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Published: August 13, 2006
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Hey everyone! Here's a photo of a Damselfly (platycnemis pennipes) male last weekend just outside Loviisa in Finland, where I spent the weekend with family and friends. It is taken in the evening sunlight to get the more golden colours. It was pretty hard to capture these Damselflies as they are very shy and the reefs were swaying in the wind (thus the title), but I was quite pleased with this one nevertheless. Added soft vignetting and frame in PS.

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Info: Canon EOS 20D | Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro | ISO200 | f/2.8 | 1/1250secs

Hope you like it. Comments and critiques are welcomed.

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lostinlastdreamHobbyist Artist
wow I love it!
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lajvioHobbyist Photographer
Hi dear!
I just want to let you know that I have featured this wonderful picture [link] :heart:
I hope you don't mind :huggle:
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Leonoor Photographer
What a lovely picture! Very very nice
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photolove92 Photographer
Very nice shot
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You captured the delicate stature so brilliantly. And I absolutely love the lighting. :]
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n4bi1Hobbyist General Artist
I love your macro shots dude ..
lovely colors and feel :)
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imnotuHobbyist Photographer
Wow, very sharp!
But I have to dissapoint you a little..the species' name is Ischnura elegans. And it is indeed a male:)

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awsmdragonqueenHobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifully amazing shot! i love the contrast of the fly and the background. beautiful shot! :+favlove:
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samw61Hobbyist Photographer
This is an absolutely amassing capture you got, but I can't help but notice the defects around the damselfly and the reads, looks like you used bit to high jpeg compression or something... Otherwise brilliance!!! :+fav:
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tttiiaHobbyist Photographer
Vey nice shot. I love the colors. Very beautiful photo. :)
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beautiful work...I love it.
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MousinessProfessional Artist
i lived in finland for 3 years (1998-2001) and I love the way you portray the beauty of Finland in every one of your photos, i love it!
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Finland sure is a gorgeus place.
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ladyrapidProfessional Photographer
Vivid colours and HARDCORE focus here, goddam what a nice shot hehe.
I love to the fact that the straw /wete isn't in focus while the damselfy is, woho!

I'm plannin to get a macrolens to the summer, as for now all the equipment I have is my newly bought:

Canon 400D / rebel xti
sigma 17-70mm f 2.8 - 4.5 macro

My first cam so it's a very very good start!

Thank you for yet another awsome photo ; )
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Thank you so much. :) If you plan on getting a macro lens, I can recommend the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.
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ladyrapidProfessional Photographer
I shall remember that advice for later =)
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Cor-iProfessional Traditional Artist
nice job! I can't imagine how hard it was in those conditions to get this shot framed and focused in time :P I'm guessing you had lots of attempts before you got this hehehe. Nice work!
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