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Dragonfly 11

Dragonfly 11
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-08 21:22
Viewed: 3518
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I believe this is a common darter [please tell me if I am wrong.....]

Now, it is almost end of rainy season in Indonesia, but in town where I live, usually we still receive some rainfall even during what supposed to be a dry season in Indonesia. So, many species of tropical insects are relatively easy to find.

This kind of dragonfly is one of the most commonly found insect, especially during this time of the year, February to May.

[I feel bad for not being able to visit this site as much as I did....]

JoseMiguel, scottevers7, delic, Hil, iris, Alex99, oscarromulus, Juyona has marked this note useful
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To mario-roberto: Still here.blakitan 1 04-10 20:38
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Hi Benyamin,
This is a very close approach!
I like so much this macro due to the vivid colours and their great contrast.
Details on the wings and on the legs are amazing.
Did you point the focus to the body and then crop the image?
I ask because DOF was a little narrow, and the big eyes are slightly OOF.
Congratulations and thanks fro share it.
My best regards,

Hi Ben,
A very nice frame filling macro composition. The color saturation is amazing. Nice sharp detail. A very coll shot :)


Hi Benyami,
a nice closeup with good POV and compostion.
Some parts of the body and heaf is in shadow a weak fill-in flash may have helped to bright up.
The colours are nice and warm.
Well done.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-09 2:04]

Hello Ben,
Fine macro work with good detail. I think it's the colors that make this one quite unique. Well done. Regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-04-09 2:23]

Hi Benyamin,
Nice close-up. Lovely colours and sharpness. Perfect lighting and POV and a great BG. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Benyamin,
Wonderful details are captured, and colours to match!
A very attractive close-up of textbook quality...
Most impressive is the dynamic composition!
Pablo -

Nice work Ben the detail looks great excellet POV nice colours tfs rgds Necip.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-04-09 3:47]

Hello Benyamin,
an excellent macro with a beautiful warm atmosphere. Interesting point of view to show the dragonfly's head and thorax. Nice details of the legs and very sharp wing venation are seen.
Best wishes, Peter

Excellent macro Benyamin. Very well done. tfs. Stev

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-09 4:41]

Hi Ben

Superb close up shot, I like the composition and the way you have filled the frame, nice detail too, my favourite thing are the lovely sunny vibrant colours.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-04-09 4:45]

Hello Benyamin
Fantastic shot with excellent colors.Its mouth and thye face as such stand out andhe seem to meld well into the surrroundings with the color of the flower.
Super sharpness and detail.
TFS & Cheers

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-09 10:02]

Hi Ben.
What a nice colorful shot you have created. Richness of colour tones are great and very unusual for our nature. Amazing POV, cropping and composition. Sharpness is great but details have been reflected a bit modestly. I think to reproduce all details of the dragonfly it is necessary to use a flash. However, it is matter of taste. The shot is done perfectly. I wish you good health and high activity on TN.
Yours Alexei.

Such detail.
GREAT photography.
Greetings from Canada from Mario.

Olá Benyamin

Outra ótima foto. Gosto dessa tonalidade meio avrmelhada. A nitidez da imagem é incrível e os detalhes maravilhosos. Sempre fico encantada com o desenho das asas e a transparência...sutil...linda!


Ben, this is so colorful! I like it a lot and this close composition is superb! You caught very nice details with excellent exposure and DOF. This is a superb post and something that I never been able to do so far. Well done!

I love this shot with the brilliant colours so much.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-10 18:57]

Hola Benyamin,
maravillosa macro,
bellos tonos y excelentes detalles,
agradable trabajo amigo,

hi blaki!
how many time!
what appened?

Yout returned with a great shot.

ciao, mario

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-11 4:55]

Hi Benyamin,
this is a brilliant macro shot of this dragonflies head.
Amazing colours and a great DOF. However the red petal behind the head is a little distracting.
Very well done,

Hello Benyamin,
Impressive macro, I like the composition, details and the warm tones. Superb job

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