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I'm having lunch ...

I'm having lunch ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Dragonfly with prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-03 12:46
Viewed: 4062
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Don't look so envious - that's MY lunch!
Looks delicios, isn't it?"

Hi my friends,
look at this hungry damselfly, she was lucky and catched such a big prey. I don't know what it is - green with brown antennae, I haven't asked her to share it with me ;-(

I hope you like the shot, thanks for looking and any words.
Bye and have a good start into the new week ...

volkan, pvb, uleko, horia, Hil, JoseMiguel, nglen, delic, Pentaxfriend, Argus, Maite, lawhill, jcoowanitwong, dew77, Kaszek, red45, SkyF, Alex99, hansh, JORAPAVI, Silvio2006, Juyona, lemoineth, marhowie, Matt-Bird, extramundi has marked this note useful
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Hi Wishnu,
This photo is extraordinary. Very good macro. Details, colors, shaprpness and composition very nice. BG too. TFS.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-06-03 12:48]

Hi Sabine,
Wonderful macro work you have presented here.
You can see every detail.
Great work

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-03 12:52]

Stunning macro! Amazing details, outstanding focus, and great POV.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-03 12:59]

selam wishnu; wow excellent macro shot of this damselfly,good details presented ,very nice BG and POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

bonjour sabine
pour avoir photographier cet agrion il y a quelques jours je sais qu'il est extremement petit et en faire un tel portrait releve du miracle.
la netteté,les couleurs,les details tout est bon et en plus c'est l'heure du repas.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-03 13:22]

Hello Sabine,
This looks like a pretty hair-raising meal!! She's got kind eyes though! Excellent macro in great sharpness and fine colours. Clever capture!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-03 13:32]

Hi Sabine

A magnifiecnt capture! What a beautiful macro shot!
I really the fact that you took this one from a frontal POV - it gives an excellent angle for the entire action.
Also the DOF here is impressive at this level of magnification and it keeps all the essential elements in great focus.
Charming colors and very good flash work, too.
Wonderful work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-06-03 13:33]

mampf, mampf, mampf...was für ein tolles macro, sabine! :-)
die dicken hellblauen glubschaugen sind ja schon klasse, aber das "mittagessen" im mund
ist echt super - ich kann fast ein schmatzen hören. *g*
superb job & viele grüße, thor.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-06-03 13:56]

Hi Sabine,

Great macro shot of the Damselfly enjoying lunch, superb composition with a fine pose and I really like the frontal POV, the detail is excellent and the vivid colours are lovely.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Sabine,
This is a really close up, never better called!
It's pretty amazing the close distance and the focus got, managed pretty well the DOF, with this close distance to the subject.
You got great details on the insect being ate.
A stunning capture!
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-03 15:20]

Hi Sabine. This is a very good macro shot. the detail is spot on. with great focus. your timing was very good indeed.good colour with a nice POV and DOF. good notes to. very well done TFS.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-03 15:38]

What big eyes it has? Terrific macro capture with perfect color and sharpness. The tight composition that isolates the head with the grey is very effective. Regards,

WoW Sabine,

You where very close
Amazing detailed and Perfect coloured MACRO shot
Excellent POV
lovely BG

TFS Thijs

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-03 15:53]

Hello Sabine,
Superb detail of an insect about to be eaten by this damselfly. Great sharpness, DOF, good POV and BG, all combining to make this a fine capture.
I like the almost human expression on the damselfly's face!
TFS and have a good week!

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  • ys2 (155)
  • [2007-06-03 16:00]

Very successful macro. I know it is not easy to be close like that. Excellent job. Congratulations.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-03 16:05]

Hi Sabine,
absolutely superb capture.
Amazing macro that brings out the compounds in its eyes.
Well done,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-03 17:15]

Yummy :o))
Excellent POV and great colors Sabine. I liked the composition. TFS

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-06-03 20:12]

Wow - that's what I call a Macro. Pretty Impressive and a wonderful catch, the gruesome it is. Perfect - und gut gemacht!
BR Klaus

Hi Sabine,
Dynamic/dramatic POV, excellent sharpness, detail & DOF.
This portrait with prey extreme closeup is simply awesome. I appreciate your macro work very much Sabine :)

Hello Wishnu,
Wow great macro nice colors and POV TFS best regards/Lawhill

Hi Sabine,
A splendid picture. A delicious meal for the damsel. For us a sight unseen and very interesting to see. Crisp clear image and nice color tone. TFS,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-04 2:52]

Hello Sabine,
Magnificent action macro.It's very close and well detailed.POV,moment you caught,colors,details and composition are excellent.Have a great week!

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-06-04 3:27]

Hi Sabine,
I see that your damselfy was just as hungry as my skimmer.
Great macro-shot you have here Sabine.
Good composition and pov. The white seem a bit oe but you captured this with great details
TFS Paula

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-04 4:55]

Ha,ha. What a fantastic capture and funny note!
It's really amazing to see it with the prey in its mouth.
Great job.
My compliments and TFS

Hello Sabine,
Wonderful macro-shot! Fantastic details, colours. Nice POV and DOF.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-06-04 7:38]

Hello Wishnu!

Excellent macro! I love this eye to eye POV, details, green colours and of course moment. Great job!
BTW - my last picture is also about eating ;-)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-04 9:59]

Hi Sabine,
Awesome shot of this damselfly having lunch. Immaculate sharpness and crisp details. Look at those big eyes.....gorgeous. Spot-on focus and perfect lighting. The green smooth BG works well here. Excellent POV to see this action and a fantastic perspective. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-04 10:42]

Hi Sabine.
I think this damselfly is tame insect and you feed it with hands -: ))). Great scene, terrific macro, tremendous POV and excellent quality of the shot. Bravo.

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2007-06-04 11:17]

Un acercamiento espectacular, me gusta su mirada es un animalito muy gracioso. TFS.

José Luis

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2007-06-04 12:12]

Hello Sabine.
This is close, you can see all the details of both the insects. Splendid colors, i like your shot very much.
Gr. Hans

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-04 12:30]

Hello Sabine
Supershot, with super details.
wonder what's it munching for lunch!!!!!
TSF & Cheers

Crunch. . .munch . . .lunch!
These three rhyming words come easily to mind while looking at this stunning macro picture, Sabine :-).
Considering how small a damselfly is, this macro shot of its face is truly oustanding. The eyes in particular are very well captured.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-06-04 13:16]
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Hello Sabine , What a face ,with a hary prooi I dont no what it is , beauty eyes sharpnes and colours ,good job tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

Hi Sabine,
Please explain to me how you are able to get this close to such an animal. I am already glad that I can see one, and now you post a photo where it looks like you first had to hypnotice it. Really remarkable.

Hola Sabine,
Impresionante acercamiento, el momento y los detalles son extraordinarios, gracias por compartir esta gran foto. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-05 7:25]

Hallo Sabine,
wieder eine super Aufnahme, interessant und super scharf.
Die Perspektive ist extrem und macht sich gut bei diesem Bildschnitt.

Hi Sabine, splendid macro with wonderful details, great moment and excellent sharpness, I like it, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-06 3:32]

Buenos días,
sorprendente macro,
excelentes detalles,
sensacional pov...
buena captura...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-06-06 6:40]

Excellent - wow! What eyes and hairy chin he has.
Great capture Sabine

Belle photo de cet insecte superbe,comme vous l' avez bien pris, encore un peu vous lui mettiez l' objectif dans son oeil gauche, je blague bien sur, mais vous l' avez pris avec tellement de précision,très bonne photo. Amitiés Thomas

Now that is close, well done, you can see the fine detail in the hairs!


Witaj Wishnu!
Dragon-fly's beautiful portrait. Clean painting and in pretty colours. I would like to equal You :).
TFS - Roma

Hi Stephan and Sabine,
Wonderful lunch photo. Great DOF, sharpness and good action.
Love the POV,

It looks like a mint desert.
It is a very lovely close up photo, DOF is great taking into account the magnification level and you got a perfect eye contact with this agressive predator :)
About exposure, I think you could have postprocessed a bit to lower the highlights on the face, I tryed to show you in a WS what I mean, but with low res is difficult to make a fine work.
Hope you follow well, best regards, Felipe.

HI Sabine!
Schönes Macro Bild,mir gefällt die Szene sehr gut.Man kann jedes details erkennen und die Farben sind auch gut.

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