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Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher
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Copyright: Gregory Lazzaro (glazzaro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 473 W: 108 N: 1293] (4605)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: NikonD200, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): workshops photos with minimum 3 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-10 22:30
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Evening

Well finally I got to see my first Dragon fly of the season. I was so thrilled I took 2GB worth of shots. Because the Dragon fly was in the shrubs I had to use fill flash to try and get the most detail. Well I am off on another trip. I will see you all out on the site.


Physical Setup:

1. Just chased the thing around until it stopped!

Camera Setup:

Location: Middletown, Delaware (Backyard in the wooded section)
Weather: Sunny
Tripod: Yes
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon 105mm VR F2.8
Focal Len: 105mm
Flash: SB600 manual mode 1/32th power, focal length 85mm
Exposure Mode: Manual Mode
Metering Mode: Center Weighted
White Balance: Auto
Exposure: 0
Shutter: 1/125
F Stop: F 11
ISO: 200

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hi gregory,
the framing of the shot gives a nice look to the shot, sharp image with good details, lovely colours, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-11 0:36]

Hi Greg,
Great shot of the Blue Dasher. The fill flash gave you great exposure on the throax and eye! Outstanding DOF, background, pose of df, and overall composition. Focus and detail excellent.

Hi Greg,

A great shot with lovely colors,the focus is great and th fill flash worked well,the only thing I think could improve if you made a horizontal compo of it and cropped out the dark BG on the topside of the picture,I made a quick ws,I know in my ws the dragonfly comes out too much on the topside,but I made the ws to let you see it without the black,


Wonderful sharp image I can only get mine using a 500mm so will have to invest in Macro as this is so sharp.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-11 4:23]

Hi Gregory,
Superb portrait of this dragonfly. Nice colours and very sharp details. Excellent POV and DOF. The BG is so special. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-11 6:09]

Hello Gregory,
Very nice and a detailed shot of this dragonfly. Focus, POV, sharpness and composition is very good. Colors are lovely. TFS

Hello Gregory,
Great close up vivid colors and sharpness focus
good composition with contrasting BG nice frame
with slim lines TFS best regards/Lawhill

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-11 10:23]

Hi Greg, this is a superb and dazzling photo. I have not seen one of these before. Superb focus and exosure and sho crisp and sharp. Absolutely breathtaking! Great light and magnificent colours with a good DOF. Excellent, your had work paid off.

Hi Greg,
A great image of this dragonfly!
I like so much the usual high quality, this time in the capture of this insect.
Love all the light and info got on the body, as well as the reflectins on the yes.
It's very good the way the background is blurred to stand out the subject.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-11 13:35]

Hello Gregory,
Beautiful close up.Exposure is spot on details are crisp clear and razorsharp.POV,colors,BG,framing and composition are also excellent.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-12 1:30]

salut Gregn
merveilleuse image, c'est sobre et pur dans les lignes. La couleur est de toute beauté et l'aspect métal bien travaillé.


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  • Music (40)
  • [2007-06-12 10:31]

On a point for a stick and dragon !

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-13 10:59]

Hello Greg,
Have n'ver seen a Dragonfly shot from you.Great angle and nice PoV with good details.I like the BG which contrasts the subject and its colours.Well composed.
Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

Super image Greg,

there are alot of dragonfly shots around, but this is certainly uo there with the best.
Lovely fine details.


Hi Gregory,
This is a really nice capture of a dragonfly, I especially enjoy the detail s and colors in the head region. Well done. :)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-06-25 22:50]

Gregory, you do great when shooting macro too. Congratulations.

A clear and sharp image.

Excellent presentation.

Hi Greg, Superb photo's throughout. TFS. Keith

Hy Gregory
Very nice portrait of this dragonfly, all is good.

Hello Gregory,
I loved all your excellent photos in the gallery which perfectly composed and well framed, trully quality presentation indeed! my compliment!
this one is no exception with best DOF, total sharpness, vivid colour and so much details
the exposure and focus is spot on!
TFS and the useful notes
all the best, Gregory!

bonjour gregory
c'est remarquable,c'est vrai que la partie noir en haut aurait pu etre supprimé comme sur le WS mais pour ce qui est de la profondeurde champ,la netteté et les couleurs c'est extra.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-09-23 2:29]

amazing shot with great focus on subject and good details.


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