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Copyright: Ramdan Nain (Ramdan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-14
Categories: Nature, Experimental
Camera: Pentax K10D, smc Pentax-DA 4-5.6 50-200mm ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): dragon-fly [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-30 14:18
Viewed: 1825
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A red tail, neon-look ‘nose’ Slender Skimmer (please correct me if I am wrong with this ID) caught on perch. The large opening had helped me to have a muted background.
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Hello Ramdan

A lovely capture here, good crisp detail and an excellent POV with superb lighting.

TFS regards Helen

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  • Barralo (204)
  • [2008-07-30 14:45]

good fotographie.

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  • benni (3)
  • [2008-07-30 14:48]

beautiful shot, the wings have such detail. TFS Benni

Hi Ramdan,
Very good,very sharp.Congratulation.
Best regards,

hi Ramdan

excellent view, pin-sharp details, great colours and an overall good composition. well done, thanks.

regards c.d.

Nice tight crop Ramdan. Good details and composition.


Mind blowing detail here Ramdan.
Just an amazing and creative shot.
Great work with that lens, beautiful background blur.
- Vincent

OH WOW!! He has this glowy thing on his nose!! Very nice work, excellent sharpness here and your DOF is fabulous! I need a glow nose like that!

Great details in the wings and I love the head on POV, really making the most of those huge eyes.
Thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2008-07-30 15:48]

Hello Ramdan,
fantastic picture! Sharp, well composed the filigree wings and neon nose make this a winner.

hi Ramdan...this is a incredible macro picture. dragonflies are amazing!!

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  • tty007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 64 N: 185] (2599)
  • [2008-07-30 16:19]

wow amazing macroshot. I love the colors on the "face". Very well done! Great sharpness, I like the angle of this insecte. great job

Wow! . .
Fantastic shot . .
Crispy clear and I love the composition with blurred BG . .
Well done my friend . .


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-07-30 19:32]

Hi Ramdan

Very good work for this macro. You are getting there for this sharp details and close up work. Superb choice of angle and blur.

tfs, bill

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-07-30 20:32]

Great macro nice comp and sharp focus

  • tsesler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 638 W: 12 N: 1149] (6320)
  • [2008-07-30 22:33]

Hi Ramdan,
excellent capture with perfect clarity and sharpnes,
amazing detailes and wonderful colours here,
great dof and light,
very welldone my dear friend and tfs,
:) soon

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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-07-31 3:40]

Hello Ramdam,

Macro fantastic.

Very high detail and excellent colors.

Great Work!!!


  • ating76 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 81 W: 0 N: 228] (841)
  • [2008-07-31 3:50]

Hi Ramdan,

Fuwaahhh... memang hebat ni gambar..jadi peberet sia trus. The sharp capture of the dragonfly's head with its metallic like colour has made this an instant favourite in my book. Good idea with your large aperture to blur the background to remove any unnecessary background distractions.



Hats off boss...

nice sharp focused foto...
very well captured



aku rasa kalau ekor dia kena clonned out lagilah unik. org mesti akan tanya: "d'fly malaysia ni pelik yer, takder ekor lah!" LOL

it's like a toy, Ndan, thanks to the superb clarity that makes it looks so. it's a beautiful "art" on her wings.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-07-31 5:04]


cette libellule est de toute beauté, quelle finesse dans les ailes, délicatesse et la tête, fabuleux, ce bleu de yeux, un superbe image.

Bravo et amitiés


This is wonderful Ramdan. The neon-look ‘nose’ as well as the wings are the highlights. Super mighty sharp and well exposed. Danilo

Salam Bro..

Sekarang ani aku sibuk berabis bro..ani cuma singgah sekejap..gian juga nak tengok kawan2 punya foto di TL ani...

Tentang foto ni bro,tak perlu aku nak banyak komentar..bagi aku segala2nya sudah ada disini..very ber detail lah bro..Perfect shot bro..


  • Great 
  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-08-02 7:34]

Wonderful with the two different diagonals and great DoF. Extremely crisp. Great eye contact. TFS. Karin

Perfect work. Very very nice details.
Well done.


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