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Beautiful Demoiselle male


Beautiful Demoiselle male
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 87 N: 2161] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Swisss Trip [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-12 11:47
Viewed: 8779
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After the 1st image this morning (Clich Here To Veiw), here is the 2nd image from Switzerland, we all went for a walk up a hill on the far side of winterthur today just for a little gentle exercise after sitting in the car for so long. On top after the vine yards is a Forrest with paths though it much used by walker runners and general sightseers of this beautiful area.
One of the paths had a stream running along side with a few small ponds where it had been dammed , in one of these were 2 male Beautiful Demoiselleflies completing for it as territory in which to breed with any females who came by.
This one decided to take a rest and settled on this leaf allowing me to take a few pictures. not the brightest picture because the sun was behind clouds at the time, but it was one I did not have any images of at all so had to try.
Hope you like the beasties appearing from CH (Switzerland) so far ;0))

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Wonderful shot! And it seems we saw the same insect the same day in the same country ;-)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-12 12:11]

A very nice capture Robert,
Lovely colours and nice detail.
You've done a great job considering the poor light.
Great work,well done.
Weather wise your not missing anything here (wet & windy)!Hope the weather is better where you are.

TFS

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-06-12 16:02]

A beauty Robert.
Excellent capture and well done on the composition and details.

Mike

Hi Robert. I think I'd drop the DOF to give yourself more play with the shutter speed here. Your exposure though is spot on resulting in stunning colours. Great composition too. It looks like you are having a fantastic holiday resulting in fantastic images - keep 'em coming and enjoy yourself! TFS :)

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-14 0:34]

Is she ready to go to the dance? she look so pretty with her long dress. :) Great colours, contrast and details. Very well captured. Well done, TFS

I love the contrasts of colors and textures here, Robert. The deep tones found in the insect are very lovely to me. Super use of depth of field to set the insect apart from its surroundings.

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