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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-30 3:55
Viewed: 2812
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I dedicate this shot to all Star Wars lovers around the world. Now you know what inspired George Lucas to make famous x-wing space fighters ;-) As you probably know I'm big Star Wars fan also. When I was in my primary school, for me and my friends it was some kind of cult - dreams of friendship, spaceships, lightsabres, Lord Vader, Han Solo and all this stuff. In these times we've got martial low in Poland, tanks on streets, curfew and power shortages :-) But, of course, we were children and didn't remember about it, I say more - for us it was great adventure to touch Kalashnikov or tanks ;-) So for me Star Wars always connects with my childhood and this hard [or not so hard] time. And still, at age of 33, I love these movies - for their ability to turning almost everyone to child again.

By the way - x-wing is probably Sympetrum flaveolum - Yellow-winged Darter.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-30 4:02]

HI Grzegorz
I like your X wing. I have a couple of starwars fans living at my house too, both son and Husband!
Great photo a different POV with the X wings.
Nice composition

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-30 4:10]

Hello Greg!
Wonderful capture.X-wings seems great.POV,simple BG,details and compositon are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • omnia Silver Star Critiquer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-30 4:19]

Excellent shot of this insect to show the wings, beautiful. Nice detail and composition.

Great shot Greg,
I like your connections to Star Wars through nature photography. I might have to watch one of the films next week, it's been a while!
Very sharp details and good colours. Nicely composed and good handling of the exposure. POV, DOF and BG are spot on.
Have a great weekend, thanks for posting.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-30 4:45]

Bonjour Grzegorz, very nice capture with a good timing. Position of wings are perfect.TFS Didier.

very good one greg,
fantastic capture, great composition, very good pov and a great dof, this is a very good job Greg. I think personal one of your best dragonflies shots, very good job,
gr. Jaap

Hello Darth Greg

The force is strong in this one!

Nice POV showing the wing formation perfectly. Good light, colour and detail. Excellent OOF BG. Nice work. Thanks.

Hello Greg!
Perfect capture.POV,position of wings,lighting,colors and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

Hey Greg ---

I thought that the making of Starwars was over, Well done on this shot. DOF and POV are brilliant. Well done

Greg, So do X-Wing dragons fly faster? ;-) This has great details, colors, light. An excellent POV, Well done!

Hi Greg,
Great title for this shot! Excellent detail, an I really like that catch light in those big red eyes. Well Done!

My 8 year old son (who is a Star Wars fan) informs me that they are called X-Wing-Class - means nothing to me ;-)
A great shot, great pov and dof. I think this central comp works really well here with the space at the top of the image.
Thanks for posting.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-30 14:54]

Hello Greg,
An excellent capture.
Very good composition and POV,nice clear background.
A great title and note too.
Very well done.


Hello Grzegorz,
Beautiful X-Wing Damselfly(Or Dragonfly). Really Beautiful Light. I like it very much. Good work.

Greg, this is a excellent Picture. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. Well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-07-30 16:35]

So this is where Mr Lucas got his idea of the X Wing!

Love the note and the image is excellent!

Thanks for posting and may the Force be with you.

Hi Grzegorz
Great capture,position and BG sky walker
May the force be with you
In a friendly way Christophe

Great capture! Lovely colors, good DOF and POV, great sharpness. TFS

Beautiful x-shot, Greg.
I like the composition and POV.
Good details and nice colours.
Very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-31 4:01]

What a superb dragonfly that you have well captured ! The pose with the "X" is beautiful ! Thanks for sharing Greg.

Bardzo ładna prosta kompozycja. Po porstu genialne zdjecie.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-01 11:50]

Grzegorz, there seems to be some noise on the bg, but I like the shot a lot.

Great how you got such dof by using only f/3.2

Excellent sharpness, very nice pov and composition.

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