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Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)

Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
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Copyright: Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues (phlr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix 6900 Zoom, Fujinon 6x zoom, Digital
Exposure: f/4, 1/300 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-18 12:57
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Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pyrrhosoma nymphula is a small, yet very beautiful damselfly.
Not common in Portugal. This year it was the first time I saw it, flying near small river.
The adult body has about 33–36–39 mm long (the sexes similar in length).
Average wingspan 44 mm (male), or 48 mm (female); hindwings 19–24 mm long.
They have lateral separated eyes and widely in red color.
It belongs to the Zygoptera suborder; family Coenagriidae.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-18 13:43]

very nice one Paulo,
I love those red ones, very good capture, nice composition, good pov and nice dof, you are a quick learner Paulo, good job,
gr. jaap

Hello Paulo, pose is excellent, good work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and copmposition. Thanks for sharing

Hi Paulo
Sharpness: 5/5
Color: 5/5
DOF: 5/5
POV: 5/5
Great shot
In a friendly way Christophe

Bonsoir Paulo,
Très belle cette Pyrrhosoma nymphula, et très petite, les petites sont très difficiles à photographier. Les couleurs sont très bien rendues, ce rouge et doré, beaucoup de netteté. Bonne composition, l'insect ressort bien sur ces jolies feuilles bien vertes.
Merci du partage.

very nice shot paulo!
This red is really 'hot' !
TFS, Laurent

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-18 16:31]

Paulo Henrique, excelente captura deste belo inseto.

Cores vívidas e excelente contraste. Belo enquadramento.


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-18 17:52]

Hello Paulo,
An excellent capture.
Very good composition,nice vivid colours and good sharp detail.
Nice one,well done.


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-18 17:59]

Hi Paulo, very nice shot. The details are excellent. Good composition too, very well done.

Excellent capture Paulo! I love the contrast between the red and green. Good composition, great sharpness and details. TFS

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-18 22:35]

You have nicely captured damselfly photo here Paulo.I love how you captured it so sharp and so focused.Nice Colors.TFS

This is a very beautiful damselfly, Paulo.
Lovley colours, good POV , well composed and good sharpness.
Very well done.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-19 1:02]

Superb photo Paulo, Perfect composition, excellent details and beautiful colors.

Excelente registo!Que belo exemplar!

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-07-26 4:56]

Oi Paulo!
Fantastica foto.Parabens and thanks.
Best wishes and regards from Makedoniya,

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-07-26 8:29]

Είναι μια πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία Paulo. Η δακόμυγα που φωτογράφισες έχει πολύ ωραία χρώματα και πολύ καλή λεπτομέρεια.
Μπράβο!!! (gr)

Magnífica foto, parabens


This is a beautiful picture.
Vivid colours, good POV , well composed and good sharpness.
thanks for posting

What fantastic colours and what beautiful animal!
Thank for posting

Hello Paulo,
Very nice shot of this tiny species. Nice POV, colours and DOF.
TFS and Best greetings,

Hi Paulo,
just discovered this documentary picture of outstanding beauty in your collection. Fine details, delicious colours. Picturing not only another beautiful species of damselflies I've never seen before, but also sending a lot of good feelings from the beautiful time of early summer. Thank you!
Best regards, Peter

Excellent capture Paulo. Perfect color & exposure. Very good DOF, sharpness, detail and well composed diagonally. Very well done.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-27 4:23]
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Hola Paulo.
Gran foto, bello ejemplar, captaste sus colores perfectamente, muy buena foto..felicidades.

Very nice macro, excellent colors and details,great composition,is a good photo.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-12 14:55]
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Hi Paulo,
this is a great macro, the colors and details are just fabulous. A wonderful composition of extreme good quality.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-03-17 7:20]
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Paulo, very nice. I never seen a red dragonfly like this one. good dof. like the contrast with the background. this is my favorite insect. thanks for sharing, gabriel

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-03-27 21:31]
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Realmente uma bela macro...!!! Boa nitidez, cores e composição. O interessante realmente é a cor que eu nunca tinha visto.
Muito bom trabalho.

Paulo, this is also an excellent image, so sharp, very beautiful color, the lightness is great, the diagonal point of the insect.

Fantastic colour. excellent composition with the diagonal lines. Great sharpness and contrast between damsel and leaves. Nice work.

Great shot, Paulo. I've never seen a dragonfly like it! Vivid colour and a great composition and POV. TFS

perfect sharpnes, POV, DOV, colours,light and timing ....
Perfect composition!
Thanks Ana:)

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-04-10 20:35]
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Hi Paulo, very sharp picture, I like the color contrast, Juan

Hi Paolo, I see the you are expert for butterflies, but this photo is something special. First time that I see red body dragonfly. ( I think it is ). Excelent POV and very high quality of shot. TFS

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-04-15 14:55]
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olá Paulo
impressionante as cores em tons de vermelhos desta libelula. E vc a capturou muito bem, a luz do sol propicia ests coisas, perfeito DOF e ótimo POV, exelente nitidez,

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-04-18 12:11]
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Very nice shot, Paulo! Wonderful colours and sharp details! Well done!
All the best!

Hi Paulo,
This is a fantastic shot of damselfly. A good POV and composition. Thanks for posting. Regards,

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