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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR, 67mm UV filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-23 15:32
Viewed: 4404
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I got cross-eyed going through the different types and genders of damselflies trying to get an identity...???
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-23 15:33]

Hi Jim,beautiful portrait of this little damselfy,excellent composition too whit beautiful colors and god sharpness too,not easy a good pic like that from this point of view! Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

Hi Jim, it's interesting to see the level of light in this picture, it provides a uniform light is very bright, this allows very good details on the bug and a radiant and bright environment, I think a picture of very good visual taste. Regarding the ID, would I be able to classify dragonflies and damselflies! I have several photos of these insects and I could not classify any! all resemble each other!

Greetings, thanks for sharing. It has become a pleasure to see your pictures on TN!


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-23 18:16]
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Hi Jim

Looks like you had to contain a very bright mid-day sun. The intense light played a
bit of a trick on my eyes. Initially upon opening the image I thought that the insect
might be slightly soft, but then I had a closer look and I realised that the details are
actually rather sharp and well defined. As I said, it was only the light that bluffed me.
Maybe you could have decreased the exposure level a slight bit which also would
have had an positive influence on the density. I like the diagonal positioning of the
damselfly inside the frame.

Well done and TFS.

hello Jim
elected from a as painted and luminous background the subject, exquisite diagonal composition, with very fine colors and good sharpness!
keep photographing! TFS

Hello Jim,
a splendid macro shot of this Damselfly taken from a very good POV with fine detail and marvellous bright colours, very nice composition with a beautiful green BG
Best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-24 12:08]

Hi Jim. Its easy to ID its a Blue one Ha Ha . Sorry about that .I am not to sure but i do know you have taken a fine close up with good detail and bright colours. Well taken TFs.

Hello Jim
a fine capture of this beautiful blue damselfly, great detailsand wonderful pose and composition
the bright green BG is eye-catching
Have a good night

Hello Jim,

Fine details in the insect!

A pleasant reminder of summer, now during the darkest part of the year...

And I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, White if possible!

Pablo -

Hi Jim,

The vegetation is framing well the insect. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the damselflies. The late morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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