picture with good details and beautiful colours
super sharpness
greeting lou

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-17 5:54]

Hello Mello,

Both pictures are lovely.
Lovely detailed, and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hola Francisco,
oggi siamo vicini, grazie dei tuoi commenti alle mie immagini e sono orgoglioso che hai scelto d'inserire quella della farfalla nella lista delle tue favorite; un magnifico collage con il maschio e la femmina di questa splendida libellula, le immagini sono di alta qualità e si possono apprezzare bene tutti i dettagli, bellissimi e luminosi i colori, un'ottima presentazione.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-17 7:05]

Hola Mello,
Each frame is sharp,clear and well composed.
Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

Ciao Francisco, great colage of beautiful dragonflies, splendid light and colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Francisco,
A work of natural symmetry, excellent idea. Very good to see both at once. In both pictures there is a level of technique really good. An ideal way to complete your series of odonates. Good job!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-17 10:11]

Hello Francisco
Excellent details and wonderful colors

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-17 10:18]
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Hello Mello,
Great photos of these dragonflies. Both are very beautiful and of a good quality. When I look at this, my eyes are going from right to left and left to right. Find the 20 differences:-)
Excellent sharpness, with a little bit of noise in the left photo. Fantastic compositions.

Olá Francisco,
Truly great pair, very effective duo. For me colors seem nicer on the left image, but it has more background noise also. Anyway, very clever way to hide the oof wings. :) Great job MF. Congrats and tfs.
Best regards, László

Hello MF Francisco,
Two very nice capture and interesting idea to place them side by side. Colours and details are very good. Maybe you cropped more the left picture. I like the frame too. Friendly regards,

Ciao Francisco. Interesting presentation MF! Duoble perfect captures in excellent details and very good light.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-17 12:46]

Hi Francisco . You have put together a fine set of two pictures, Each one has such sharp focusing and fine detail. Each with bright natural colours. Good use of the natural light, Well taken TFs.

Hi Francisco,

Great finishing collage of your series of dragonflies. Each one is perfect in every way!
TFS and have a nice night MF!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-18 0:18]

Good collage of fine species of dragonflies, excellent details and colors. tfs.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-18 0:52]

Hi Francisco

A beautiful shot to show the similarites and differences of these insects. Great detail and colour.

At airport - sorry didn't get time to crit yesterday.

Best wishes


Hello Francisco,
Very nice presentation, they are indeed very alike with minor differences. Great composition, sharpness and POV.. Well done


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10644)
  • [2010-02-18 4:18]

Hola Francisco,
A pair of dragonfly ...
Separately, are good.Vivid colors and sharp details, excellent.
Best wishes,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-18 9:33]

Hola Francisco,
Que macro fantástica.
Beautiful composition, parabéns. A idéia original de apresentar, em paralelo.
Saudações amigáveis,

hello Francisco,
thank you very much for your good wishes in my anniversary photo!
you present a very beautiful work, with very good colors and details!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-18 19:11]

Hello Francisco,
Excellent image of these pair with vibrant colours and great details. Thank you for sharing these great macro images with us.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-20 17:10]

Hello Mello,
a very distictive comparison between two darters. Well detailed and excellent sharpness.
The presentation is very objective and lighting is very effective.
I like this very scientific presentation.


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