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Lestes sponsa

Lestes sponsa
Photo Information
Copyright: Martin Pustelnik (Eiren3) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 25] (228)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Sigma 150mm F 2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-19 23:08
Viewed: 3620
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Emerald Damselfy / male
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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-19 23:38]

Hello Martin !
What a great picture this is ! Excellent focus on the damseldly's head, where we can see many details with wonderful sharpness. I also like thecomposition of this picture, as well as the blured BG with vivid yellow color, makes the insect stand out very nicely. Very well done !

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-01-19 23:59]

Hi Martin

Another very nice macro from you.
The use of rather shallow DOF here allows a better isolation of the head and especially the eyes of this lovely Lestes, bringing also the entire damsel more from teh uniform BG.
Very nice composition and spot-on exposure as well - with really good fill-in flash work.

Bravo and thanks for sharing

PS: this website encourages the post of notes together with an image. We usually write something about the subject (notes on the animal etc) or the way we've taken the shot (the conditions etc). Please do so yourself, too.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2009-01-20 0:00]

Hi Martin,
I heard about this lens but it has a nice performance also you did frame this well with blur background.

Hi Martin,

Nice macro of the Damselfy. Quite a different POV where the eyes are focused and sharp.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2009-01-20 5:05]

Ahoj Martine
velmi pěkné makro krásné barvy a dobré detaily.
Pozadí je přímo excelentní.
Zdraví Jiří

hello Martin!
unusual point of view for this great macro enriched with vivid coloring
compliments sERGIO

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