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I'm strong

I'm strong
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Copyright: myold profile (gondox) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40 DSLR, Nikkor 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 AF, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-14 13:02
Viewed: 4869
Points: 28
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I'm strong

I'm so strong I can tear that stick apart with my hands :)

I photographed this male southern dasher (correct me if I'm wrong) back in summer near a fishing lake, where even in hot weather pounds remain in the shades of trees.

I was browsing my archives when I found this fun pose where he holds himself on the stick like he was tring to break it.

It's an Orthetrum brunneum Male or Southern Dasher by it's common name. This species is protected by Hungarian laws. It's Hungarian name is "Pataki szitakötő".

Hope you like it!


Jamesp, horias, maurydv, jusninasirun, siggi, Mello, MMM, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-14 21:35]

Hello Andor
Excellent macro capture taken with great details and perfect focus

  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-02-14 21:59]

Dear Andor!

Your humerous picture and notes concerning a dragonfly are welcome for a change! It really lokks as if the dragonfly would like to take away that piece of wood. It was a good idea to dive into your archives.

Kind regards


P.S. Sory, Andor, I ran out of smilies...

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-14 22:46]

Hi Andor

Excellent pose and title! The detail here is also very good. Well seen and captured.

Best wishes


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-14 23:37]

Wonderful capture this dragonfly!
Great details and colors.

Hello Andor,
a very beautiful capture of a male Orthetrum brunneum taken with very good sharpness and splendid bright colours, very well composed (i also have posted a series of dragonflies (only Libellulidae family).
Have a good week
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Andor, beautiful dragonfly with fantastic colors, lovely natural ambientation, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Andor.

Nice capture and very sharp shot exposing fine details.
Excellent lenswork in making the bg colors muted. Focus is tack sharp and TFS.


Hi Andor,
Yes, he is strong! beautiful photo, amazing colors, very suitable POV. Excellent light, and a very appropriate title!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-15 11:19]

Hello Andor,
excellent shot of this dragonfly .So close up capture and good details .Very nice colours and POV with nice Bg TFS
Best regards siggi

hello Andor!
good capture of orthetrum brunneum in its natural enviroment
nice details and colors

ciao sERGIO

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-15 13:43]

Funny title dear Andor and you did a very good job here MF.
Nice POV and DOF and great compo too.
TFS and see you at TN.

hello andron,
nice species,
perfect picture.
Elinize sağlık, en güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-16 5:54]

Hi Andor
Excellent closed up.Perfect POV and razor sharp image.Very good detail.I also like the light reflextion on the insect.
TFS Michel

Szia Andor,

Gyönyörű makró. A szitakötő feje ugyan kicsúszott a fókuszból (a szárnynál ez természetes ebből a nézőpontból), mégis fantasztikus lett a kép, szépen mosott háttérrel és a vaku ellenére is természetes színekkel. Csodálatos a kompozíció is. Bravo.

Köszönöm a véleményed legutóbbi képeimről. A borostás egyrétűtaplót ábrázolónál mindjárt válaszolok a felvetett témára, ill. e-mail is megy hamarosan (de lehet, hogy csak holnap, mert a gyerekek már rángatnak, hogy hagyjam abba a fórumozást).

Baráti üdv, Laci

Baráti üdv

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2010-03-11 14:49]

une tres belle macro prise!
great close-up!
les couleurs et les detailles sont bonnes.
bon cadrage.


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