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Hanging around

Hanging around
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Copyright: Helmut Roos (buscape) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 20 N: 1518] (7615)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G VR
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-21 14:45
Viewed: 1972
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This seems to be a very lazy part of a Dragonfly life but they are not just hanging around. They have to drain for 2 hours before they are able to fly away. Furthermore it is the most dangerous part of the Dragonfly life, because many birds are picking it from the reed. Even when they are able to leave some birds are still awake and pick them from the air.



Diese Libelle scheint einfach nur faul rumzuhängen, aber in Wirklichkeit hangt sie nicht ohne Grund da herum. Sie muss nämlich noch gut 2 Stunden austrocknen, damit sie den Platz verlassen kann. Dies ist die gefährlichste Zeit im Leben einer Libelle, denn viele Vögel haben schon regelrecht darauf gewartet und pflücken die Libellen einfach so vom Schilf. Auch diejenigen die nicht entdeckt wurden haben es noch nicht geschafft, weil manche auch noch beim wegfliegen entdeckt werden und aus der Luft gepickt werden.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-21 15:00]

Hi Helumt,now is born,and the pic is really beautiful,another great capture whit the best pov,details and colors,the wings seems made in motherpearl.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Helmut,
First of all thank you for this beautiful illustrative series.
this season am also try to find this.
as usual this is also a pro work with all good quality.
sharpness, colour and composition is very very perfect.
best wishes MF.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2013-06-21 20:04]

Hello Helmut,

Wonderful documentation of this lesser seen stage of a dragonfly's life. Perfect pov and in fine light with impressive focus throughout has produced such a pleasing image. Very nice indeed!


Hello Helmut

From your photos of this series and also from
your notes we (I) have learning about the Dragonflies,
once again beautiful moment photo, superbly focused,
with great sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Helmut,
are they kissing? :)
Beautiful macro with a lot of details. Perfect point of view and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-21 21:37]

Beautiful frame of nature..right time and right place...the colors are soft and the natural history well shown with contrasting background. tfs.

Hello Helmut,
Impressive photo with excellent clarity and colors. Nice details of this interesting species of dragonfly. Perfect WB. I like the lovely details and colors of this capture. Superb composition....Crystal clear photo. Useful photographers note!
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Helmut
Interesting subject and impressive photo with very good composition, nice BG, wonderful soft colour and good sharpness.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-06-21 23:42]

excellent work. i love how you peeped inside the grasses to photograph it. interesting lighting . tfs.

Hello Mr.Helmut,
Well captured drama from the lap of mother nature.Details are splendid with good light and sharpness.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hi Helmut,
You captured an exceptional moment, the first seconds (as an imago) of a "newly born" dragonfly - and probably his most dangerous seconds. Crystal clear capture with great sharpness, DoF and color tones, pleasant composition. Congratulations.
Best regards, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-22 5:11]

Hello Helmut,
Great macro in superb sharpness, details and very beautiful soft colours. Taken from the best POV and a splendid background.

Ciao Helmut, great macro of fantastic dragonfly just coming out from exuvia, lovely composition with beautiful blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpnesss, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-06-23 5:58]

Hi Helmut,
wonderful series of amazing photos !
Outstanding details, excellent composition !
Best regards !

Ciao Helmut. Great time. Superb professional pic. Razor details. Best regards.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-25 4:02]

Hello Helmut
very catchy background and the subjects are really special and unique.
Excellent composition and lovely soft view.


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