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Laying the eggs

Laying the eggs
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Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-03-21 12:50
Viewed: 3332
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
They live at al kind of waters, such as disturbed fen, pools, and canals. They come for, at water with much food, as in brackish and acid water. The bank is frequently partially bald. Youthful dragon fly’s pull away at the water side, and they look up for protected places in the meadow, along bunch edges and bunch paths, to forage and rest. The males, pubescent, return to water. They monitor their territory from open bits banks, driftwood etc. they gladly sit on footbridge and on buoy square. They fly rapidly and low above water, but generally near the bank. The position of the sun stipulates his seat and the territory choice. Pubescent females come just to the bank for copulation and for eggs take of. It starts in the air, copulation wheel finish sitting on a bald bit ground. This last of this is about 15 minutes. Female put the eggs of, by beating with its rear on the water mirror. The sticky eggs are separately turned off in the water, frequently in the neighbourhood of algae or water plants, sometimes also on wet sand. The eggs come out after a week or six. The larvae live on the floor of the water in mud and between plant rests. Generally shallow, rapidly warming up water. The life cycle lasts two, to three years. A large part of it takes place in water. Generally they are coming out in large groups, out of the water. This out coming takes place, on bank plants, up to 3 decimetres high. In the beginning of May, up to beginning august, steal the most from them out, with a pick in early June. A male is within ten days sexually mature, and lives afterwards still up to a month. A female is after ten, up to twenty days sexually mature.

Yes this was a special moment for me. I who love those dragonflies. I was fishing and I saw first the female waiting. After a while she was gone and a male arive, whe he left I say suddenly both making a wheel, and yes 4 meter of me they leg there eggs and the do what they have to do. I hope you like the photo also. Okee it is not the best, but it is my first. click here for the orginal here

elroyie, sAner, marhowie, Andrieux, Fisher, Luc, Comandante, jhm, red45, dew77, extramundi has marked this note useful
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To elroyie: Your right Elroyiecarper 2 03-21 15:24
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Very good note, but the picture is not good, you caught them very well, but the quality is very low, I guess it is because an aggressive crop that you made, the edges are not clear and very blurry.

Japp, Not one of your best, that is certain. I really like the POV and the action your captured here though. A great note - TFS!

They know very good the art of Kamasutra...
very nice.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-03-21 16:19]

Jaap, it's o.k. you post so many wonderful shots that you are allowed some not so there shots.
I know, let's call this one an oops in post pro, a new theme. :) :)
I like the original, it's artistic and it works.


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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-03-21 16:31]

Super! Fajnie zagl±da jej pod spudnice.
Pozdrawiam, Robert.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-03-21 20:50]

That is an amazing picture... caught them right in the act... : )
The colors on the dragonflies are beautiful, and the details are very sharp... great job : )

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-21 21:40]

Jaap, I know what you meant here, and, after all, I agree with Mike (Fisher). To me, it's okay. Maybe, it wouldn't be necessary such an agressive cropping (I checked the workshop), but that's okay to me.

It is a great moment, and I'd like to capture it.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-21 22:15]

Personal assessment of the photo: great
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thanks Jaap, great work!

Technicaly not your best, but great pose.

Superb macro good composition.
Very well done!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-03-22 2:58]

Dag Jaap,
Ik ben absoluut geen specialist in dergelijke macro's maar, ik weet niet goed wat hier aan scheelt, alles schijnt lekker te zijn en toch klopt er iets niet, ik weet het echt niet goed, als het reeds met uw nieuwe camera geweest was, dan zou ik gedacht hebben, Jaap is aan het experimenteren, maar het is nog uw oude camera. Darentegen is uw nota van hoog kwaliteit.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-22 3:31]

Hi Jaap!
First of all I must say that I tried to capture Dragons many times with my compact Oly 740. I know how hard it is! As Elroyie said quality isn't good. But I love moment you've captured and your very interesting note. Here on TN I think picture with worse quality but with great captured moment and interesting subject/note is worth more than perfect picture without any words. So I gve you 2pts for overall post :-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-22 4:08]

Wonderful moment.Good composition.

Great situation. I love photos with a sense of humour! Superb!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-22 6:05]

Hello Jaap. Great note and good capture. Like Elroyie already wrote; this isn't one of your best pictures. It's too noisy and the focus is too soft. You saw this really well though. Pose is great! :) TFS! Points later ...

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-03-22 7:04]

Hi Jaap!
Very good picture. I have similar. Good capture, nice colours, interesting note.

Although the quality is not your best, I think the situation worths more than 2 points. TN stuff, a wonderful shot to complete the extense dragonfly gallery. Thanks.

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