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Damselflies Mating

Damselflies Mating
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Copyright: myold profile (gondox) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40 DSLR, Nikkor 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 AF, Digital RAW 400, Metz 48 AF-1 flashgun
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My own insect shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-15 12:32
Viewed: 5482
Points: 16
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Damselflies Mating

Hi everyone! We went to Croatia today for a nice trip with my girlfriend, took a look at the castle in Donji Miholjac then on the way back we stopped at some lakes by Drava river. There where lots of damselflies and birds there, a real photographer's heaven!

This is the first shot I post from this trip but there be other ones for sure..

The species: Enallagma cyathigerum - Common Blue Damselfly
I identified it by Grzegorz's (red45) picture.

Took the shot with my 35-135 Nikkor in macro mode + 2xTC + flash. Little crop and adjustments.

Best regards,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-15 12:51]

Lovely scene of love!
Vivid colored,sharp, good POV.
Best regards, Horia

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-15 14:23]

Slav Andor,
A wonderful macro shot of this mating damselflies.Excellent composition with perfect colors,splendid background and great sharp details.Thanks for sharing.

Hmmmm....You're really somethin', bro!Can't you just leave 'em lovers in peace!!? It must be surely written DND in some language over by the bushes...
On a serious note, an awesome macro.I love your sense of timing and the unique pose you captured (LOL! I know what you're thinkin', mate!!!)!
The best part is how you've got it so crisp and sharp, it could like just cut!!!
Take a bow, my friend!
YOu've conquered macros, big time!

Bonjour Andor
Trčs belle prise de vue de cet accoouplement
netteté, couleurs sont superbe, un cadrage un peu plus large aurrait été necéssaire.
Amicalement Robi

Szia Andor!
Ahogy a sirályos, úgy ez a kép is gyönyörű lett. Nagyon érdekes szitu - tökéletesen kaptad el. A színek jók, az élesség pedig fantasztikus. Kitűnő munka, grat.
Baráti üdv, Laci

hello Andor!
good capture of mating damselfly
details and focus are perfect....
some perplexities compositional,with on the cut too tight
best regards sERGIO

I love this moment, Andor, mating damsels are so beautiful and I love the sharpness and the colours in your shot. Thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Andor.

Excellent capture of this mating damselflies in such fine details. The compound eyes just pop out of the screen. Really well managed lenswork and TFS.

Best regards,

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