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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: 2009-04-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Damselflys [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-19 12:24
Viewed: 2764
Points: 12
[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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Hi Hans,

Incredible macro capture of this pretty damselfly -which i have not seen before- from wonderful lateral POV with impeccable details, great DOF, fine blurred BG contrasting with the subject and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice night!


Hello Hans,
Great composition. Superb details and very good focus.
The blurred background is excellent.

hallo Hans
dit is er weer één van je beste
super scherp en met een mooie zachte achtergrond
mooie kleuren en goed licht ,als altijd!!
groetjes lou
bedankt voor de comments

Hello Hans,
Excellent composition, nice colors and fine capture. The tones of this shot are very harmonious. Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-21 6:09]

Hallo Hans,
Ik loop soms nog wat achter wat het geven van commentaar betreft, maar er zijn van die mensen die elke dag een foto zetten. Dat is niet bij te benen :-)
Pracht foto, super scherp met fantastische details. Mooie warme kleuren en een erg goede compositie.

Hallo Hans,

wat een prachtopname van deze juffer.
Goed van detailering en goed geisoloeerd van achtergrond.
Mooie kleuren.


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