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Copyright: Werner Dirla (werdir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-01
Categories: Humorous, Nature
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G, 67 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-02 4:30
Viewed: 1333
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I know it's Monday, but let's start the week with a smile anyway :))

For the past week we've had temperatures in the 100's (f), and last Friday a major storm passed through with straight line winds of hurricane proportion. Much damage and loss of electricity, which in the heat means many are going without air conditioning.

I stopped by the nature center yesterday, which was closed because of no electricity. Several trees down and many branches, just a plain mess. The dragon flies and other insects were flourishing though.

I always look for a perspective with good background when I take these shots. The other half is luck. Luck that you can get a fairly sharp shot and luck that it looks up at you like this.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2012-07-02 5:03]

Hi Werner,
Lovely close up macro on this dragon fly with excellent blurred out background to highlight the main subject. Lovely colour and detail, nicely positioned in frame. Best wishes

I like your sense of humor and of course this brilliant closeup up shot from a multicolored dragonfly, Werner!

Superb details and perfect sharpness with amazing colors and contrasts.
The POV and DOF are well done, and light is very well handled.
Great job!

Have a good start in the week.

Kind regards,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-02 6:40]

Hi Werner.

I like the pale rustic tones to this image, good detail, the structures of the wings is clearly visible.

Stv ;o))

Beautiful! Awesome capture of this dragonfly. Good use of the dof with sharp details. Love the colors. Very well done, tfs.

Sorry about your condition, I hope you get your electricity back soon. I know about heat and humidity when I live in New Orleans. I have a cousin in Baltimore, I hope they are ok. And stay safe.

Hi Werner
I like the softness of colors.
good close up on a tiny dragonfly. very well focused. nice pose and splendid eye contact.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-07-02 11:14]


Grandisoe macro et iamge sueprbe vue et iamge fantastique cpatage quelle délicatesse quelle finesset et douceur dans les tons sueprbe.

Oui c'est avec un D800.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Werner..nice artistic shot. Excellent details with a nice soft background.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-07-11 23:53]

Hi Werner

Missed this one. A superb decisive moment. These things always fly away from me when I try a macro shot like this. Good color, sharpness & saturation with attractive warm colors. Tfs!

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