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Two images of this darter, one taken in the full sunshine, the other in shade. I wonder which one you prefer?

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:light or shade?
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:7 Aug 2013 - 5:20 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Darter, Flash / lighting, General, Lighting, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 5:45 AM

Carol that is a tough question. They are both excellent. His little face is so cute and it looks like he is smiling in V2. Yet there is something about V1 that's beautiful. So, sorry both equal I'm afraid.......Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
7 Aug 2013 - 5:50 AM

Definitely V2 for me Carol !! Beautiful images !

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 6:01 AM

Yes, V2 for me, too.
The bright image reveals the detail we expect from you, Carol.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 6:06 AM

I've got to sit on the fence and say both equal Carol - both have fine quality that only you can produce, stunning.

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 6:15 AM

V2 just pips it for me Carol but only by a whisker great shots though.SmileSmile
Rob

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 6:44 AM

Lovely as usual Carol.

Andy

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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 - 6:45 AM

Version 2

dven

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 6:51 AM

I am with the majority ~ No. 2!!

Albert

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 7:29 AM

V 2 just pips it for me too, Carol, the back lighting really helping to show off the intricate detail of the insect so well.
Ronnie.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 7:31 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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cjl47
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7 Aug 2013 - 7:47 AM

Good shots but #2 for me
chris

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 7:48 AM

A pair of quite outstanding images Carol. For me I rather like the point of view shown in image number one, however one cannot argue that image number two is superb. The back lighting bringing this gorgeous creature to life as it warms in the wonderful light.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104254 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 7:49 AM

so delicate...V2 for me GrinGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Aug 2013 - 8:10 AM

2 fine captures Carol, V2 also my favourite,
Fred.

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User_Removed
7 Aug 2013 - 8:12 AM

🐝👍😃

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 8:23 AM

V2 is my favourite .... those wings ... whoah!!!!!

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
7 Aug 2013 - 9:55 AM

Two amazing close ups Carol. I love them both.
Effrossini

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 9:56 AM

another one I keep trying for - well done Carol

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 10:01 AM

Got to be V2 Carol.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Joan.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 10:11 AM

Definitely v2 for me Carol - the light through his wings is special.
Ann

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4271 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
7 Aug 2013 - 10:14 AM

V for me. Just the right moment to catch him/her.

Harriet

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 10:53 AM

I'm going for V1 Carol.Maybe I should change my mind as everyone else is going for V2. I do wish you wouldn't give us such difficult choices.
Danny

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TonyDy
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7 Aug 2013 - 11:14 AM

I think V2 just edges it but they are both great shots, Carol.
Tony

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 11:18 AM

Excellent close ups especially V2

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 11:27 AM

Two superb shots, again, Carol!!
V2 for me but, a difficult choice!!Smile

Richard

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digital_boi
7 Aug 2013 - 11:44 AM

cracking good captures

Graham

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prabhusinha
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7 Aug 2013 - 11:58 AM

Lovely V2 .

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 12:00 PM

Lovely Carol..both

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 12:16 PM

A hard decision, Carol! Both are equally delightful, and think they're worth half a vote each Wink
Trev Smile

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 12:28 PM

A superb pair of macro's Carol, excellent detail.
Steve.

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unicorn17
unicorn17 e2 Member 6unicorn17 vcard Scotland
7 Aug 2013 - 1:02 PM

Enjoying both views ! But great to see the detail in the wings ! looks good even on my awful computer screen at work !

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
7 Aug 2013 - 2:56 PM

Two excellent shots ,Carol .........GrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
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7 Aug 2013 - 3:07 PM

light for me... although I like the perch in v1

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 3:36 PM

V2 for me Carol - I love the way the darter stands out from the b/g.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 5:00 PM

The bright light in V2 accentuates the transparency of the wings, so V2 for me too.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 5:43 PM

That is like which do you like better, chocolate ice cream or strawberry shortcake!!!!
I love them both for different reasons.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 441 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 6:15 PM

V2 but only just, because that light enhances the lovely wing detail!

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 - 6:21 PM

V2 great capture. 🐜😊

Eileen

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marktc
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7 Aug 2013 - 6:29 PM

On gossamer wings. Superb

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ColleenA
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7 Aug 2013 - 6:59 PM

2 stunning images carol...well captured

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
7 Aug 2013 - 7:18 PM

2 stunnersSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 - 8:25 PM

Love the light on the wings in V2, superb shots Carol.
Brian

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 - 8:36 PM

Both good images Carol, but 2 for me.

Myra

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AlexAppleby
AlexAppleby e2 Member 1AlexAppleby vcard United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 - 8:52 PM

V2 gets my vote its a stunning shot.

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Glostopcat
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7 Aug 2013 - 11:14 PM

V2 by a country mile, the light and clarity are for superior

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 11:25 PM

Your pov on V1 is excellent, making the dragonfly stand proud of the blurred background, and with the foliage splaying outwards as if exploding.
Then you give us V2, with such wonderful light, highlighting those wings and giving a dark background. A much closer and more detailed shot and I can understand why most people are preferring this one.
For me, they both have their individual merits, and I can't favour one over the other.
Both excellent, Carol.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 - 5:44 AM

Stunning "golden Beastie" Carol... So well captured!
I like both images for different reasons... Can't pick one... GrinGrinGrin
IB

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DolphinLady
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8 Aug 2013 - 9:52 AM

Two amazing images, but have a tendency towards V2.
Stunning captures.
Hilary (*_*)

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costas
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8 Aug 2013 - 3:53 PM

V2 for me but very hard to choose because of the impact of V1 Your shots are amassing as usual.

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