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Uploaded: 05/20/09 5:54 PM GMT
Pyrrhosoma nymphula
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a widespread and common red damselfly Adult flight period extends from late April to August. Pyrrhosoma nymphula is the earliest Odonata species on the wing, appearing in warm Springs in late April. It is found in most habitats except for the most exposed sites. It has a preference for small acidic pools and is able to persist on many very dry sites that have become unsuitable for other Odonata. It is also quick to colonise newly created ponds. Shot with 420mm Macro, so the background is nicely blurred.

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.gizmo1
05/20/09 6:01 PM GMT
Very nice alround photo great subject colour and focus, is spot on and what a great looking damsel.
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.corngrowth
05/20/09 6:10 PM GMT
Paul, really thought its name was dragonfly ('waterjuffer' in Dutch), but reading your interesting narrative see now that's a pyrrhosoma nymphula or damsel (just a 'juffer' in Dutch), lol.
Your image is a perfect one again!
Regards, Cornelius.
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Cornelius was here either to enjoy your image or say 'thank you' for your interest in my gallery. In the first case, please CLICK HERE to see my work!
.gonedigital
05/20/09 6:19 PM GMT
Excellent detail on this delicate beasty Paul
Well done maestro. (o:
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Look after the wildlife folks
.HylianPrincess1985
05/20/09 6:44 PM GMT
Great capture.
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Journies end in lovers meeting...
::cynlee
05/20/09 8:04 PM GMT
Just a little closer, Paul, okay? lol I don't think my naked eyes see this well. ;0) Fabulous shot, Paul.
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::Logun7
05/20/09 9:53 PM GMT
Magnificent!!
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+purmusic
05/20/09 10:18 PM GMT
An excellent shot, Paul.

See you are having some more fun with your, somewhat, recent photographic discovery using the teleconverter and lens.

Thank you for sharing your innate creative gift with us. It is sincerely appreciated by this viewer. :o)


p.s. And ... thank you, once more. :o))
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"An eye for an eye, and soon the whole world is blind." - Mahatma Gandhi
::100k_xle
05/20/09 11:04 PM GMT
Super Capture, Clarity and Detail Paul.

Well Done!

E J
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This Image GRABBED my EYE. That's Why I Stopped By. Thanks For Sharing ! Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience
.Tomeast
05/20/09 11:56 PM GMT
Mighty fine macro!
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.muki7
05/21/09 2:17 AM GMT
An excellent macro Paul, Fantastic colour, detail and clarity. Thanks for the info. Saved

Ed
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Enjoy nature, Take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints
.ohpampered1
05/21/09 3:58 AM GMT
Very nice clear shot of a pretty cool bug! The colors are great and you got so close, Fine work!
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.gillmatic
05/21/09 6:02 AM GMT
Well done my good sir! Ten out of ten sugar cookies for this one.
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.Catharina1
05/21/09 4:17 PM GMT
Vakwerk kerel! Mich
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.Heroictitof
05/22/09 10:46 AM GMT
Sharpness and clarity are excellent Paul !
Thanks for sharing such a perfect photo.
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Visit my gallery, there's always something new from France !! ; )
MOP
05/23/09 4:46 AM GMT
Wow that is clear!
Also, damselflies are awesome and I've never seen a red one before.
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.icedancer
05/25/09 1:33 AM GMT
Marvelous detail and clarity Paul. fabulous capture
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My computer is back. HURRAY
.alexis518
05/26/09 9:15 PM GMT
Brilliant color and focus. Very nice work, Paul!
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