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"Sexual annoyance"for (Bayram Gocmen)

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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-06
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Haraprasan's Favs, Bayram's Favorites-1, Dedications to Bayram, Joe's Favourites 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-15 8:43
Viewed: 11150
Favorites: 16 [view]
Points: 146
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken last Summer near Buyukcekmece Lake.Sorry for the poor image quality,lighting conditions was very harsh.But i think it was a rare scane and suitable for TN's 'Learning about nature through photography' purpose.
Here Dragonfly wanted to make Love Wheel with this Snake:)You can see snakes respond at ws.
I'd like to dedicate this shot to my friend BAYRAM GOCMEN (boreocypriensis)who has many beauties in his Gallery and encuraged me for this post and thanks for the title and ID.
Thanks for looking!

Grass Snake
Infos From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about the European Grass Snake or Ringed Snake Natrix natrix. The term Grass Snake is also used in North America to refer to the Smooth Green Snake (Opheodrys vernalis) and the Rough Green Snake (O. aestivus).

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Natrix
Species: N. natrix

Binomial name
Natrix natrix
Linnaeus, 1758
The Grass Snake (Natrix natrix), sometimes called the Ringed Snake or Water Snake is a European non-venomous snake. The Grass Snake is typically dark green or brown in colour with a characteristic yellow collar behind the head, which explains the alternative name ringed snake. The colour may also range from grey to black, with darker colours being more prevalent in colder regions, presumably owing to the thermal benefits of being dark in colour. The underside is lighter in colour. In Great Britain the Grass Snake is the largest reptile reaching up to 190 centimetres total length, though such large specimens are rare. Females are considerably larger than males, typically reaching a size of 90-110 cm when fully grown. Males are approximately 20 cm shorter and significantly smaller in girth. They prey almost entirely on amphibians, especially the common toad and the common frog, although they may also occasionally eat mammals and fish. Captive snakes have been observed taking earthworms offered by hand, but dead prey items were never taken.The bite is non-toxic and the snake is a hunt/ambush predator, consuming the prey live without using physical constriction. Grass Snakes are strong swimmers and may be found close to fresh water, although there is evidence that individual snakes often do not make use of water bodies throughout the entire season.The preferred habitat appears to be open woodland and 'edge' habitat such as field margins and woodland borders as these may offer adequate refuge while still affording ample opportunity for basking activity and thermoregulation. Pond edges are also favoured and the relatively high chance of observing this secretive species in such areas may account for their perceived association with ponds and water.
Grass Snakes, as with most reptiles, are at the mercy of the thermal environment and need to overwinter in areas which are not subject to freezing. Thus they typically spend the winter underground where the temperature is relatively stable. As spring approaches, the males emerge first and spend much of the day basking in an effort to raise body temperature and thereby metabolism. This may be a tactic to maximise sperm production as the males mate with the females as soon as they emerge up to 2 weeks later in April or earlier if environmental temperatures are favourable. The leathery skinned eggs are laid in batches of 8–40 in June to July and hatch after about 10 weeks. As eggs require a temperature of at least 21° C and high humidity to survive and hatch, rotting vegetation, including compost heaps, are preferred locations. The young are about 18cm long when they hatch and are immediately independent.
After breeding in spring, snakes tend to hunt and may range widely during this time, moving several hundred metres in a day.Prey items tend to be large compared to the size of the snake and this impairs the movement ability of the snake. Snakes which have recently eaten rarely move any significant distance and will stay in one location, basking to optimize their body temperature until the prey item has been digested. Individual snakes may only need 2-3 significant prey items throughout an entire season.
Ecdysis also impacts upon the movement of grass snakes at least once during the active season. As the outer skin wears and the snake grows, the skin loosens from the body, including from the eyes, which may turn a milky white colour at this time. This presumably impacts upon the eyesight of the snake and they do not move or hunt during this time. The outer skin is eventually sloughed in one piece and normal movement activity is resumed.
Not being venomous, the snake's only defence is to produce a foul-smelling fluid (containing asafoetida) from the anal glands and/or feigning death by becoming completely limp[4]. Rarely, they may also perform fake attacks, striking without actually opening their mouths. They bite in defense rarely.
This snake is distributed throughout lowland areas of England and Wales but is almost absent from Scotland and not found in Ireland, which has no resident snakes. It is widely distributed in continental Europe, ranging from mid Scandinavia to southern Italy. It is also found in north-western Africa. British Grass Snakes belong to the subspecies N. n. helvetica, but experts differ on the number of subspecies.
The species has various predator species, including corvids, owls and perhaps other birds of prey, foxes and the domestic cat. In England, the species is scheduled under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and cannot be harmed or even handled without appropriate permissions.
Two of the subspecies are considered critically endangered: N. n. cetti (Sardinian Grass Snake) and N. n. schweizeri. In 2007, the Grass Snake was included on the updated UK Biodiversity Action Plan as a species in need of conservation and greater protection.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-15 8:48]

Hi Omer. As you say not the best detail but this one has a lot to offer. You were so lucky to have seen this and to take a close up. i wonder how long the snake will let this go on. The dragonfly is taking a chance standing there. Good rich colours . With interesting notes. well done TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-02-15 8:49]

Hello Omer!

This is fantastic picture. Moment is superb, I've never seen such thing before. Nature is sometimes very strange. Dragonfly have got great eyes and sight, it is perfect predator and hunter and this time it mistook snake with its partner. Maybe too much hormons :-)

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-15 8:59]

Hi Omer,

A very unique capture,I dont think many of us will have a same meeting like this,as you say a pity quality is not the best,but anywat thanks for sharing this moment,


hello Omer
super picture
nice composition
on the good moment
greeting lou

Hi Omer,
I've never seen such a spectacular moment - wow - this is absolute amazing.
I'm speachless - I only had the words to call my husband Stephan - and he said: booooaaaa!
We both gratulate you to this shot - just perfect, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Dostum böyle bir anı yakalamak herkese nasip olmaz.
Gözü dönmüş yusufcuk aşk halkasını resmen yılanın kafası ile tamamlamış.
Anlaşılan etrafta dişi yusufcuk bulamamış.
Muhteşem bir bilimsel belge! WS'deki yılanın tepkisini gösteren kare de bir o kadar muhteşem.
Bu önemli bilimsel belge niteliğindeki çekimlerini bana dedike ettiğin için de ayrıca teşekkür ederim.
Böyle anlık mevzularda fotoğrafik kaliterden çok,
yakalanan sahnenin önemi çok daha büyük.
Ve bence bu kareler 1 numara:)
Eline ve emeğine, bide gören gözlerine sağlık.
Tekrar teşekkürler dostum.
İyi bir yeni hafta dileklerimle,
Sevgiler selamlar.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-02-15 9:08]

Ömer Bey, olayyy... olay....:) bu çekimler altın değerinde, hayatımda böyle birşey görmedim. Hoca bahsetmişti. İyiki yüklemişsiniz. Tebrikler...

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-15 9:13]

Hello Omer,
That is absolute surprising. As the impulse can lead to mistakes. Very unusual situation. I hope that the snake remained benevolent.
Best regards Siggi

Ömer Bey:) Bu kareler bana çok bildik bir atasözümüzü hatırlattı:) "Denize düşen yılana sarılır:)". Bu yusufcuk hormanal açıdan baya bir aktif hal alıp feleğini şaşırmış. Ama çok geçmeden yanıtını almış görünüyor. Sizi gönülden tebrik ediyorum. gerçekten altın değerinde çekimler. Değerli bir bilimci ve hocamıza da yakışmışlar:)
Teşekkürler. Selamlar.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-15 9:42]

Hello Ömer,
What a fantastic moment you've caught here - brilliant work!! A dragonfly having a free ride on a Grass Snake! Excellent focus on both, showing the eye of the snake clearly and the fine dragonfly too. Beautiful natural colours and very well composed!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Omer,

What az amazing capture- big dragonfly on the snake's head- really good timing , maybe picture isn't perfectly clear or sharp but the scene is really worth sharing!


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-15 9:49]

Hello Omer,

You have photographed a very interesting sitation with the dargonfly fixed on the snake. Even if not very sharp insect and reptail can be well observed.

Thank you for sharing,

Ömer Bey muhteşem fotoğraflar. Böylesi bir daha denk gelirmi bilmem ama her iki çekim de bilimsel bakımdan son derece değerli ve hocamıza da yerinde bir ithaf olmuş. Elinize sağlık.

Böyle bir anı görüntülemek muhteşem bir iş ömer bey. Size gıpta ediyorum. Bayram hocamıza da harika bir dedikasyon olmuş. Teşekkürler.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-15 11:21]

Merhaba Ömer,
This is a remarkable capture of a female Anax imperator using the swimming Grass Snake as a perch from which to lay her eggs. The quality of the image is fine enough to see this with good sharpness in excellent side lighting.
A superb capture my friend and a great contribution to TN to show insect and snake behaviour!
Well done and thanks,
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-15 11:32]

Hello Omer,
A surprising and original photo taken from a very good POV. Strange situation. Nice clear colours and a good composition.

superb compositio Omer!
perfect moment for shot !
beautiful colours and great details , good sharp ,
nice POV ,
well done !

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-15 12:01]

Hola amigo,
interesante captura,
hermosa dedicatoria y pov.
realmente original.
saludos Omer.

great capture, TFS Ori

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-15 12:14]

Merhaba Ömer,
Dostum bu ne muhteşem bir belge! Bayram hocanın dediği gibi bu tür karelerde fotokalite aranmasa da sizinki her yönden olağanüstü bir çalışma. Hayretle izlediğimi belirtmeliyim. Emeğine sağlık. Aynı zamanda Bayram Hoca için çok hoş bir hediye. Bu güzel kareyi bizimle paylaştığın için çok teşekkürler.


this is such an oddity!
unique moment captured here...
as Argus said, this was not intended to be mating but its a female dragonfly laying eggs...on a rather peculiar place hehehe

Selam Omer Bey, teyyare disi mi erkek mi bilmem ama olay ve fotolar muhtesem. National Geographic gibi izlemesi zevk veren kareler. Elinize saglık. Londra'dan selamlar.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-15 12:42]

merhaba ömer
nefis bir doğal yaşam karesi paylaşmışsın
kompozisyonu, bakış açısını beğendim herşeyden önemlisi de serinkanlılıkla çekimin harika bence
eline sağlık

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-02-15 12:56]

Hocam, çok güzel ve bir o kadar da ilğinç bir kare doğrusu. Kırk yıl düünsem böyle bir şey aklıma gelmezdi:)) Çok şaşırdım.
Ellerize sağlık
iyi akşamlar

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-02-15 12:59]

Hi Omer!

Sometimes the subject of a picture is much more important than the perfect quality. Here, the funny and dramatic situation is so superb that the quality gets less important. The expression of the picture is very strong.

Kind regards


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-15 13:22]

Hi Omer,

A rarity indeed and you captured the moment well. Judging from the response in the workshop the dragonfly wasn't too smart to hang around any longer. This really is an amazing sight and your timing was wonderful. I can't think of a better dedication to Bayram.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-02-15 14:45]

Muhteşem bir şey.Tebrik ederim.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-02-15 14:46]

Harika yakalamışsınız Ömer bey, çok ender, hatta tekrar görülebilmesi mümkün olmayan bir sahne.Ellerinize sağlık.

Hello Omer
you showing us a very interesting scene
great timing,
both heads are sharp
very good lighting on the water
TFS Jacqueline

Hi Omer,
Wow, This is a very unique image, one of a kind.
Can't say that I've ever seen anything like it.
I can just imagine what it would look like in a close macro shot..
Wonderful post, great catch!

Hello Omer

excellent timing to shoot on photo this amazing and rare scene,
both subjects are perfectly in focus, with fine POV and DOF,


Hello Omer,
What a particular and unique capture! I have never seen such behavior. You were lucky to witness this behavior. Low POV and moment caught are amazing. For fun, I have tried a little WS to see if I can get rid of this little noise in BG. I hope that you don't mind. Thanks,

Yılan gördüm mü topuk atan biri olarak yusufcukta iyi cesaret var ya da gözü gerçekten dönmüş:) Her iki çekim de belgesel tadında. Elinize sağlık Ömer bey.

Hi Omer,

Very unique image both here and in the ws. Probably the dragonfly see the resemblance of the snake's head and another dragonfly. Timely capture and thanks for sharing this humorous image.


Günaydın Ömer Bey,sizin kareniz sayesinde haftaya gülerek başladım.Arkadaşların yorumları oldukça eğlenceli.Fotoğraf hakikaten şaşırtıcı :)

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-16 1:09]

Hello Omer
Very interesting capture, I never seen something like this. Well done.

Şaşırtıcı, bir o kadar da enteresan bir enstantane Ömer, ama aslında doğa ile iç içe yaşarken doğadaki olaylara şaşırmamayı da öğreniyor insan. Bu ilginç tespitini bizimle paylaştığın için teşekkürler dostum.

Hi Omer,
A great piece of capture here. A lovely dedication too to Bayram. Very well seen with good details and composition. Technically the photo is not good but it is just beautiful. Thanks a lot for sharing this beauty.

very interesting scene! one in a million!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-16 5:39]

Hello Omer,
Indeed an extraordinary picture, something very special.You have been very lucky to have seen this scene! Here we have a remarkable example of a picture, where the content primes on the technical qualities. And the success is fully deserved!
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-16 8:48]

Hi Omer.
Unbelievable scene and you managed to catch it. Bravo. POV cannot be better. Timing is fantastic. Tripod use is unique. I like wonderful diagonal composition of the picture. All is impressive. My congratulations.

Gerçek bir " wildlife " belgesi olmuş .
Tebrikler Ömer .

Merhaba Omer, fantastic capture, it's the first time that I see a dragonfly and a snake togheter, a very strange couple, great composition with perfect focus, fine details and excellent sharpness, lovely detdication to our belooved friend Bayram, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-02-16 13:36]

Hi Omer

This is a truly unique capture!!!
I've never seen a shot catching such an interesting moment...it's truly fantastic that you managed to see and photograph it.
Both species presented here are great and even if they are not shown with the most impeccable sharpness the moment definitely makes up for it.
Very interesting "part 2" in the workshop as well :)
Excellent capture and very nice addition to TN.

Bravo and TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-02-16 15:25]

Hi Omer,
what an exceptional shot!!!!
A snake with a dragonfly on its head is so original :-)
Very good DOF.
Excellent composition.

Your best shot ever!

Straight into my favs :-D


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-16 16:42]

Hi Omer
What an outstanding composition.Perfect low POV and lovely color.Great catch.
TFS Michel

Bu muhteşem bir kare. Bu davranışın sebebi nedir bilemiyorum ama herhalde birdah böyle bir kare yakalamak kolay olmaz.
Gören gözünüze sağlık hocam...

Hi Omer,

what poor quality?, I have never been so an shot.
This are an fantastic lucky shot and I am glad you showing this.
Good pov.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-17 13:36]

Hello Omer !
You mention poor quality and harsh light conditions, but I would say the picture is not that bad as you seem to think - I think it's great, and it's shwoing such a strange behavior, something so unusual it would be worth posting even if wuality would be less good. I didn't know something like that could exist ! :-) The note was very interesting, too. Very well done !

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-17 21:36]

Hi Omer,
very interesting and unique capture indeed. the dedication should be very special too like the shot.
Well captured though you have problems wirth the surrounding that day.
It is a once in a life chance to have this shot. Congratulations, omer.


Realmente sorprendente y a valorar tu don de la oprtunidad!
Una buena luz lateral bien captada y un encuadre acertado.

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-18 13:39]

Waaw Omer,this is incredible! Never seen a situation so curious! Very beautiful pic,details ,pov and colors very very great,and there is a magic light inside! My best compliments,you're a great photographer! Have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Omer,
Suoer Picture ............ magic moment.
TFS. Regards. Ferran

Ömer bey süper yakalanmış bir an ellerinize sağlık

Hello Omer,
This is unique photograph I have ever seen on TN! Great capture with superb composition. Excllent details, dedication to Bayram & POV. TFS

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-02-19 13:48]

Merhaba Ömer bey
bu yusufçuklar için en yırtıcı böceklerden biri diyorlardıda pek inanasım gelmiyordu demek yılana bie sulanmış enfes bir belge ellerinize sağlık.

Merhaba Omer,
what a spectacular and wonderful picture of a natrix and a dragonfly taken from an excellent low POV with a superb lighting, very good timing in this outstanding composition, i like the warm colours.
Best regards.

Merhaba Omer,
... well, such is love!
So good to see top quality captures spiced by a good sense of humour. Incredible documents, just superb. I love them.
And a most beautiful dedication to our friend the great biologist and photographer Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis).
Special thanks to him for having encouraged you to post those woderful images.
With thanks, and best regards,

siteye uğramadığım geçen zamanda harikulade iki karenizi göndermişsiniz, Ömer Bey. Sadece suyılanı gibi gelmişti, küçük halinde. Açınca gördüm, sanırım milyonda birlik bir şansı yakalamışsınız. bizimki yumurta bırakmak için çok çok ilginç bir yer bulmuş kendine:) son derece güzel, harika bir çekim olmuş. gönülden tebrikler. elinize sağlık, selamlar.

Hi Omer,
Your pic is uitstanding. Very rare capture. Quality is good and doesn't need to be excellent in such case.

Previous critiques are absolutely right. The dragonfly is attempting to lay eggs in water (very typical pose) and absolutely not to mate with the snake. You can still update your title and notes. You actually really should do that.

I love the workshop you posted too.


Hi Omer,

What interesting combination, I have never seen anything like it. Inedit. I like the focus. All the best. Cezar T.

Hi Omer,
What an incredible capture.
I can see some similarity between the front of the dragonfly and the grass snake,and so does the dragonfly it seems.
I think the piucture qualty is actually pretty good considering the conditions,and the light is beautiful.
Congrats on such a rare and fascinating capture.

What a RARE moment.
GREAT IMAGE inspite of your tremendous difficulties.
Am soooo happy you posted this one.
Congratulations on your find.
Mario with friendly greetings.

Omer, this is the rarest of the rare images ever seen on TN. What is more, it's hilarious :)!!
Never mind the picture quality; I don't see anything amiss here. The scene is really out of this world and I must congratulate you for having the opportunity to capture it on your camera.
I was away for 3 weeks, hence my late response to your wonderful picture.
Thanks for sharing this path-breaking picture and best regards.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-03-03 1:52]

Hello Omer,
Sometime even when we do not try hard, nature can surprise us just pushing a wonderful scene tounfold infront of us.All we have to do is just look and it is there.
Many have said enough and shown enough by chosing this to be their favourite capture, thus proving what an amazing moment you have frozen and shared with us.The PoV showing the the dragonfly well with the sidelight gives a good view of the fly's readiness to start its activity.A very fitting dedication for our mutual friend Prof.Gocmen.

My compliments.
P.S:The workshop was a lovely continuation and i wonder what happened finally ?

Merhaba Ömer Hocam,
What an interesting moment and capture... I simply can't find words. So, instead of writing clichés I simply bookmark it as one of my favorite photos - it tells more about my feelings than words. Fantastic shot, bravo.
Best regards from Hungary, László


What a superb shot, my dear brother Omer!
And a very beautiful dedication, too!
Very well done!

I think that the picture speaks for itself, Omer. What a superb moment! Congratulations and many thanks for sharing, friend. This is my fav.


What a great moment to capture!
I wonder what caused the dragonfly to do such a thing?!

Merhaba Omer bey.
Bu resmi yakalamak maharet ister.....Muhtesem bir goruntu...Olay ve kompozisyon harika...Ayrica yerinde bir hediye olmus Bayram hocaya...
Paylasim icin tesekkurler...Bilgiler de egitici..
Selamlar, saygilar.

hahaha:)) başlık mükemmel.. gerçekten de çok ilginç bir kare..
Yusufcukların seksüel güdülerinin bu kadar sınırları zorladığını hiç düşünmemiştim. Akın gözü kördür lafını hatırlattı bana:) elinize sağlık.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-29 21:40]

Hello Omer,
This is a one of it's kind shot that will probably never be duplicated again!! Very well shown with good detail and color. I really like the WS. image also. Great capture!!

Merhaba Ömer Bey,
Bu taciz değil resmen tecavüz olmuş yahu :) Zavallı yılan çok rahatsız olmalı ki avazı çıktığı kadar bağırıyor ws fotoğrafta :)
Şaka bir yana bu fotoğraftaki olay gerçekten çok enteresan ve sanıyorum görmek hele görüntülemek çok az kişiye nasip olur. Belki de araştırılsa böyle bir fotoğraf başka yoktur dünyada. Canlılar arasında kendi türünün dışındaki türlere cinsel ilgi duyan pek yok bildiğim kadarı ile. Hele böyle resmen keskel alaka türler arasında. Biri omurgalı, diğeri omurgasız.
Acaba burda böcek cidden cinsel ilişki için mi yılana konmuş yoksa acaba yumurta mı bırakıyor? Notunuzu okumaya çalıştım ama sözlük karıştıracak vaktim olmadığından çok anladığımı söyleyemem. Google amca da saçma sapan çeviriyor. Piliç çevirme yerine chicken translation gibi mesela :) Bu maçın sonucunu merak ettim. Siz ordayken yılan böceği yedi mi ya da suya girip kurtulmaya mı çalıştı?
Eline emeğine sağlık. Selamlar

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