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macro of dragonfly

macro of dragonfly
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): my work [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-18 9:06
Viewed: 3847
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This macro of the dragonfly was taken late in the evening today, exposure adjustments have been done to make the image presentable.

The shot has been taken with nikon d 80 with Sigma 70/300 lens in macro mode, A bit of cropping, resizing and framing done for final presentation.

I feel that better post processing skills can yield with better results with this shot. I am not good at the editing software and hence could not control some nits of the picture.

Critiques and comments most welcome.

red45, SelenE, siggi, Juyona, haraprasan, Ken52, Jamesp, marhowie, Alex99, ramthakur, goldyrs has marked this note useful
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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-18 9:18]

Hi Pankaj,

Not to worry - the macro is quite presentable. Beautiful golden colors against the grey background. Fantastic details of the head and body. the wings look just like lace. My son just walked by, looked at the computer, and said, "hey, that's neat."


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-18 10:45]

Hello Pankaj!

Absolutelly fantastic image! Very sharp and detailed, with perfect POV and composition. I like very much golden colours which look like melted gold.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-18 11:05]

Hi Pankaj,
It's a great detail. Colors, lighting, POV, composition and details are great. TFS
Have a nice weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-18 11:36]

Hello Pankaj,
Very good capture with fine details and beautiful colours. Good Dof for such close macro.
Well done

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-18 12:25]

hi Pankaj
waow superbe macro avec un bon travail sur les détails. La netteté est parfaite et la couleur gris bleu du plus bel effet.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-18 13:09]

Hola amigo,
excelente macro y buenos detalles...
espléndido foco.

Hi Pankaj, superb macro of beutiful dragonfly with splendid details and fantastic colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Pankaj!
This time I'm only marking, I'll be back in the morning :)

Hello Pankaj,
Good close up. Closer than the common close up we often see :-).

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-07-18 22:16]

This is outstanding! Very clean, sharp image with excellent detail and exposure. Very nice wing detail and the colors of dragonfly body are amazing! I like this crop for your hanging dragonfly.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-18 23:06]

Hi Pankaj

Great shot - I really like the way you have zoomed in on the subject, The detail in the wings and head is excellent. Great work.


Hi Pankaj Da,
A superb closeup capture of this beautiful common wanderer. Excellent details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Pankaj,
Very nice!
Excellent detail throughout, and those wing veins stand out well.
The color and exposure look perfect, great close-crop comp :)

Hi Pankaj,
Absolutelly fantastic macro
excellent sharpness and details

Hello Pankaj uncle, Lovely shot and nice view. I am amazed to see their design. Thanks for sharing Vignesh

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-19 10:14]

Hi Pankaj.
Great close-up picture with superb sharpness and details of the beautiful dragonfly. Stem and neutral BG supplement the insect image very well. I like razor details of the insect and stem and vivid colours of the picture. My best regards and kind wishes.

Hi Pankaj,
Un retrato espectacular, me gusta el acercamiento que lograste, que es muy meritorio porque son bastante difíciles de fotografiar debido a su buena visión. Me gusta todo, en especial las nervaduras de las alas

The selective presentation of the dragonfly -- head, thorax, abdomen and wings -- is excellent in quality, Pankaj.
Though the head catches the eye first, the entire segment is razor sharp.
The fill flash has highlighted the metallic sheen and subtle colours on the subject very well.
I don't see any shortcomings in the image and I assure you that you have handled the PP work very efficiently.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-20 2:16]

Hi ,just marking,no time,i have a lot of work...Luciano

This is an amazing macro, Pankaj........A superb shot!
I've never seen so much detail in any other dragonfly macro!
Exceptional shot!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-20 18:52]

Hello Pankaj

A superb capture of this dragonfly.
The focus is spot on with sharp details,
Lovely lighting and vivid colours.
The crop is interesting.


Hello Pankaj beautifull detail, excellent POV and DOF, also a fine composition, central fits well with the subject. Rgds Necip

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