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A detailed silhouette with coloured regions of the wing just visible
of the Red-veined Darter dragonfly...

Sympetrum fonscolombii (female)

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Sigma 180mm Macro
Title:Silhouette
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:5 Aug 2004 - 12:01 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro
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ccmole
ccmole  10
5 Aug 2004 - 12:13 PM

stunning

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geegee
geegee  1029 forum posts England
5 Aug 2004 - 12:15 PM

Whew! What a close-up. Just superb.
Click.

George.

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ukuwi
ukuwi  10476 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2004 - 12:46 PM

I am so fascinated by these amazing close-ups, I guess your only one step behind a microscope, brilliant workSmile

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110169 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2004 - 12:54 PM

Interesting angle giving excellent wing detail. I like this macro a lot, well done Tim

Brian

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francisg
francisg  10703 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2004 - 1:49 PM

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?

Click

Frank

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jonc
jonc  10
5 Aug 2004 - 1:57 PM

Love this one. Fascinating to see the detail and very well captured.

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inkarts
inkarts  1061 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2004 - 2:07 PM

Its a good thing these insects are small. Brilliant capture. John

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2004 - 2:20 PM

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!)

Regards,

Tim

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f1ash
f1ash  10
5 Aug 2004 - 3:48 PM

Incredible! click

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deltafour
deltafour  10
5 Aug 2004 - 3:58 PM

amazing.
"click"
Stewart

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UserHasLeft
5 Aug 2004 - 4:18 PM

Quite brilliant, Tim. An outstanding image, very well done.

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Denise
Denise  12279 forum posts
5 Aug 2004 - 4:35 PM

Fantastic!

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101448 forum postsdark_lord vcard England123 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2004 - 4:48 PM

Super shot, well done.

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tull
tull  11181 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 - 5:36 PM

Breathtaking Tim,surely an EC credited for this one.

Best wishes.

Mark.

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ronr
ronr  10 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 - 6:21 PM

Simply amazing shot, very well done.
Ron.

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steve t
steve t  10
5 Aug 2004 - 7:04 PM

Extraordinary

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chrisbastow
5 Aug 2004 - 7:23 PM

Great shot CB

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sze4j
sze4j  1056 forum posts Singapore
5 Aug 2004 - 7:36 PM

gasp! this is excellent!!!

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jaglin
jaglin  10
5 Aug 2004 - 7:55 PM

Amazing shot, thanks
Stef!

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User_Removed
5 Aug 2004 - 8:02 PM

A very stricking shot.. great dof, well done

Regards
Craig :o)

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vince
vince  1048 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 - 8:18 PM

WOW! Cool shot

Click!

Vince Smile

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baker58
baker58  10101 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 - 8:39 PM

"In yer face" or what? Can't remember seeing anything as close up as this. Stunning.

Paul

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drlesser
drlesser  10
5 Aug 2004 - 8:55 PM

Cool!

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julesm
julesm  101698 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2004 - 9:39 PM

Great close-up,

Jules

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cal9
cal9  1099 forum posts
6 Aug 2004 - 12:48 PM

Just awesome "click"
:O)
Alan

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ruzzi
ruzzi  10
6 Aug 2004 - 8:03 PM

This is fantastic!!!!Click!
Stef

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simont
simont  102248 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2004 - 12:53 PM

This is really great. Just wish I could produce images of this quality.
Simon

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pipapelada
1 Feb 2005 - 1:39 PM

Jeez, you're good at this and I can't stand insects so that's saying something!
pip

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Uncle_Wonk
22 Jul 2008 - 9:29 PM

This is wonderful...Nice one.

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