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Stormy lovers

Stormy lovers
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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: 2005-08-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1, Canon 58mm Close-up Lens 500D
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-30 10:16
Viewed: 3995
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aeshna mixta.
A medium sized hawker flying in late summer to early autumn. It is also called as horsebiter, but that's only a name. They are eating insect such as flying ants.This species may be confused with Aeshna juncea. Feeds mainly in the afternoon and evening. When perched they hang vertically to catch as much sunlight as possible.

The male (above) is brown with blue markings. The female is brown with yellow markings.

yes it's a favourite dragonfly from me. It's also another tribute to Paul. Yes when I made this shot it was very stormy and it was very differcult to take a clear shot with that wind. But I could not resist, on that reason I send the photo of this mating horsbiter in. I hope you like it. I know it is not perfect, but otherwise I like the windy effect. This was taken in raw, then to tiff file, and then to jpeg file.
gr. Jaap

christophe, marhowie, lglandon, TAZ, jhm, dew77, red45, Comandante, Signal-Womb, Luc has marked this note useful
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Very nice scene of love !
The background is wonderful with these lights.
A very good composition. TFS.

Hi Jaap
Great capture and excellente BG

In a friendly way Christophe

Hello Jaap, Despite the difficulties you managed a nice shot with great DOF and colors. Good use of flash to bring out the details I see also..I like this POV showing the cross-legged grasp of the rear dragon. Well done.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-30 11:44]

Hi Jaap!

That is a wonderfull capture and addition to our serie of dragonflies!
Nice to see how they also use the legs.
I think I saw two flying together. Have you ever seen that?



Hi Jaap,
this is a dream, these beautiful insects in this position. Wonderful world!
Sometime I'm visiting you and you show me where you find all these wonderful insects.
You are very lucky to find them and observe, what they are doing. Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Very nice shot Jaap!
TFS, Laurent

Nice macro, Jaap.
Maybe not you best but under these condition you did a very good job. You cught a great moment.
Good POV, nice colours and good composition.
Well done, my friend

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-30 13:59]

What a beautiful and interesting couple that you have well captured ! Good pose. The background is unusual and well ! Thanks for sharing Jaap.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-08-30 15:02]

Goedenavond Jaap,
Weer eens twee ter zelfdertijd, en opnieuw zoals het hoort, verzorgd en mooi gepresenteerd, ik blijf verbaast kijken, ik heb gisteren een springhaan gefotografeerd!!!
Mooi werk Jaap.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-08-30 15:11]

Hi Jaap,
good capture. I like the composition and the colours. Interesting note. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-30 17:42]

Hi Jaap,
Excellent capture!
Very good composed, great background.

Good shot Jaap,
A very rushed morning, I like this capture.
Thanks for posting

Nice shot Jaap!
Yes, it's not very clear and the sharpness isn't perfect, but the photo has amazing look.
The POV is perfect, the composition as well.
I like it very much.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-31 4:42]

Hello Jaap!
Very nice capture.POV,lighting,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-08-31 9:44]

Wow, Jaap, excellent POV here. Its head looks like shinning gem. Very nice colours and composition.

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  • Lia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 17 N: 135] (952)
  • [2005-08-31 9:45]

prachtig wat een foto !!
over stormy lovers gesproken het is bijna judo !
een houtgreep.
wat jammer dat de upload zo klein moet zijn !!
deze foto is namelijk genieten van de eerste orde.
groetjes Lia

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-31 12:18]

Jaap, despite the windy conditions, I like the shot a lot.

It has a great pov and composition.

As for the windy conditions, I do know it must have been difficult to get focus with the Pro1. I know that sometimes focus is a tricky issue with this camera.

Anyway, you did great.

Hello Jaap!
Wonderful close up.POV,framing and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Hi Jaap, wonderful capture and great details to keep the eye busy. Even though the wings are clipped the composition is V good. My only nit would be a few blown high-lights. 7/10 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)
  • [2005-09-15 21:46]

Good work, Jaap. Thank you.

Beautiful shot! he colours are really good! Bye Tom

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