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Large red damselfly

Large red damselfly
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Copyright: steve weeks (weeksy) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 30] (120)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, 70-200 f2.8
Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): comportement printanier [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-20 10:05
Viewed: 3713
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Large red damselflies (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) are widespread and common in Britain, they are also one of the first species to be seen in the spring.

In this shot the male is clasping the female while resting on vegetation. It was a cloudy and dull day which made it a bit easier to approach the damselflies even though it didn't make for a particularly bright image.

Taken with the addition of a 1.7 teleconverter.

Cheers, Steve

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To glazzaro: Thanks for the workshopweeksy 1 05-21 10:37
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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-05-20 10:09]

Hi Steve !

Superb macro!
A perfect contrast of color and an exceptional player.
A beautiful evening,

Good detail and depth, could use just a bit more light and contrast. Nice macro shot.


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