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The miracle of metamorphosis ...

The miracle of metamorphosis ...
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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: 2009-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photo Collage at TN, Pictorial documentation [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-08 3:46
Viewed: 5635
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello on this cold sunday ...
I thought of the warm summerdays and made a collage for you.

It has been a warm sunday in June, we had breakfast outside at the terrace. Than I had a look at our tiny pond and were so happy to see a nymph climbing up a stick.
This is the nymph of a Coenagrion puella.
Azure damselfly / Hufeisen-Azurjungfer / Agrion jouvencelle / Azuurwaterjuffer.

So breakfast was suddenly finished - I jumped inside to pick up the camera. Some pillows to lie comfortable ... and a lot of time ...

It took more than 2 hours until the nice damselfly was able to make the first short flight.

A second collage will follow to show you also the finale of this special event.

Here it is now, feel free to take a look.

Thanks for looking and any words.
Enjoy the sunday ...


roges, jlinaresp, Heaven, marius-secan, siggi, maurydv, meyerd, pankajbajpai, horias, PeterZ, loot, uleko, nglen, flashpoint, cknara, CeltickRanger, CatherineD, marhowie, ramthakur, Dis. Ac., Alex99, Noisette, boreocypriensis, eqshannon has marked this note useful
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Hi Wishnu,

Impressive, an entire documentary. Each picture better than the other. Thank you! is perfectly illustrative work.



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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-08 3:56]

Wowwwwww Sabine !!!!
Magnific ! Eine sehr gute Idee und sogar geniale Idee, kann ich sagen. Nie gesehen so was bis jetzt. Super Kollage, sehr gut dargestellt. Gratulation !!!
Ein schöner Sontag,

Hallo Sabine!

Diese Art von Fotografie passt deutlich besser zu TN als meine... Dein zusammengesetztes Bild könnte ohne Weiteres in Schul- oder Fachbüchern verwendet werden. Die Serie ist treffend ausgewählt und zeigt die wunderbare Verwandlung bzw. Umwandlung in qualitativ hochstehender Weise.



Hello Wishnu,
Very interesting image, superb sharpness and detrails.
The colours are very natural and the comoposition excellent.

Ciao Sabine, amazing collage, splendid and interesting documentation, excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-08 5:56]

Hallo Sabine,
Das ist eine wunderbare Dokumentation selber noch nicht in der natur gesehen.
Die einzelnen Fotos zeigen sehr deutlich "Geburt" eine Damselfly. Hoffentlich hast du ihm ein Namen gegeben. Diese Dokumentation ist auf höchstem Niveau.
Liebe Grüße aus sonnigem Neuss Siggi

Hello Sabine,
what a fantastic collage of this metamorphosis, all pictures are very beautiful with impressive details, perfect exposure with rich colour tones, very well done.
Best regards

Hallo Sbine,
"Tu sors le tout grand jeu", Sabine. Diese Bilderfolge zur Metamorphose ist ebenso selten wie perfekt. Wie die Cuticula der land-erklimmenden Larve zunächst trocknet und spröde wird, der Muskedruck auf den Thorax, das Herausziehen der Tracheenwände, man meint alle Vorgänge ablaufen zu sehen. Das ist umwerfend gemacht, Sabine. Wie kommt dr perfekte Hintergrund wohl zustande? Wie wirksam und sinnvoll (und aus meiner Sicht nötig) doch der Blitz bei Makros ist, man sieht das gut hier. Besten Dank für den Augenschmaus, ich freue mich auch auf dieversprochene Fortsetzung...
Herzlich grüsst

hello sabine,
it has been a long time since i have seen any post from you and its beacuse of my very less visits to TN, today i logged after a long brak and am delighted to see your macro collage,
Its fantatstic, all the images very sharp with good eetails, you have captured the process very well,
nice work,
tfs & regards
pankaj bajpai

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-08 7:44]

Wonderful collage!
Great and instructive capture!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-08 8:09]

Hello Sabine,
Wonderful collage of meatmorphosis of this Azuurwaterjuffer. Fantastic that you spend two hours at this phenomenon. Excellent sharpness, details and natural colours. A very educational work.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-08 8:54]
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Hi Sabine

Now that is a fabulous and fully educational collage.

First I must say: "That was well spotted". It is amazing to see the appearance of the winged beauty, step-by-step, through the wonder of modern photography. Each shot was well captured with great details. I've never been an eyewitness to this wonder of nature, but this series sure gave me a good insight. Excellent work my friend and I am anxiously awaiting the follow-up series.

Well done and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-08 9:06]

Hello Sabine,
What a beautiful study of the emergence of a C. Puella! You show fascinating and very sharp details in good light. You're lucky to have your little pond!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-08 9:52]

Hi Sabine. A job well done the day you took the pictures and the day you put this all together. Five very good close ups with fine detail and colour. Its surprising what a small pond in the garden will do for the wild life.
I shall look forward to the follow on pictures. TFS.

hello Sabine!
a splendid collage of phases metamorphosis
of Coenagrion puella
excellent and instructive composition
well managed

ciao sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-08 11:27]

Oooh! This is a work for the National Geographic Magazine! You was lucky to meet a situation like that...and a great photographer to take and a compose a fantastic puzzle like that.Right on my prefered gallery,thanks a lot for share,Luciano

hello Sabine
very good collage with great detailsand good sharpness
beautiful picture
greeting lou

Thanks Sabine for showing the pictures of metamorphosis.You are having lot of patience.
Lovely pics & great efforts.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-11-08 13:20]
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Hallo Sabine,
diese Dinge zu beobachten und dann noch fotografisch perfekt festzuhalten, das macht Freude!
Noch zu Analogzeiten habe ich eine Unzahl von Raupenschlüpfvorgängen festgehalten
und dabei die urigsten Dinge beobachtet.
Danke für die perfekte Naturdokumentation.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

hello Sabine

excellent photomontage of the close-up photos of this insect,
on every photo shot with fine POV, superb focus with great
sharpness and details, beautiful warm luminosity, TFS


Hello Sabine,
Excellent collage, with impressive details and colors. Very well done! A great document. I'm waiting for the following of this metamorphosis... Cheers,

very interesting progression from nymph to adult
i like the details

Excellent presentation Sabine, this is very nice work.
I got my first shot of the Variegated Meadowhawk here this fall, as it emerged as well.
Cool stuff :)
Very well done!

A truly breath-taking moment captured with so much patience and with superb technical dexterity, Sabine.
Can'w wait to see the final sequence when the Damsel will free itself completely and come into its own.
Waiting . . .

Hello Sabina,

a very good collage from this insect.
Perfect with beautiful colours.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-11-09 0:22]

Beautiful natural history collage, wish to see the damselfly finally emerged. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-09 10:15]

Hi Sabine.
Simply great scientific work. Superb collage which reflects main stage from dragonfly. I cannot imagine how possible to take this set of fine photos. My congratulations and FS. Weld one.

Hallo Sabine
Sie zeigen uns aber ein sehr inrteressante Szene, gut gemacht !
jedes einzelne Bild is t sehr sharf und mit vielen details,so können wir jede Phase der verwandlung genau verfolgen
Grüsse Jacqueline

Hi Sabine,

What an utterly amazing collage on the metammorphosis of a azure damselfly. Very educative and also scientific presentation MF! incredible clarity and focus, the lighting looks excellent too. Looks like a collage you'd see in a scientific magazine.
Very high quality. Bravo MF!
TFS an have a nice day!


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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-11-09 20:42]

Hallow Wishnu,
A wonderful collage and cleverly composed.Each photo is sharp with intricate details.Correct exposure hence creating natural colours.Patience paid off, well done.

hello nice composition!
great macro with good details


I had once upon a time thought of trying this style but I had nothign to work with as you do here...and you certainly put some good effort into this. You had it well thought out and it worked!

Dear Sabine,
I REALLY love your collages and wish, you presented a new one.

I know, it is a lot of work - you kindly once described it to me - but the result is very satisfactory i.e. producing a photo reportage...

This particular one is truly great, and so thought 861 other members!

Your perfect photographic technique produced perfect photos, and it is a true please to view them individually as well as as an ensemble. Thank you very much for all the work you undertook to produce this collage.

I wish you and your husband a good week and hope you are both well.

Herzliche Gruesse

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