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Acrobatic Mating

Acrobatic Mating
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-12 14:24
Viewed: 3319
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nephrotoma sp.
Family: Tipulidae

Acrobatic mating between two dry grasses.
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Wonderful shot Catherine.
This type of mating position is pretty much normal for these Craneflies.
I have a few shots similar to this but yours is much better.
Well done.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-12 22:18]

Hi Catherine,
Very nice close up.We seen and composed.
I liked POV,colors,BG and details a lot.Have a great Weekend!
Thanks for posting..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-12 22:22]

Hello Catherine
An excellent shot of a couple of mating Craneflies
+: Sharpness++, DOF++, pose++, POV++, composition++, colours and lighting.
-: the OOF white flower is a bit of a distraction but that's no great minus.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hola Catherine,

no solamente es destacable el eenfoque en esta fotografía, ya que destaca en muchos más aspectos, sobre todo lo bien captado del espacio y un fondo muy apropiado que realza el motivo principal. Formato y encuadre casi inmejorables.
Excelente !!

Buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-06-13 1:14]

Hello Catherine,
Very interesting scene and you managed to catch very well. Sharpness of insects is perfect.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Catherine

Brilliant shot of these craneflies having sex! Ecellent sharpness and details.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-13 6:11]

Hello Catherine
Nice capture, well done.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-13 6:35]

Bonjour Catherine,
Très acrobatique, en effet. Excellente image, pas facile à réaliser. J'aime bien ta présentation qui inclut aussi un peu de l'environnement, très jolie la marguerite floue à l'arrière-plan. Image originale.
Une bonne fin de semaine

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-13 12:25]

Hi Catherine. Now that looks hard work to me. You did well to capture this moment . With such fine detail. Your use of the light has given clear brigh colours. I like the way they are just holding on the the dried plants. well done TFS.

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