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Large red damselfly

Large red damselfly
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Copyright: Hans Hendriks (hansh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Damselflys [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-15 2:31
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula is a European damselfly. It is one of the first damselflies to emerge in the year.

It inhabits ponds and dykes, and occasionally slow-moving rivers.

Females occur in many colour forms, but all have yellow bands around the abdominal segments. They can easily be confused with Small red damselflies.

One of the most common damselflies, the Large Red Damselfly is often the first damselfly to emerge, usually in April or May. They inhabit a variety of waters, and on a summer day the dash of red perfectly complements the blue of Azure and Common Blue Damselflies.

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Great capture Hans! Seems that the latest 7D is quite capable machine! Good sharpness, powerful contrast and as usually very carefully chosen Dept of field! The white balance in my opinion can be warmed a bit! Professional work once again!
George Veltchev

Hello Hans,
a splendid capture of the Large Red Damselfly, very good sharpness and contrast of colours, excellent DOF, POV and composition
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Hallo Hans,

mooie close up van deze juffer.
Moet ook maar eens achter de insecten aan maar het is hier nog zo koud en nu 8 graden C.
Goed van tekening en met mooie kleuren.
Ook een mooie wazige achtergrond.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-15 4:43]

Hello Hans
It's a pleasure to view your photos with dragonflies and damselflies. This is another top quality.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Hans,
Lovely capture with superb details and colours.
Excellent sharpness and very good focus.

Hi MF Hans,

Impressively clear shot, the lighting looks well balanced. The focus is a little soft on the tip of the wings, but the face, body and abdomen look in full focus.
TFS and have a nice S.day night MF!


Ciao Hans, elegant damselfly in a beautiful diagonal composition, fine details, lovely blury BG, splendid sharpness and wonderful bright colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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