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Part of Nature.

Part of Nature.
Photo Information
Copyright: Bjarne Eskelund (bjarne) (184)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 300mm f/1:4 + 1,4 kenko pro300
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Doctor Dolittle and his animals, posts with a difference [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-26 16:13
Viewed: 6653
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vi er tre gutter der tager på fototur sammen. Udveksler tips og erfaringer. Ikke mindst nyder vi hinandens selskab og naturen.
Sidste gang vi var ved Klintholm Kalkgrave var det for at fotografere Klokkefrøer, som vi vidste ynglede i området.
Denne gang tog vi dertil for, at undersøge insekt livet her i sensommeren. Blåfugle, efterårs-mosaikguldsmede, Brun mosaikguldsmed og enkelte blå mosaikguldsmede var meget aktive. Libeller og vandnymfer var der også en del af. Fokus blev dog hurtigt lagt på den ”brune” der jagede livligt.

Most of the time the big flyer Asehna grandis is very shy. Sitting low in the plants it is almost impossible too locate before it has seen you and therefore disappears. When the animal hunts and chats his meal, you can follow it to the place where it is eating.

This time the dragonfly went to my friend’s nose, eat the butterfly and fly away.

Sometime you get what you go for, other times you get nothing. This time I got more than my imagination would allow me to dream of.

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Wow, Bjarne,
what luck you had.
I've never seen such a photo - a shy insect is sitting on a face of a man - wonderful.
Now I know how big these dragonflies are, I have never seen such a kind life before.
Realy beautiful and sharp, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

I didn't know their were dragonflies that ate butterflies! This guy is huge.
Thanks for sharing this moment with us.
Nice lighting for the mood.

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-08-27 0:10]

Photo impressionnante et ô combien originale. Bravo.

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  • Vicky Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (468)
  • [2005-08-27 3:01]

Wow! What amazing luck. Just goes to prove that you should have your camera with you at all times to capture rare events such as these. Wonderfully sharp and enormously satisfying. A once in a lifetime experience captured forever.
Well done. Thank you for sharing the moment.
Best wishes, Vicky

Outstanding capture of a rare moment. Thanks for sharing it!

Fantastic opportunity and you took full advantage! Well Done,


Bjarne, Great profile shot of the dragon with great details, sharpness and colors..That human face roost is rather different, we usually see them on appendages here! Unusual shot..

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-08-27 9:46]

Wow..this is fantastic shot, Bjarne! Well done!

I agree with your statement "sometimes you get what you go for". This shot proves sometimes you get more than you dream! What a fine capture Bjarne! Great Focus, Great angle and fine post!

This is fun! I like the composition with the face taking up half of the frame. Nice work, Bjarne!

Fine capture of this male brown hawker, the scene is well captured, a brief moment well taken well done Bjarne TFS

You Lucky man, what chances of that. I have had one or two land on my back or my partners as weve been taking pictures of them, but never seen them as daring as this one. Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-28 13:29]

Hi Bjarne! I do not have the time to write a decent comment.

"Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves." (Jacques Rousseau)

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Have a wonderfull week!

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  • Dom Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 4 N: 28] (94)
  • [2005-08-29 0:29]

Incredible !!! You're so lucky , you and your friend ! The Nature in all his splendor ! Congrats !
Dom :)

This is great. You captured the moment all right!
Nice blurred background and sharp details of the subject.
TFS - Shir

Incredible, this is one lucky shot!
An amazing capture, not something I've seen before - Thanks for posting.

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-12-19 5:37]

wonderfull shot. interesting composition.
thanks for sharing

I have seen a lot of odonata predating scenes in TN, I have some in my gallery too, but I admit this one is really original :D
It is a very nice shot, with great composition and details, focus is very good. Thanks for putting a big smile in my face, I will give you a green small one in reply.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-25 11:09]

Hej Bjarne
Excelent shor. Great details, sharpnes, colours, DOF, POV and composition.
Well done


Well done to the photographer AND the brave man!
Amazing photo, amazing colors.

Ha Ha!! Wonderful shot and good friend to be able to keep still while a dragonfly ate a butterfly on his forehead!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-11 4:15]

Ah Ah Bjame, Wonderful man wow. You are nature cure. believe me it just superb. I have never seen a fly sitting on a man and that too friendly. Superb good job and well done Ganesh ??? PT

Nice shot.

Impressive, you were really lucky and the best part is that you had your camera ready at the moment.

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