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Feline Attitude IV

Feline Attitude IV
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragonfly, Dragonfly with prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-09 15:08
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Favorites: 3 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A follow up to yesterday´s post...

This post is to show you what happens when THIS ONE is hungry and there is ONE OF THESE available.

What I like most of looking at this scene is the technique, first they catch the prey as if the were a "feline", right at the neck. You can see here and in THIS OTHER POST from our friend Ricardo [RAP].

Then, they start chewing and sucking the head. 5 min. later the whole bug is reduced to a small dark bag of skin empty of any nutrutive juice and 2 wings.

Hope you like!

(Note borrowed from previous post)

F8 - 1/200 - Manual mode - Diffuse Flash - Handheld

omicron, RAP, Pentaxfriend, phlr, SelenE, marhowie, fiyo, anel, horia, star74, Silvio2006, Nephrotome2, hester, GLEM has marked this note useful
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Hello Felipe and Cristina
Great capture of this insect (?). The sharpness is terrific! The reflections of the light on the wings are very subtle.
Nice POV!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-09 15:28]
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Perfecta correlación con la imagen de ayer... nos mostraste el primer plano y ahora la escena completa.
Una presentación con la misma calidad que la anterior, buenos detalles, gran colorido y perfecto OOF para realzar la silueta de la libélula y su presa, consecuencia también de la gran iluminación de la captura.
Personalmente, me agrada más esta imagen que la anterior, pero son puntos de vista... nada más.
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

Hi Felipe,

Excellent macro shot
SUPERB sharp details, compo, colours and moment
Great POV and DOF

TFS Thijs

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-09 16:03]

Hello FeCr!

Sad scene, but both actors are still beautifull. Damselfly is great, all shinning with metallic colours and with amazing eyes. Even dead, mayfly looks also beautifull, especially its patterned, sinning wings. To be honest I'm close friend of mayflies - many of them lived in my aquarium. Bad luck to one, good luck to another - this is nature.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2007-01-09 17:07]

Very nice Felipe, It is always impressive to see a predation acte from a insect. Your capture show us very well this scene. Very clear, sharp and warm light. Well done

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-09 17:36]

Hi Felipe,
This is a very successfull macro with very good details, sharpness, focus, colors and composition. Great timing! TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-09 18:33]

Esta imagen es más mortifera que la anterior, buenos detalles la nitidez es magnífica, y la iluminación... perfecto en todo, saludos Felipe y Cristina

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-01-09 18:45]

Que pasada de foto. Bestial.
PD: estoy reactivando el blog de macrofoted, ha estado destruido por un ataque de hacker en Noviembre. He casi reconstituido la estructura, cuando este listo os pasare una invitacion por si quereis particpar en el. Os dejo el link por si quereis verlo.

Un saludote

Hola Felipe,
Superbly capturing this moment! Great shot, very nice details, and neat image.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-10 1:23]

Hello Felipe,
Excellent capture.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.TFS

Fantastic photo. Great moment - killer in action. Great OOF buckground and natural colors.
Best wishes
PS I promise that these weekend I will sen you some jazz. Do you like Tomasz Stanko? I can send you an album that was released only in Poland
Or maybe you prefer pianists like Leszek Mozdzer :-)

hi felipe,
nice macro shot,
well composed,
nice pov, good dof,
excellent sharpness,
very well done,
tfs & regards

Great shot well caught Felipe, the Damselfly could be a bit sharper.
Well done

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-10 7:37]

Hi Felipe,
Very expressive shot of this colourful dragonfly having captured a mayfly. Very good composition and perfect sharpness. Sad story, mais c'est la vie.
Best regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-10 7:39]

This is truly a ferocious damselfly!
It kinda ruins a bit from their image of very gentle and charmign cretures, but it adds to the interest in them and in seeing this phenomenon live :)
The capture itself (your...not the one of the damsel) is again magnificent!
Everything technical is simply impeccable - beginning with the sharpness which is at the highest possible level, continuing with all the wonderful and well saturated colors and ending with the perfectly maanged diffused flash.
Terrific job!!!

Bravo, my friend, and TFS

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-01-10 11:04]

Hi Felipe&Cristina
This is an amazing shot.
We can see every detail.
Timing,colors and sharpness are superb.
Well done.

Hi Felipe
even in her dramatic moments nature expresses all her beauty!
a great macro with awsome colours and sharpness and a perfect composition!

Hola pareja
Menuda foto chula, impresionante la nitidez y saturación conseguida, y una buena secuencia con la anterior foto.
Un saludo

fabuleuse macro.
rien a dire si ce n'est bravo.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-10 20:54]

Hola Felipe. Una exelente foto, justo en el momento y con un alto grado de dificultad. Bellos colores. Luis52

Hi Felipe, superb macro, great details, splendid light and colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-01-13 17:29]

Hi Felipe!
Amazing capture! Nice colours,clear, sharp, nice composition and light, very beautiful and interesting note!

Incredible action shot.
Beautiful colors. Very detailed.
Beautiful light and natural background despite use of flash.

hi felipe!
great macro with a cool situation
sharp with fine pov and nice dof

Wonderful macro shot Felipe.
Dramatic POV and action captured.
Sharp and detailed, with amazing color :)
Very well done.

Una toma en momento oportuno de estos rapidos voladores!!! con nitidez adecuada,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-21 12:46]

wow what an amazing shot! Firstly it is a great action shot (almost something out of a horror movie) but the colours are so attractive. Great POV, excellent DOF and nice composition



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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-22 8:14]

Hola Felipe|Cristina,
Me perdí esta foto en su día! Bello documento en conjunción con los dos enlaces referenciados en la nota. Excelentes detalles, bellos colores y un gran momento.
José M.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-06 15:03]

Hi felipe,
extraordinaire shoot, le repas de la belle est pris au bon moment.
Superbes détails, avec une lumière particulièrement vive.


Hola otra vez,
Una foto para volverse loco de lo nítida que está, parece que uno tuviera el tamaño de los insectos por los detalles que se ven. Perfecto el momento captado, colores, contraste e iluminación....y todo.
Un abrazo

Wonderful, great colors, focus is good.

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