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The Dragonfly the Bud and their shadow

The Dragonfly the Bud and their shadow
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/750 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My Trip Through south east Asia
Date Submitted: 2008-08-11 9:49
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The Dragonfly the bud and their shadow

Took this shot with my Sigma 300mm lens with a maximum focal length of 300mm on this dragon fly in the water wich surrounds the themple of Banteay Srei in Cambodia.

It's not perfect, but I like the shadow of the dragonfly on the bud on the waterlily leaf, hope you too.

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Hi Hans.
Beautiful dragonfly,
excellent macro shot,
very good light and sharpnes.
Excellent natural color.
Great composition.
Good Luck


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-08-11 10:12]

Beautiful dragonfly shot. I love colors, details, sharpness, blur BG & the shadow. Well done.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-08-11 10:16]

Merhaba Myfriend dear Hans...
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and very beautiful composition....

Hello Hansie

A nicely balance shot here, both your image and the dragonfly lol. Nice colour and neatly composed I agree the shadow looks nice and the colour saturation is also very good here.

TFS kind regards Helen

Had je dan de macro functie gebruikt Hans? dat moet toch bijna perfect gaan - die dragonfly is waarschijnlijk te smal om op die afstand goed op te kunnen focussen.
Hans, ziet er toch erg aantrekkelijk uit door kleur, licht en schaduw van bloem en libelle.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-08-11 10:59]

Lekker he Hans als je nog veel mooi werk uit Azie achter de hand hebt,ik ken dat....

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-08-11 11:00]

Hi Hans,
Nice capture of this dragonfly. The colors in the bud are nice and look good against the slightly blurred BG. The timing was just right to be able to capture the bud, dragonfly and shadows. Nice Work.

Hi Hans,
Nice shot with good colours and DOF, the dragonfly seems to lack sharpness, well caught shadow.
Regards Andy

Hi Hans
Excellent macro and beautiful dragonfly.
very nice timing and capture.Well done my friend.TFS

Nice macro image.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-08-11 11:54]

Hi Hans,
the colors are nice and strong. Good sharp portrait of this beautiful flower and dragonfly. Good macro.

Wonderfully composed capture Hans.
I like the off center placement and how the shadow being cast,
off center as well.
Great light and color.
Well done.
- Vincent

Hi Hans,
What a wonderful bud and dragonfly...
Nice composition and good details.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-08-11 14:13]

Having lost 27 pounds running through parks to try and shoot ANY type of bug has given me a much greater appreciation of this! :) And a SHADOW!! WOW!! I love the lighting and the detail is fantastic!! Great job!! TFS and have a happy day!

Nice close up - at 300mm focal length the details aren't bad in the dragonfly and the shadow is good, but does look a little soft - I thought it was the Canon's which had the soft focus ;-)
Thanks for sharing

hi hans, neat shot, looks like good light hitting this, nice colors and details, nice to look at,

Hansie.... I'm not very sure about the sharpness of this image, but I must say that I really do like the effect of the shadow and the realistic colors.
A wonderful composition/idea...!


ciao Hans..
it's wonderful.. and the shadow is really a touch of perfection!! excellent indeed! thanks
ciao Marco

Ahh, trying to throw the gauntlet down for the Queen of the Dragonflies eh?? I will have to top this one Hansie! Nice detail, dragonfly could be sharper...but considering you were standing chest deep in alligator infested water to get this shot, I'll let you off the hook! Nice work!
B-) B-)

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-08-12 9:29]

Not an easy subject to capture,the drangonfly that is,but you did it well .I like the placement of the flower as well as its & the drangon fly's shadow,well taken Hans.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-08-12 13:52]

Granted, the image is a bit soft, but the composition and colours are superb!

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-08-13 6:58]

Hallo Hans
Prachtige macro.Mooi in beeld gebracht.
Gr Jos

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-08-15 1:23]

Nicely seen Hans, the repetition of their shadows makes this really special.
The colour of the lotus petals draws the eye back to the dragonfly, well done.

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2008-08-18 5:45]

Hi Hans,
Nice composition, especially with the capture of the shadow of your subject.
Your own shadow shouldn't be very far. Nice details and colours, bravo !

Hi Hans

Beautiful look of Mother Nature!
you in the display here like her it is perfect!
Fabulous shot and of wonderful colors
the quality of the picture is excellent!
Congratulations, great shot!


Hi Hans,

Lovely shot, excellent handling of the strong lighting, turning it into an advantage. Nice composition and DOF.

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