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Curious eyes ...

Curious eyes ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-16 7:32
Viewed: 3204
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends,
it's a cold and foggy sunday and I'm just back from my ice-dance lessons, the best I could do today - and the other best thing is to be here and present another shot of my work during summer.

Here we have a nice Southern Skimmer male / Orthetrum brunneum male /
Zuidelijke oeverlibel mannetje / Orthétrum brun mâle /
Südliche Blaupfeil männchen .
I was astonished to see it sitting on the red leaves which was a nice contrast.
And she looked at me very curious as you can see ;-)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a good start into the new week ...

haraprasan, siggi, eng55, NinaM, carper, maurydv, anel, crs, wuta, marhowie, loot, hester has marked this note useful
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hello Sabine,
a great close of this blue Orthetrum coerulescens with a curious green eyes
live color and excellent composition

best sERGIO

hello sabine,
your tammy 90mm is gem of a lens, the colors of the macro look great, very sharp image with good details, perfect pov and i liked the tight cropiing,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Sabine,
A nice capture of this beautiful dragonfly. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-16 8:01]

Hallo Sabine,
dieses ist ein sehr gutes Makro. Sehr guter POV, DOF und gute Schärfe. Sehr nettes BG, gute Belichtung und eine sehr gute info . Danke . Grüße,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-16 8:33]

Hi Sabine,
Excellent macro shot.It's too close and well focused.Sharpness,details and framing are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-11-16 8:54]

What I like most in this picture are the beautiful colours. Those colours are very subtle and nuanced, from greyish green of the eyes to the fantastic red of the leaf which is perfectly contrasting with the dragonfly. The pov is fantastic too, great work Sabine (oups, c'est vrai, tu parles français aussi!), an amazing macro of a superb composition,


hello Sabine,
detaylar harika.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-11-16 10:09]

I like it Sbine,
the pov is nice, the details are super and the red leaf is doing well here, good photojob Sabine, have a nice evening.
regard jaap

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-16 11:22]

Hello Wishnu,
Wonderful sharp-detailed photo in excellent clear colours. The contrast against the dark BG is very good. Perfect POV.

Hi Sabine, amazing macro with fantastic details, great capture of beautiful dragonfly with splendid eyes, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-16 13:47]

Hello Sabine, is it a lens or a microscope? :-) Incredible details on this macro, look a those eyes! Well done, thanks!


Ciao Sabine,
spettacolare macro, eccellenti POV e DOF, mi piace la composizione con il contrasto dei vividi colori e il forte ingrandimento (una bellissima e personale costante nelle tue immagini), super la definizione con dettagli fantastici.

Another wonderful dragonfly macro Sabine.
This one does look little bright in places,just the way the light is catching that metallic sheen at a certain angle.
Excellent detail though and very nicely composed.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-11-17 2:40]

Hallo Sabine,
Sehr schön, diese Farbenzusammenstellung! Ich lieb es, wenn blau und grün kombiniert sind und wenn dazu noch warmes Rot und Braun kommen, dann ist es farblich perfekt. Mir gefällt auch dein gewählter Ausschnitt, bin sonst keine Liebhaberin von Macroaugen allein. Mir scheint auch, dass diese Libelle nicht so oft gezeigt wird.
Eine schöne Woche wünscht Dir

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-17 6:03]

Hello Sabine,

This is a very special macro showing astonishing details of the insect. The image is rasor sharp so that even fine details of head and torax can be well seen.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-17 7:29]

Hi Sabine,
another impressive super-close-up.
The eyes are amazing!
Excellent detail.
Very good composition.

Well done,

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-11-17 11:10]

Hello Sabine , Beautifull capture of this dragonfly ,great details sharpnes compositie and colours , good job ,reetings Teunie .

Hi Sabine,
The color here pops, and I expect to see excellent detail/DOF from you..that goes without saying ;}
Dramatic comp & POV, great use of flash also.
Good to see a post from you, I've been absent from TN a lot as well.
Be well,

Was für ein schönes amcro. Dies wunderbar scharfen Augen stechen richtig hervor.
Viele Grüße,

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-11-19 8:41]

Hello Sabine,

This is a wonderful shot of the dragonfly. Excellent focusing and not to forget the sharpness. Lovely colors and tones. The details are just splindid. Lovely composition and POV. TFS.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-11-25 17:50]

Hi Sabine

It is good to see you're active again after an extensive period of absence.
I am sure your archives are just bursting with all the wonderful captures
made during the past 10 months. I bet we're still going to see some great
shots in the next couple of weeks.

The details on this Keeled skimmer are just fabulous. The exploded view
of the insect shows all the details in pristine and comprehensible clarity.
The wide-ranging DOF was brilliantly accomplished with the aid of the
impressive f/22 aperture. The contrast between the green eyes and the
blue body is quite astonishing.

Great work and TFS.

bonjour sabine
voila j'ai aussi un 450D mais il va falloir attendre un peu pour le tester en macro et obtenir de si beaux gros plans de libellule.
un acteur français aurait dit"t'a de beaux yeux tu sais!"
bonne soirée.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-14 12:44]

Hi Sabine

The pale blue/green colours contrast beautifully against the red. Lovely POV and wonderful focus. Great work from you as ever :)



Hello Sabine,
I think this is O.brunneum,bacause of the white face he has.
TFS Harm

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