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Dragonfly - carnivor

Dragonfly - carnivor
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Copyright: Anil Nediyara (anilnediyara) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 10 N: 180] (780)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragonfly with prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-29 1:59
Viewed: 3289
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was shooting drangon flies using the 300mm lens to see how good it is at close range. Had focused on this fly when it flew away, it came back immediatly with a live moth in its hands! The moth was shred apart and within no time only the wings were left of that poor moth. Few months back I was lucky to videograpgh a similar scene, at that time the fly was eating a beetle, I was very surprised to see how sharp and powerfull those mandibles are. Dragon flies are carnivorous creatures for sure!
Thanks for looking.

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To goutham_ramesh: Hianilnediyara 1 06-30 10:37
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nice composition
you were so close !
perhaps foxus and definition could be better but nice picture

best regards

Hi Anil,
Good picture and good note. These flies are natures wonders and can fly in all direction like a chopper and small butterflies and moths which are slow fliers don't stand a chance! your exposure of f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds looks little surprising to me!
Goutham R

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-30 5:20]

Anil, Pity that such a lovely picture is few takers. I love this shot and believe me had shown this to my family to show the power of photography. WOW Amazing. Looking forward to many more from you. Ganesh

I think this odonata too is the Slender Skimmer the image of which I posted today and you wrote your critique on. Thanks!
A pretty effective close-up of the face and thorax areas. The eyes are in sharp focus.
Well done and TFS.

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