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Pyrrhosoma nymphula

By jamescoates
My second attempt and photographing a damselfly, quite lucky as he was flying around our pond. Able to get quite close thanks to the extension tubes but the dof ended up being quite narrow. Quite pleased that I managed to get most of his head in focus.
Hope the id is correct, enjoy!

Tags: Close-up and macro Large red damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula Wildlife and nature

Voters: ringyneck, EDan, StephenBrighton and 15 more

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ringyneck 15 315 18 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 11:29AM
Well done for getting that much in focus.Had same trouble myself.
Love him though - great crimson colour.Never seen one .
EDan 15 18 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 11:30AM
I like the detail of the head and good comp. Dan.
Tony_Baloni 16 9 2 Scotland
25 May 2007 2:01PM
First Class composition...!

A fraction brighter would've suited my monitor.

Perhaps the "dodge" tool in photoshot or similar used along the body would've done the trick for me.

Cracking shot though.

catnappin 15 666 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 3:40PM
Fantastic capture and having been recently playing with ext. tubes, I take my hat off to you for the brilliant focus.
Herge88 15 40 6 England
25 May 2007 6:38PM
Cracking effort James, not too sure about the id either.

Best Matt
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 7:16PM
A brilliant effort James..excellent detail and colour.
superman 15 5 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 7:27PM
Nice one, looks good to me
rangerpaul 15 19 7 England
25 May 2007 10:44PM
Pyrrhosoma nymphula to be precise. Or to you and me a large red damselfly. So you've proved your equally as good with invertebrate macro as you are with flowers but marginally better with the names Smile Smile
Great shot yet again.
chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
26 May 2007 4:14AM
not bad with that lens James
canongirl08 16 18 United Kingdom
26 May 2007 2:26PM
Great capture James
Tandberg 19 1.2k 2 England
26 May 2007 2:32PM
Well done James!!
Lovely shot and glad you kept at it

It pays to do that
didgpix 15
26 May 2007 2:50PM
Brilliant macro, well detailed with excellent colour.
27 May 2007 11:05AM
Great shot..well done!

daringdaphne 18 82 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 8:21AM
Nice work. Like the large eyes. the angle: comp. and details. Like the name: it shows great attention to detail.


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