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When he comes....

When he comes....
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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: 2004-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Magnificent Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-21 13:32
Viewed: 3798
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the Netherlands live 70 types of dragonflies. The order dragon flies is generally divided in two ranges dragonflies (Zygoptera) and real dragonflies, or glaziers (Anisoptera) this is by far most important. The name glazier descends from the time that people, who had replace broken squares in former days; the pieces transported glass on a frame of slattern, so that it was then carried with on the back. This frame stuck out on side, as two terrible wings.

This is the flat belly libellula depressa it a female.
The larvae lives approximately two years in the mud.
They are about 65-75 mm long.
It lives about 2 year as a larvae
The male, are is in reality light blue.
The female have still that splendid yellow spot on the untherbody.

They live by well-vegetated still water including garden and farm ponds. Adults fly from mid May to early August.The larvae can survive long in mud, if no more water stands there in the ponds. When we see thee first chasers we know that the summer is coming.

Over the photo well this one I took during a fish trip. I saw her and I must have her in the photo. So I chase behind her and I could make some shots. This is one of them. The distance is about 16 cm. You must do it sneaky otherwise she is gone. I hope you like her too.

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2005-04-21 13:47]

Very nice macro - clear and interesting. Well done and TFS. Tim

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-21 14:49]

Return of your famous Dragonfly Jaap? As always very good close-up! Incredible details, especially on wings and eye. Great pose and composition. Interesting note also. TFS!

Hi Jaap, nice to meet you again.
You & more people here, are getting the level in dragonflyes up and up! I wont dare to post one this summer! Thanks. Felipe.

Excellent Macro

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-21 16:39]

A great capture Jaap.
Excellent composition and nice sharp detail.
A fine macro,very well done.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-21 17:11]

Incredible details especially of the wings. Excellent composition with the angle of the stick.

Halo Jaap!
Wonderfu details and great macro. Everything perfect!

Very nice Jaap the detail in the wings is almost 3D, thank you for sharing this female Broadbodied Chaser with us

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-21 18:46]

In your face, Jaap!!!!
Right in there, what a closeup!!!
Excelent details and composition. A beauty.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-21 23:19]

Incredible macro Jaap. What a close up of the dragon fly. Absolutely amazing. Very, very well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-21 23:58]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent macro.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Another beautifull work, Jaap. Thank you very much.

Great macro Jaap.
Very sharp, good composition and colours.
Very well done.

Another rushed Morning.
Great shot, thanks for posting Jaap.
Wonderful close up

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-22 3:37]

Waouh ! Quelle belle et intéressante macro pour cette superbe Libellule. Jolies couleurs et très bonne netteté.
Very Well Done !!!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-22 3:43]

WONDERFUL macro Jaap!
Colors,details,sharpness and composition are amazing.TFS...:-)

Excellent profile shot Jaap. Exceptionally detailed and a great POV. Very well done..

Very nice macro Jaap!
Colors,details and sharpness are perfect.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-22 6:11]

Jij bent de koning van de macro's Jaap. You truly are the King. :)Very close and very sharp! Great colors too and excellent POV. Verdoof je die insecten ofzo? ;) Prachtig! Well done & TFS!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-22 7:04]

Amazing shot! we can see the mouht of dragnoflies!!
great details & shapness, Another beautifull capture Jaap!

Thanks for sharing,


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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-22 10:12]

Thank you for showing me how it should be done Jaap. This is beautiful with incredible DOF and detail.

with the serial numbers below Very well done and thanks for posting

Nice shot, well composed. Good details and POV.
Well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-23 13:46]

Hi Jaap, very nice close up of this chaser. I like the framing and the DOF includes all the important bits. Very well done.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-04-24 2:24]

Zou dit werkelijk nog beter kunnen met uw nieuwe camera Jaap? Ik hoop het werkelijk voor u, maar dit betwijfel ik, dit is zo mooi en scherp, de lat hoger leggen misschien, maar hoe!!!
Proficiat Jaap

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-25 22:39]

Jaap, another very nice macro by you.

Excellent composition and sharpness. The bg is great too.

Hello from Canada, Jaap! We have been following the Liberation ceremonies from the Netherlands all week, and are proud that our peoples remember these important events! This is an incredible photo, it is fabulous that you were able to get in so close. The clarity is exceptional, and look at the size of those eyes! Very interesting notes. I love the little fuzzy hairs on her thorax. Great shot! Thanks, Linda

I just found your shot while looking for the ID of a dragonfly shot this morning. It confirms it's same species, also female. Will post later. You came really close here (I couldn't), hence this beautiful macro plenty of details. Useful notes too. You also did very well with the S7000.
Goede Zondag

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  • Didi Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 9 N: 9] (47)
  • [2005-06-16 13:36]

Bonsoir Jaap
Ce genre de photographie nécessite beaucoup de patience de la part du photographe et vous avez réussi à faire une splendide composition parfaitement nette; je vous en félicite.

Hi Jaap
This macro shot is incredible. I cannot remember having seen such details in the wings on another pic. Fantastic !

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