The 101st post is another from the Back library, too cold round here for these beasties this time of the year. Taken back at the end of June on a sunnier day. I am very surprised when reviewing the files that this one hasnt been posted before.
This pair of common Blue Damselflies (Enallagma cyathigerum) are in the wheeled mating position. they will then open out into tandom and fly off to lay the resulting eggs into the weed floating on or near the surface of the water. even to the point of ducking her under the water.
Taken with the Sony F707, ISO 100 , spot metred F5.6 @ 1/500sec in macro mode.
PS7 adjustments open and crop 21 X 21 cm @ 600dpi
saturation +10 lightness -3
Brightness -3 contrast +8
USM 131% X1.9px Rad. X threshold 1.
save to print file then resize to 800px @72dpi and use save to web to save file 197K to TE posting file.
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Mireille (2604) 2003-12-05 17:22
Magnifiques libellules ! La mise au point à l'air parfaite ! Le piqué et le réalisme est magnifique ! On s'y croirait !
dominique (11414) 2003-12-05 17:31
a super framing and of beautiful colors, on this blow it is perfect and really not simple A to make, well considering and always very interesting.
allotfy (1525) 2003-12-05 17:36
very professional shot and very professional NOTe about the shot
Motrem (2392) 2003-12-05 18:13
It is incredible to have been able to seize such a scene. Dragonflies are splendidly clear, a very beautiful composition.
C'est incroyable d'avoir pu saisir une telle scène. Les libellules sont magnifiquement claires, une très belle composition.
martin (1242) 2003-12-05 18:42
An excellent capture. The square format works very well. The damselflies are sharp and their mating position forms a beautiful composition.
I often find that a good way of appreciating the strengths and weaknesses of a composition is to use the Find Edges filter in Elements. I am going to take the liberty of posting the result of applying this filter to this photograph as a WS. It not only brings out the strengths of the composition but, IMO, is beautiful in itself.
milloup (1829) 2003-12-05 19:09
Lush green leaves and mating damselflies spell SUMMER. I want some! Great catch, everything neat and tidy and within DOF range.
Eagle78 (1933) 2003-12-05 19:26
What a great capture again Robert!!! Soberb composition and great nature colors!!!!
quegardens (1469) 2003-12-06 7:15
The mating rituals of the damselflies are rarely seen in such stunning detail.This is a remarkable capture Rob.Coupled with informative notes, this gives us a visual appreciation of some of nature's hidden spectacles.The blue really stands out,as does the wing detail.
CoolDan (2516) 2003-12-06 8:24
Moment bien capté. Cette image est très bien réussie les libellules sont très bien définies et les couleurs superbes. Magnifique composition.
Rockyboy (20598) 2003-12-06 10:45
You were lucky to do a picture like that! The coulours of the Damselflies are wonderful and the sharpness of the image is also very good. Well done!
Georges (11185) 2003-12-07 15:38
Un bien beau mélange de couleurs et cette photo de très belle qualité n'as pas du être évidente a prendre .Bien
cdewet (0) 2003-12-09 14:37
Just great, and caught in the act, no pun intended - well done.
femkevdh (2633) 2003-12-14 14:25
excellent!! How did make them compose like this?! Great macroshot; you can actually see some sort of expression on their faces! Colors and sharpness are great too. well done!
libellule28 (32) 2004-01-14 22:58
wow the colors of this photograph are formidable. the x-ray one is really clear one can see small hairs on the back of the dragonflies congratulations
wow les couleurs de cette photo sont formidables. le focus est vraiment clair on peut voir des petits poils sur le dos des libellules félicitations
gilad33 (14429) 2004-03-21 5:56
Beautiful photo and imressive capture
- Copyright: Robert Brown (RobBrown) (1797)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-06-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony DSC F707, Carl Zeiss 2.2-48.5
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-12-05 17:01
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