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Red Fox

Red Fox
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Copyright: cecilia lazzaro (cecilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 6 N: 1224] (4630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-28
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-14 18:32
Viewed: 4089
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Camera used: Nikon D70
Lens used: Tamron 90mm Macro
Film used: Digital ISO 200

Damselflies: Smaller, more delicate will fold wings when at rest. Wings are narrow at base. Weak flyers. Eyes projecting.

WINGS: 4 - long, same-sized, veined wings
METAMORPHOSIS: Gradual (egg, nymph, adult). Nymphs are aquatic and feed on Mosquitoe larvae.
MOUTH: Chewing
FEATURES: Large, often beautifully coloured insects with long, slender bodies, but short antennae.

Dragonflies and damselflies speed, agility and excellent sight all work to their benefit, making them efficient predators and difficult prey for other insect eaters. They have a very unique technique for capturing prey, too! Folding their long, bristly legs into a basket or net like shape beneath their bodies during flight, they fly around literally scooping prey right out of the air. Once prey is caught, the legs very quickly transfer it from the "trap" to their mouth.

Fisher, glazzaro, TAZ, marhowie, livios, wallhalla15, Luc, extramundi has marked this note useful
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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-11-14 20:29]

Hi Cecilia,

Excellent capture and well done on the composition and details. A beauty.


Such a well detailed shot, remarkable lighting, well done Cesie.


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  • Shaver (100)
  • [2005-11-15 2:38]

Very nice. Great colors.

I like the pose, and the composition, the colours give a beautiful glow to the damsel. Maybe just a little soft, the main point of focus seems to be in the centre of the damsels body, leaving the critical head area just that tiny bit soft.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-15 3:35]

Wow ! What a lovely and interesting Dragonfly that you have well captured ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Cesie and thanks for sharing.

Nice shot Cesie. This is an American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana). Very good colors and light. Nice creamy BG also. Perhaps a bit soft-focused is all. Well done.
Thank You.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-15 13:25]

Cecilia, as usual, great lighting.

A lovely bg too. Great sharpness and pov. Vivid colors and pov.


Hello Cecilia, a very fine macro shot. Excellent details and good tones of colours. A great capture, very well done. Thanks for posting.

Nice shot Cecilia,
A short vist. I'm not feeling very lively tonight.
Well worth a big green smiley.
Thanks for posting.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-08 20:54]

Hi Cecilia.
This is a some favorits photos, is worderful colors tones and details,great composition ,nice contrast,I like so much this macro.

Thanks,and I wait more photos, tips, critiques and comment of you.

Saludos desde MEXICO.....RICARDO.

Hello Cecilia.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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