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A detailed silhouette with coloured regions of the wing just visible
of the Red-veined Darter dragonfly...
Sympetrum fonscolombii (female)
Whew! What a close-up. Just superb.
I am so fascinated by these amazing close-ups, I guess your only one step behind a microscope, brilliant work
Interesting angle giving excellent wing detail. I like this macro a lot, well done Tim
You have caught this creature very well the focus and DOF is just right. Well Done. as a point of intrest How do you know it is a Female?
Love this one. Fascinating to see the detail and very well captured.
Its a good thing these insects are small. Brilliant capture. John
Thank you all for your kind comments. It is amazing what you see when you get up this close to these splendid creatures!
To answer your question Frank, the difference between male and female in the dragonfly world is often very easy to tell. In this case the female has completely different markings to the male, who is mainly bright red on the face and abdomen.
I agree with you John that it's a good thing these creatures don't grow any bigger! Fearsome to say the least, the most frightening thing is to see them eating with their dagger like tongue! (not too disimilar to the Alien movies!)
Quite brilliant, Tim. An outstanding image, very well done.
Super shot, well done.
Breathtaking Tim,surely an EC credited for this one.
Simply amazing shot, very well done.
Great shot CB
gasp! this is excellent!!!
Amazing shot, thanks
A very stricking shot.. great dof, well done
WOW! Cool shot
"In yer face" or what? Can't remember seeing anything as close up as this. Stunning.
Just awesome "click"
This is fantastic!!!!Click!
This is really great. Just wish I could produce images of this quality.
Jeez, you're good at this and I can't stand insects so that's saying something!
This is wonderful...Nice one.
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