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Bye bye...for now :(
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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: 2007-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Hoya Close-Up 52mm +1, +2, +4
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): AnimalExplorer Favorites 2nd folder, Your favorites, Photo Collage at TN [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-09 0:30
Viewed: 6132
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 106
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well...it's time...

This is going to be my last post here for about 3 months in which time i'll be in the US. I can't promise that i'll be posting from there...i don't know what the conditions will be, but i will surely post when i'll be back home, in fall.

As it happens, i'll also be leaving 1 day earlier than by TN-day...so this is also like a celebration post, too :)

I chose this particular one because i think it reflects my abilities of a nature photographer ever since i've joined TN. This is the way i grew in understanding and skill...this is my evolution, and i have YOU to thank for that!

For all the time you've invested in this community, for all the discussions you participated in, for all the honest critiques you gave and for all the lovely pictures you posted that all made me learn bits and pieces of this big puzzle, i am in your debt.

Bye bye...for now :)

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Filter: Hoya Close-up +2
Focal Length: 160mm (35mm equiv.)
Shutter Speed: N/A
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Flash: Yes
Support: handheld
TOD: about 9 AM
Weather conditions: cloudy

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To JoseMiguel: thank youhoria 1 06-19 20:29
To marhowie: Study first, play later :)horia 1 06-09 09:57
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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-09 1:26]

Dear Horia,
A very nice evolution series collage.The differences in each shot merge into the larger setting of the series.Very well done.

Have a Good Trip, and perhaps you will find a way to post from there.Good Luck and Be Safe.
Look forward to your next post..sooon:)

TFS & Cheers

Hi Horia,
Super fantastic sequence of macro images, all nicely compiled together showing this unique metamorphic stage and you achieved it with such clarity. Extremely well done. You have a safe trip. :)

This one's for you my friend.

Hello Horia,
What a spectacular montage. : 0
A fantastic idea... perfectly executed.
All the images are sharp and well exposed,
and they tell the story beautifully.
What part of the U.S. will you be visiting?
Have a wonderful trip,
and we will be right here when you get back on the Web.
TFS. : )

  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2007-06-09 2:10]

sal Horia,

distractie placute pe unde o sa fi.
sper ca nu m-ai uitat cu datele alea pe care ai spus ca-mi trimiti.
frumoasa serie... mai vb.

Hi Horia,
Beautiful collage of birth of a Damselfly. Thanks a for sharing.

Hello Horia,
Have a nice trip my friend, we will for sure miss you!
Hopefully you'll find a way to stay online!!
Take care!
Pablo -

Bye bye Horia, splendid evolution serie with excellent sharpness, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
a presto

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-06-09 3:19]

Hi Horia,

this series of shots demonstrates perfectly why you will be missed while you are away! Be safe on your travels and have a great time.


Great series Horia.
I hope you have a good time in the US and look forward to seeing more of your images when you get back on TN.

Hi dear Horia ,
very nice shot and excellent done.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-09 3:56]

Hi Horia,
Thank you very much for the opportunity of seeing a Nature's miracle of evolution by your camera.
We look forward to seeing next post and I wish you the best in your US stance stay.
Best regards, José M.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-09 4:04]

Hi Horia,
beautiful series of the different stages. For your situation I miss the last add of a fully coloured specimen able to fly away ;-) 'Cause I think that fits you well.
What more can say than to wish you a terrific period in the U.S. Hope it will be great experience. So long, my friend and 'till the appletime (or sooner...)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-09 4:29]

Hello Horia,
Excellent and very interesting pressentation of this emeergence of a damselfly! Very sharp details and good colours.
I shall miss you here but I hope you'll have a good time in the US.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-09 4:38]

excellent work friend as always,
a fine composition and beautiful details,
excellent collage, thank you friend for your kind words always,
enjoys in US. and taking many pictures... jiji,

Distractie placuta acolo in SUA.
Sper ca la intoarcere sa ne incanti cu niste fotografi facute acolo.
Numai bine,

Hi Horia,
This is a fantastic picture. Eye opening sequence. Wish you have a good time in the U.S. and do keep in touch.

Hello Horia,
I didn't know that you were leaving for the USA! This is wonderful! I'm sure that you'll post from there you know that, here, in America, we have internet, lol! This is a very nice montage that represents well your notes. I wish you a great trip, a good time there and many, many great pictures! See you,

Dear Horia!
At first I wish you a very good trip to the USA :) I hope you will spend there very nice time and take many interesting pictures ;>
According to this presentation I would like to congratulate you a patience, good "timing" ;> and geat effect. The metamorphosis is really lovely and its quality very good.
TFS this pictures and have a nice time in America!!!

Hi Horia,
this is a great serie of a evolution and every single
picture are sharp, well composed and eith good POV.
well done, my friend.

Take care and a have a great and safe trip.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-09 6:44]
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Hi Horia,
it will be sad to see you go even if it is not for ever.
I just want to point out that your critiques were always very informative and brought out the best in a photo. You told be how to improve my macro shots which I am very grateful of.
This shot is superb.
How long did you have to wait before it had finished "evolving"?
Sharp and detailed in every shot and each photo contrasts perfectly with the next.
Well done,

p.s have a smahing time and I hope you get loads of brilliant shots of wildlife that is very different to the Romanian.
bye :))

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-06-09 7:50]

Hello Horia,
your presentation clearly shows that you are a nature photographer. This does not only require professional handling of equipment and finding the best way to catch the situation but also includes fine abilities to detect, to observe and to have patience. All these aspects are best reflected in this collage.
I hope to see further pictures taken by you in October.
Best wishes and a nice stay in US, Peter

wow, no actually double-wow! :-)
terrific sequenz, horia, i love the LPversion, amazing details and good bye and take care! :-)
looking forward to seeing you back in 3 months.
have fun at lake tahoe and we will be waiting for your photos.
best wishes & all the best from cologne, thor.

Love the LP, Have a safe trip young man...Perhaps you will like the USA so much you will stay? :)

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-09 10:52]

salut Horia,
superbe image et belle note associée. J'espère en faire autant dans quelques temps. Tn est une vraie communauté de partage qui nous aide tous à progresser rapidement.
Bon voayage aux US.


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-06-09 11:48]

Hi Horia,
I wish you a good trip to the US and looking forward to the fall to see pictures from your journey.
This is a very nice collage. Each shot turned out different in bg colours and poses. Very nice to see the differtent stages.
Well done

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-06-09 11:59]

Hi Horia,
Beautiful composition you have presented here.
Nice work of collage.
Have a nice journey,hope to see you back in fall.
Take care.

hi horia,
very nice collage shot,

i will be looking forward to see you back posting the lovely posts again, wish you all the best and see you soon,

may be you will be able to post from states, its really very difficult leaving TN , I took a break for 2 months and I know that very well,

Its like an addiction and we all love this addiction very much.

take care & best wishes,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-09 13:19]

Horia, This is something amazing the way you have put those in series of order. Well done and great work. Ganesh

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-09 14:13]

Hello Horia,
Wherever you travel to and wherever you are we need people like you on this planet. Your interest in nature and your way of expressing it both as a photographer and verbally is a great contribution to us on TN and on a wider scale. So I wish you a successful and rewarding trip to the USA and look forward to seeing fine contributions like this great collage of an emerging damselfly.
Good luck my friend and look forward to you contacting us wherever you are.
best wishes, Ivan

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-06-09 15:12]
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Hi & Bye

A great series to depict your own "birth" and development (so to speak) and what better way to end it with a big format. Hope you have a great time in the US of A and whatever it is you're going to do there, do it with as much enthusiasm as you have revealed here on TN and I am sure it will be a great success.

Go well my friend and hope to see you soon again.

Best regards.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-06-09 15:42]

Hello Horia,
Beautiful series presentation; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent ! TFS

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-09 15:52]

Hello Horia,
Fantastic sequence. Hope you have good time in the US. Lake Tahoe, eh? That's where we had our honeymoon. Cheers,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-06-09 19:48]

Hi Horia
Anb excellent presentation that are showing us.
Hope that you will have a nice and save trip and looking forwar to hear from you in the fall.
TFS Michel

Hello Horia,
Wish you all the best in the U.S.
Nice images....
Hope you can post images in the U.S.
Good luck!

Hi Horia
Great set of images. A treknature story written with photos.
I hope you will be able to post another photos from the US. See you soon :-)

Best wishes

Buna Horia,
Asa cum ne-ai obisnuit,o imagine de exceptie cu o prezentare pe masura.
Ce sa-ti zic,sedere placuta in us si cat mai multe imagini de exceptie.


Hi Horia,
Maybe you read this in the US, maybe not untill three months. I do hope it will be the first. Have a wonderful time in the US. Good luck with your purchase of your new camera equipment. And simply have FUN!!!
A really awesome photo of the evolution of this wonderful insect. This study clearly shows your dedication and patience toward nature. Really stunning work.

P.S. congratulations with your 1 year anniversary.

Hi Horia,
it's realy wonderful, I missed it.
I also would like to see a damsel at this moment. Excellent work, thanks.
I will miss you, pleasy try to post also from there. Bye and all the best for you, take care
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Salut Horia,

Frumoasa serie, ca de altfel toate fotografiile pe care le-ai postat. Imaginile sunt ca o adevarata lectie de biologie. Bravo pentru tot ceea ce faci. Calatorie placuta si numai bine. Cezar T.

Bon voyage to you, Horia, and may your soujourn in the US prove enjoyable and fruitful!
Your creativity and your positive interaction with the TN community has been of tremendous value. We will miss you and wait eagerly for your return after 3 months.
Have a great time and wish you all the best.
And thanks for this wonderful collage of your versatile pictures.
Cheers and bye!

I wish you a safe and favorable trip Horia. Your contribution to this site has been marvelous and you are very much the young Jedi. This series of images is well presented in the large post through the stages of evolution. Its a micro collage at its best. Very nice work.

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2007-06-11 16:33]

Wish you a very good experience in the US! Hope to see your pics as soon as possible.

Very original idea... You have made a lot of photos to damselflies... Very good.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-12 3:49]

Hi Horia,
Wonderful series of photos presented in a very good collage.
Wish you a safe trip and a great time in US. Hope u'll be able to post from there too.
Hope to see you soon :o)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-12 13:47]

Hi Horia.
How have you do this? (It is a rhetorical question). I know the answer. It is necessary to have talent, skillfulness, and o lot of other things, which you have. Bravo, my friend, great scientific and art work.

I am happy that I have met you here and whole year we have gone side by side. You are great photographer, person and friend. I wish you a luck trip and, of course, the buying new photo equipment. It will bring you new opportunities and us your new, again superb, pictures. Happy journey to you. We are waiting for you here.

Hi Horia!
you are not a nature photographer ...you are a Nature Photographer that gave this site some of the most outstanding photos to our delight!
Have a nice trip and came back soon...treknature is poorest without you!

best regards


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-12 14:54]

Hi Horia

You will be sadly missed whilst you are away so I hope you take many photographs and I hope to see the results of your trip later in the year.

Wonderful shots to illustrate your evolution
it is an amazing collage. Wonderful POVs, sharp details and beautiful images all of them



Buenas Horias
Espero que te vaya muy bien y vengas cargado de grandes fotos.
Te esperaremos.
Un saludo

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-13 16:03]

Hi Horia.
This is superb collage series of evolution.Great POV,very good details and nice colors.Precise make this your very instructive presentation.My compliments and thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

What a nice post and sentiment, Horia. I have so appreciated your thoughtful critiques and will anxiously await your return. I hope you enjoy your stay in my country. I suspect my beautiful Sierra are quite crowded this time of year. We've found that no matter how crowded, if you are willing to hike a bit you can find plenty of solitude. While there be sure to travel over Sonora Pass...my favorite. It is a photographer's dream. Hike off on trails or even just cross country... It is pretty difficult to get lost there but keep a landmark in view. I'll be waiting for your photos. Have fun.

Evelynn : )

Hi Horia,
How could I almost miss this pic? And with this announcement?
Certainly an impeccable LP to say "see you later", it so good in all the aspects.
I'm so glad to hear your news about your trip, a long time planned one!
So what else can I say that wish you all the good luck there, and hope you will find the time to get in contact.
I'm sure that a lot of brilliant things are awaiting for you and us...can't wait to see the real life metamorphosis...if your work were already excellent, what will it be in the next months?
My compliment and best wishes to you.

Hi Horia
Awesome capture of this insect and his evolving stages. Excellent colours, detail lighting and composition. This is truly a very unique collage.
TFS Janice
Congratulations on becoming a Biologist :))

Fabulosa imagen con muy delicados detalles en esta serie.
Good Luck dear Horia!
Best regards, JL.

Hi Horia,
Nice to see you again. How have you been? :-)
You've taken very nice moment of the emergence!!
I'm so glad to see the dragonflies photos from you. :-)

TFS and regards,

Dear Horia,
oh, this is a fabulous series, a story of life, in a wonderful, exquisitely large presentation. congratulations - and celebration!
With best regards,

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