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Sympetrum danae #2

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 17 July 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Image: Kalmthout (BE) - 07/07/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

... ;-)

And she is a fairy...
(your images make me want to manage the scientific design... :-( too difficult, a pity...))

17 Jul 2010 8:59am

@KriKridesign: Does she fit in the fairy tale ?

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

This one is particularly good, original and so well captured ! I found an other master in macro :-)))))

17 Jul 2010 9:07am

@Veronique: I'm really glad for the honour :-) Thanks very much again !

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

magnifique de netteté ,les couleurs sont superbes et la composition magnifique !
5 etoiles !
amitiés ,johan !

17 Jul 2010 7:50pm

@marc battault: Thank you very much for your stars again, Marc. I'm realy glad you like my images.

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

Prachtige kleuren en scherptediepte!!
Vind met name het contrast tussen leven (libel) en dood(plant) erg mooi!!

17 Jul 2010 8:06pm

@Mascha: Zo had ik de afbeelding nog niet bekeken maar het is inderdaad een mooie tegenstelling. Mijn bedoeling was eerder het gedragsmatig aspect te benadrukken. Heel vaak kiezen deze libellen een vaste uitkijkpost waarbij ze de gehele omgeving kunnen afspeuren naar een mogelijke prooi en waarnaar ze (zoals deze) bijna steeds weer naar terugkeren. Vandaar dat ik de libel zo hoog in beeld heb gezet - het versterkt denk ik de indruk van heersen over een gebied...

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Heyy,its like a skyscrapper

17 Jul 2010 10:37pm

@Mohsen: Thank you very much for your visit and comment, mohsen.

Becky from los angeles, United States


18 Jul 2010 1:48am

@Becky: This is one of the shortest comments I ever had, but I like it :-) Thank you very much, Becky.

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

I love the forward bend of the wings. Nice!

25 Jul 2010 9:25pm

@Dutçh: This is a more ecological image... tried to include some typical behaviour: This is the way they "rest" while viewing over the surrounding area to spot a possible pray. The forward bend of the wings is typical for the species in the genus "sympetrum".

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Awesome coloring on this one.

28 Jul 2010 2:53am

@Julie Brown: I tried to include some environment in this one... :D

Canon EOS 400D
1/250 second
ISO 200
150 mm