I spied this dragonfly perched on a withered poppy amongst the sunflowers.
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MarieLaure (332) 2003-09-07 8:16
Great composition, sharpness and DOF. Colors are also beautiful. I just wonder if the blur is natural, particulary at the bottom of the poppy? Something seems wrong there. I would have prefer seeing clearly the whole poppy and reframing it to eliminate some background that may overload your picture.
ishaq (13) 2003-09-07 11:14
The colors are dancing in harmony....only for dragonfly...lucky him!!!
RobBrown (1797) 2003-09-07 14:03
Good capture of what looks to be a female darter dragonfly possibly (Sympetrum striolatum) which I know is fairly wide spread across the northern hemisphere.
I like the balance as an art pic , though for my tastes I would of cropped it quiet a bit tighter to centre up the beast. Very good wild capture though , so a big well done
BobTrips (1857) 2003-09-07 14:06
I'd crop this one a lot. Take away much of the right side, some of the top and bottom. Leave just enough yellow to have a presence, not a major role.
You've got a very good capture of dragonfly, poppy and the hint of caterpillar. Bring those elements to the picture rather than hiding them in the color blobs.
dovi (1068) 2003-09-07 23:52
Very nice macro shot colors and sharp details, I'd crop most of the yellow patch on the left though, it kind of distracts my eyes!
Coyote (457) 2003-09-08 16:33
Martin, Id crop some from the right side but I like the depth of field. Nice shot (c'mon dSLR) I seem to be noticing dof lately.........
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1484)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L Ø77, JPEG ISO 100
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Hokkaido - August '03
- Theme(s): Animals & Wildlife, The world of dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-09-07 5:06
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