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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragonfly with prey, Magnificent Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-17 8:20
Viewed: 4805
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This post is to show you what happens when THIS ONE is hungry and there is ONE OF THESE available.

The photo is taken by Cris with the EOS350D+60mm macro and 430EX flash used with plastic cap diffuser, both in manual control mode.

Hope you like!

F11 - 1/200 - Manual mode - Diffuse Flash - Handheld

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-17 8:51]

To eat or being eaten? that's the question, my dear Felipe and Cristina. This is a fine capture of the moment. I wonder how many damsels are not able to find a prey and die of starvation after a couple of days. I think the number is quite high.
Anyway, a nice image!

Hi Cristina,
Great to see this damsel in action. Damsels are great predators. This is another proof. Perfect image to enjoy. Very well done and tfs.

Hello Felipe
We're neighbours today :-)
Wonderfuls hot of this Damselfly with very
intersting POV,Perfect details and BG,
Superb shot,Friend.

Good Luck

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-17 9:37]

Hola amigos,
original pov,
detalles y nitidez excelentes,
Felipe y Cristina

Hi Felipe,
Excellent POV of the dinner. The damselfly is very beautiful. Liked the composition a lot. Thanks a lot for sharing.

This is an amazing action shot! This is very close, sharp, well exposed with excellent POV. This is an impressive picture! Congrats!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-17 11:01]

Hi Felipe,
an awesome shot.
Very sharp with a brilliant DOF and composition.
Well done,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-17 11:33]

Hola Cristina y Felipe,
Bella captura de este super depredador en acción. Excepcional punto de vista y momento.
Abrazos para ambos,
José M.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-17 12:22]

Una imagen fantástica, Felipe! Realmente se le ve muy voraz y con cara de apetito. Me encanta el punto de vista, y la composición es también una maravilla. Tan magnífica como las imágenes ligadas.
Un trabajo genial.
Muchas gracias y un cordial saludo

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-17 14:05]

Very interesting photo with a very good POV. At first I couldn't understand what it was eating, thanks for giving the links :o) Your timing and the composition is very good with lots of details. I like the sharpness and focus. TFS

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-17 16:48]

Hi Felipe and Cristina

A fascinating and gruesome posting. The colours are exceptional as is the POV and DOF.


An excellent capture Cristina.
The POV is so different I didn't think it was a damselfly at first.
A wonderful image.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-18 2:19]

An incredible shot, Cris!
So unusual.... I love that vertical body and wings pose.
The details and colors on the head are fantastic.
And to catch it eating its prey is more than one can expect.
TFS. : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-06-18 3:47]

Goosd job Cris - he's so perfectly captured. It's an amazing capture, for you and the damselfly. BRAVO!

Hi Felipe and Cristina,
Great photo, it is well composed and a fantastic subject. Its sharp and a deep dof as well as wonderful colours. Well done Cris.

Buenísimo, me encanta esa toma frontal y el momento captado con una definición de lujo. Muy buen POV y DOF. Un saludo y TFS.

José Luis

bonjour a vous deux
je ne vois pas bien de qu'elle proie il s'agit mais la netteté sur la tête de la demoiselle est excellente,l'usage du flash maitrisé.
les couleurs semblent naturelles.
je vois que vous avez un flash 430ex,est ce que vous pouvez avec lui utiliser une vitesse plus elevée qu'avec le flash de l'appareil???

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-06-22 11:40]

Hi Cristina and Felipe,
so original, the composition. These Desmoiselles are difficult to approach but you just waited for one to have its mouth full, great idea. Well done Cristina&Felipe,
My best regards,

Hello Felipe and Cristina
This really is a great macro image.
Vertical composition, clarity and details are all perfect.
Color tones are wonderful.
Kind regards and have a nice sunday, Harry

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-29 13:24]

The colours, DOf and POV here are all stunning. Scary and beautiful. Wonderful shot



WOW Cris, I missed this wonderful action shoot, great timing, splendid composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

This is a spectacular macro Felipe,
The detail and colours you've captured are excellent.
Brilliant POV, DOF and sharpness.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

It's so good to finally get some free time on here my friend.
Hopefully I will have more available time in the coming months.

Esta foto me ha dejado a-no-na-da-do, uses o no el Photoshop ( lo que yo no dije es que no lo utilizo pq no se hacerlo jajaja ) Un ejemplo de composición de una simetría casi perfeta rota por la hoja y desequilibrio de las patas. Colores impresionantes y enfoque casi perfecto, rematado por la captura del insecto: genial !!
Abrazo Felipe.

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