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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): libellules demoiselle/dragonfly damselfly, comportement printanier [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-22 0:29
Viewed: 2813
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Damselfly (Suborder Zygoptera) is an insect in the Order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to, the body when at rest. Furthermore, the hindwing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing, while the hindwing of the dragonfly broadens near the base, caudal to the connecting point at the body. Damselflies are also usually smaller, weaker fliers than dragonflies, and their eyes are separated.

[edit] Biology
Damselflies undergo incomplete metamorphosis, with an aquatic nymphal stage. The female lays eggs in water, sometimes in underwater vegetation, or high in trees in bromeliads and other water-filled cavities. Nymphs are carnivorous, feeding on daphnia, mosquito larvae, and various other small aquatic organisms. The gills of damselfly nymphs are large and external, resembling three fins at the end of the abdomen. After moulting several times, the winged adult emerges and eats flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Some of the larger tropical species are known to feed on spiders, hovering near the web and plucking the spider from its nest.

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Hi and Good Morning MF Siggi, today my Neighbour:>
An expertly taken macro capture of this mating pair of redish damselfly in a fine composition with excellent details and lit.
TFS and have a nice WE!

Hi Siggi,

Excellent capture of these two Damselflies, the vertical composition is perfect, superb detail in the wings and body, and it really stands out against the natural background, nicely done.

Cheers Rick :)

Hallo Siegried
Great moment captured of these mating damselflies. Great details captured in this macro. The reddish colour of the insects stands out well against the green leaves of the plant. I also fancy the shadows that reflect on the plant, and the few water droplets seen. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-22 1:40]

Hello Siegfried
Nice shot in great moment, I like color and details.

Hello Siegfried,
excellent capture, sharp details,nice colors and background,

Ciao Siggi, fantastic couple of maiting damselfly with great colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, buon week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-22 8:48]

Hello Siegfried,
Great photo of these Damselflies. Beautiful light, colours and sharpness. Excellent vertical composition. Good DOF and POV.

Buen encuadre y formato, aunque los colores algo justos en alguna zona, supongo que por la dificultad de la intensa iluminación.
Saludos Siegfried: Josep Ignasi.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-05-22 10:43]

Hi Siggi,
Composition of a dragonfly ...
Light, color and detail in an excellent macro photography.
have a nice weekend,

hello Siegfried
great composition with good details
beautiful colours and sharpness
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-22 12:31]

Hi Siegfried. A well taken picture of the pair together. You have taken them with good detail and bright colours. I like the tall crop you have given this shot. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

Witam Siggi!
Ciekawe ujecie tych dwoch czerwonych wazek. Gatunek ten jest pospolity takze w moim regionie, choc zawsze gdy go spotykam jestem bez aparatu :( Ostrosc nie jest najlepsza, ale wydaje mi sie, ze to wynik ostrego swiatla, ktore towarzyszylo Ci w momencie robienia zdjecia :)
Ciekawa notka :)

PS. Jakis czas temu stworzylem temat "owadzia Kamasutra" ;> Jesli mialbys czas i checi, zapraszam do obejrzenia kilku zdjec, ktore do niego wlaczylem (tutaj) ;>

This is an awesome shot, my dear friend Siggi.
The POV/DOF very nice.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-23 8:50]

Hi Siggi,

You captured the moment perfectly! The Damselfly couple look wonderful against the beautiful green leaves. Magnificent colors and razor sharp details. The vertical composition is excellent.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-23 13:02]

Hello Siggi,
Great capture of this mating pair of P. nymphula taken from a fine POV to show the malöe and female with great sharpness and colours against a pleasing leafy BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Siegfried
beautiful shot of this couple of mating Damselflies, great action scene
I like the colors very much and this green plants makes a superb BG
very well composed image with sharp details

since a few days, i try to take photos of Damsel- and Dragonflies and i hope i can posting them soon
Have a nice Sunday

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-07-12 0:37]

Hello Siegfried,
nice capture of this lovely pair!
very nice DOF and sharpness,
best regards

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