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Catch me if you can ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): marmottelolo theme, Dragonflies of Europe 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-21 1:48
Viewed: 4510
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi - I'm a little proud of today's shot because it's not easy to catch this hectic dragonfly. It was flying all the time, never sitting down, always in action.

It's a Norfolk Hawker (Anaciaeschna isoceles)
Keilfleck-Mosaikjungfer / Kileplet-Mosaikguldsmed,
6 - 6,8 cm long, wingspan 8,5 - 9,5 cm.

They are common everywhere in Europe but not in the northern parts of Scandinavia.
It has a yellow triangular mark on the second abdominal segment which gave rise to its scientific name. It also has green eyes and clear, untinted wings. It is mainly a Asien species flying here in Europe from May to June.

I hope you like it, thanks for any words.

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Wouaw, great shot, cheer,

Bella ripresa certamente non facile!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Hello Wishnu
What a great shot from Odonata order,
Great focusing,compo and BG,
Fantastic colors and POV, Superb shot,friend.

Good luck

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-21 2:39]

A little proud?!?!? You should be extremely proud at this shot.
It is perfectly in focus and even sharper than many stationary dragonfly shots.
Amazing detail and colours.
I've exceeded my 100 favourite photo limit but I would have definately added it.
Very very well done,

Wonderful shot with great pov and very, very natural colors.

Hola Wishnu
Bonita imagen, con lo difícil que es cazarlos al vuelo, buena nitidez y detalles, sobre todo el batir las alas. saludos
José Ramón

This is a good picture, the colors are very good!
I liked the BG and the unusual composition!
The lighting is very good and a superb action shot
Goutham R

Very nice shot.


great action shot, amazing!

Hi Sabine,
Great capture of this flying dragonfly. Crisp clear image. POV and composition are great. Nice blurred background that made this dragonfly stands out. Very well done.

Hi Sabine, splendid flyng dragonfly with wonderful details, excellent focus and great colors, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Stephan & Sabine,
A very nice work. Excellent and difficult (almost impossible) to capture shot. Very nice details, composition, colors and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-07-21 7:58]

Hi Wishnu Garuda
really fantastic.
there's nothing to say, just see and joy.
perfect capture, and even the composition is fine!
goes to my favorites

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-21 11:13]

Hi Wishnu. A very good in flight shot of the Dragonfly. showing good detail and colour. a nice POV. and blured back ground. very well done TFS. good notes too.
" have a good weekend "

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-21 14:04]

Hola Sabine,
sensacional captura,
momento oportuno,
excelente pov y bg,

Hello Sabine,
Great work catching this dragon inflight, excellent BG, color, and use of flash to freeze the action..I like it! :)

bonjour sabine
la je suis jaloux!je n'arrive pas a obtenir de telles photos de libellules en vol.
elle est parfaite.

Great difficult shot! I havf tried this a number of times with autofocus and have never been able to get the camera to lock on to something as insignificant as a moving dragonfly. Did you use manual focus? Well done. Reid

Hi Wishnu,
Wonderful work...love to see wings movement up un down!
And I see you used a Tamron 90mm macro lenses with the 400D. Happy with it? I'm thinking of purchase a macro and just asking people around here on their opinions... TFS! Marta

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-22 20:56]

Wishnu Lovely shot but slightly blur on the wings. Understandable. TFS ganesh D Later

Hi Wishnu,
Great action shot, very nice macro. I like the natural colours and timing. Well done my friend...TFS.
All the best...


Hello Sabine,
Superb in-flight!
Impressive focus on the insect body, the fill flash adds to great colours and fine details...
Well composed presentation!
Pablo -

Wunderbar hast Du dieses kleine Tier eingefangen. Meine Versuche so etwas im Bild einzufangen sind bisher gescheitert, ich bleibe doch lieber bei ruhenden Motiven
Viele Grüße

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2007-07-24 13:54]

Hi Sabine,
Well done on this difficult catch, and the background to go with it is truly fabulous, with those nicely blurred pond lillies complete with reflection !!!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-25 10:07]

Hello Sabine,
I've missed this great in-flight shot of a dragonfly. Very well focussed and in fine colours. Beautiful water lilies in the background! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

A rather daring shot, this, Sabine.
The image verges on the abstract in terms of your composition with those blurred lotuses in the background and the dragonfly's wings awhirr at 1/200 shutter speed.
I like it :-).
Many thanks and best regards.

Hallo Sabine
Super Aufnahme, die meisten von uns wissen wie aufwändig so eine Aufnahme ist. Gratulation
Gruss Robi

Belle photo de cet insecte très jolis, le flou des ailes est très beau et le prendre en vol ne doit pas etre évident. Bravo pour cette prise. Amitiés Thomas

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-08-06 5:48]

Hi Sabine.
Great capture of this dragonfly in-fly.Colors and sharp details are wonderful.I really like beautiful the water lilies in blurry BG.Excellent shot,as usual.
Best regards Milos.

Hi Sabine,

Great inflight shot
Superb sharpness and lovely colours
excellent POV and BG

TFS Thijs

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-12 2:14]

Wow, Sabine!
You caught A. isosceles in flight!
Excellent capture ith fine sharpness and well composed with the blurred water lilies in the BG.
I have been wanting to photograph this species but I haven't seen it this year as it is quite rare in Sweden.
Well done and TFS and have nice Sunday,

hi SAbine, good "sport" shot. Hard conditions and only 1/200 of second with f/11 is art photography. but it is excelent shot with find vivid coloures and good composition with water lily in background. TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-14 14:10]

Hi Sabine,
Colors, POV , composition and the details are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Sabine,
I am really impressed about this photo. To capture a dragonfly seems already too difficult to me, but capturing one in full flight is simply amazing. You should be very proud.
You got an inflight photo with superb colors, excellent DOF and a wonderful rule breaking composition. A realy beauty!

Hello Sabine,

I cannot, but you could it as a perfect shot! No more words my dear friend. Superb photo! Bravo! With my compliments.


Bonjour Wishnu
Wow! quelle superbe photo.Cette libellule en vol avec la transparence des ailes et ce magnifique fond ,tout est réuni pour juste admirer
Vraiment excellent

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-08-23 11:45]


What an excellent shot. And what I would give to be able to capture a shot of any of the dragonflies flying... I usually mess them up when they are stationary!

I love the colours and details and even the OOF BG of the water lillies compliment the picture so very well.

Well done and proud you should be.


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