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After Yesterdays Male here's his Mate laying the eggs.
Large crop again.
Keith

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF 400 f 5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jul 2013 - 12:32 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Ovipositing Emperor
Username:ringyneck ringyneck
Uploaded:30 Jul 2013 - 5:46 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Dragons, Emperor, General, Insects, Laying eggs., Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 5:54 PM

Wonderful timing and capture, Keith. How are your ringy's faring in the hot weather? Carol

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7293 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 5:58 PM

Thanks Carol...There efforts at breeding got as far as eggs - one hatched but it rained a lot at that time and it died.....they laid again but no good either.The males only young so I'm blaming him....lol
At the moment they are in the moult so are looking a bit sorry for themselves...the really hot weathers gone (I hope) so it's not so bad now.

Keith

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 6:03 PM

this is one hell of an interesting capture

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 6:03 PM

Stunning capture, great timing,

Ali

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bumbleb3
bumbleb3  8356 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 - 6:21 PM

This is my favourite of all.You have captured it beautifully.Details are superb

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christinecilia
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30 Jul 2013 - 6:22 PM

all i can say is wow. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 6:46 PM

A superb shot
Ju

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 7:12 PM

Quality image, and it just goes to show what you can do with that lens

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Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy e2 Member 3550 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 7:31 PM

Ohhh Keith that is amazing!

Mozzy

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john_starkey
30 Jul 2013 - 7:36 PM

Nice shot Keith,

John.

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Holmewood
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30 Jul 2013 - 7:37 PM

Great shot

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TonyDy
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30 Jul 2013 - 7:52 PM

Great shot, Keith.
Tony

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brian17302
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30 Jul 2013 - 7:58 PM

Super detailed capture
Regards Brian

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7293 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 8:27 PM

Wow...thanks everyone for looking.....


Quote: Quality image, and it just goes to show what you can do with that lens

Yes Mike it seems to quite like this sort of shot...it helped that I was on a tripod....taking the Male when I spotted her on the other side of the pool....a quick dash and re-plant the tripod and got a few shots off.She came straight towards me just after but inside the min focus distance...thinking about getting a Ex tube....

Keith

p.s. Another Wow...just spotted the GEA...thank you Malc...my model will be happy as well.

Last Modified By ringyneck at 30 Jul 2013 - 8:29 PM

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 8:29 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This could have been good - but the blown highlights in the wings and on the reed in the water spoils this. You needed to under expose for this shot.Sad

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7293 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 8:33 PM


Quote: This could have been good - but the blown highlights in the wings and on the reed in the water spoils this. You needed to under expose for this shot.Sad

Thank you Brian...yes you are correct......see above post....I had the settings for the Male in the opposite side of pond and the water on the reed and crystal wings does need to be under exposed...but it was all over so fast.

Keith

Last Modified By ringyneck at 30 Jul 2013 - 8:34 PM

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bricurtis
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30 Jul 2013 - 8:39 PM

Captured the moment though.Smile

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7293 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 8:52 PM

Missing it was my fear......

Keith

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 9:11 PM

Awe too late for my award or this would have been a cert. great shot Keith

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Daisymaye
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31 Jul 2013 - 2:50 AM

I sure would be happy to take something this good Keith........Sandy

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
31 Jul 2013 - 5:18 AM

What a colourful specie

Peter

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ringyneck  7293 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 11:20 AM

Thanks again everyone...

Keith

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george1234
13 May 2014 - 9:14 PM

simply amazing shot....Wink

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