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Drama of Life

Drama of Life
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-25
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-25 1:27
Viewed: 3072
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At about 1 PM today afternoon, I went out of my apartment to see if some insects were still around in patches of tiny gardens in front of some ground floor apartments. There is one very well kept garden with roses and chrysanthemums in full bloom these days and I noticed a few butterflies in it. In the next patch, I noticed a dragonfly perched motionless of the chain link fence. I thought I could capture it since it would be still there after I went into my apartment and brought out the camera. However, by the time I was back with the camera, the dragonfly had disappeared. Assuming it would return there sooner or later, I waited for a minute or two. As expected, it soon made its appearance, hovered in the air a little and then approached the same spot on the chain link fence.
As soon as it touched the fence, I aimed at it with my camera. But before I could press the shutter, another character waiting for it like me made a move at lightning speed and beat me at it. It was a Garden Lizard hiding in the hedge below the fence. I almost reflexively took two shots in succession of this real-life drama before the Lizard disappeared into the hedge with my intended subject for its lunch!

I have stitched those two shots together for your viewing; I'll try to post its LP form and if I succeed, you might be able to see a larger version of the drama.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-11-25 3:04]

Hi Ram,
congratulations on this catch, excellent photo story !
These moments are what makes photography exciting !
Thanks for sharing it !
Regards !

Hello Ram
Great moment You captured here.Excellent sharpness.Great story and presentation.Thank You.
Have a good Sunday!
Best regards

hello Ram
nice to see this picture,s
great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Ram,
really interesting note. Thanks for it.
Perfect mix of photos. Nice composition. Excellent point of view.
Have a nice week,

Ciao Ram, sure, that's life, fantastic double capture, great action shoot, superb details in great version, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

merhaba Mr Ram,
a great story of life, with two shots. great timing and presentation with good notes. Like a scene is saddy for many times. But this is reality of life; born, eat and breed, as you know. Thanks so much for sharing this drama.
Best regards

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2012-11-26 8:13]

I am sorry for the dragonfly! But life is hard!! Excellent picture in two times Ram!! Thank you for sharing it, I appreciate it. Saludos.

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