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Dragonfly and Stilt

Dragonfly and Stilt
Photo Information
Copyright: Carlos M Garcia (alguazul) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 14 N: 120] (713)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-05 13:10
Viewed: 5542
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A shot taken the same day that the previous image. The same small shallow pond, full of green reflections and the same Stilt, walking in front of my hide. The time flew peacefully and the air was covered by a cloud of plenty golden dragonflies. In a given instant, one of them travelled on the stilt. Perhaps some 30 seconds or a minute.
Photo made in a hide placed just in the muddy shores of the pond, canon 30d with a 100-400 mm lens on a tripod. Natural light.

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Fabuloso trabajo Carlos.
Hermosa coincidencia.
Perfectos y equilibrados colores en esta sensacional captura o capturas.
Saludos, JL.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-05 13:53]

Hi Carlos. What luck to get this one. Just the Stilt makes a good one but with the dragonfly as well. not seen this before, good timing on your part . you have captured good detail and colours. well done TFS.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-05 13:55]

Hi Carlos

A wonderful posting, The detail pose and reflected light are lovely. The dragonfly adds that 'something-else'.

Great work.


Hi Carlos,
You are very lucky. Interesting and very good photo. Composition, BG and POV very nice. Mustafa

Hi Carlos
Very nice peaceful shot. Very good composition (with a bird and circle on surface of water), beautiful colors. Perfect sharpness.

Absolutely fantastic moment with dragonfly (David and Goliath)

Very best wishes

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-09-05 14:18]

Hi Carlos
A wonderful shot, beautiful colors.

Hello Carlos,

What an absolutely amazing picture and the level of detail is simply stunning.


Hi Carlos,
Amazing shot with great composition and colours. fantastic lucky moment.



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-05 16:06]

Hola Carlos,
Oportuno es poco amigo,
preciosa captura,
los detalles son evidentes,
perfecto trabajo,

This is one of those shots you have to have great reflexes for! Great sharpness and detail!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-09-05 18:07]

Superbe originale et bonne qualité.


Great image. Love the context. Beautiful framing and wonderful catch light.



Hi Carlos,
So cool the dfly on the bird.
Fine composition with great light, POV/pose, focus detail, and color.

What an amazing picture!
Congratulation to have had them seen !
It'a a rare moment and you have benne lucky.
The picture is perfectly composed and the light and the colors are nice.


Hola Carlos,
Preciosa imagen de bella composición, excelente definición, la luz y el color son magníficos, el detalle de la libélula es fantástico, gracias por compartir estas bellezas, saludos
José Ramón

Hi Carlos,
Splendid composition with the dragonfly, really a very nice shot, I like it
well done

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-09-06 7:46]

Hi Carlos
What a nice capture , almost a two for one.Excellent composition and very nice POV.Image is sharp whit beautiful light .
TFS Michel

Hi Carlos,
WOw what a moment. I've never seen a dragonfly land on a animal let alone on the tip of a birds tail. Not only did you capture an interesting moment, you also captured two beautiful poses. The little dent on the water created by the birds beak is awesome. Beautiful work on the exposure and sharpness. This is a real stunner.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-06 10:58]

Hello Carlos,
This is really amazing! The colours, the details, the dragonfly, the reflection in the water, DOF, details and pose are all of high quality. Congratulations.

Hello Carlos excellent shot, really love the pov and details, very sharp and superb quality nice shalloow dof perfect! adding this to my fav rgds Necip.

Jo.errrrrrrrr. con perdón y sin perdón, esta foto se avisa..... es de concurso y de ganar, palabra del gorgue.
Donde la tenías guardada.... es perfecta un abrazo y va para mis destacadas.

Vaya un momentazo Carlos.... de verdad que voy a pensar que tras la Canonización te vas a dedicar, además de a hacer bastantes de las mejores fotos que veo últimamente, a conciliar y a hermanar a todos los bichejos habidos y por haber. Y amén de que los colores y la nitidez de la prota cigüeñuela y de su socia la libélula son divinos, los reflejos del carrizo están gloriosos.

Otra cosa que me gustaría añadir es que me gustaría verte metido en tu hide-confesionario porque no te imagino yo muy en ello :o)

Un besote enorme y hasta prontito


Great timing :) The depth of field, lighting and exposure is right on the money.
Excellent shot!

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