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I can realise now I need to get closer next time - thanks for all c/c's on "youngest son" I appreciate your time

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150 Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:damsel fly
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:18 Jun 2010 - 5:37 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Votes:41
Voters:Cormy · pronabk · ringyneck · barbarahirst · lawbert · WindowonWildlife · TrevBatWCC · rshanthini · andymark · rpba18205 · CarolG · mrswoolybill · maggie9 · kittlekottage · Vince_S · andy210966 · Daisymaye · gingerdelight · Oliverpants · lianna · Gezina · Ray42 · Gray_ina · Lillian · EMJAYCEE · phil_j · cjl47 · konu · OAKEY · janty66 · AnneWorner · Maiwand · AlanWillis · SoulOfNature · teocali · Glostopcat · MikeRC · accipiter · pascalg · bromley-smith · ron thomas ·
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 5:51 PM

Wow !! This is so sharp
Like all the lines as well

lawbert
lawbert  81811 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 5:53 PM

The compostion is absolutely superb and Im not sure if you have noticed but the inside of the curled reed has 3, possibly 4 empty nymph cases from which this Banded Demoiselle would have emerged from....Excellent Capture

ringyneck
ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 5:54 PM

Well I like him....I find as you get closer they are off.Very flighty these...but the females are even worse.



Keith

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 5:57 PM


Quote: The compostion is absolutely superb and Im not sure if you have noticed but the inside of the curled reed has 3, possibly 4 empty nymph cases from which this Banded Demoiselle would have emerged from....Excellent Capture

I didnt notice that, so thanks

WindowonWildlife

Nicely spotted Ann !!

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 6:00 PM

And l like him too, Ann! An excellent capture, and super close-up.
TrevB Smile

andymark
andymark  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 6:05 PM

great close up

ringyneck
ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 6:16 PM


Quote: Quote:The compostion is absolutely superb and Im not sure if you have noticed but the inside of the curled reed has 3, possibly 4 empty nymph cases from which this Banded Demoiselle would have emerged from...

So thats what I have to look out for...Thanks

keith

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8706 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 6:52 PM

Strong, unusual composition, with the nymph cases as added bonus. I'm glad you didn't get in closer - this is a picture rather than a textbook illustration.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 18 Jun 2010 - 6:52 PM
kittlekottage
18 Jun 2010 - 7:06 PM

stunning shot Ann - brilliant

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 7:59 PM

Superb capture Ann. .......Sandy

gingerdelight
18 Jun 2010 - 8:02 PM

A wonderful capture, great detail.
Carol

Oliverpants
18 Jun 2010 - 8:14 PM

Great capture and such good colour. Ann

lianna
lianna  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 8:32 PM

happy to make this 20* and congrats on the award... a great capture, well spotted x x

Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 8:45 PM

Good shot of this beautiful insect Ann - Ina

Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 9:04 PM

Well spotted and taken Ann and congratulations on the UA

Last Modified By Ray42 at 18 Jun 2010 - 9:04 PM
Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 9:42 PM


Quote: Wow !! This is so sharp
Like all the lines as well

Sorry Ann but I have to disagree with this comment, it is far from sharp. As a natural history shot the composition is spot on but for detail that is where it lacks.
Richard

Gray_ina
Gray_ina  7
18 Jun 2010 - 9:42 PM

Great shot Ann love it gray.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 10:37 PM

Ann, you have done well with this, and well done on the award...Richard... go take a break, if you cannot say anything 'nice' why bother at all? you just cannot help yourself can you?
Lillian

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 11:01 PM

I think you have made a good capture here Ann and I love the curve of the leaf. Perhaps would have taken out that little bit in the bottom rightand corner though.
Joan.

Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 11:23 PM


Quote: Ann, you have done well with this, and well done on the award...Richard... go take a break, if you cannot say anything 'nice' why bother at all? you just cannot help yourself can you?
Lillian

I'd like to add I compliimented the composition Lillian but it sickens me with all the people who say nice when they should be truthful. If I posted an oof image people would say so. What I say Lillian you say nice to get votes back, it doesn't wear with me, this is a photographic site where learning takes place not a social gathering

konu
konu  731 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 - 7:59 AM

nice close up

OAKEY
OAKEY  7 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 - 9:21 AM

Superb comp Ann, but its lacking in detail and better luck next time.
Shaun

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 2:14 PM

Sorry to have missed this one Ann. Cant think how that happened. Excellent composition.
Ron

teocali
teocali Plus Member 7375 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 5:53 PM

I like the comp a lot Ann and also the Damsel Fly's pose and colour but have to agree with others that the detail is not as sharp as it should be.
Sylvia

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 6:39 PM

Very well taken Ann, it's a pity you couldn't have got closer up as you'd have captured much more detail. With 150mm macro you should be able to get much closer without scaring him away!

accipiter
accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2010 - 7:53 AM

Good capture of the demoiselle and good habitat with it's own story to tell! A lovely composition. A

pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
20 Jun 2010 - 2:54 PM

beautiful capture & composition

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