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Waiting on his wife

Waiting on his wife
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Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D, Tamron 90mm macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-05-15 6:48
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Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the flat belly libellula depressa it a male.
The larvae lives approximately two years in the mud.
They are about 65-75 mm long.
It lives about 2 year as a larvae
The male, are is in reality light blue.
The female have still that splendid yellow spot on the untherbody.

They live by well-vegetated still water including garden and farm ponds. Adults fly from mid May to early August.The larvae can survive long in mud, if no more water stands there in the ponds. When we see thee first chasers we know that the summer is coming.

Over the photo well this one I took during a fish trip. I saw her and I must have her in the photo. it was early and the sun was behind the clouds. That was the reason I could try a few shot. No, I know it is not perfect, but I find it good enough to send it. No, I am not realy satisfied with this camera for maro's. My wife was with me and believe it or not she made better shots with the finepix F7000. It is a big problem to photograph macro shot from let's say butterflies. I am sure you can made better and quick shots with the f 7000 and thats for me a fact. About the landsape photo's I know for sure the canon 350d made the best shots. But that are moments you don't need to chase. Now I am thinking very hard to buy a canon S2 the same as greg and Luc special for the macro shots. I hope you like the shot.
gr. jaap

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Hallo Jaap,
Erg mooie scherpe foto van dit mannetje platbuik! Mooie kleuren en scherpte op het lichaam. Achtergrond alleen wat rommelig, maar dat heb je niet altijd voor het uitzoeken!
Engelse naam is trouwens Broad-bodied Chaser!
Gr. Harm

Hi Jaap,
Very sharp and detailed capture. It is well composed with great color and DOF as well..
Excellent job mf!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-15 7:14]

Hi Jaap, very good capture of the flat belly libellula depressa - what a name!Your pov is good with him resting on the plant. Sharp clear details too, a very good job. Thank you

Hi Jaap,
Excellent frame filling composition on this shot. Colors look very nice, and the detail is very sharp. DOF has a nice OOF backround.

Hello Jaap, Excllent closeup, Great colors and details, POV< BG, DOV, perfct. TFS Kyle

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-15 7:54]

Hello Jaap,
excellent close up. Superp sharpness and excellent colors. POV and presentation are great.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-15 8:11]

Hello Jaap!
Excellent close up.Details,sharpness,POV,lighting,DOF and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hi Jaap,
this is a very nice close-up with good details and nice colours. Good POV and well composed.
You will soon be use to your DSRL-Camera and will found out it's the best you can use for macros, belive me.
Very good job, my friend.

Hi Jaap!
I don't see any reason to complain about this macro, even if your wife takes better macros than you!
The POV here is as great as ever; the focus is spot on and the colours are delightfully natural.

tres beau sujet et excellente netteté.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-15 13:53]

Hi Jaap
Good shot.great sharpnes and colour.
Well done


Hi Jaap,
Great close-up.
Details, sharp and colors are very very good.
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-15 16:22]

Stunning Carper!
Perfect on everything!
Above scale photo!
Keep on going and TFS!

Hi Jaap ,
Marvelous close up. Point of view, composition, sharpness, light and nice colors are wonderful. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2006-05-16 1:50]

Hallo Jaap,
Ik denk wat we bespraken hier duidelijk wordt, schitterend op de kop en dan krijgen wij een mengeling van scherte en blur, maar mocht ik zoiets kunnen zou ik al meer dan tevreden zijn, maar de kleuren zijn uitzonderlijk mooi.

Hi, Jaap.
Nice shot. Excellent sharpness and colors.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-05-16 14:15]

Hallo Jaap,
Wat een geweldige plaat, nu ik zie dat er nog heel wat te leten valt.
De kleuren, de scherpte ja eigenlijk alles Chapeau.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-05-16 14:22]

Hallo Jaap , Een Exelente macro , prachtig de details en kleuren, de dof en achtergrond en mooi licht ,groeten Teunie .

Very nice shot Jaap, great detail and fine composition. I think its harder with the DSLR to get a better macro than with most compacts which have smaller sensors and most times generate huge DOF. May I suggest you set your DSLR on manual focus with manual exposure with f10-f18 aperture and a shutter speed at least more your focal length. Let attached flash balance your exposure. Pull diffuser down on flash head and slightly overexpose. Well MF give it a try. I know the DSLR with that lens can get better quality results and no contest at full resolution. Regards Steve.

Excellent macro,light, very sharp and colorful shot!
Nice details and composition!
Thanks Ana:)

Hello Jaap,
Very nice shot! It is a little busy because of all these elements and yellow things in BG, but I think the picture os very good. It has nice quality and good POV.

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-05-17 10:55]


I like your Composition, Lighting, POV, DOF, use of colour and most of all the sharpness. TFS,

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-05-18 10:41]

Privet Jaap
Masterful shot, precise picture with excellent detailed elaboration. Bravo!

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-05-19 10:27]

Dag Jaap.
Je begint de camera al goed te kennen. Perfect scherp, mooie heldere kleuren, prachtige details en de libel is mooi los van de achtergrond. Complimenten.
Gr. hans

Hi Jaap,
nice macro, really detailed and colorfull.
Eye are amazing.

Perfect Jaap.
De ruis in de achtergrond is ook nog te verwijderen, maar hoeft niet echt. (Hoewel ik dat zou doen :-)


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-05-21 20:13]

Jaap, this is an excellent macro.

Great lighting, sharpness, pov and composition.

I like saturation too.

An excellent job with the 350D.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-05-23 5:06]

Hi Jaap.
Excellent macro, great details and colors, nice composition and point of view,is a beautiful capture.


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-05-26 12:27]

wow, isnīt he beautiful, jaap! :-)
excellent macro-shot with lovely details, perfect sharpness and wonderful colors.
did you catch a fish?
well done & take care, thor.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-29 14:19]

Hi Jaap,
What a beautiful macro shot. The light and detail in the eye is superb, some shots like this I've seen on TN, although very detailed, have a blurry looking eye just because the light is insufficient as the patterns in the eye are strange and naturally inclined to look blurred. Hope you understand! This is perfect, the colours are wonderful and DOF is superb. Great shot!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-05-29 18:12]

Hi Jaap,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition and details. Excellent work.


Hi Jaap,
Superb macro! The details are extremely sharp and clear, great composition, very nice colours.
Very well done and thanks for sharing!

Hi Jaap,
this is wonderful, what an impressive dragonfly. The sharpness is excellent, also the colours, I see, the Tamron works very good together with the 350D ;-)
I've been on holidays for 3 weeks and now I'm in trouble with 3000 shots we made.
So I don't have so much time for TN and TL and missed so many wonderful shots - so I'm glad I found this one, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Fantastic detail shows up well in this very nice close up macro shot. The POV works great for this cool closeup shot. Well done Japp. :)

Another excellent capture Jaap,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is spot on. You must have been very close to this D'fly.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-08-12 14:15]

Hi Jaap,
this is my favourite kind, you can see itīs breathing on the tail.
Nice photo!

Astonishingly sharp, possibly helped by the high contrast colours on the insects body. Excellent composition.
A little too much noise in the background which should be removed before sharpening.
Your note is interesting because it seems that this lens is an excellent macro lens, I'll have to get one ;)

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