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Another set of spots

Another set of spots
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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: 2007-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 52mm HOYA Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: 2007 USA summer
Date Submitted: 2007-08-02 20:20
Viewed: 4116
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well... i'm back again for about 3-4 minutes :))...but at least i have a new picture ;)

It's actually the same species as the last dragonfly i posted some long while ago - Libellula forensis or the Eight-spotted Skimmer, but a male this time.

The photo was also taken in the same wonderful habitat i told you about, a place where i was able to see lots of different and very beautiful species of Odonata but only take decent photos of few.

Not much to tell other than what i've been saying lately: time is not on my side these days, but i'll soon get that dSLR and go home and resume my active participation on TN :) That's a promise!

Until then, take care everybody!

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Filter: Hoya Circular Polarizer
Focal Length: 432mm (35mm equiv.)
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Exposure Bias: -2/3
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: handheld
TOD: about 2 PM
Weather conditions: very sunny

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Hi Horia,
A wonderful composition of this pretty libellula. Light and colour on the wings are super. I like diagonal leaf of reed. Bravo and TFS


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-03 1:37]

Hello Horia,
Lovely shot.Well seen and composed.POV,colors,BG and visual impact are excellent.

Hi Horia,

I am also back after a long gap.Not getting time to visit here coz of work.
This is all about composition. The placement of DF, the turned grass leaf bluish water and overhead sun. Excellant. Love it.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-03 1:55]

Hi Horia,
Light, colors, composition and your POV are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Horia,
Nice shot of this libellula, good colors and sharpness, thanks for sharing

Hey Horia,
A nice and simple photo that is well composed and presented nicely. The water weed of algae makes for an interesting BG.
Good to see one of your photos again Horia.
Best regards

Hi Horia,
Good to have news about you!
I like this "fresh" picture, more valuable when time is not on your side.
Very good the back POV, that takes the best on this insect, alighted at the middle of that long leaf.
It's very good the composition you had built here, with the leaf and subject crossing all over the image in the diagonal.
I'm sure we all miss your active participation here, so it would be great when you resume, with the added bonus of the new equipment!
Congratulations and thanks for found the time to post this.
Warms regards and take care,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-03 7:05]

Outstanding composition with excellent clear details and fine oof BG

Hi Horia,
Good to see you posting again. I do hope all is fine and work isn't keeping you too much away from nature.
This is a superb photo where you not only show the wonderful skimmer, but also parts of its habitat. The lighting is simply awesome. Love the diagonal line of the leaf and the superb exposure.

I whish you new toy is soon with you.


Hi Horia,
I like this shot with the grass cutting the frame diagonally. Your skimmer is really sharp against the OOF pond.
I hope you enjoyed your stay at Tahoe, and the fire wasn't too devastating. Did you get to see any other places in California or the US?

Evelynn : )

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-03 22:45]

Horia, very nice shot and probably landscape would be nice view. Also the busy BG is disturbing. Ganesh

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-08-06 7:26]

Hi Horia.
Excellent composition,as usual in your pictures.Well captured with good details and amazing colors.I really like BG.Good Luck and take care.
TFS and best regards Milos.

Dear Horia!
It is long time since I wrote you any comment or e-mail, but finally I am back in Lodz again :) It is nice to see that you can find time not aslo for nature watching and taking nice pictures like this one :)
In this photograph I like the composition a lot: a dragonfly is the most important element (I mean in general) but not the only one, what makes this photo much more panoramic.
DOF, POV and the BG are also very good for my eyes and the technical note more than informative ;>
Hope to see soon some new pictures from the USA and to hear from you with some interesting news ;>
Best greetings,

Hi Horia,
A very interesting composition....well captured.The blade of grass seeming to act as a runway as the dragonfly comes into land.A good DOF to concentrate on the subject and yet to give a view of its surroundings to complete the image.Nice and natural with nice light.
Regards, David

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-08-07 15:38]

Hello Horia, it's a very good macro with a superb composition. Very sharp and a very good light ! Thanks !


Hi Horia
Simple but beautiful. Very good idea. I like the compositoin and colors. As I can see you have taken many interesting photo in US
Very best wishes

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-21 5:49]

Hi, dear Horia.
I think all your businesses are OK. I hope we can congratulate you on new photo (DSLR) equipment soon.

While we can to get pleasure from your compact camera and skillfulness. Pictured subject is amazing. Great 3D-effect> impressive crisp sharp FG and main subject and wonderful blurred a bit BG. The leaf is the key decorate element of the shot. Image of the beautiful dragonfly is simply terrific. Bravo. my friend. In waiting for you, your pictured and your DSLR,

Hi Horia,
hi - I missed you - and a lot of your shots as I see - but I had to make a break because I have to work hard at my office.
This dragon is fantastic, I never had the joy to see such a beauty. Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Excelente PoV.
Bellos colores y estupenda presentación.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Horia,
Nice compo.
Hope you are all right and I'm looking forward to view more 'nice compo's':-)

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