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Argia oculata I

Argia oculata I
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-25 17:38
Viewed: 3192
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Argia oculata - Hagen in Selys, 1865

The mate of the odonates of suborder "Zygoptera" is one of the most peculiar behavior throughout the animal kingdom. This, start with the "grip" by the male of female (the today's shot), hugs his cercoides (prehensile appendages located at the end of your body) by the neck. Then, the male passes his sperm on the end of his body, which generates, in a cavity at the beginning of the abdomen and the female bends to enter their sex organ in the cavity where the male has hosted its producing sperm insemination. This position has led to the symbol that humans use to represent the "heart" (the tomorrow's shot) ... Curious, no? ...

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Argia
Species: A. oculata - Hagen in Selys, 1865

-Cut and scale in Photoscape.
-Selective sharpening 35% in lovers (Photoshop CS3)
-Noise reduction with Neat Image PS CS3 plugin.
-Output levels little ajusted (PS CS3)

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/807
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 14400/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-10-24 08:00
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 279 kb

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Salut Jesus
Quel magnifique prise de vue de ces deux belles demoiselles! Les couleurs sont sublimes.La composition est trčs belle ainsi que les détails!
Merci et au revoir....JP

Hola amigo Jesús,

Fantastic action shot, just with the right exposure and timing. Beautiful sharpness, excellent natural colors, majestic background blur, pleasant composition... Top class photo without doubt, a brethtaking masterpiece. Bravo MF.

I checked out SX 110 IS on a local test site. Hm, now I see it's a possible choice for the future, although previously I was thinking about Nikon D40 and so. I'm glad you already have Photoshop, too, and it seems like you use it perfectly.

Friendly regards, László

Hola Jesús

Hay que ver las poses que ponen estas libelulas y no sufren de lumbago como nosotros y menudos abdominales tienen que tener par sujetar al otro.
Una bonita imagen con esos tonos azules y fondo difuminado en verde. Imagen muy agradable. Y por supuesto una profundidad de campo perfecta.

Un saludo de Antonio

hi jesus
perfect shot good timing beautiful colours

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-25 22:03]

Hi Jesus,
Splendid photo, great lights and colors, very fine details, TFS!

Perfect capture friend Jesus! Good morning/evening ! Well, impressive clean shot taken from a perfect point of view with briliant dept of field under ideal soft morning light. Today you are using much longer Focal length of the camera, lets see, 14,4mm ..mmm m m .. which is 78mm on my camera! Interesting, but obviously make sense! Never the less giant capture friend Jesus, truly spectacular result, resulting in BIG PICTURE!

P.S. And please measure your words more carefully, I am not so qualified to be called Professor!! Ha..haa ha, some other members deserve and hold that title tightly with sure!!

George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-25 23:25]

Hello Jesus,
excellent close up, perfect details, very crisp, Nice use of lighting, excellent colors, wonderful use of DOF , perfet work. Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jesus,
Molto bella questa immagine delle damigelle in amore. Perfetti i dettagli, la luce ed il punto di osservazione. Una foto veramente interessante. Un saluto, Paolo

Olá Jesus, esta foto é tăo bonita que merece um comentário no seu idioma .. ehehe ... Um puro entretenimento, que nitidez, cores ricas e perfeitas e que detalhes ele, aqui tem muita experięncia e classe Parabéns hoje de casal, bem dia, Luciano.

Ciao Jesus. Una tra le tue piů brillanti catture! Perfetta per dettaglio, nitidezza e colori. Complimenti.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-26 5:32]

Hello Jesus,
perfect capture!
Excellent sharpness and the details are splendid.
What a view with exciting smooth green background.
Well presented shot in siperb composition.


Ciao Jesus, certo che queste damigelle lo fanno proprio strano, macro magnifica per nitidezza e dettagli, i colori poi son neroazzurri come l'Inter, meglio di cosě..
Ciao Silvio

hello Jesus
super sharpness picture ,great details and nice light with beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Jesus,
Exceptional details, clarity and focus. Fantastic capture with very good sharpness and
POV. Nice background.

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