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make love on the water

make love on the water
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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-11
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Passion Unlimited [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-14 9:03
Viewed: 3940
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hi friends i took this photo in the little lake they were making love on the water

The water strider, also known as the Jesus bug, pond skater, skater, skimmer, water scooter, water skater, water skeeter, water skimmer, or water spider, is any of a number of predatory insects in the family Gerridae which rely on surface tension to walk on top of water. They live on the surface of ponds, slow streams, marshes, and other quiet waters. They can move very quickly, up to 1.5 m/s, on the surface of water. Water striders can stand effortlessly on water due to their non-wetting legs. Writing in Nature, biophysicists Xuefeng Gao and Lei Jiang show that the water resistance of the legs is due to the "special hierarchical structure of the legs, which are covered by large numbers of oriented tiny hairs (microsetae) with fine nanogrooves". They go on to demonstrate that this physical structure is more important than the chemical properties of the wax coating of the legs. Source- Wikipedia pages

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-14 9:22]

Hi Ridvan

An excellent macro. Great pose and DOF. You have also conveyed the scale of the scene well.


Hi Ridvan,
An excellent capture of these two insects matting. Good details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-14 10:09]

Selam Ridvan,
Great capture of two Water Skaters copulating.
Nice and sharp and though the BG is busy the image is sharp and well composed.
Water Skaters are a species of bug (Hemiptera) that live on the surface of the water.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

hi ridvan,
nice capture,liked the pov, good focus, sharp image, good details captured,
tfs & regards

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-14 10:43]

Hi Ridvan,
I've never seen two mating pondskaters before!!
Sharp with a brilliant POV.
Well done,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-14 14:01]

Hi Ridvan. a very clear shot. the detail and colour is very good. the water is very clear. a nice POV. very well done. TFS.
Nick.. have a nice sunday.

Salam Aleykum.
This is a high quality image.
In fact it is OUTSTANDING.
Best regards,

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-14 16:28]

Hello Ridvan,
Wonderful macro, the couple is very sharp and well focused.
Excellent water environment, great POV and composition
..Well Done

"I'll Be Back"

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-15 0:45]

Ridvan, very nice shot and lovely composition. But my surprise is how did you manage to spot them. From the macro thought it looks large but actual size I think should be smaller.TFS Ganesh

Hi Ridvan, splendid lovers with wonderful details, great moment, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Selam, Maravillosa toma llena de SENSIBILIDAD. Colores suaves y conjuntados y encuadre aceptable. Eres un fotógrafo sorprendente. Abrazo Ridvan.

Great closeup. The DOF and focus are excellent. It's amazing that we happen upon events like this and are able to capture them. Well done. Reid

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-15 8:07]

Hi Ridvan,

Amazing shot - I wonder how you spotted them. Fantastic pose and wonderful details. You froze the moment very well


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-07-16 9:40]

selam ridvan
oldukca ilginc bu bocekleri iyi bir zamanlama ile kompoze etmissin
bakis acisi, renkler, netlik, detaylar ve bilgi notu ogretici bir yakin cekim calismasi olmus
eline saglik

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-17 0:53]

Hi Ridvan,
Wonderful shot of these mating Water Striders captured with sharp details and fine focus. These are very difficult to shoot and you have done a great double here, firstly to capture them appropriately and secondly to portray this tender moment. I have a portrait shot of one of these and I know how difficult it is to focus as they are very fast and nimble. The natural habitat is well illustrated and very nicely composed. Kudos.

çok güzel yakın çekim
iyi zamanlama
güzel detaylar

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-07-18 12:17]

Salam Ridvan,
Very good macro shot. Excellent focus, sharpness and details.Good Pov too.
TFS, Smitha.

merhaba Rıdvan Bey,
yine çok güzel bir yakın çekim. Gerrisler her zaman su üzerinde yürürken, kayarken görülürdü; bu sefer farklı. detaylar, ışık, kompozisyon çok güzel. eline sağlık, selamlar. Ahmet

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-22 4:03]

Hi Ridvan

These are tiny so this is excellent macro work. Mating pond skaters is a new subject on TN. Excellent POV and well focused



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