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Sunbathing dragonfly

Sunbathing dragonfly
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 2 N: 914] (3634)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 90, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-06 0:36
Viewed: 3798
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello All,

First of all, this is large post - "LP", which can be seen in large size after you click on the picture itself.

About the picture:

The Sun was scorching and I was looking for an interesting motive and I was lucky enough to spot this dragonfly perching on a dry wild reed. It was me who had to take care moving not too much so that this insect couldn't feel my presence nearby.

I tried to avoid the OE in the picture but at some spots you can even find it as I could not avoid it because of strong sunlight in the afternoon time of the day but the day was lovely to take some shots from this dragonfly while getting sunbath ;-)

Hope you enjoy the "large version" of the picture too!




ISO=800, Focal length=105 mm, minor noise reduction using Neat Image, cropped and resized for TN.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-06-06 1:24]

Hello Paras,
Excellent sharp photo, splendid lights and colors, of this Sonnende Dragonfly.Great idea for one large size!
Regards, Joska

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-06-06 5:49]
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Hi Paras, nice to see you on TN!!
Good sharp capture of this lovely dragonfly.
Great DOF, which isolates the subject perfectly.
Very good lighting.
My humble opinion: I think that the format you chosen is not appropriate for this kind of photo.
I would have also cut on the right to place the dragonfly in the corner. Please, don't offend :))
My warmest regards.
ciao! Vanda

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-06-06 11:41]

Hello Paras!
Nice pic and fantastic large version which I love so much!Congrats!
I also agree with Vanda...Yes ,I think you could put your dragonfly a little in the corner.Decentralized images are more interesting ;).
Thanks for sharing you nice job,thanks also for visiting my gallery.I appreciated it!
Regards from,

I like the notion of a smaller image from time to time. It gives me time to focus on the important part of the picture... Excellent work.

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