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Stuck on you

Stuck on you
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Copyright: Jannie Maritz (Jannie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3100, Zoom Nikkor 5.8-17.4mm / 1 : 2.8-4.9
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-24 2:02
Viewed: 3643
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was walking in our garden last night at dusk. I saw these insects all over the place. Most of them were females flying low and "bouncing" on the ground. On closer inspection I saw that they were actually laying eggs. I found this couple enjoying some quality time on a leaf.

Can anyone ID these long legged nymphos.

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Great crisp details and nice rich color. great job


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-24 2:32]

Hello Jannie!
Wonderful close up.POV,clear details,lighting,
colors,sharpness and framing are excellent.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-24 2:48]

Wow... lots of legs, Jannie.
Very sharp image. Interesting capture.
Well done and TFS. : )

Hi Jannie,
Very good capture with sharp image,
and the colour and detail are excellent!
Thanks for sharing!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-24 3:47]

Great capture!
Very good on details!
Very good POV!
Nice BG too!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-01-24 4:19]

Hi Jannie, great macro shot. Love the symmetry of the shot, great detail and exposure. TFS.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-01-24 4:21]

Well caught Jannie, this is an excellent shot!! Composition, colors and sharpness are perfect. I like the arrangement of long legs!!Very well done,Didier.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-24 7:13]

La lumičre est excellente et fait bien ressortir les détails.

Félicitations pour cette composition.

Merci Janice!


Hi Jannie,
Sorry I can't help with the ID, but I think the photo is excellent. Your fill flash exposure did an excellent job on this exposure. The colors are well saturated and very rich. Detail and DOF are superb. The flash exposure gave a perfect black backround here. Good composition and framing. Very well done.

Excellent macro Jannie. Great use of flash with very good sharpness, color, DOF and detail. And of course, the black BG works very well also. Very well done. Thank you!

Hi Jannie,
this is marvelous, what a perfect moment.
I love these flies so much, this summer I saw the first one in my live. Hope to find more this summer - I see - there will be some! ;-)
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Now I recognice you don't know what this is?!?
It's a Scorpion-fly (Panorpa communis).

An excellent composition, with sharp details; lovely colors, POV, BG and exposure.

Well seen and captured.

Thank you for sharing it with us, Jannie!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-01-24 14:02]

Wonderfull closeup. Very sharp details, great colors. An excellent composed photo.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-01-24 14:05]

Hello Jannie!

The one on the left is named Brenda and the one on the right is Lolita.

Just joking, no idea what they are. Picture is very sharp and exposure is perfect with an excellent colors saturation. It's not always a good point, but here the shinny glossy effect on the leave looks great. My only critic would be that you cut legs on both sides of the picture. But the loosen information is not that important, so you deserve a big smile for your excellent work, TFS.

Nicely done Jannie - small nit is the cropping of legs on both sides, but that is not a distraction to the subject. Good focus and colour.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-27 14:44]

Hi Jannie, very nice capture. These are not scorpion flies these are crane flies. There are very many species. Nice details and lighting. Always a tough one to compose shots like this. Well done.

Hello Jannie,
Excellent macro, colours, details and light. Strange insect to me. Well capture, specially for the "indecent" situation.

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