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Mating Damselflies (II)

Mating Damselflies (II)
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Odonata [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-30 8:00
Viewed: 3850
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Pair of Large Red Damselflies in mating wheel.

Good site to visit over mating and reproduction in odonata: www.geocities.com/brisbane_dragons/Mating.htm
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Hola Marie, muy bonita composición, con buena luz y color, nitida y se observan detalles. He intentado darle mas contraste y gana un poco, pues se aislan mas los colores del motivo. Un saludo y buen macro.

Hello Marie,
You have given us another extraordinary Damselfly mating image that is simply outstanding. Great composition, POV, BG, contrasting colors and sharpness. TFS Thomas

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-30 8:30]

Hi Marie,
Beautiful capture of this damselflies.POV,sharpness,details,exposure and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-30 8:38]

excelente trabajo amiga,
detalles, foco y buenos colores...
excelente trabajo.

Hi Marie another sğlendid shot of this mating pair my friend. All details are excellent! TFS.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-05-30 9:38]

Hello Marie,
the 'geometry' of the couple fits well into the frame.
Due to the well selected point of view, both insects are in focus and shown with pretty
good sharpness. I like the natural environment, the colours and the light.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Marie!
Excellent composition and colours of this nice dragonflies, beautifull heart shape they've made. nice work!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-30 9:53]

Hello Mariki,
I like the pose of these two and you've managed to squeeze them very nicely into this picture! Great sharpness and lovely colours too against a fine green natural background.
Very fine indeed!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-30 9:55]

Hi Marie. A fine heart shape made by the pair. which you have captured with good detail and colours. good use of the light on the wings. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

Hello Marie,
Beautiful love of heart from this nature composition of damselflies!
the exposure and focus is spot on with fine sharpness, lighting, nice colour and details
a pleasing one

Hello Marie,

Nicely done this picture of the damselfly.
I found this one better as the picture from yesterday.
Good pov and BG.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-05-30 10:13]

prachtig Marie Christine,
zeer fraaie macro, goede scherpte, prachtige dof goede pov, uitstekend fotowerk.
groet Jaap

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-30 10:54]

Hello Marie Christine,
What a splendid photo. Amazing beautiful clear colours. Sharpness and details are perfect. POV and composition excellent. High quality!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-05-30 12:52]

salut Marie Christine,
une photo de saison mais pour autant pas simple à réaliser. Bonne gestion de la dof, couleurs naturelles et lumière bien gérée.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-30 18:01]

Hola Marie.
Exelente el macro. Bello momento logrado con alta calidad y nitidez. Finos detalles a la vista y hermosos colores.
Saludos Marie.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-30 18:53]

Just marking posting, I'll be back tomorrow with a comment. Hard days work and old bones do not mix.

Hi Marie, lovely composition with cute couple of red damselfly in love, splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

This time they are red Damselflies and they make a perfect heart shape as they mate, Marie.
This image is equally if not more beautiful than your first one.
Sharp image with lovely colours.
TFS and regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-31 4:03]

Salut Marie,aujourd'hui j'ai eu la chance de vivre la meme situation,mais quand j'etais pret pour la photo ils sont échappées ensemble!!Maintenant je suis un peu jeauloux..ehehe...naturellement je rigole,ta photo est vraiment fantastique,mes plus gros compliments,Luciano

Another very nice mating capture Marie.
I like the classic heart shaped joining of the two in this one..
Very good detail, DOF, colors, and exposure.
Well done & TFS!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-31 6:01]

Hello Mariki,
You have caught this mating pair of P. nymphula forming the typical damselfly heart shape with excellent sharpness and from just the right POV in a superb composition on the contrasting leaves.
TFS this very fine image and have a good weekend,

Hello Marie Christine,
wonderful document, very precise, in delightful colours, perfect frame filling composition. Thank you!
With best regards,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-31 13:06]

Bonjour Marie! Tes macros sont de plus en plus impressionnantes. Tu as fait un travail impeccable, la netteté est super, l'exposition parfaite et le moment bien choisie, bravo encore! Merci,


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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2008-05-31 13:25]

Hi Marie,
A lovely capture of the pair mating and the "heart" shape they make with their bodies is very appropriate :-) The vibrant colours are very eyecatching and their detail is crystal clear.A very nice composition.
Regards, David

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-31 19:43]

Hello Marie Christine

A lovely sharp ,well focused image of these damselflies.
The shot is well composed with excellent lighting and colours.
Great job.


Hiya Mariki,
A lovely 18+ shot!
Very well done!

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-05-31 23:29]

Hello Marie, this is a very good composition of these two Damselflies. Your positioning of the two in this square format crop is excellent, your positioning for the shot, perfect. Colour is very good one the two as is the detail. Your depth of field gives very excellent clarity throughout of the two Damselflies as well as their environment.

Thanks, John

Hello Marie. Excellent shot of the movements of the moments. Super sharp image of this little damsels. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni


Hello Marie Christine,
Overall sharp. Colourful Damselflies.
Well done

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-01 13:28]

Hi Marie

Lovely spring image. A classic scene done well. Lovely colours, sharp details, gteat POV and well composed. Lovely



Hola Marie.
Siempre me ha resultado fascinante la forma que adoptan las damselflies(caballitos del diablo) durante la cópula. Forman un corazón!.
Como siempre es una presentación sin fallos con una gran nitidez.

Great shot! Sharply focussed and good colours.

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