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Big Eyes

Big Eyes
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: OLYMPUS E410, Olympus Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ED, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-19 3:34
Viewed: 3620
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Damselflies and dragonflies spend the greater part of their lives as larvae, sometimes as much as three years. The larvae are predatory hunters, feeding on other water creatures that also lurk amongst the waterweed. When ready to emerge, the larva climbs up a plant stem free of the water and, once the insect’s outer case has dried and split, the final perfect damselfly frees itself from the chrysalis by arching its body backwards. Once free, the adult insect pumps blood into its wing veins until the wings are fully expanded.

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nice macro of this unknown dragonfly! excellent warm lighting

HI Sochirca,
a nice composed picture wiht good sharpness where it counts,
the head and eyes. The DOF is a bit shallow ´but it works ok.
Nice colours and go POV.
Well done.

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