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These two are just in the process of pairing. The male has landed on the female and is bringing his abdomen round ready to grab her behind the head with the pincers on the end of his abdomen.

I was lucky enough to witness (and photograph) the whole pairing sequence which was fascinating so I will try to post the sequence when I get them sorted out.

A big thank you to Nigel (Nigeve1) for his UA on yesterday's image which, as always, was very much appreciated.

Thanks for looking
Jason

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jul 2013 - 12:38 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Beautiful Demoiselles Pairing
Username:jasonrwl jasonrwl
Uploaded:30 Jul 2013 - 7:00 AM
Tags:Beautiful demoiselle, Damselfly, Insect, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
30 Jul 2013 - 7:08 AM

This is excellent Jason !! I am sure looking forward to the whole sequence !!

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 7:19 AM

Stunning detail the colours are excellent love to see the others also Jason

Bob

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Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 180 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 8:13 AM

Fantastic picture. TedGrinGrin

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1910 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 9:06 AM

Superb Jason, look forward to the others also.
Nigel

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 9:43 AM

Well captured Jason - and how lucky to be in on the act! Smile Look forward to seeing the rest.
Ann

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Danny1970
Danny1970 e2 Member 148 forum postsDanny1970 vcard United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 - 10:47 AM

Superb capture, I love the colour!

Danny

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 12:02 PM

Excellent image Jason - sounds a painful process but I'm curious to see the sequence!
Wonder if they enjoy the mating business? Any David Attenboroughs out there?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 1:47 PM

Great detail and colour in this fine image Jason!! Cracking observation!!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 1:59 PM

a lucky opportunity-- envious, Part one is exquisite in color, comp and details!

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44277 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 3:44 PM

How lucky you are to have witnessed this, Jason...and had your camera with you too!
Jason's sex masterclass...stay tuned for the next installment.TongueGrin

Malc

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4733 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 5:31 PM

Cracking shot !!.......lovely clarity, with amazing metallic colours !!!!

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Michaela_Solway

Beautiful translucent colours captured.. Very well observed & captured

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 8:54 PM

Terrific shot, Jason!

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 9:30 PM

Very special Jason, lovely capture

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 - 9:46 PM

Fantastic. So glad to be 30. Cathy

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