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I'm an excellent hunter ... look!

I'm an excellent hunter ... look!
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-25 11:08
Viewed: 4231
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello - my name is Damselly and today I will show you what a good hunter I am.
It only takes a few seconds to "prepare" this delicious meal - yummy!
Today I'm very hungry, so I catched a bigger fly.
!!!And as I know now - thanks to "cosmln" - this is a cicade and not a fly!!!

And now - please don't disturb me while having my lunch - better write to Sabine if you like to see me on this shot, thanks ;-)

wuta, blakitan, mbasil, pablominto, eruyanik, ddg, marjan, scottevers7, Signal-Womb, Alex99, hansh, nainnain has marked this note useful
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To hansh: Thankswishnugaruda 1 08-28 15:49
To cosmln: Thankswishnugaruda 2 08-26 13:44
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Hej Sabine,
this is a very good picture with great action. I have tried to catch a similar picture but I always miss them when they have a big prey. Well composed, good POV and nice details.
Maybe it's a bit bright, but thats a minor nit.
Very well done,

Hello Sabine,
Great shot. Great timing. Very well done and TFS.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-25 11:41]

marvelous shot Sabine,
yes he would not fly away, and you can made easy your shot, very good details Sabine, very good job.
gr. jaap

hi sabine
que dire encore ici devant autant de reussite,details et couleurs.
c'est un gros plan fantastique avec en prime au menu...un insecte!.
bon week end.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-08-25 13:37]

A Big Shot Sabine , good compositie details pov bg sharpnes good timing ,a big prooi , ,good weekend ,Teunie .

Hallo Sabine,
sehr gutes Makro dieser hungrigen Kleinlibelle. ;-) Klasse Detailschärfe, natürliche Farben und perfekt ausgeleuchtet! Du beherrscht Deine Canon immer besser. Danke für den Hubschrauber. Ich wünsche Dir und Stephan ein schönes Wochenende.

Vaauu this very is good photo!
Super detail ,good composition!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-25 14:56]

Like a horror movie :) The colours are fabulous. The turquoise is amazing against the green BG. Nice details, great POV and a great capture all round

hi Sabine,

just WOW.
is a perfect close-view of this Ischnura.
as an observation to your coment there is a cicade (homoptera) not a fly.


Really great, especially the colours are outstanding. Not to mention the content.
Small aperture = great DOV.
Well done

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-25 16:07]

Hello Sabine... impressive macro...

+ composition, POV, DOF, focus, , sharpness, , framing, background, lighting.

= color (personally lightly saturated), notes.

Greetings... Ricardo

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-08-25 17:28]

wow, die hat ja was gefangen!
da hast du ja was tolles erwischt, sabine! :-)
das sieht man hier nicht allzu oft, eine libelle beim mittagessen.
perfektes timing und einmalige details - komisch, dass ihr
dabei die haare zu berge stehen. *g*
terrific job & viele grüße, thorsten.

Hi Sabine,
Nicely capturing this blue damselfly with its prey, superb macro picture;
Sharp, nice details;
Nice blurry BG;
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-25 19:53]

Hi Sabine
Great meal shot. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details, DOF and POV. Also funny note and good BG.
Well done mf


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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-08-25 21:11]

Great macro, Sabine. Great action shot with wonderful details all the way through. It looks like very bright sun, but you have controlled the exposure very well.

Hi Sabine!
Well, what can I say... It's a moment in your life! Great shot!! Well done!


Hello Sabine,
Scenery pleasantly framed!
Tight close-up makes this one a bit scary... Awesome details in this everyday drama of nature, and very nice work!
Pablo -

Hello Sabine
Great shot,captured hunting...great macro
I like the BG,great details...very well done...TFS
Best regards

Perefct in every meanning!

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-26 7:04]

Hi Sabine

What a feast, I think she will not have to eat for a week after this tasty meal. I likke the POV and composition and the colours are lovely and vivid with a great BG.

Regards Hilary :)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-26 7:12]

Hallo Sabine,
Ich bin immer wieder begeistert wenn ich Deine Fotos sehe, und diese ist wieder ein Haupttreffer. Unter all den Libellen Fotos die ich schon gesehen habe war keine mit einer Beute. Eine wirklich tolle Scene die du hier festgehalten hast.

Sabine! Damsel with a prey! Wow! i didn't met a scene like this. What an extreme close-up at the same time. Very interesting prey. We learned about the damsel's fly also. Cicadas are beautiful too but this one is poor as a prey. pov is great and the bg is superb. Has to jump to my favorite again from you.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-26 9:54]

Bonjour Sabine, your Damselly eating is terrific!! Gorgeous macro, well captured, excellent used of lighting and details, a well taken shot, congratulations, Didier.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-08-27 2:19]

Hi WG,
Beautifully detailed shot, with excellent colours and an interesting subject.

hi Sabine, Wonderful ahd very HQ. I admire your stile. TFS

Hello Wishnu, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF Perfect crisp and composed photo, Nice work, TFS Kyle

What a great macro capture Wishnu, you really caught the opportune moment. Well done.

Hi Sabine,
A superb macro shot! Amazing colors and detail in this frame filling composition..Outstanding camera work.

pts. tomorrow

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-28 11:59]

Hi Sabine.
I carry out a wish of a Damselly and I address to you with expression of delight and pleasure from this remarkable picture and brilliant note.

Extraordinary captures scene. Great composition and lighting. Expressive well blurred BG and its colour palette. Perfect DOF and POV. Details and sharpness are fantastic.

For sense of humor separate thanks

Bravo and TFS,

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-08-28 15:28]
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Hello Damsel.
A happy meal, it tast's you good so to see. Please tell Sabine that i like the shot i see you eating this insect very much and that i'm waiting to see more of this beautiful pictures from here. Greatings to you and to Sabine.
Gr. Hans

félicitations pour cette photo de demoiselle, belle réussite, couleurs géniale
beau travail

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-08-30 21:43]

Another great one Sabine ! Shot at the very best time. Well done it's areal capture. Thanks.


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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-09-29 17:02]

Maybe it's a bit bright

Very nice capture.
The details are excellent even on the small prey.
Brilliant colors. Appropriate DOF.
One tip of leg is cut. But that is a small nit which doesn't affect the quality of the whole posting.

Superbe photo, beaucoup de détails, et les couleurs sont superbes.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-23 3:17]

Hi Sabine, thanks for liking my green beetle shot. Thanks also for the telling me the name in your language.
This shot is very lovely and excellent composition. Having the food on its mouth is indeed a great moment to shared.
really exciting to see that.


NB: In my language :
How are you - Apa khabar?
Fine tq - Baik.
Thanks - Terima kasih.
See you - Jumpa lagi

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