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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.

Paavo
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:iconlostinlastdream:
lostinlastdream Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow I love it!
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:iconlajvio:
lajvio Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008   Photographer
What a lovely picture! Very very nice
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isantana1021 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
beautiful!
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:iconphotolove92:
photolove92 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007   Photographer
Very nice shot
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:iconmeriaheffinjordan:
meriaheffinjordan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
You captured the delicate stature so brilliantly. And I absolutely love the lighting. :]
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n4bi1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your macro shots dude ..
lovely colors and feel :)
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:iconimnotu:
imnotu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, very sharp!
But I have to dissapoint you a little..the species' name is Ischnura elegans. And it is indeed a male:)

lovely
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awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifully amazing shot! i love the contrast of the fly and the background. beautiful shot! :+favlove:
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samw61 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Hobbyist 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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:iconmacphisto7:
Macphisto7 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Wow!Fantastic!
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:icontttiia:
tttiia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Vey nice shot. I love the colors. Very beautiful photo. :)
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:iconpakorovilas:
pakorovilas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
beautiful work...I love it.
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
Thanks. :)
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:iconmousiness:
Mousiness Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Professional 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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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
Finland sure is a gorgeus place.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Professional 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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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
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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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
I shall remember that advice for later =)
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pCubensiS Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
great :)
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Thank you. ;)
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:iconkathykitt:
kathykitt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007   Photographer
COOL
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Thank you. :)
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:iconcor-i:
Cor-i Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007  Professional 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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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
Thank you so much. :) I had like 200 shots of which 5 was good. :D
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:iconmissgrinny:
missgrinny Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
I always dream to take a such photography, it is so difficult, animals always move.
So I congratulate you^^
Colours are so beautiful *__*
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
Thank you so much. ;)
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yellowbell Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
This is phenomenal! Everything about it is absolutely ideal, and I'm just amazed at how quickly it had to be taken. All of your work is beautiful. A lot of nature photography can be really dull, but you have a way of bringing the beauty and color and LIFE to your art----even in the rocks your photos. Just the way it ought to be! +fav, +watch
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
Thank you so much. :) I always try my best.
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santa-qween Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
WO0O0O0O0O0O00O0O0O0O0O0OW
HOW NICE
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santa-qween Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
you are welcome
:)
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
Thank you. :)
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:iconracheldawn:
racheldawn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Very nice shot, I like the composition and depth of field. Damselflies are really stunning, Id love to photograph one.
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
Thanks. ;) I really enjoy the challenge the damselflies give me when photographing them. :D
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ekstatis Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
Perfect focus, and the vivid colours are *woah* ^_^
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
Thank you. :)
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:iconsayerhs:
sayerhs Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
i really like this picture. The colours have come out beautifully :D
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
Thank you. :)
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:iconmoritana:
Moritana Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Wow, that's probably the most beautiful thing i've seen!
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Thank you very much. :D
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uae4u Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing :wow:
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Thanks. ;)
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uae4u Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome
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ArunaTramp Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006   Digital Artist
kaunis kuva! :D :heart:
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Kiitos. :)
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ArunaTramp Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006   Digital Artist
eipa kiitamista! ;)
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aambience Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006
Lovely! I'm using it on my journal thank you!
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Thank you so much. :)
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:iconteuka:
teuka Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
oooo..... pretty.....
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:iconsolkku:
Solkku Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Thank you so much. :)
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