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jusninasirun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1142 W: 93 N: 1946] (10338)
Hello friends in TL,

It is hard to find a day without having one of these around my house. The most common dragonfly in Malaysia is this slender skimmer.

Slender Skimmer or Orthetrum sabina is a common and widespread dragonfly found all over Asia and parts of Australia, the Middle East and Northern Africa.
The skimmers or perchers and their relatives form the Libellulidae, the largest dragonfly family in the world. It is sometimes considered to contain the Corduliidae as the subfamily Corduliinae and the Macromiidae as the subfamily Macromiinae. Even if these are excluded (as Silsby does) we are left with a family of over 1000 species. With nearly worldwide distribution these are almost certainly the most often seen of the dragonflies.

The genus Libellula is mostly New World, but also boasts one of the few endangered odonates from Japan - Libellula angelina. Many of the members of this genus are brightly colored or have banded wings. The related genus Plathemis includes the whitetails. The genus Celithemis contains several brightly marked species in the southern United States. Members of the genus Sympetrum are called darters (or meadowhawks in North America), and are found throughout most of the world. Several Southern Hemisphere species in the genera Trithemis and Zenithoptera are especially beautiful. Other common genera include Tramea and Pantala.

Thanks for viewing.

Shot JPEG fine
Adjusted White balance, brightness and contrast in Lightroom
Export to TIFF in CS3 - Tweaks with Level and Curves.
USM and Smart sharpened.
Resized, convert to 8bit JPEG and framed.

Model NIKON D80
Software Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time 1/60
F-Stop f/13.0
ISO Speed Ratings 100
Focal Length 300 mm
Date Taken 2008-07-19 10:55
Metering Mode Spot
File Size 162 kb
jusni nasirun 2008

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jusninasirun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1142 W: 93 N: 1946] (10338)
Light And Sharpness
Edited by:CyberMeritam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 22 N: 582] (2355)

Salam Bro..

Just a little bit adjustment.. brightness with levels and curves and sharpness with filter>sharpened>USM..

Hope u dont mind..

Salam Hormat,