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My lucky shot - with love ...

My lucky shot - with love ...
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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: 2006-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-09-17 5:50
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 101
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Have a wonderful sunday everybody ...

Yesterday was our lucky day!!!
Actually we have much to do in the garden - but the weather was so phantastic - so why spending time with work ?!? - We walked around a lake to find this beauties!

They also know that it's autumn now and we will not have a warm period any more. So they had much fun together and I hope I will see their babies again in the next years ;-)

I never had the chance to see a couple of dragonflies sitting while mating, they also fly in this position!
But yesterday we had so much luck to see them sitting.

Hope you also enjoy this impressive moment - as I did!
Thanks for any words, bye.

Matt-Bird, RAP, horia, ScottHale, shal, SkyF, marhowie, anavazao, Luis52, scottevers7, ramthakur, SunToucher, ddg, vanderschelden, wallhalla15, pablominto, jcoowanitwong, marjan, coasties has marked this note useful
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Hello mf, great moment captured.
Colors and details are great.
The compo is perfect.
Well done and TSF


Hi Wishnu
Very eye catching photo. I was compelled to look at it straight away. Great colours, sharpness and composition.
Great photo,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-17 6:12]
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Muy pero muy primer plano mis amigos con impresionante POV, mostrando la intimidad de los insectos en todo su esplendor.
El bien apretado encuadre dramatiza aun más la escena.
Gran saturación de colores y nitidez además de un buen logrado trasfondo.
Con admiración... Ricardo

PS... no soy usuario de reflex con lentes adicionales... puedo preguntarles a qué distancia se encontraban de la pareja?

Very very close up mi fiends with impressive POV, showing the intimacy of the insects in all their splendor.
The very tight framing even dramatizes more the scene.
Great saturation of colors and sharpness besides a good achieved background.
With admiration... Ricardo

PS... I am not reflex user with additional lens... can I ask them to what it distances they were of the couple?

Hello Wishnu,

Great shot with fantastic colors, timing and clarity. TFS. :)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-09-17 6:19]

This scene I have observed it many times. Isn't it impressive the way the female sympetrum is holding the male (red). You caught this moment wonderfully.
Best regards

position nr. 67 des kamasutra? *g*
klasse erwischt, sabine (oder stephan?)! :-)
perfekt scharz, toller bildausschnitt und einmalige details -
wie sie sich an seinen roten hinterleib klammert...
dazu die wundeschönen farben und ein passendes gedämpftes licht.
genau das richtige für einen bewölkten sonntagmittag.
alles gute & bis in 1 woche, thorsten.

hi sabine
c'est tout simplement MAGNIFIQUE.
allez on les laisse finir.ha ha ha.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-17 7:32]

Bonjour Wishnu!

Bravo cette prise est parfaite,l'exposition,les couleurs éclatantes et la composition.



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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-17 7:47]

Hi Sabine

Indeed now is the time for dragonfly mating shots and you've done very well!
The details of your shot are superb, the POV excellent and DOF - great. The light on them looks very good, just like the tight crop, that works very well. I'm not sure about the framing though...but that's in fact a matter of one's taste :)

Bravo, TFS and a great sunday to you, too

Hi Sabine,
This is the closest shot I have seen so far of dragonflies while mating...:-) Impressive catch with excellent details and colors! Wow, this is really well done! I agree that this was your lucky day! TFS,

Unbelieveable! I Think this is one of the most detailed shots on TN! I think it's neat, the rear D-Fly trying to use the front D-fly as a ball cap! ;) Wonderful post my friend.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-09-17 8:16]

Hello Wishnugaruda,
what an outstanding shot,
Excellent DOF and Detail
This morning I've struggled to capture a mating pair... unsuccessful :(
they kept moving around soo fast, I got one shot from a distance,
Even the position is interesting... I dare not say ;) Hahha
Great Work once again :)
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-17 8:27]

Hallo Sabine,
Da warst du ja gewaltig nahe dran,
klasse hast du die erwischt. Da hast du einen wichtigen Moment im Leben der Libellen dokumentiert und dazu in hervorregender Schaerfe. Super Bildgestaltung und der Schnittt ist genial.
Auch dir eine tollen Sonntag...Sky

Straordinaria foto..sono senza parole. complimenti ciao gigicacco

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-17 8:42]

Nice image! Very good details and colors.
Thanks for sharing.

Great shot, Wishnu. Perfect colors, ligth and sharpness. Congratulations

They flight and mate at the same time?! playing hard to get? haha.
Great capture at a perfect moment. The colours turned out pretty nice but i wonder how it would look like if you didn't use flash. And i feel that it's a little too bright on the tail of the left dragonfly. Maybe you could use PS to burn it a little. Just my thoughts.

Hallo Sabine,
welch ein komplexes Gefüge mit so vielen Farben und Einzelheiten, die vor dem dunklen Hintergrund auch noch besonders deutlich hervorkommen. Ich habe in einem Workshop versucht, den Blitzreflex zu minimieren (siehe greenpinkorange) und dabei aber die Farbintensitäten und die Gesamthelligkeit beizubehalten. Das bringt vielleicht ein wenig, oder?
Beste Grüße, Peter

Very, Very Nice action shot

Hi Sabine,Superb shot!Congratulations...TFS.Hilmi

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-17 11:12]

Hi Sabine,
Great pose you have capture! Congratulation. Very good detaisl, color and composition.
TFS, José M.

Great macro.Nice composition and amazing colours. Congratulations,


Hi Sabine,

Excellent capture
Perfect sharpness,details,colours,POV,BG.

Gr Thijs

Hi Sabine,
The Tamron is a superior lens, and in your hands magic happens :)
Excellence in every way. I wish it was mine!
Very well done.

great moment!!!!! The eyes are very beautiful! A wonderful capture! Very nice DOF and sharpness! The colours are well saturated,lovely red colours! Take care Ana:)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-17 15:55]

Hello Sabine,
Magnificent close up.Details and sharpness are amazing.I liked,POV,colors and composition also a lot.

Wow! Sabine, a superb capture, so close shot of this special moment! But they look to me as if they are acrobats more that a mating couple! Superb shot, as usuall from you!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-17 20:22]

Wishnu. Que hermosa foto de estas Libelulas en su afan por reproducirce. Tiene muy buena luz, contraste y definicion. Felicidades por esta foto y saludos desde Mexico. Luis52.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-17 20:42]

Wow, Sabine.
Talk about Karma Sutra! An amazing moment indeed.
The details are so incredibly sharp, they just jump out at you.
The colors are magnificent.
And the pose... Well... very impressive.
Fantastic shot... and TFS. : )

Hi Sabine,
Incredible macro shot. Very sharply detail with excellent DOF. Overall composition looks good to me with the tight cropping. A very nice OOF backround really shows them well.

Hi Sabine!
Your fill flash works as spotlight to bring into sharp view this scene representing the eternal cycle of regeneration being enacted on the stage of life.
The posture looks like one from the Kamasutra, enacted to perfection!
Superb point of view, depth of focus and sharpness. The colours are brilliant.
Your note ends on hope. You will surely get to see the offsprings of this couple next year because life never ceases to be.
Grateful for this lovely picture.
Regards and bye.

Wonderful capture Sabine,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good.
Well composed, great framing and excellent notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Hi Sabine,
Kamasutra for insects. Funny to see that the one on the back is holding the front one for balance. Besides that, what a stunning shot with great sharpness and good composition. Did you blacken the BG?

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-18 7:47]

Bonjour Sabine, amazing shot, sharp where it must be!! Great colors and splendid contrast too. I like the POV and this timing!! Well done, Didier.

This is really heavy...
I like the amazing colours and of course the action depicted here.
Well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-18 8:59]
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Wow, what a brilliant close-up - fantastic details and colours. Incredible lighting too! It's rather unusual to find them in this horizontal position or did you turn the picture?
Many thanks, Ulla

Hallo Sabine,
da hat sich ja Dein Ausflug zum Baggersee gelohnt! Super Makro von den paarenden Heidelibellen. Brilliante Schärfe, Tiefenschärfe und fantastische Farben. Ebenfalls gefällt mir die Belichtung sehr gut. Danke Dir für das tolle Foto.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-09-18 16:44]

Hi Sabine
Good composition with green BG. Good colours, sharpnes, light, ditails and POV.
Well done mf


Hi Sabine,
Textbook quality, wonderful image..!
Wonderful deatils and great colours makes this a sure winner...
The scenery is very well framed and presented in a fine composition!
Pablo -

Hi Wishnu,
Perfect in every aspects. So close and so clear. Regards,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-22 17:48]

Absolutely incredible capture Sabine, a perfect shot ! Masterpiece !

Thanks !


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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2006-09-26 16:51]

He Sabina,

I was proud to shoot a resonable insect picture untill I saw this one. What a details... Wow. It realy is one of the best I saw so far.



Hallo Sabine.
You are really lucky. Very interesting and unusual photo that I've seen before on TN. Your quuality is no doubt, very good like everytime is it. Congratulations and TFS.
Herzlche Grüsse aus der Türkei.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-10-02 15:45]

Hallo Sabine,
Excellent photo with excellent captured special moment:)
I like your timing,colors,focus,sharpness,details,pov,dof and frame.TFS

wow....perfect shot!!! I also have a similar moment like this which I took in Hamburg, Germany but I guess yours is much much better..:D

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-10-05 11:48]

hi Sabine, today I found tis photo, HQ in exceletn pose :-))). Not so special, i will say only possibile for this wonderful insect.

Hi Sabine

Brilliant camera work. Congratulations!! Very nice work my friend!

Hi Sabine,
In one word "Perfect"!
ID: Sympetrum vulgatum - Gemeine Heidelibelle - Vagrant Darter.
TFS Harm

The colors, detail and the fact that you were able to capture this image are amazing. WOW!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-11-28 6:44]

Hello Sabine,
Excellent macro shot!
Great composition with nice POV,
very good details and nice colours.
Well done!

nice job and a great moment

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