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De paardebijter
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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: 2005-08-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/105 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01 10:39
Viewed: 3350
Points: 44
[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.
I come with this horsebiter again because I will see of there is a difference, between this one, what is taken without the special canon lens 500d, and without the flash and tripod,

And then later I will put here a photo, what I take, I have not done that yet. With my new computer flash, the canon 420 ex speedlight and with the special lens the canon 500d and with the tripod. I am very curious about this. I hope you like the shot. I have use Neat image and after that I did made it sharper. This was a tip of Hendrik.
gr. Jaap

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-01 11:27]
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Jaap, I may be wrong, but I have the feeling the shot was oversharpened.

Anyway, it's a great capture.

Excellent pov, lighting and composition. I like the bg too.

Well done.

Hi Jaap,

A well captured Dfly and well composed.

Careful on the super cropping in post pro as one can see the pixels in the background which is not noise, though there are some noise around the end of the body from sharpening after neat image.
The bright colors are OE.
Sorry friend for the critical.

A beauty though.

Mike :)

Hi Jaap,
I like this wonderful dragonfly in excellent sharpness. The colours are pretty and the highlight is this big eye in different colours, beautiful.
I also wanted to show my dragonfly today, but so many perfect ones are there in these days, (I feel like a coward) perhaps tomorrow.
Have a nice evening, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Jaap, Despite the technical difficulties, this has clear sharp details and a great POV. Efficient use of F4.2 also.
Well done.

Hi Jaap
Great capture, a lot OE, greta details and colors

In a friendly way Christophe

Nicely captured Jaap,
A bit OE and noisy. The colours are good as is the sharpness and detail. Well composed and framed.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.

Wah. So sharp!!
Very nice composition jaap, I like it
TFS, Laurent

Great shot Jaap excellent details and great composition with the diagonal of the hanger. 8/10 Superb post.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-01 22:09]

Hello Jaap,
What a great macro, very well composed i like the razorsharp details colours & light. Dof & pov are excellent Great work !

Tfs & have a very nice week-end,

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-09-02 0:21]

Hi Jaap! I do not have the time to write a complete comment.

"The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second step is listening."
~ unknown

Thank you for sharing picture and note and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-09-02 1:35]

Goedemorgen Jaap,
Ik vind zeker niet dat deze foto overscherpt is, ik vind hem gewoon super mooi! Opnieuw prachtig gedaan, hier bent u super in nietwaar, proficiat.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-09-02 3:14]

Hi Jaap!

Excellent pose, remainds me one of fighters from World War II. Good composition and colours, interesting note. Maybe oversharpened a bit but overall I like it.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-02 6:05]

Hello Jaap!
Wonderful close up.Colors,details,sharpness,DOF,POV and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Great macro shot Jaap, great sharpness, details and clarity, nice DOF too! Thanks for sharing.

  • Good 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-09-03 7:05]

Hi Jaap,

I have to agree with Livio. The shot seems to be overscharpened and the lines are a bit harsh because of that. Composition and POV are as always very good. Colors are nice too. TFS!


Hello Jaap!
Very nice close up.POV,framing,DOF,sharpness,colors and composition are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Lia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 17 N: 135] (952)
  • [2005-09-03 8:17]

Wat prachtig zeg van opzij !!
bizar zijn hun kleuren ook.
Top om hem zo zonder storen op de foto te zetten.
In mijn omgeving komen deze gekleurde jongens geloof ik niet voor.
Groetjes Lia

Hi Jaap,
Great macro shot! Details and sharpness are excellents. Great POV and very nice colors. TFS

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-09-06 0:54]

Nice shot Jaap, nice details, DOF and clarity. I like the colours too, very well captured, thanks for sharing. :)

  • Good 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-09-10 13:43]

Hi Jaap, nice composition of this migrant hawker. It's a nice specimen and thanks for the dedication.

I agree with Mike about the pixelation and the dragon being a little OE on the bright areas and I think it is a little oversharpened.

Good shot!

Jaap this is a very nice POV and the details are sharp. Maybe just a tad bright but it could be my monitor. Goed gedaan mijn vriend.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-09-13 7:04]

Hi Jaap!
Very nice shot.I liked clear details,POV and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-14 14:47]

Hi Jaap,
Excellent macro!
Very sharp and good details,
nice composition with great pose.
Thanks for sharing!

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