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Wings of Gold

Wings of Gold
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Copyright: T H Su (suleesia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 5 N: 129] (1924)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF300mm f2.8, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-08-05 11:50
Viewed: 3674
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Backlighting and flash fill-in combination.
Playing with 1200mm combo rig, 300mm f2.8 + 2XTC + 2XTC @ 1/500 flash sync f4 ISO-400 full frame image (cropped to fit 6:4.5 format). Range to subject 12 ft. Background is out of focus distant trees.

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To windancer: Thank yousuleesia 1 08-17 08:52
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Just one word : WONDERFUL.....!!!!!



Another artistic and lovely composition, Ken!

Your subject's pose is classic, details are amazing, colors beautiful, BG perfect.

Well done and thank you.

Beautiful, Ken.
You manage the "stacking" very well.
I love the pose and the composition, Very well seen from the BG. Very good details and nice light.
Excellent work.

Hi Ken Su, very special image as always from you. You certainly know about BG and lighting. Lovely pose and composition too. Just beautiful :)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-05 15:24]

Such a beautiful composition!
Wonderful BG!
It really makes the diference on the wings of the dragonfly!

Hi Ken.
Great composition. The colours and sharpness are excellent

PERFECT! Amazing! Beautiful! Superb!

I'm impressed!

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-08-05 17:25]

Hi Ken,
Great shot!
I love how the flash has really made the veins on the wings show up, very impressive.
Great background it works perfectly with your subject.

I can't write anything about this shot.I can't write anything about what I feel.Just SCREAMING WAAAAAAAOOOOOW

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-08-05 17:53]

Quite superb!
Excellent composition and POV,perfect background.
Great work,well done.


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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-08-05 18:31]

i liked especially background and sharpness of wings..
good shot. TFS!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-06 1:06]

I really like the perpendicular position of the dragonfly in relation to the twig. It is striking, making his perching rather precarious. The details and light are perfect as usual. I am not sure about your recent BG. They are a bit too monochromatic for me, thus making them flat-looking. Just my opinion, of course. Congratulations. TFS. : )

Excellent shot... nothing else to add.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-08-06 4:18]

Bonjour Ken, bravo pour cette superbe photo, vous maitrisez parfaitement les éclairages. TFS Didier.

Even this excellent photograph can be improved with some post processing in Photoshop. I did a workshop on it. I hope you like it. Great photo!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-08-10 5:11]

Hello Su,
Magnificent capture. Everything is spot on.


Did you experiment with some other lighting combinations before this? I Love it! I also love the notes you provide, its exactly the kind of stuff i want to know! With your setup is your max aperature f8?

Thanks so much for sharing, and teaching!


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