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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 67 N: 155] (866)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-15
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Century Club (more than 100 points) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-14 22:05
Viewed: 6529
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 151
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was captured less than 1 hour ago. I like it, so I immediately wanna share it with you. Dragonfly and flowers of wild grass. I hope you like it too.

PS: I dedicate this picture for Ozcan Yilmaz, Janusz and Eva Fragstein, and other friends at TL who enjoying taking close-up picture of flowers and animals associated with flower.

limba3, cleocat, lybil, jan515, harpya, evildrako, Emma, cobratan, joebatista, valari, izler, lucbus, HaBeMa, jafsc, chrisJ, chocolate29, s_a_s_h_a, perryhooter, uranium, nonna, carifuna07 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To perryhooter: Thanks,blakitan 1 08-22 20:20
To perryhooter: I will appreciate it.blakitan 2 08-22 08:28
To thor68: Sometime it comes unexpectedlyblakitan 1 07-19 22:36
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hi! benyamin
excellent shot.. nice work.. well done...
thanks for sharing (",)

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  • teeje Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 26] (380)
  • [2006-07-14 22:49]
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DOF nya pas banget Om Ben! Dan latar belakangnya cukup bokeh....excellent shot!


Excellent capture here Benyamin. Your dragonfly is beautifully in focus and the colours of the wild grass compliment him well.
Well done.

Excellent capture of this bug Benyamin, good job with great detail..


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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2006-07-15 2:57]

Hi Benyamin
Very spectacular taking. The face of the insect is wonderful. Yellow plants are attracting eyes. Well done work.

The overall effect is good. I like the bright light in the grass. For this type of photo you do need more focus on the main subject.

Lovely colors, goog detail and nice compo.
Have nice weekend.

and bussy composition
But I like it all the way
Good work

Hi Benyamin,
Very good colours and composition.

Great colors and sharpness. Excellent details/

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-07-15 7:40]

Hello Benyamin,
I like dragon flies a lot so this is a real pleasure to look at. Very nice POV and good details. Very eyecatching on colors and composition.

Mundo de color y fantasia
mundo invisible si no es con una lente enorme
gracias por traerlo :)

Hi. Thanks for the critique on the hand.

I don't like bugs very much but this is very nice. I like the softness of the background and the flowers and the details on the dragon fly is very good.
Well done.

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  • lybil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 135 W: 146 N: 155] (1616)
  • [2006-07-16 4:41]

Nice composition with the yellow color. The green color of the dragonfly can be melt to the grass.
Well done.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-07-16 7:53]

What really *makes* this dragon fly shot, in my humble opinion, is the brilliant sunshine of the grass in which you have captured him/her. Excellent composition and nicely OOF BG
Best regards

Hi Benyamin, A superb catch of the elusive dragonfly. Good clarity and vibrant. Greetings - Danilo

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2006-07-16 10:11]

Nice colours. I have been taking pictures of a Damselfly today and both Dragonflys and Damselflys are tricky things to capture. This is a good attempt and the composition is excellent

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-07-16 12:07]

legend only wonderful is the spirit level Benyamin.

Hi Benyamin,

Beautiful visual,
excellent shot, that is
pure fantasy and magic.
great composition, I adored to see that!


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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-07-17 11:23]

Hi Benyamin
Great colourful shot. Good sharpnes, light and POV.
Well done Benyamin


wonderful close-up, ben! :-)
excellent composition with the dragonfly and the grass/flowers,
wonderful colors and terrific details.
somehow i did not have any luck with dragonflies yet this year.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

Superb macro with great lighting and details...

Hi ben,

Beautiful shot,
Good pov, dof, framing, colors, composition.
Great Job;

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-07-18 19:14]

Hi Benyamin,
I can only say wonderful picture.

Me gusta comentar aquellas imágenes que realmente me hubiese gustado conseguir, esta es una gran foto, tanto por el tema como por su tratamiento, el enfoque es perfecto, el color muy equilibrado, tiene gran nitidez y una presentación muy correcta y cuidada. Gracias por un trabajo tan estimulante y felicidades.

Great capture.
The dagonfly colors match the background colors.
Well done

The colors and glow of light in this is amazing. I can barely see these dragonflies much less capture their photo. Well done, very nice composition.

Incredible POV! Very good sharpness and ligthning, well done, TFS!

Wow Great Capture!...wonderful colors and Composition.TFS.

Wow what a beauty
I love that fuzzy yellow and the dragon fly holding on to it, very nice shot Benyamin I really like it a lot.
Thanks for sharing it

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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2006-07-20 13:37]

Excellent capture of this bug , good job with great detail..!!congratulations!

Hi Benyamin
Very nice capture. Good work. Well done. Good details.
Thanks for sharring.
Have a nice days.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2006-07-20 18:52]

hi Benyamin
really great close-up photo. point of view, depth of field, colours, details and frame are successful
thanks for sharing

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-07-21 0:27]

Hi Benyamin,
This is superb, I like the vertical lines in this composition with the excellent colors and the sharpness of the dragonfly. very well done.

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2006-07-22 17:00]

Hello Benyamin,thank you for critique.Your photos very quality and nice.
to see...

Hi Ben, i love this shot! the yellow is so striking to the eyes. the background blur is likewise pleasing to the eyes. very nice nature shot!

hello Benyamin,
THIS is a very good close-up!
nice compo, nice color, perfect shot!

Even the compo is great... the colors are explosives! A shot who help to understand the expression "Small is beautifull" :)

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-07-23 11:22]

Bravo! Excellent macro shot! Lovely colors ! This is so delicate,soft and fine! Well done! Michel

Hi Ben!
This is most colorful and beautiful photo, great details, looks like dragonfly is smilling to you, excellent focus and capture!

great shot, superbely caught, and i know it is so difficult!!!


Hi Benyamin :)
This is stunning. lovely detail and composition. I love the yellow of the plant! That and the green compliment the dragonfly so well.

Hi Benyamin,
WHat a beautiful intens colored photo. The DOF and composition are perfect and the details in the dragonfly are beautiful.

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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2006-07-25 8:39]

Hi Benyamin!

amaizing quality in this one, very good angle and great colours too! congrats!


Good looking macro, Ben.
Hang on till I post my 'reds'.lol

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  • taja Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 6] (280)
  • [2006-07-26 8:26]

brilliant detail, the flower looks like a neon light :)

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-07-26 8:28]

I love that yellow !!!
Great capture and compo. Congratulations !

thanks and stay well,

Great shot Ben! Great details, composition and colors. Well captured...

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  • ys2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 0 N: 138] (3192)
  • [2006-07-28 16:52]

Good composition. I like the sharpness at the wings, congratulations.

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  • jafsc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 47 N: 88] (4688)
  • [2006-07-29 0:43]

Fantastic Libelula! What nice and powerful POV! Congrat Ben,

Hi Benyamin,
congrats to this beautiful shot.
I love your dragon, this insects are so interesting and wonderful, the oldest we have on mother earth coming from the dinosaurs.
The colours are so fresh, the sticks behind shining like the sun.
I you like to see dragons, insects or Nature perhaps you like to have a look at the other site TrekNature, this shot also would be nice there, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

The composition and lighting was very good, but you culd have a better sharpness increasing the shutter speed and closing down the aperture, I hope your camera offers manual mode. Good work on your effort here, cheers.


Awesome shot of a dragonfly. I like how you were able to capture the intricate details including the veins in the wings. Great job.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-07-30 2:35]

Hi benyamin

I like the superb yellow & blue color combination in this outstanding macro shot of the dragonfly. Well done, dans bagus!

Hi Ben - Your photo is a winner for colour, composition, lines and detail. I have rarely seen a dragonfly's delicate wings so clearly. And how it grabs a thin stalk of grass. It could be a tad sharper. Well done. - Cheers, Cordelia :) :)
PS: Thank you again for your visit of Provence, 5.

Hello Benyamin. Wonderful macro shot, super colours and DOF. The detail of the wings is stunning. Thanks for sharing!!

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  • kateb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 147 N: 338] (2991)
  • [2006-07-31 13:04]

The bright colours of the grass make this one special. Great photo.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2006-08-01 5:22]

Hi Benyamin...
Woooow, this is realy special photo...
Excelent colors and composition... congratulations...
Best regards,

Hi Ben,

nice to meet you here on TL too ;-)...very nice colours here, amazing...

Take care, Ivana

superbe, avec les couleurs des plantes qui rappellent celles de l'insecte !
Bravo !

Excellent picture. Nice catch.


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-08-04 4:06]

Very beautiful Benyamin, nice close up photo, good composition and colour.. well done.
Greetings from New Zealand.

Hi Benyamin
Perfect shot, congratulations


Hi Benyamin,
It's a perfect.
I like it.

Good work


Hi Benyamin,

A nice shot here with good detail on the dragonfly and excellent colours in the main image. Well done!


What a great capture! The details and colors are just wonderful. Nicely done!

Hi Ben, I love macros and I would to some if my cam were better at it but it doesn't get close enough otherwise it is out of focus :)

Here I love the colours: the yellow and the blue, it's striking! And the repetition of the vertical lines. Great dragonfly, very sharp!

Take care, Yan :)

p.s. Many thx for your review on "Lookout from the Horizon Trail".

The compositio and colours are very eyecatching. Very good.
Not sure were you put the focus.
It seems I cannot find 100% sharpness anywhere.
Nevertheless I like it.

Hi (Selam) Benyamin,

Very perfect...


Hello Benyamin!

Superb shot ( The points earned so far are a good indication !!!! ) . I love it too.

I might surprise you . But IMHO , a little more sharpeness could make it even better. I worked a WS to prove my point. But I have to wait until Wednesday before posting. Note. I will not alter your great compostion, colors, luminosity, levels or contrasts. Promessed!

Hope you will find it constructive, not offending or pretentious from me. Again, I like it a lot.


Exquisite shot here Ben. Excellent DoF and lighting.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

Well Captured !!

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  • nonna Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 92 W: 29 N: 66] (446)
  • [2006-08-28 1:00]

Wow!! This is an amazing macro shot!! The detail that you managed to capture in the dragonfly is outstanding. Not to mention the colours, composition and DOF...all great!
Thank you for sharing such an awesome photo!

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2006-09-01 6:31]

very beautiful pic Benyamin .
excelent snapshot and very well composed.
thanks for all nice comments to my pic.
just small mistake- it was evening.
enjoy other pics in TL and TE.

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2007-09-04 4:56]

Hi! Benyamin

Thanks for your nice photograph.
The POV is good


Hi Benyamin,
Very nice close up of this dragonfly! Love the colors and the wings'details!
Wonderful composition!
TFS, Best regards!

Greetings Benyamin.
The moment I saw this image, I smiled. I can recall a personal experience standing on a clump of soil in the middle of a swamp spinning in circles as I chased dragonflies in flight with my camera.
I love the intense saturation you have given this mystical image to further enhance it's magical effect.
Such wonderful creatures these dragonflies...
Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-20 14:29]

Hello Benyamin,

Great macro, beautiful colors, perfect lighting and perspective.
Congratulations and TFS

colors very well captured within the frame. just thot the background could have been better? is therenoise in the picture? may be is that because of the smaller sensor in the camera?

Calibration Check