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Copyright: juan jose munoz (juanjo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, AF-S NIKKOR 18-135 mm, 52mn circular polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-23 12:58
Viewed: 4592
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body.

Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes, midges and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Dragonflies do not normally bite or sting humans (though they will bite in order to escape, for example, if grasped by the abdomen); in fact, they are valued as a predator that helps control the populations of harmful insects, such as mosquitoes.


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Hello Juan,
This is a very sophisticated picture of this nice specie. I like those grey tones of colors a lot, beautiful DOF, POV and composition. This is superb! Thanks,

bonjour juan jose
un bon pov et une bonne netteté sur la tête,malgré tout un peu plus de profondeur de champs aurait été preferable je pense.

perfectos detalles de esta libelula, escelente POV. Saludos. Carme.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-23 13:27]
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Hi Juan.
You have deleted your previous shot when I was writing a critique. It is not a point.
Nice picture of this beautiful insect. Excellent scene, pose of the insect and your POV. I also like sharpness of the head, wings and body. From my experience I know the dragonflies love a flash. In such case I would apply a flash exactly. It would allow to increase a DOF and reduce the exposure time. My compliments and best wishes.

what excellent pose...well done

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-23 17:08]
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Hi Juan

The POV, DOF and composition here are lovely. I really like the colours tones. The light on the wings is nice as well. Good shot



Hola Juanjo,
Excelente toma en una posición muy equilibrista por parte del modelo, excelente la nitidez y detalles conseguidos, Saludos
José Ramón

Belle photo de cette libellule avec ses grands yeux superbes,belle prise, belle netteté et belle couleurs comme arrière fond. Amitiés Thomas

Hello JJ,
This is an elegant capture of an elegant insect!
Great point of view where you find a 100% non-intrusive background, the light adds to the beauty of the image...
Good pose, great colours & details!
Pablo -

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