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Mysterious mating of dragonfly

Mysterious mating of dragonfly
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Copyright: mikio kato (lazyman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 13 N: 192] (1023)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax DA 50-200mm f4.0-5.6, Kenko 52mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-07 7:08
Viewed: 3604
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photograph is the one having taken it when going to the Teganuma park in Abiko City in Chiba Prefecture. There was a dragonfly in the handrail when walking in the vicinity of the entrance in the park. Red dragonfly was mating with a blue dragonfly when approaching. The shadow of the wing was projected in the handrail on the day when sunlight was strong on this day.

After the photograph had been taken, I rounded slowly on the stroll road in the marsh with the plant of nature.

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Hi Mikio,

What a splendid capture of this amazing scene, nice and sharp and good selective choice of focal point, good exposure with superb lighting control, strong composition, great work Mikio and well done,
Best regards,


Hi Mikio,
really nice dragonflies. Excellent point of view. A lot of details!!
Amazing colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

very nice presentation with good detils.Very good sharpness.The colours are so natural.
regards Vijeesh

Hello Mikio
Beautiful and interesting photo! The colours and the lighting are fantastic.

Hello Mikio,
nice capture of these dragonflies mating. I especially like the good focus on the female with excellent sharpness and many details. Good light control and beautiful colours. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-08 9:46]

Hello Mikio,
A nice capture of this pair of dragonflies in copulo.
The POV is great, even if it is dufficult to get them both in focus, but the female anfd the tip of the male are clear and the colours are natural against a fine clean BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Caught in the act! Amazing picture. Well done.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-12 7:16]

Hello Mikio,
such a good moment to freeze the action. Excellent sharpness and lovely two coloured dragonflies. The red is so wonderful and the yellowish is in its excellent twist.
what an exciting view and a very well presented shot.
Lively sharpness.


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