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Large Red Damselfly

Large Red Damselfly
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-06 5:33
Viewed: 1986
Points: 30
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Large Red Damselfly
Frühe Adonislibelle
Nymphe au corps de feu

Size: 33-36mm
Habitat: Ponds and slow-moving rivers
Distribution: Europe

Females occur in many colour forms, but all have yellow bands around the abdominal segments. Hence this must be a female.
I rarely have seen this species posed on a pink flower, in general my observation is that they rest on green leaves.

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Hello Anne,
Lovely combination of the dragonfly and the flower.Excellent compozition,great details sharpness against ont of background.

Today, I was also thinking to post a capture of damselfly perching on a yellow flower instead but later dropped it, but I am happy that you posted one, Anne :)

Great details and nice contrasts exist within the picture.
The colors are natural and light is well handled.
Nice work!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-06 6:55]

Hello Anne,
Very beautiful photo in splendid bright colours, excellent sharpness and a fine composition. A beauty!

Ciao Anne, my today neighbour, fascinating macro with elegant damselfly on fantastic flower, wonderful colors, fine detils, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Anne,
A perfect photo taken from a very low POV. The details and colors of this lovely flower are fantastic. I like the contrast against the blurry background. The damselfly is excellent shown. Very good WB and perfect sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-06-06 8:41]

Hallo Anne,
Splendid photo presentation with this Damselfly, very rare species in our region, thank You for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-06 9:28]

Salut Anne,j'ai jamais vu une demoiselle rouge chez moi,c'est une espece tres interessante,comme ta originale prise de vue,details super de la selene aussi.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-06 10:32]

Hallo Anne.
Dieser kleine Damselfly sieht sehr nett in diesem Foto aus.
Ich mag den sehr gut gewählten DOF, das ganze Thema im Fokus aufrechterhaltend und dass schöner verschwommener BG.
Die Farben und das Licht sind sehr schön, das POV ausgezeichnete und die Details scharf.Grüße Siggi

Bonjour Anne

Superbe macro, excellent POV et cadrage
vertical approprié, superbe focus netteté
et détails à la fois de la fleur et
à la fois de l'insecte, TFS


The colours on the red scale compliment each other well making it an overall high quality image. I actually would like this one on my wall... very well done Anne.

Bom dia Anne
Excellent macro with wonderful bright colours and light and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Kind regards

Hallo Anne
I have been away for longer than a month recovering after an operation and I missed out on lots of beautiful images. Luckily I am able to leave my penny of thoughts on this one.
The colours and details in this whole image is truly beautiful and catches the eye in a flash. I also like the blurred flowers in the background as well as the natural sunlight that brings out everything to the best. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Bonjour Anne,
Une très belle macro valorisant magnifiquement les deux sujets dans une très belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-07 6:29]

You did capture this beauty perfectly, its almost camouflaged here, interesting to see its bent tail. tfs.

Witaj Aniu,
WOW! Beauty dragon-fly on expressive flower. Very well-thought-out frame. Sharpness and colours very good.
Gratulacje i pozdrowienia

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