Female Ashy Clubtail
At first sight it looks like an apple tree, but not sure...
From this POV, it looks as if the eyes where separate on the top, if they are, it might be a clubtail or gomphus.
Nice moody shot, with subject well isolated, but placing it there was not fair, your are postprocessing the BG before taking the shot :D
Best regards, Felipe.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-06-11 9:33]
C'est une excellent Prise de vue ! La composition très jolie avec de belles couleurs, grande acuité et détails. Merci pour le partage .
Au revoir et merci ....JP
- aido (4046)
- [2006-06-11 9:37]
Nice shot, excellent detail, good light and colour, perfect DOF and neutral background. Nice work. Can't help with the ID.
Excellent capture Mike!
Well done on the composition/details, and teamwork :)
I think you are a lucky man to have included your son in the process...
This may be an immature Ashy Clubtail (Gomphus lividus)?, hard to tell for sure..
Very well done.
- batu (16383)
- [2006-06-11 10:50]
this 'silent' picture acts through its non-flamboyant colours with shallow green and brown, only. Well composed. The identification is difficult (perhaps the colours are not yet fully developed).
Good POV, DOF and overall composition.
The body shape suggests a damselfly, but I am not sure about the species.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2006-06-11 12:30]
For me it is a beautiful composition. Pleasant colors and background. Nice pose on leaf. Good DOF and sharpness.
- carper (8439)
- [2006-06-11 13:33]
quality shot Mike
a super composition, well taken, good in pov and a marvelous dof, what can I more say then yes I like it, good job.
- ddg (5507)
- [2006-06-11 14:05]
Bonjour Mike, excellent composition and beautiful colors. Dof and neutral BG are perfect. Best regards, Didier.
- ewiczek (815)
- [2006-06-11 14:51]
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-06-11 14:57]
Hello Mike , A Great shot , good compositie colours pov and dof and nice frame , good job ,Greetings Teunie .
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2006-06-11 15:38]
Nice, should be starting to see them here shortly, well taken.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-06-11 16:16]
Excellent close up.I liked sharpness,POV,details,colors,BG,
framing and composition a lot.
- jossim (12636)
- [2006-06-11 17:32]
Félicitations pour les détails,l'éclairage et les superbes couleurs.
Merci pour l'envoie.
- phlr (2821)
- [2006-06-12 3:36]
Very good shot of this odonata!
Very good DOF and details!
Very good POV and BG!
5* and TFS!
- luislourobd (2176)
- [2006-06-12 4:50]
Wonderful shot, Mike!!! everithing's prefect, I do love dragonflies!!!
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-06-12 7:40]
excellent composition, beautiful horizontal line . Great POV and DOF.. colors and sharpness are lovely.
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2006-06-13 16:51]
Very nice capture Mike with good detail and effective DOF and I must say, lovely presentation. Well done.
- deud (2540)
- [2006-06-14 5:56]
beautiful shot! i like the saturated, reach colors! great exposure pair! very nice focus on subject showing us good details. tfs
- sAner (4750)
- [2006-06-14 14:32]
Excellent shot Mike. Details are sharp and POV is good. I really, really like the frame with the big, black border! Well done & TFS!
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2006-06-15 15:53]
this one is beautiful, I like the blue eyes - never seen such a dragon before.
Today I have seen hundreds of damselflies, but only 5 or 6 dragonflies. I don't know why, but perhaps it's to early in the year and the haven't completed their winter-sleep ;-)
So thanks for this wonderful one, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- jchemas (3396)
- [2006-06-15 21:59]
Great macro shot Mike.
Beautiful composition with excellent colors and details with good POV and BG.
Love the frame.
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-06-17 0:24]
Hi Mike, this is even better than TL (naturally!). Your details are sharp, the placement on the plant of your Ashy Clubtail is super too. BG looks great too. Good job,
- Dando (3084)
- [2006-06-17 17:33]
Hi Mike, excellent macro. Very well composed with brilliant details, lighting and colours. Very well done and TFS.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2006-06-19 13:37]
Very nice shot of this dragonfly the exposure works great for this image as it displays the natural colors well. :)
- soccer (2557)
- [2006-06-27 10:54]
Awesome Composition, sharpness, detail of the subject, DOF, blurred BG and POV. TFS,