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The Dragonfly for Horia & Grzegorz

The Dragonfly for Horia & Grzegorz
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2008-09-10
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposição: f/5.0, 1/100 segundos
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): for Horia, World of Dragonflies, Dedications at treknature: Part Five [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2008-09-17 8:03
Visto: 5326
Pontos: 46
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
This shot is dedicated to our dear TN members Horia & Grzegorz for their on going competition on posting dragonflies and damselflies. This competition has resulted in many wonderful postings of this beautiful insect.

From wikipedia :
A dragonfly is a type of 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 are similar to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest.

Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants and butterflies. They are therefore valued as predators, since they help control populations of harmful insects. Dragonflies are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Adult dragonflies do not bite or sting humans, though nymphs are capable of delivering a painful (though otherwise harmless) bite.

The shot has been taken with nikon d 80 along with sigma 70/300 apo dg in macro mode.Resizing and framing done for final presentation.

nglen, Juyona, eqshannon, uleko, siggi, goutham_ramesh, CeltickRanger, jrobertop, haraprasan, iris marcou esta nota como útil
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-17 8:30]

Hi Pankaj. A nice dedication to horia and Greg and i am sure they will love this picture. You have taken a fine close up of the colourful Dragonfly which you have captured with good detail . a nice side POV so we can see the body. Well done TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-17 8:46]

Hola Pankaj.
estética macro,
bellos colores y bg,
buen foco y detalles...
saludos amigo.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5098 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2008-09-17 8:53]

Hello Pankaj,
Very beautiful dedication to Horia and Greg. The colours in this photo are amazing. The BG is perfect. Great sharp details and a wonderful composition.

Namaste Pankaj excellent macro shot. Nice blurred background & sharp subject. Good colors too. TFS - Regards - Adil.

Hi Pankaj,
nice shot with a beautiful colored background.
I like the diagonal composition.
Sharpness is fine.
TFS Tatjana

You would not believe how long this contest is to go on..or challenge rather..It is quite interesting and I am enjoying it as you are too I see....so you want to get in now?:-) I say that laughingly as they count in such a way as you would have to have two accounts or three to catch up...Very nice dedication for both of them who are working..or playing (not sure which) so hard on this...Very well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-09-17 9:40]

Hello Pankaj,
This is a splendid capture of this lovely slender dragonfly. Excellent composition showing sharp details, fine colours and a smooth background to set it off. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-17 9:44]

Hello Pankaj,
Superb shot, the detail and pose are excellent, and that clean BG is so nice, good camera work.
Regards Siggi

Hi Pankaj,
Its a nice dedication to nice ppl. The picture itself is very good with off BG, colors , POV and exposure. Overall a beautiful picture to watch with no nits.
Goutham R

hello Pankaj

excellent shot of this dragonfly with fine POV and framing,
superb focus, excellent shaprness and details of the subject,
i love the gradiened green orange all blur background, TFS


Hi Pankaj,
Excellent capture of this beautiful dragonfly. Very good, POV, DOF and composition, sharp details and nicely blurred BG.

Hello Pankaj.
A sensational macro image!
The colours and details are excellent.
I liked of this BG!
Congratulations and TFS!
José Roberto

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-17 21:25]

hi pankaj,
very good composition with the blade of grass and the dragonfly. soft light and perfect background with details well recorded. tfs.

Namastey Bro,
Woooww!! What an amazing macro vith superb DOF, sharpness, colours, light and details.TFS.


Beautifully composed shot of this dragonfly Pankaj.
Excellent detail and colour here.
Nice work.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-09-18 4:46]

Hello Pankaj, Brilliant work and a superb shot. Fantastic clarity.Ganesh

Ciao Pankaj, splendid dragonfly with fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, beautiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Pankaj,

Very nice sharp picture of this dragonfly. Excellent composition. Very nice colours.

Hi Pankaj Da,
A nice capture of this skimmer. Superb details and a lovely composition with a very nice BG. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-18 13:49]

Good evening Pankaj :-)
This is one super shot of this interesting dragonfly.
Superb composition and parallel POV.
Great sharpness.
Brilliant flash-work.
It makes for a brilliant dedication to Horia and Grzegorz.

Well done,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-18 19:38]

Perfect Macro Pankaj! So clear and full of great details, very well done my friend!


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-20 2:29]

Hi Pankaj and many thanks for this dedication.

Sorry i didn't see it before but i was either away or very busy with work.
Anyway, it's nice to see that people here are appreciating our friendly competition and the diversity in Odonata species it brings.
I must congratulate you on your nice shot here and the healthy number of great macros you have contributed recently.

As for this shot here, i must say it's absolutely superb!
The details are all super sharp, the DOF is perfect and it renders such a gorgeous, uniform BG, too.
Further more, the flash work is spot-on and it brings good contrast to the scene. All-in-all: outstanding!

Bravo, TFS and thanks again

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-24 15:25]

Hi Pankaj
It is nice to come back and look up in your gallery full of little beauties:)

I love this cute dragonfly you present here...it is like a veiled character...the subject is sharp and in fine focus with good details especially the abdomen and the tail...the BG colours and its smoothness create a nice effect..
Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

Very nice picture with a wonderful background! Nice pose.

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