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22 avr. 2014

Up Close with Large Red Damselflies!

Large Red Damselfly

Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Over the weekend with some nice sunshine forecast I made another visit to Westbere where in a friends garden there was a good emergence of Large Red Damselflies. Armed with a few new techniques and plans, settings and backgounds, I set about getting a number of shots of these damselflies. I managed to use the bean bag this time which made for a much steadier shot and was trying to find individuals where the background made a good contrast against the damselfly. I spent an enjoyable hour watching as they posed nicely and a few larvae were seen leaving the water but time beat me and I never managed to watch the moment when the damselfly emerged. This is a task for the future I hope. I seem to be getting used to the Sigma 150mm macro lens now and so far, am very pleased with the results that it produces. I had my first Blue tailed and Variable Damselflies today after work, some shots on my next post no doubt.

Large Red Damselfly 

Large Red Damselfly Larvae

Marc Heath

5 commentaires:

  1. Oh, mais quelle série tu nous fais ! Et ces gros plans ! Un grand bravo Marc !

  2. I am very impressed with your mastery of your new Sigma 150mm.
    The close-ups on the eyes is outstanding, you caught the facets with such sharpness!
    How do you use the beanbag?
    I use the Bushawk shoulder butt and find it very useful and not cumbersome.
    A very fine series, Marc, well done,
    I can't wait to see more of your pics!

  3. Alors là, je suis aussi bluffée !!!!! Incroyable ce résultat ! Bravo :)

  4. Magnificent series, Marc! What a hallucinating precision on portraits! For the emergence, the imago seems stuck in the exuvie and only its belly is cleared! Greetings, M.

  5. Piqué du tonnerre de Dieu ! Superbe série !


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