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Hart of love!

Hart of love!
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sexy nature, Mating, Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies 2, European Damselflies, Copula of Lepidoptera and Odonata [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-08 4:35
Viewed: 4924
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Damselflies form a heart(or ring) when they are mating.
This is Lestes viridis /Green Emerald Damselfly / Houtpantserjuffer /Gemeine Weidenjungfer /Leste vert.
The little knob under the body of the male is his seedreservoir!


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-08 4:39]

Very nice composition Harm!
It really looks like a hart!
Very good POV and BG!

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-03-08 4:56]

Nice detail of the damselfly. Perfect sharpness and BG.

This is a wonderful image - both educational and visually very striking. Excellent post!
Regards, Nigel.

Hello Harm, it's a very interesting picture. The POV helps to show the "heart" well. I'm not sure about the framing though. It seems to be too tight. The picture has some nice details but is quite unsharp and noisy, colours are a bit wash out too.
Overall, nice picture and interesting moment captured.Well done!

Hi Harm,
that shot looks very interesting in a descriptive way
and it is also very appealing as a piece of art.
Shlightly sharpening the insects would even improve the impact, I suppose.
Very good contribution. Thank you!
Best regards, Peter

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