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Sun In My Eyes II

Sun In My Eyes II
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-16 6:32
Viewed: 3276
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

While in India last year, I shot a series of pictures of this long-legged dragonfly during sunset hours.
I posted some pictures from this series a long time ago on TN.

The slanting rays of the setting sun on a hot summer day bathe everything in nature in the golden hues for a few moments. It is a magic moment, the likes of which you may not be able to see anywhere else.

Here is another picture of that moment.

For a detailed note on this dragonfly, please refer to my previous post here.

Please do not confuse this picture with a similar one posted earlier HERE.
In that picture, the dragonfly is "washing" its hands; in this one, it is just about going to rest them on the perch.


uleko, cicindela, GLEM, Alex99, dew77, eqshannon, fiyo, jaycee, JORAPAVI, Jamesp, garyfudge, captainsgirl, stevkds, delic, Juyona has marked this note useful
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-16 6:51]

Hello Ram,
Beautiful composition with this dragonfly all in focus showing sharp details and good colours. I really like its pose with the wings straight up! Very nicely set off against the green background too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-16 7:44]

salut Ram,
effectivement le soleil est dans ses yeux, ce qui lui donne encore plus de beauté. Belle composition, j'aime la transparence des ailes.


Hi Ram!
Comparing this picture with the posted earlier I have to say - this one I like the most! :) Details, DOF and colours are very nice. Maybe only the reflection in the left corner are not necessary.
Very nice work my Firend! :)
Have a nice day and best greetings from Lodz,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-16 8:05]

Hi Ram,
Splendid shot of this dragonfly. A classic I should say. Colours, sharpness, exposure, light management are just immaculate. I live the POV and the smooth green BG. Excellent depth of field. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-16 8:36]

Hi Ram.
Sun is in my eyes too. Sunlight from your amazing picture. I like razor sharpness of the dragonfly image, terrific colours of the nice BG, excellent composition and true 3D-effect. Bravo, my friend, superb done.

Hello Ram,
Beautiful capture on this setting sun. The dragonfly is bright lit and well registered. Blurred background that does not distract the main subject. Very well done.

hi ram: very good macro capture of this nice dragaonfly beautiful colours with nice Bg
good composition and pov, great details
TFS well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-16 9:22]
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Hello Ram,
Great macro.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked POV,blurred BG,vivid colors and DOF a lot.

Wow what a surprise shot. Things such as these buzz us everyday. And if it were not for photographers as you, we might never know.

Obviously this work is great for tis perfect clarity and all other good words which apply to photography. I find little one could see wrong in this picture. Other than actually being there, this was a moment in time.

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  • Dejv Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (75)
  • [2007-05-16 10:15]

HAllo Ram,¨
this is good work! good colors and focus!
TFS David

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-16 10:17]

Hello Ram,
Great capture.POV,lighting,BG,pose of dragonfly and details are excellent.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-16 10:58]

Hi Ram,

Beautiful capture of the dragonfly in a beautiful composition. Wonderful details, colors, lighting, pose - just marvelous.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-16 12:53]

Alo Ram, wonderful capture of this dragonfly, fantastic macro work my friend, amazing Bg and great composition..well done..

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-16 12:59]

Hi Ram

Again, beautifully sharp image with great colours. The blur on the near wing gives an element of movement.



Hi Ram,

these dragonfly shots are so good.
I love the detail in this and the interesting use of depth of field.


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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-05-16 15:57]

Bonjour Ram
Trčs belle prise, excellent détails, cadrage, profondeur de champs et couleurs.
Amicalement Robi

Hi Ram,
this dragonfly is so elegant and the colours so brilliant. You captured it in a wonderful pose with a perfect BG, thanks, I like it very much
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Ram ,
Its amazing how these guys look so much like mini helicopters. Great close up shot, I love the details and also the old wooden post he sets himself on. Great shot. TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Butterfly Fields Forever (32) " :o)

Super shot Ram. Excellent work. hat off. Well done. tfs. Stev

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-05-16 22:50]

Hi Ram
This Fantastic shot,details are awesome,i like your POV&Composition too.TFS!!

Hello Ram,
A superb image!
The insect gives a great pose, and the photographer makes an excellent exposure and capture the situation to my pleasure...
Macro work is siklfully done!
Pablo -

Hi Ram,

This is a beautiful picture. DOF is always very difficult with macro work, but the important part (head and body) is perfectly in focus. Good POV and also BG. Well done.


P.S. Will be back to give points, they are finished.

Hola Ram,
Sencillamente extraordinaria, va a mis favoritos, Saludos
José Ramón

Hello Ram.

Excellent macro, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-17 12:56]

Really looking like seeing the sun.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-17 17:47]

Hello Ram,
This is one of the finest dragonfly photos I've seen anywhere. The warm sunlight adds so much color. Superb detail and exposure job. Perfect my friend.
Best wishes,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-18 2:19]

Hola Ram,
un bello trabajo,
preciosos los detalles y maravilloso pov,
la luz es genial...

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-19 12:06]

Wow Ram! This is a great capture full of beauty! Sunbeams illuninates very well eyes, body and wings and blurred background has a very appropriate green for the golden/black parts of dragonfly. An excellent composition, pose and pov make of this a really nice photo.
TFS, José M.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-25 4:31]

Hi Ram,
A great composition and POV.
Very detailed and sharp.
Well done,

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