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Finally I catched you flying ...

Finally I catched you flying ...
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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: 2006-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-27 12:46
Viewed: 4474
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all TN-friends and thanks for looking.

I've been "hunting" the whole summer long for a shot of a flying dragon. - Finally I catched this beautiful Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) in flight.

I hope you like it and you be a little happy with me ;-)
Thanks and bye.

red45, eruyanik, ramthakur, marhowie, wallhalla15, horia, dew77, pablominto, ddg, carper, hester, jeanpaul, parvulescubio has marked this note useful
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Felicitaciones por esta captura que al parecer se les resistía.
Preciosa imagen que congela en un instante nuestro tiempo y el de la libélula.
Preciosos colores, el de este pequeño "helicóptero".
Saludos, JL.

Hi Sabine,
just drop in. This a beautiful in-flight shot with good details and lovely colours. They are not easy to catch but you manage well. But why that high ISO when you use a flash.
Well done, my friend.
Take care and have a great weeek.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-09-27 13:01]

Congratulations Sabine! This is dream shot for sure. Perfect timing, perfect catch. Blue BG is perfect for this colorfull insect. Great work my friend!

salut sabine
superbe,moi je viens de regarder le resultat de ce que j'ai pris cet apres midi et je suis deçu,j'ai aussi traqué cette libellule mais pas de bon resultat.j'y retournerais demain.en attendant merci de partager.

Hi Wishnu,
Great shot, good timing.Nice composition. Good detail and lovely colours.TFS.


Hi Sabine,
Great in-flight shot with a beautiful subject! Shot is so sharp and so clooose! Wonderful colours especially i like the blue tones on the bg. Looking to the posture this one is ready to diving attack :-) i wonder how far from the subject? Really a great catch that makes all happy :-)

Bonjour Wishnu,
Bravo d'avoir réussi ! Quand on lit la note et que l'on regarde la photo, on est content pour toi !
Hello Wishnu,
Cheer to have succeeded! When I reads the note and that I look at the photograph, I am happy for you!


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-27 13:50]
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Hallo Sabine,
dafür, dass die Libelle offenbar höhere Geschwindigkeit hat bei eingeklapptem Fahrwerk, ist die Schärfe insbesondere auch die Sichtbarkeit der Flügel ziemlich gut. Auch die Augen sind deutlich. Das geht natürlich nur mit Blitz. Ich bin auch neugierig und wüsste gerne, was das für ein Blitzgerät ist, zum anderen wüsste ich gerne, wie du eine Vorliebe für Insekten entwickelt hast.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

A rather difficult shot, but you managed it very well, Sabine.
The fellow has its legs tucked back like the landing gear of a plane.
Fill flash too has done wonders here, giving superb details and colours on its side.

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2006-09-27 14:18]

Excellent catch of this flying dragon, nice details and great collours!
Well done and TFS!

Hi Sabine,
Very hard to get inflight, but you have managed it very nicely. You managed to stop the action and wings perfectly here with your flash..and at 1/200th..hard to do..Great POV and comp.
I have dozens gathered in a group outside my window that keep in one certain area..I've tried a couple of times, gave up in frustration. Though they keep teasing me, calling my name..They say Howard, we fly too high and move to fast for your slow reflexes ;-}}
Nicely done mf.

Hi Sabine,
Nice in flight.
I'm happy with you...okay?:-)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-27 14:52]
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Una gran captura en vuelo... tu primera del verano, pero con calidad como si fuese la centésima.
Excelente agudeza, aun más analizando que sólo utilizaste 1/200 de velocidad.
El colorido es maravilloso así como el fondo obtenido que despega la silueta del insecto del mismo.
También me pregunto al igual que ellis el por qué de ISO800 usando incluso el flash.
Gran macro en movimiento... realmente.
Saludos... Ricardo

Great capture in flight... first in the summer, but with quality as if was the hundredth.
Excellent sharpness, even more analyzing that you only used 1/200 of speed.
The coloring is wonderful as well as the obtained bottom that it detaches the silhouette of the insect of the same one.
Also I wonder the same as ellis... why ISO800 even using the flash.
Great macro in movement... really.
Regards... Ricardo

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-09-27 14:55]

Inflight dragon shot!!!!Tough one ,great you captured it and sharing with us.TFS!!!

Hallo Sabine,
da hast Du aber wieder richtig scharf geschossen! Tolles Foto! Heute hatte ich endlich mal eine Mosaikjungfer im Visier. Habe prompt das Foto versiebt. Ist irgendwie momentan typisch für mich. Sonntag hatte ich im aus ca. 30 Metern Entfernung einen tollen Hirsch geschossen! Hatte aber vergessen vom Vorabend die ASA Einstellung wieder zurückzustellen. - Und ewig rauschen die Bilder! -
Danke Dir für dieses hervorragende Foto. Mich würde ebenfalls interessieren, wie Du solche tollen Foto machst.

Hi, Sabine.
Great and difficult flight shot. Well done. Nice colors.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-27 15:59]

Well done, Sabine!
This is a very good capture of mixta in flight. I know that it's not easy.
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2006-09-27 16:24]

hi Sabine,

just beautifull.
and this is not a species who flies to much in just one place. so this add more to this.

very good colours and sharpness, also the BG is so nice for this colou.
what i don't know is why you have used an F22? maybe an F9 and 1/2000 will be better?


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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-09-27 16:47]

Nice capture, Sabine. The composition is good. I think a little higher POV would have given you more of the wings. But that's just a minor nit, you do get extra difficulty points for capturing it in flight! And if Howard can't do it, well, that's quite amazing. Well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-27 16:50]

Hello Sabine,
Magnificent in flight macro.POV,colors,sharpness,simple BG,lighting and composition are excellent.

Hi Sabine,

i know how you feel i got him this week.
I wanted to post him tomorrow but yours is better.
Great sharpness and good details.

TFS Thijs

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-27 18:46]

Buenas noches Sabine,
¿como se puede hacer eso? increible captura... saluddos y felicidades

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-28 3:58]

Hi Sabine

This is a really great in-flight shot of this superb hawker!
The sharpness is great and the colors are really lovely!
The fraing is also very good, just like the POV adn the DOF.
I see you've seen Cosmin's post, too. Interesting call on the BG - now i'm also debating which one looks better...anyway theey are all excellent :)

Bravo and TFS

Hi Sabina,
Well done in all important aspects!
Nicely composed image, where the colours and details are great... What more can one ask for?
If I'm surprised it is beacuse you obtain this kind of freeze at 1/200 but then I have no experience in this...
Pablo -

Well done, its hard, but once you learn the behaviour of your subject and have plenty of time, its possible. Very satisfying when it turns out though eh?
Good capture.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-28 9:37]

Hi Sabine, well caught this dragonfly in-flight, splend lighting and very nice colors too. I am surprise to see that 1/200 sec is just enough to fix the movement of wings!! Very well done, Didier.

congratiolation Sabine,
great capture, you did it I have neve made a shot like this, great capture in flight, good pov, very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-28 15:22]

It's funny the fist and only picture I took of an Migrant Hawker was in flight.
I know how difficult it is because the don't have any rest in them.
But beautiful colours. Picture shows nice details and sharpness.
gr. paula

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-28 18:06]

Hola Wishnu.- Una bella foto, muy dificil de lograr.
Felicidades Luis52.

super, herzlichen glückwunsch, sabine! :-)
da ist dir aber ein toller schuss gelungen,
richtig schön im flug erwischt - da war ich bei meinen
wenigen gelegenheiten immer zu langsam.
terrific job & einen schönen tag, thorsten.

Hello Wishnu,
then there I say cheer! To take a dragonfly into full flies, it is not every day! In more with colors blue clir and yellow like this one! Congratulation.
Thank you, Arnaud

Bonjour Wishnu,
alors là je dis bravo! Prendre une libellule en plein vole, c'est pas tout les jour! En plus avec des couleurs bleu clir et jaune comme celle-ci! Félicitation.
Merci, Arnaud.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-29 16:56]

Great in flight shot! I love the BG with the beautiful blue and the OOF water reflections. Great sharpness and light. You deserve 5 points for that!



how could u do this?? amazing!!!

I have tried this several times but failed each time. You did very well.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-03 21:21]

Hi Sabine
Great inflight shot. This is very difficult to do. Great colours and BG. Good sharpnes, details, light and POV.
Well done my friend


Hi Sabine,
My first time to see dragonfly inflight picture. A perfect picture. Nothing to complain. Congratulations.

Salut Sabine
Elle est splendide cette libellule, vraiment une belle réussite ce macro, couleurs superbes et nettes, très bon travail , félicitations
Merci et au revoir...JP

wow, you have a picture like me...

i'm really happy with you.


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