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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Minolta AF 200 mm / f:4 macro APO G, Digital RAW 100, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-22 6:52
Viewed: 4132
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today a partly sunny,but very windy day,in the forest the branches came regularly down due to the wind,had not been lucky to capture something new today,so had to dig in the archives again,this one of a couple of mating dragonflies,dont ask me which one,because I think it is quite hard to ID these guys,anyway I guess someone on TN probably knows,hope you like it and have a nice weekend,my last at home as I will go to sea again in the middle of next week.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-22 7:41]

Hello Paul,
This a fine capture of a pair of Common Darters in copulo (Sympetrun striolatum). The yellow streaks along the black legs help with the ID compared to other red darters.
NIce sharpness and lighting, the flash not causing any disturbing reflections.
Good substitute for the Black Woodpecker that you hoped for today.
Have a nice weekend,

Very sharp, nice POV...
Great shot!!
TFS & rgds,

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-02-22 8:57]

hi paul,
amazing photograph..lovely composition and fine details,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-22 10:24]

Hi Paul,
Amazing detail and a fine POV to show these two reproducing, exposure is very well handled and the focus is excellent, well done and be safe at sea!

Hello Paul, superb close up detail you've got excellent pov. A difficult shot to crop for, I could imagine but youv'e done a fine job of the composition. tfs Rgds Necip

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-02-22 17:47]

Woah! Any close and you'd be having sex, too! Very good macro.
Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

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