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Synchronised birth

Synchronised birth
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Copyright: Hans Van Rafelghem (hvr_oosterzele) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 115] (992)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-08 10:36
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Synchronised birth of 2 Anax emperator dragonflies.
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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-11-08 10:48]

hi hans
Amazing picture.i had never seen such a situation like this.

  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2008-11-08 10:49]

Hi Hans,

WOW this is just great. never found two so close.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-11-08 10:52]

fantastisch Hans.
schitterend, dit hem ik helaas nooit zien gebeuren laat staan vastleggen. Uitstekend fotowerk. Maar dat wist ik wel van U. prettige avond
groet jaap

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-11-08 11:00]

Hello Hans,

Great capture! Technically excellent picture. Superb composition. Very good colours too.

Hello Hans!!
You were there at an opportune moment it seems :) Excellent capture with great colors and a nice soft OOF BG.



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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-11-08 11:17]

Wow, totally amazing, Hans!
What perfect timing!!!
This shot is perfectly crisp and well exposed.
These dragonflies even arranged themselves in a perfect composition.
TFS. : )

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-11-08 11:34]

Hello Hans,
a beautiful nature document presented in a brilliant and technically perfect manner.
Both specimens are in focus and shown with excellent sharpness. Colours and light
are pleasant and well balanced. An admirable picture.
Best wishes, Peter

Bellissima! Complimenti! Un'immagine "mirroring".

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-08 11:57]

Hallo Hans,
Ik kende je werk nog niet. Ben eind 2006 pas aan TN deel gaan nemen. Heb even een korte blik in je potfolio geworpen. Vind het indrukwekkend. Net als deze foto. Perfecte scherpte en schitterende natuurlijke kleuren. Ook de diepte in de foto is verbluffend goed. Grote klasse!

Hi Hans,
it's just marvelous, what a great moment to see them coming out of their old skin.
Fantastic quality, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Hans,
Very impressive shot, with an excellent composition and great sharpness. Best regards,

Hello Hans,

A quite amazing shot!
I have only ever seen anything like this on the television before!
You have captured the instant with excellent focus and details. A great to shot to share!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Hans,
amazing and perfect timing for this great capture the simultaneous shedding of this Anax
excellent detail and color
put between my favorite
best sERGIO

Hi Hans, superb macro shot in all around. Congratulation!
TFS and cheers,


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-11-09 0:34]

Hi Hans

This is a once-in-a-lifetime shot and it looks outstanding!
To catch an emperor dragonfly come to life is amazing itself, but to shoot two of them, side by side, it's surreal :)
Great work here! I really like the sharpness of all the details and the spot-on DOF that you used in order to bring out your subject better and to naturally blur the BG.
The darkening at the corners of the photo is also a nice touch and i think makes the scene more beautiful.

Bravo and TFS

Muhteşem bir an.
Ellerine sağlık...

A perfect composition and the capture of a terrific instance in the developmental biology of the species Hans, TFS this sharp and well exposed image my friend.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-09 20:45]

Hello Hans,

This is an amaising photo showing the two dragonflies emerging from pupae. You have shown them with great sharpness keeping both of them in focus and therefore rendering excelent details. Light has been used very well and colors are natural with a good contrast between insects and background.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-11-10 12:21]

Hi Hans
Excellent macro shot.Superb sharpness details.
Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-11-15 10:26]

Hallo Hans , Fantastische foto , prachtige kleuren en scherpte ,schitterende compositie , groeten teunie .

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