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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: 2010-05-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Damselflys [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-18 12:24
Viewed: 3082
Points: 14
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Hi my friends.

I have chosen to place another Large red damselfly wich i have tried to make with another kind of background.
I found this one sitting on fresh grass and tried to get the diafragma as high as possible to get a blurred little mystic background. At the same time the damselfly had to be sharp from head to tail but stayed to be part of the whole picture.
I think that i succeeded in it but am curious what you find of it and if you like it too. When you have any suggestion to improve it feel welcome to give them.

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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This one is beautiful, I like this specimen so much, the red and orange colours are so pretty.
Also a good contrast to the green BG.
I have to tell you that I captured my first damsel today. She decided to eclose today, coming out from my little pond in the garden.
It's the first day without rain - but so cold - and tomorrow it will rain again. Poor damselfly, I hope she will be alive until the weekend, than they promissed we will have sunshine.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Hans,
Excellent clarity and focus. The blurred background is great.
Lovely colours and composition. Superb details and very good contrast.
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Hi MF Hans,

Impressive macro capture! the colours and sharpness are nice and appealing. Great composition and exposure too.
TFS and have a nice day!


hallo Hans
super is deze weer
veel scherpte en mooi op het riet
de kleuren zijn weer erg mooi
een plaatje!
groetjes lou

Ciao Hans, elegant damselfly with splendid colors, beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-19 3:39]

Hallo Hans,
Al weer een beauty! Uitatekende scherpte en details. Erg goede compositie en ontzettend mooie natuurlijke kleuren.

Hallo Hans,

een mooie close up van deze juffer met veel detailering en prachtigr natuurlijke kleuren.


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