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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-08-31 19:19
Viewed: 3129
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Back to a little more conventional image than last nights, this is a Teneral (sexually immature)Migrant Hawker (aeshna Mixta) seen on the nursery today around about 2.00pm, we seem to be having a few dry days so a few late season dragonflies are now turning up around the nursery. This one was flying around a sheltered sunny corner and was perching about 2m off the ground on a Hawthorn Tree (Crataegus monogyna) which means the hawthorn with a single seed.So the photo was taken with me stretching my arm up over my head trying to sight on the back screen with-out my glasses so its a blurr , and its in shade so decided to use flash to try and light some of the underside details not normally seen.This is the view normally seen by most people and a female one too.
Run out of hours to write more notes been too busy sorting out other things here, i hope somebody likes it.

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That's quite impressive, can you give some indication of how big it is - it looks like it could be 1/2 metre in size, but I am sure that it is much smaller.

Use of the flash has been effective here and certainly brings out the colours in the armour plating. The only weakness is that the dragonfly is facing away and not towards the camera. But otherwise I quite like this.

Very nicely lit up. I spent last night trying to get a spider but still has a lot to learn of using the flash and getting a close up shot. You have done it very well. I like it.

What did you do?!Robert!:o)
It's full of visual attractions,very well done,...Oh,let me see more without words:)...

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-01 13:48]

I really like this setting and angle. This shot really contains a lot - Berries, Lichens/moss, sky clouds ets and yet the shot does not feel busy. I like this al lot.

What really attracts me to this shot is the wonderful splash of colours from the deep blue sky and red berries. Also the way the wings are silhouetted against the sky. Considering you didn't have your glasses on (know the feeling), you did quite well.
I found the note very enjoyable and interesting, Robert.

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  • gbac Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 8] (76)
  • [2004-09-21 14:17]

I like the angle of the capture with the sky in background and the use of the flash is well seen.
Well done Robert.

Most unusual perspective Rob it almost looks like the fly is eating the berries. Great colour and sharpness.

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-25 13:18]

You have a great variety of odonatas on your gallery!
This one I never saw.
Very good shot!

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