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Red Dragonfly

Red Dragonfly
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Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist D, 70-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-22 21:09
Viewed: 4475
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I taking this photo at the field of Mazérets in Charlebourg in Québec city

Red Dragonfly
Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Widespread in the UK, this species has a red abdomen with dark markings towards the end. Males tend to be more vibrant. It is often the first Dragonfly to be seen in spring.

The male is aggressive, fighting off other males entering his territory. Dragonfly with wings outspread).

During mating the male clasps the female by her neck while she bends her body around to his reproductive organs – the shape that this creates is called a mating wheel. The pair fly together over the water and eggs are laid within a suitable plant, just below the surface.

The eggs hatch and the larvae, called nymphs, live in the water. Nymphs eventually climb out of the water up a suitable stem to emerge from their split skins as damselflies.

What does it eat?
Small insects, snatched from vegetation.

When will I see it?
Between April and September.

Where will I see it?
Resting on vegetation near water. Along slow-flowing rivers, lakes, ponds, bogs and canals.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-22 21:19]

Bonjour jeanpaul

Very nice capture of this dragonfly.Excellent DOF and POV.The colours are well saturated.Very lovely flower and it looks great against the beautiful OOF BG.TFS


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-22 21:23]

Hello JeanPaul,
Beautiful shot of this Dragonfly, excellent detail and striking colours. Good POV and perfect DOF, great work. Is there some sensor dust there? (far on the right).

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-22 21:42]

Salut Jeanpaul,
Very good macro shot. The colors and details are just fabulous. A wonderful composition of very good quality.

Hello Jean Paul
You've answered a question for me...I saw one of these red damselfly this summer and didn't know the species...now I know. (THANKS)
I just love the colours of this red damselfly. Nice and sharp. The flowers are a bonus. TFS Janice

Superb close up picture, JeanPaul.
Nicely capturing this red dragonfly.
Very sharp, neat, and nice details.
Well composed, nice blurry BG.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hello Jeanpaul,
Nice captured with all perfect settings. I believe this is a picture of dragonfly not damselfly.

Very nice macro Jeanpaul. Great composition with good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. Thank you for posting.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-23 2:48]

Hello Jeanpaul,
Sorry no time,critique later..:)

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-08-23 3:35]

Przepieknie ujeta "wazka"! Wspaniale detale i kolory. Kwiat na ktorym siedzi stanowi rewelacyjne dopelnienie tego zdjecia.


Bonjur Jeanpaul
Excelent macro, i like the composition,
beautiful colors, great details
great work, well done

Hello JP, excllent macro, perfect details, excllent DOV, perfect colors, excllent work, TFS Kyle

Hello Jeanpaul,
Nice color, BG, POV, DOF, details, and pose seen.
I don't believe you have the ID correct..
Well done & TFS!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-08-23 11:08]

Bonjour Jean-Paul !
Cette libellule rouge est magnifique, j'adore sa couleur. Il y en a aussi près de chez moi, mais je n'ai jamais réussi à en faire une photo aussi belle que celle-ci. Les détails sont excellents, tout comme la composition, le POV, l'arrière-plan et les couleurs. Le fond entièrement flou mets bien l'insecte en valeur. Félicitations !

bonjour JP
que dire!!!
bah rien a part excellent.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-23 14:51]

Nice Ruddy Darter Dragonfly, Lovely colours and an excellent pov

Jolie photo de cette libellule très colorée se détachant sur ce beau fond verdâtre.

PS : tu as une poussière sur l'objectif ou sur ton capteur (à droite de la libellule)

very nice close up, sharpness and details are great!
Excellent POV and very nice composition!
Thanks Ana:)

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-09-01 12:02]

Hi JeanPaul,
Excellent red dragonfly capture.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors,note and framing.TFS

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-01 13:49]

Excellente macro Jeanpaul, vraiment très piquée et bien composée. Superbes couleurs, bref, du très bon travail.


Hi Jean
Excelent shot, DOV and POV.A very interesting specie of Odonata.

Hi jeanpaul,
Very nice capture!
Great details and DOF!!

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