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My leg is a wiper ?!?

My leg is a wiper ?!?
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1, World of Damseflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-13 9:16
Viewed: 5244
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ääähhhh, I'm wet - I don't like that feeling so I have to use my leg like a wiper to clean my eye.
Too much dew this morning!

I'm a Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum).

So - now I'm dry and can fly away again, bye ...

joey, rousettus, Alex99, horia, JoseMiguel, Patleboss, dejo, Pentaxfriend, SelenE, jazdzurka, Juyona, LordPotty, fartash, nainnain, anel, Silvio2006, peter_stoeckl, marhowie, Pearl, sranjan has marked this note useful
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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-13 9:30]

Ha Ha Ha! Great notes :)
What a detailed capture of this little damselfly.
Keeping your superb droplet reputation in this photo with these little dew drops covering the insect.
I love the way they wipe thier eyes with thier legs.
+++ Sharp and intricately detailed with excellent clarity.
Brilliant DOF and a great BG.
Vibrent colours that stand out well.
Great composition, POV and pose.
The many droplets sparkle so nicely in the perfect ligthing produced from your expertly set flash.
Perfect exposure aswell.
--- Absolutely nothing :)
Exceptnioal photography from you yet again.
Thanks for the new addition to my favourites theme :D
Very well done,

Hi Wishnu,
what a beautiful dragon and its nice macro shot with superb coloration. small drops on it very nice. focus, POV, BG and frame very nice. Interesting, but great notes. TFS, best wishes

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-13 9:37]

Guten Abend Sabine,
ein wunderschönes Bild. Hier hast du deine Lieblingsmotive vereint dargestellt: Libelle + Wassertropfen. Die Schärfe ist 1A. Licht, Reflexe und Farben sind angenehm ausgewogen - sehr attraktiv.
Einen schönen Abend noch, Peter

Hi Wishnu
Wery nice macro. Good work.

Best regards.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-13 9:49]

Hi Wishnu,
Wonderful shot.
Just marking it to come back later with a proper critique.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-13 10:01]

Hi Sabine.
Nice dialog (note) and so wonderful close-up. First of all is dragonfly. It is simply beauty. Second, your great picture with brilliant POV, brilliant drops and perfect details/sharpness. Fantastic BG is great for this subject. Its colours are amazing as well as the blurriness. Bravo and kind regards.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-13 10:34]

Hi Sabine

Ahhh...what i would give to have a great macro lens such as yours here :) This is indeed great magnification and you explited it superbly here!
The large DOF allowed you to get all the parts of the damsel in perfect focus and to keep them pin-sharp! Outstanding!
And, yes...a lot of insects will use their first pair of legs to clean their eyes :) Funny note, by the way :))

Bravo and TFS

Hi Sabine,
A pretty amazing macro!
It's so good the close approach made here to get this fantastic details on the damselfly.
The water drops all over its body looks so curious, due to the scale of the image.
Great the contrast made by the blue and green of the background.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

Hi Sabine,

Superb macro shot
Colours, POV, DOF, timing and BG are Perfect
i love the drops on his/her back and head

TFS Thijs

Wouaw !!!!
incredible macro-shot Sabine, the litle droplets are fantastic and the quality of shot is simply great,
well done,
cheer ,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-13 11:37]

Hi Sabine. This is an Excellent Macro of the Bright blue damselfly. your sharp focusing has given fine detail and colours.The water droplets look very good. well done TFS.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-13 11:38]

great capture with beautiful blue color and very good details!
That eye looks great, nice moment captured
Regards, Dejan

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-11-13 11:50]

Liebe Sabine,
ich werde ob Deiner Libellenbilder noch lange nicht müde, besonders nicht wenn das Tier wie hier so spektakulär mit Tropfen dekoriert ist. Und die Augen! Und Dein Scheibenwischer, und die Genitalöffnung und und und.... Das Viech ist winzig und nervös! Sehr gut gemacht.
Mit besten Grüssen

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-11-13 11:50]

Hello Sabine,

Very nice composition. I like the movement of the damselfly. The droplets on it are very beautiful.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-13 12:48]

Hi Sabine,
Those dew drops look like jewels... POV, composition and colors are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-13 12:57]

Perfect for a Halloween night,eheheh...a very perfect work,my best compliments,Luciano

Complimenti Sabine,
un'immagine davvero unica!

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-11-13 13:23]

Sabine, das ist für mich das Hammerbild des heutigen Abends. Wahnsinn! Perfekte Arbeit geleistet. Bin begeistert, wo ich doch so ein Libellenfan bin.
LG Rose

Hi Sabine
Excellent close-up of this damesfly. Nice composition and wonderful sharpness (these water drops on the body - amazing!).
I also admire the colours and nice uniform background.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-13 15:09]

Hola Sabine,
preciosos detalles y colores,
excelente macro y pov,

Amazing close POV and great water droplet detail.
A lovely composition Sabine.

hello sabine,
lovely shot,sharp image with good details, the colours are beautiful, lovely dof, the dew drops on the body look great here, nice moment and suitable title,
well done,
tfs & regards

Une macro exceptionnelle, de grande qualité technique, et très étonnante avec ces gouttes d'eau (?) entassées sur le corps de l'insecte.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-11-13 22:54]

Magnifique détail...et quel oeil !
Bonne journée.

que de détails !! le piqué de cette macro est fantastique et les couleurs superbes.
Je suis épatée par le qualité du rendu!


Hello Sabine,
Dragonflies(Damselflies) photos always welcome here, especially for me. :-)
You've captured very close-up shot of thie little fella and this is very beautiful one with these dewdrops.
Excellent details and focusing with very nice composition!
Well presented and TFS,
Best regards,

Hi Sabine

Great macro, super sharp details. Love all the dew droplets.

Have a great day


Hello Sabine,
Those droplets are amazing and so is composition, exposure, colors and details. You are the Dragonfly’s master. What do you give them to pose for you this way ? :)! Great shot!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-11-14 6:11]

Wishnu, I am now back to TN and yours is the first. I really miss such fantastic shots and superb one this is. The blue color is so fine and the caption is funny but right one. Ganesh

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-14 7:14]

Hello Sabine,
Great close macro with lovely interpretation note!
This is a fine shot from your archives, with incredible sharpness and detail showing the dew-drops on this male damselfly, caught at a good moment. Great colours, bokeh and composition.
Well done and TFS!

Ich glaube ich fahre nie wieder ins Allgäu, wenn es solche Geschöpfe dort gibt :-)
Fantastische Aufnahme mit tolle Farben
Viele Grüße

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-14 12:58]

amazing details in the damselfly and the annoying dewdrops

and the notes are a real delight


Hallo Sabine,
hast Du die Jungfer nass gemacht?...lach... Einfach grandios! Ich hatte vor ein paar Monaten ein Foto von einem Marienkäfer voller Tautropfen gesehen. Dem kommt Dein Foto in der Güte sehr nah! Je mehr ich hinsehe. ...da kann ich richtig neidisch werden...(hab keins...heul..) Auf danke ich Dir für dieses tolle Foto.

p.s: hast mich fast überholt...

Amazing details and texture.

Hello Sabine
I really don't know how I missed this one :-)
What a wonderful shot of this Beautiful Common Blue Damselfly;
Perfect details,exposure and POV,Superb shot.


magnifique exposition de cette jolie demoiselle bleue, belle macro avec de bons détails
félicitations et merci du partage

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-15 6:39]

Hallo Sabine,
Wirklich ein grossartiges Bild, nicht nur durch seine leuchtenden Farben auch durch den Inhalt und die Vielfalt der Details. Schön wie sich die Libelle die grossen blauen Augen reibt,hübsch die kleinen Wassertröpfchen, wie eine Weihnachtsdekoration.
Hab herzlichen Dank

Hi Sabine, amazing macro of this splendid damselfly cleaning his eye, wonderful colors and splendid details, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-15 18:50]

Very good macro Sabine, I'm just wondering how you can achieve that ! That's a mystery to me ! Anyway, my highest notes for this one, fabulous !


Hallo Sabine,
Meisterin der Tautröpfchen - auf der Spitze feiner Borsten wirken sie besonders ungewöhnlich und reizvoll. Ein Supermakro zum Augenreiben. Danke!
Herzliche Grüße,

You are a wizard of this kind of subtle imagery, Sabine.
Those dew drops on the blue damsel look like precious jewels.
Sorry for my late reciprocation to your kind critiques on my recent posts. I have not been able to spend enough time on TN lately.
Warm regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-16 4:19]

Hello Sabine,
What a fantastic macro of this beautiful damselfly. Yes, the world must look a bit strange through those drops so he's lucky to have some wipers!:-)) Excellent focus showing splendid details and lovely colour. Amazing magnification and well framed.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-17 3:30]

Hi Wishnu, this is a stunning shot of the Damselfly. Magnificent colour and detail, so clear and sharp, great pov. You caught the water droplets really well, amazing clarity and perfect focus and dof.

Hi Sabine
Great catch title lead-in, I like it very much.
And those tiny water droplets add that special magic :)
Very well done.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-17 9:35]

What a wonderful macro with such outstanding details, and what an amusing monologue!
Magnificent sharpness and wonderful framing and composition.
Really great!
Best wishes

bonjour sabine
j'avais loupé cette superbe photo,j'adore les gouttes de rosée dans ses poils.

Hello Sabine,
Again you give us scaring details from your macro world, with the same amazing quality as always!
The tight framing works well and the colours are outstanding...
Interesting to see how you combine two of your fav subjects... insects and waterdrops! I wouldn't think that was possible but you proved me wrong!
Pablo -

welcome back! great close up, greetings Ori

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-11-21 8:01]

Hello Sabine,

This is an excellent macro shot. Superb focusing, sharpness, lighting and POV. the details i must say are splindid, really nice notes too ;-). I love the composition and the wondelful colors. TFS.


Dear Wishnu,
Superb macro & an excellent details of the Damselfly. The title given by you suits very much to the situation. TFS.

Hallo :)

Habe das Bild gerade bei den Zufallsbildern auf deiner Seite gesehen.
einfach wunderbar :) Die Tropfen auf dem Rücken sind toll :D


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