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water skater make love

water skater make love
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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-17
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1.25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-27 10:51
Viewed: 3542
Points: 46
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hi friends i took this photo in the little lake they were making love on the water

The water strider, also known as the Jesus bug, pond skater, skater, skimmer, water scooter, water skater, water skeeter, water skimmer, or water spider, is any of a number of predatory insects in the family Gerridae which rely on surface tension to walk on top of water. They live on the surface of ponds, slow streams, marshes, and other quiet waters. They can move very quickly, up to 1.5 m/s, on the surface of water. Water striders can stand effortlessly on water due to their non-wetting legs. Writing in Nature, biophysicists Xuefeng Gao and Lei Jiang show that the water resistance of the legs is due to the "special hierarchical structure of the legs, which are covered by large numbers of oriented tiny hairs (microsetae) with fine nanogrooves". They go on to demonstrate that this physical structure is more important than the chemical properties of the wax coating of the legs. Source- Wikipedia pages

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Rıdvan , nadir olayı güzel yakalamışsın , fotoğraf teknik olarakta çok iyi , eline sağlık .

Merhaba ridvan, Selam!!
good sharpness, exposure and focus and details in the photo!
thanks for the effort and sharing

hello ridvan
I know how small these little blokes are.
They move like lightning and are very hard to see in the margins of a lake or pond when they rest for a while..ahem..or get down to it!!
A great shot and thanks for sharing.
All the best

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-27 11:59]

Hi Ridvan

I know how tiny these are so it is amazing to see them in such detail. Wonderful sharpness and an amazing POV



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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-27 12:12]

Hi Ridvan
Amazing macro.Excellent POV with good sharpness.The details and the POV are very good.Excellent light and colors.
TFS Michel

Merhaba Ridvan cok tebrikler bu cok zor bir macro eline saglik selam Necip.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-27 13:02]

Selam Ridvan,
Fine and unusual capture of a pair of mating water skaters. Excellent POV and lighting and good sharpness and DOF with fine details.
Nice composition too!

Gran documento de una toma con mucha dificultad pero muy bien resuelta. Enhorabuena Ridvan !!

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-08-27 15:45]

Hi Ridvan,
Excellent capture. Nice color and detail. I have observed many but never been this close to one. Very well done.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-08-27 23:46]

Hello Ridvan,
Very nice capture, beautiful pose by the
insects. Great colors and details, very
nice composition and POV


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-28 1:56]

Hello Ridvan,
Not easy to make such a picture. And you did it well. Beautiful light on the two water skaters. May be they prefered less of it!
Have a nice day

Hi Ridvan,
A lovely capture of these water striders mating. Nice composition with good details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hello ridvan,
lovely capture of the mating insect, i liked the way you have focused on the upper body of the insect, sharp image with good details, nice pov, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

hi ridan,

great picture!:-)very well done!that was not easy i guess!you got a superbe focus a super details!

Very clear photo - - - great sharpness and interesting composition and subject. ha ha :)

Hola Ridvan,
Buen momento capturado con toda nitidez y detalle, excelente ilumminación y magnífico comentario, saludos
José Ramón

Great capture of these quick little guys. Good lighting makes them shine. Good clarity and coloration. Well done.


Hello Ridvan
Beautiful success, the clearness of your photography is remarkable

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-28 10:12]

Hi Ridvan, A very colourful shot of the two insects. with fine detail. and a nice POV. well done TFs. good notes too.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-29 0:16]

Ridvan, Where on the earth you had located these two having love. Excellent and it shows the camera fever and you carry when it is needed. WEll done ganesh

Jesus bug or not, all species do what comes naturally.
Great notes.
Excellent clarity in this great composition which is presented with CLASS.
Warm regards,

Hello Ridvan,
Water skaters are rather difficult to photograph. There are always some water reflections, they are fast and very mobile, finally they so tiny... I tried many time to take a good picture of these insects and till now I had no success :(
And here it is not only a nice photo for watching but also present a very unique moment of these insects life. And bravo for that! :>
TFS and all the best!

Hi Ridvan

I feel like a voyeur :-)



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