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Dragonflies Mating on the Wing

Dragonflies Mating on the Wing
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Copyright: John Brattan (Bratman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 42] (780)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E500
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-05 10:48
Viewed: 3642
Points: 6
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The male Ruddy Darter punctures the female's head during mating. Here they are seen flying around a pond looking for somewhere to land. Technically very difficult due to the very narrow dof but I'm pretty pleased with the result.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-05 11:03]

Hi John,
impressive shot, you should indeed be pleased. Great focus and sharp details for such fast moving subjects, it does sound like the female gets the rough end of things though...

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-08-05 13:42]

hi John,
voici une image intéressante et instructive, ce n'était pas facile de réaliser le tout en mouvement. La netteté est bonne, le pov bien choisi.


Hi John,
You were quick to capture this moment in flight. I too would be pleased with it.

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