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Amorous tête-à-tête ...

Amorous tête-à-tête ...
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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: 2009-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bayram's Favourites-III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-06 2:23
Viewed: 4199
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends at the second Advent-sunday.
No sunshine outside - but I put my feeder for the birds again in the garden - and while being here at TN with you I can also look outside to see a lovely Goldfinch enjoying breakfast at the moment.
Shots will follow soon ...

In these days dragonflies are very popular on TN, so I decided to present you today this couple in love.

These are Black-lined Skimmers,Orthetrum cancellatum male / Gewone oeverlibel / Großer Blaupfeil / Orthétrum réticulé mâle.

Enjoy your sunday ...


hansh, siggi, horias, jconceicao, xTauruSx, zulfu, nglen, Dis. Ac., CeltickRanger, marius-secan, boreocypriensis, goatman04, parasbhalla, anemone, Mello, maurydv, MMM, Argus, anel has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To CatherineD: Haha - 69!wishnugaruda 1 12-11 13:14
To xTauruSx: Thankswishnugaruda 1 12-06 07:24
To horias: Tete a tetewishnugaruda 1 12-06 03:36
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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-06 2:31]

Hello Sabine.

Very nice picture of this mating dragon's.
I'm pleased they do did because if gives us the possibility to continue making beautiful pictures of them next year.
The shaprness of your picture is very good, with a very nice POV.
However in your picture it seems that the female looks not as happy as the male:)
Have a nice sunday.

Gr. Hans

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-06 2:37]

Hallo Sabine,
Dein paar sorgt fleißig für Schnappschusse für kommenden Jahr.
Qualität wie gewöhnt perfekt. Schönen Sonntag und Liebe Grüße Siggi

Wonderful capture this lovely pair of dragonfly in love tine!
Great sharp details and colors.
About the title: I don't understated"tete-a-tete , I see another posistion!!!!

Hi Sabine.
Nice title of yours picture.
Verry good capture with perfect details.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-06 3:23]

Hello Wishnu
Great capture with nice scene and natural colors

hello Sabine
great macro shot with good details and good sharpness
beautiful colours to
great shot but i wil see more of the picture
greeting lou

Hello Wishnu,

Superb macro.
Light,focus and sharpness are splendid.
Excellent colours and DOF.
Good composition.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2009-12-06 5:01]

hi Wishnu,
Ah yes, really not easy to realize and to leave the nest as pose(installation). Excellent result(profit) allowing us to see well the scene.

Hello Wishnu, You, Hans and our supervisor Bayram changed the subject of TN on drgaonflies:) As i see we are living dragonfly boom here. This one is one of the best! Superb macro shot of this dragonfly pair in love with nice composition and great details.
TFS and regards,

Ciao Sabine, splendid maiting couple with fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-06 7:44]

Hello Sabine,
How did you find this pair? In the most cosy pose. Didn´t you had any blanket for them?
Excellent photo in great sharp etails and very beautiful saturated colours. Wonderful........

Hallo Sabine,

spannend, spannend, das Bild. Der seltene und kurze Moment, wo das Weibchen aktiv die Spermien aus dem sekundären Genitalapparat des Männchens tankt ! Die Tiere sind schon vor diesem Akt im Paarungsrad vereint, aber hier geht es evolutiv zur Sache:" Female choice". Ich habe so etwas im Detail noch nie gesehen, alles geht schnell und oft im Flug. Du lieferst hier einen wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Beitrag der ersten Güte ab. Dafür meinen herzlichen Dank!
Beste Grüsse

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-06 9:31]

Hello Sabine, amazing close-up shot of this pretty lovely pair in mating with nice composition and POV.
TFS and G's,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-06 9:34]

Hi Sabrine. You were able to take a fine close up which has given a 3D efect , You have taken them with sharp focusing and fine detail. all with rich colours. .Well taken TFs.

Hello Sabine,

an good detailde macro shot from this mating dragonflies.
Fine natural colours.


hello Sabine

an excellent and beautiful photo of this couple in love,
shot with very fine POV and DOF, superb focus
great sharpness and details, very beautiful photo,



Amazing details, colours and focus. Superb composition and POV.

Hello Sabine,

An excellent macro capture with beautiful colors, details & composition. Great pov, composition & BG. Very well taken & presented.

TFS & best regards.

Wowwww... amazingly high quality capture of a pair of black-tailed skimmer in love on a fantastic coloured leaf bed:) from an impressive POV. I am sure you will flare up the dragonfly boom thanks to this impressive shot:)) you are serve as trendspreader:))) in the scene:)). The colours, composition, exposure and sharpness are all great! i also share with Hans's opinions on happiness of the sexes:))). Of course this is going to my theme of favorites!
TFS and have a great new week MF BEF!


Hallo Sabine,

A quite difficult position (of love) :)

Wonderful macro capture from this dragonfly couple with marvelous details! The colors of the dragonflies are very well shown and perfectly natural. The sharpness and POV are great and the contrast between the blurry gold colored BG and the blue-colored dragonflies, is simply well done.

best regards,

Hello Sabine. a masterpiece macro photo of this couple in love. Details, colours and composition are great.
TFS. Kind regards,

Hi Wishnu,

Was accompanied by a beautiful shot wonderful colors. Point of view, light and clarity are very impressive trilogy. Wonderful composition. TFS

Best Regards,

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-06 16:27]

Hey, we can`t have a privacy?...hahaha...ASS: tête-à-tête dragonflies.
Perfect shot dear Sabine. Amazing details and composition.
Thanks for posting this lovely image.
Best wishes,

hello Sabine
separate moment, really interesting and very good macro photo!
keep photographing! TFS

Hello Sabine,
Fantastic capture, with great sharpness, beautiful colors and 3D effect. Your title make me smile, because the french expression "tête à tête" doesn't means that... I'm afraid if I ask to someone to talk "en tête à tête" about one issue, he may undestand that... ;-) In French, we call that 69...

Hello Sabine,
a superb macro shot of this couple of Dragonflies in love, outstanding sharpness with impressive detail, bright colours and very good contrast, a very nice close composition
Best regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-08 7:41]

Hi Sabine
What a great macro.Excellent POV and crystal sharp image.Fantastic detail and great colors.
TFS Michel

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-11 12:59]

Hello Sabine,
A great close-up macro of a pair of O. cancellatum having a ball! The POV is great showing their bodies with fine sharpness and colours in a pleasing composition on a yellowing leaf.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-14 3:34]

Liebe Sabine,
Als ich den Titel des Bildes las, musste ich doch schmunzeln, wäre dies doch eher ein tête-à-qu.... Mir gefällt die schöne Farbgebung und der Blickpunkt, den Du gewählt hast. Auch ist das Zusammenspiel von Grün und Blau immer so gefällig. Komposition und Bildschärfe, wie immer sehr gut.Ich hatte viele solcher Szenen früher fotografiert, habe aber leider alles im letztjährigen Crash verloren.
Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Woche und hab Dir Sorg!
Herzlich grüsst

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