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Ready For Winter (II)

Ready For Winter (II)
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-02
Categories: River
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pieces of Pond on My Desk [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-03 3:49
Viewed: 4361
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today another shots from my aquarium. Last few days I was walking to The Garden with net and jar and hunting for new animals. Yesterday we went to Interstone with Joanna and after that we were walking in Zdrowie Park. There is many ponds, smaller and bigger, full of life. I collected three or four new species of water plants and many interesting animals - crustaceans, snails, larvae of insects. Very successful trip :-) Biggest fun for me is to sit down after this kind walk and watch which new animals swim in my tank. Even my wife tried yesterday to watch for few minutes all these 'terrible things' ;-)

1) Asellus aquaticus - my favourite underwater animal. They're just fantastic - I could watch them for hours. Always in the move, eating, running, copulating. Very interesting and funny.

2) Cloeon dipterum - or something similiar. This time view from another POV with good visible details on bottom side of body of this larva.

3) Stylaria lacustris - believe me or not, but this is close relative of earthworm :-) Quite small - about 10mm lenght and 1mm in diameter. Very dynamic animal.

4) Cladocera and Copepoda [Cyclopoida] - most popular dwellers of all aquariums. Well known as food for fishes, these two are core element of plankton. About 1-2mm long.

I hope I identified my animals well - if not TNers will correct me :-)

dew77, cedryk, Janice, Paulosousa, carper, wallhalla15, scottevers7, Markus, Comandante, olontur has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Robbrown: Settingsred45 1 10-03 09:29
To cedryk: Stubborn Stylariared45 1 10-03 07:26
To Jancie: Brave onered45 1 10-03 07:23
To sAner: Eclipsered45 1 10-03 07:20
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-03 4:20]

Hello Greg!
Wonderful and unusual captures.I liked presentation,instruction and composition a lot.TFS..:-)

Very different and difficult series Greg, it is good to see some of the tiny animals of our cold northern waters, they are well seen for such tiny beasties, well done.
How did you set up the shots?

Hi, I think you are right with the IDs. Great shots - patrticularly I like Stylaria - it's a very spectacular oligochaet, though small :-) The only thing to improve would be, in my opinion, to capture Stylaria entirely against dark background. Anyway, great shots. TFS! Michal

So you're all ready for winter now Greg? "Terrible things!"?? Poor Joanna. You show off the 4 photos well Greg.
My favourite: Um! Umm! Oh the one on the high diving board ready to dive off. He's a game brave character, shows no fear. Asellus aquaticus - good name too. "Kia ora Asellus."

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-03 5:54]

coś podobnego już było ale tu też ciekawie. Ładny zbiór żyjątek wodnych.Dobra robota.
P.S. Gdzie się podziała Joanna?
Pozdr. Al.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-03 5:59]
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Hi Greg,

I agree with Rob that the creatures can be seen very well, they are after all very tiny. Good series and indeed very different than the usual. Thanks for being different! How's the sky in Poland? Can you see the eclipse??


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-03 9:45]

Grzegorz, a very idea to keep on publishing the series.

Great to know they're so close to you, and you did great with them.

The one on top left is the I like the most.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-03 12:52]

very nice good differcult shots,Greg,
good serie, very good photo's, and very good note with it, very good job,
gr. jaap

Hi Greg, you have made an excellent collage with nice pictures. I like the presentation. Thanks.

Hi Greg,
As good or better than the first. An amazing job. Your photography skills really stand out on this one. Great Job!

Hello Greg!
Wonderful captures,presentation and note.I liked this eork very much.Thanks for sharing.

More well deserved points :)

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-12-03 23:29]

Es increible este mundo en miniatura, bellas fotografias, no se si volvere a bańarme en el rio. Gracias por esnseńarnos esta parte de la naturaleza.
Un saludo de circe.

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