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Beautiful goldring

Beautiful goldring
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): libellules demoiselle/dragonfly damselfly, Your favorites, gondox's favorite Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-15 7:07
Viewed: 3893
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I thought i'd take a break from all the winter landscapes and add a splash of color to my latest gallery.

Here is one of my favorite dragonfly shots from last year and i'm posting it as the first d-fly of 2010...just to start on well this season :)
It's a beautiful, large Cordulegaster bidentata - or Sombre Goldenring.
I have another shot of this species in my gallery here, but this one is a much better and sharper one. I've traveled a bit to get this and i've stalked this fellow here for quite a while until he found this ideal resting place for me to sneak in for a couple of shots.

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro
Filters: no
Focal Length: 150mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/4
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 11 AM
Weather conditions: SUNNY

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foarte frumoasa libelula, cum de altfel si celelalte fotografii
numai bine in continuare

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  • izida Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 0] (1232)
  • [2010-02-15 7:43]

Merhaba Horia,
Cok guzel bir yusufcuk gercekten.
Basarili makro cekimi..

Salut Horia
Ca de obicei, ceva fantastic. Detalii perfecte pe corpul insectei, si un bg mai mult decat minunat.
Numai bine,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-15 7:56]

Hi Horia,
Very nice capture of this dragonfly.
Excellent lighting,POV and BG.Sharpness
and details are also wonderful.Have a
great week!
Thanks for posting..

Hello Horia
fantastic capture of beautiful goldring against blurred BG. sharp details, POV/OOF great. colors also superb. thanks for sharing, best wishes

A finely executed macro shot in pleasant vertical composition Horia, perfect focus on the fly in spite of the shallow DOF, with good colour rendering. TFS indeed!

HI Horian,
it's amazing to see that beautiful dragon hanging there.
Excellent BG, nothing is disturbing.
I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Horia
super picture ,great sharpness and very good soft BG.
beautiful colours and nice composition
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-15 10:01]

Hello Horia,
An excellent pin-sharp capture of this beautiful Goldenring hanging on to a wire.
Fantastic details, beautiful colours and a nice smooth background too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-15 10:12]

Hello Horia,

Nice pose of these dragonfly, also the open wings make these picture lovely, excellent detailed.
Good of color and nice presentation. TFS.
Very well composition and presentation.

Best regards,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-15 10:45]

Buna Horia
Imi era dor de pozele cu libelule. O poza perfecta plina de culoare si detalii de invidiat
Numai bine

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-15 11:11]

Hello Horia,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo of this dragonfly in very beautiful colours. The contrasting BG is very nice. Excellent composition.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-02-15 11:25]

Oh my, Horia.... A great moment captured indeed!
He is hanging on for dear life, it looks like.
Love the incredible details of the tiny feet on the stem.
Very interesting and unusual pose.
Wonderful sharpness and DOF.
TFS. ; )

macro deliziosa di questa specie della famiglia cordulegasteridae che non ho mai visto
bella la presa verticale con lo sfondo verde e ottima definizione

grazie Horia! 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 11:46]

Great capture dear Horia,
Fine details and composition are so good.
TFS and have a nice week,

Buna Horia,
Excelenta imaginea cu aceasta libelula, ai detalii bune, culori placute si un fundal verde blurrat excelent.
Numai bine,

Hello Horia,
Great capture, with so harmonious colours, fine details, nice composition. Very well done! Have a nice evening,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-15 15:20]

Hi Horia,

I can see why this is one of your favorite dragonfly shots. It is perfect. He looks like a very delicate tight rope walker. Colors and details are top notch. I especially love the eyes and wings. The background and vertical composition are superb.


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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2010-02-15 17:23]

Hi Horia,

it is indeed beautiful MF!
The sptripes having that special tone of green - I've never seen one like that!
I don't know what happened but I'm finding more and more special dragonflies on TN the last days - it could be just me liking them more every time but not knowing too many yet :)
You presented this one so nicely and perfectly, many TFS!


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-15 23:41]

Hi Horia

WOW - really 3D on my screen - excellent - and very patient work!

Best wishes


Hi Horia

Stunning shot of this dragonfly. Simply superb sharpness and details. Excellent OOF background too.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-16 2:26]

Is this dragonfly doing acrobatics, fine capture with good colors. tfs.

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  • Ileana (40)
  • [2010-02-16 6:37]

Buna, Horia!
Super imagine! Imi place mult galeria ta. Felicitari!
O saptamina buna!
Ileana (prietena Daniei):)

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-02-16 12:33]

Hello Horia.

A splendid capture of one of the most beautiful dragonflys.
You have taken this in a perfect way, all is weel balanced, colors, sharpness, POV it fits all very weel.
Very well done and thank you for shring it.

Gr. Hans

Superba poza Horia!!! Excelent fundal, detalii perfecte, culori si pozitionare asa cum trebuie sa fie!! Felicitari!!!
Superb picture, Horia!!! Excellent BG, perfect details, colours and positioning just as they should be! Congratulations!!!

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2010-05-14 8:29]

Hello Horia.

A splendid capture of this beautiful dragonfly.
Cordulegaster bidentata have this typic position at rest!



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