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carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
This is the flat belly libellula depressa it a male.
The larvae lives approximately two years in the mud.
They are about 65-75 mm long.
It lives about 2 year as a larvae
The male, are is in reality light blue.
The female have still that splendid yellow spot on the untherbody.

They live by well-vegetated still water including garden and farm ponds. Adults fly from mid May to early August.The larvae can survive long in mud, if no more water stands there in the ponds. When we see thee first chasers we know that the summer is coming.

Over the photo well this one I took during a fish trip. I saw her and I must have her in the photo. it was early and the sun was behind the clouds. That was the reason I could try a few shot. No, I know it is not perfect, but I find it good enough to send it. No, I am not realy satisfied with this camera for maro's. My wife was with me and believe it or not she made better shots with the finepix F7000. It is a big problem to photograph macro shot from let's say butterflies. I am sure you can made better and quick shots with the f 7000 and thats for me a fact. About the landsape photo's I know for sure the canon 350d made the best shots. But that are moments you don't need to chase. Now I am thinking very hard to buy a canon S2 the same as greg and Luc special for the macro shots. I hope you like the shot.
gr. jaap

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carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
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Edited by:marhowie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5731 W: 1197 N: 98] (486)

Hi Jaap, I have tried to improve on your great capture.
Highlight reduction of 20% and I added a blur to the BG.
Howard