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Large Red Damselfly

Large Red Damselfly
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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: 2010-06
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-19 1:32
Viewed: 2032
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula is a European damselfly. It is one of the first damselflies to emerge in the year.
It inhabits ponds and dykes, and occasionally slow-moving rivers.
Females occur in many colour forms, but all have yellow bands around the abdominal segments. They can easily be confused with Small red damselflies.
One of the most common damselflies, the Large Red Damselfly is often the first damselfly to emerge, usually in April or May. They inhabit a variety of waters, and on a summer day the dash of red perfectly complements the blue of Azure and Common Blue Damselflies.(Wikipedia)

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To jlinaresp: Fingersiggi 1 06-19 23:32
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Hi Siggi,
heute zeigst Du uns eine wunderschöne frühe Adonislibelle, ich mag diese Spezies so sehr, die Farben sind so warm und man sieht sie natürlich in der Natur sehr gut aufgrund ihrer intensiven Farbe.
Schöne Pose, lieben Dank.
Schönes WE
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Siegfried. Bit tender sharp with exciting colours. Intrigant shade BG.


Lovely shallow dept of field Siggi, great composition and fantastic clean background! Well done!
George Veltchev

Ciao Siggi, elegant damselfly on a beautiful blurry BG, fantastic eyes, splendid colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Siegfried,
Great capture with outstanding colours and details.
Very nice composition. Wonderful focus.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-06-19 14:46]

Hello Siggi,
Very good macro of this elegant damselfly with excellent sharp details and fine colors.TFS.
Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2010-06-19 15:42]

Hi Siggi,beautiful macro whit the perfect focus on the head,great choice of pov and excellents colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Hello Siegfried,
Excellent photo, very visible position on the insect and a nice DOF blurring the back of the body. Good work, impressive to see.
Where it stands, this beautiful Zygoptera? ... is your finger? ... you also have bugs that behave as pets! :)
TFS, regards, Happy Sunday for you MF!

Hello Siegfried
i love the pose and the POV very much, the blurred tail gives a nice perspective
superb green Bg and wonderful sharpness
thanks for sharing and have a good night

Hallo Siegfried
what a nice capture from this very beautiful damselfly. I have seen this species in twice. it is hard to capture since its tiny body. you nicely captured it from great POV/DOF and with a great focus. BG and composition also very nice. thanks for sharing, well done

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