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*Wheel of Fun*

*Wheel of Fun*
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-06-28 9:38
Viewed: 3717
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I guess the 26th was my lucky day at the Decksteiner
Weiher with a Grebe-family and a

On my way back to my car i observed a large dragonfly
flying along the waterline and landing always on
the same place, so i carefully walked nearer and waited
for him to come back, when in midair he met another
dragonfly and they both landed just a couple meters
in front of me. they were kind enough to stay there
for me to take a few shots - just the background
could have been better...(old concrete wall).

I hope that Mr. & Mrs. Black-tailed Skimmer Orthetrum cancellatum
were successfull in their reproduction. *g*

I will show the captures with them alone in the ws-section.


Kameramodell Canon EOS 40D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.1
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 26.06.2009 12:33:12
Aufnahmemodus Manuelle Belichtung
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/1250
Av (Blendenzahl) 9.0
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 400
Objektiv EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Brennweite 400.0 mm
Bildgröße 3888x2592
Bildqualität Fein
Blitz Aus
Weißabgleich Automatisch
AF-Betriebsart One-Shot AF
Bildstil Landschaft
Schärfe 4
Kontrast 0
Farbsättigung 0
Farbton 0
Farbraum sRGB
Rauschreduzierung bei Langzeitbelichtung 2:Ein
High ISO Rauschreduzierung 1:Ein
Tonwert Priorität 1:Möglich
Dateigröße 3883 KB
Staublöschungsdaten Nein
Transportart Reihenaufnahme mit hoher Geschwindigkeit

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  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-28 9:42]

Hello Thorsten
Excellent capture, I like details and colors. Well done.

Mükemmel bir poz harika bir zamanlama.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-28 9:44]

Hi Thorsten. Concrete wall BG or not this is a fine close up of the pair of Dragonflies. Your side view shows excellen detail and such bright natural colours. The wings stand out so well. TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-28 10:13]

Hello Thorsten,
A very nice capture of a couple of O. cancellatum making sure their genes go futher.
The POV is great, taken with fine sharpness against the rock BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Thorsen,
excellent capture, sharp details, great colors on the flies and nice natural light,

cool shot Thorsten well focussed and nicely colored Dragonflies

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-28 11:14]

Hello Thorsten,
Very special photo. Great natural light, clear colours and excellent sharp details. Beautiful POV and rocky BG.

hello Thorsten
fine and different BG excellent moment and capture

Super close-up of this powerful insect. Very sharp and fine natural colours.
Best wishes,

Hi Thorsten,

Superb capture of this couple of the dragonfly. Nice focus and very well composed. Superb focus and I should say a great patiance to capture this shot.


Excelente primer plano, buen control de la luz, pero lo mejor: el bello juego de colores y contrastes.
Saludos Thorsten: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-01 19:23]

Hola Thorsten.
Muy bella imagen de finos detalles y exelentes colores en estas dos Libelulas.
Foto muy bien lograda.

Hi Thor
A great shot of this mating wheel - I took some very similar pictures of the same species doing exactly the same thing here in the UK just over a week ago. I think the background is actually good and shows off the details of insects very well. My shots were against a background of mud and short grass and they are not as good as this.
Very well exposed to show the beautiful colours on their bodies. Great work!
Kind Regards

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