David Price, EPSA  

Mating damselflies by David Price, EPSA

May 2021 - Mating damselflies

May 2021 - David Price, EPSA


About the Image(s)

Taken a couple of years ago with Canon 5DS and 100mm macro lens 1/180sec f /9.5 ISO 800. Cropped, flipped and sharpened. A curves layer added.

6 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
David, this is a marvelous macro. I love the heart made by the two abdomens. It goes wonderfully with the action of the damselflies. I like your cropping and the fact that you flipped the photograph. It feels much more natural the way you have it. The handling of the background is well done. I can't tell if you blurred or desaturated the background, but it works well. I would be interested in how the image would look if the background were a bit darker. Nonetheless, it's an outstanding job!
  Posted: 05/01/2021 14:57:26

Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
I love this image. What a moment to have captured! The colors are so delicate, and the cropping makes for a superb composition. The dreamlike nature of what you saw is very striking.   Posted: 05/02/2021 20:32:21

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
Interesting shapes and lines with a very nice composition. A well captured image at perhaps the most important moment in their brief lives.   Posted: 05/05/2021 21:08:03

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
A great shot David. I can think of nothing to improve/add to it. I would not have recognised that they were mating.   Posted: 05/06/2021 12:47:59

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Very well done David, perhaps a little darker BG like Pete suggested. This is something for the wall for those who like macros, bugs, damselflies, etc.   Posted: 05/08/2021 11:22:21

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
David, This is a very good macro. Nicely cropped; Small insects are very hard to get a good sharp picture. The only thing that I might add is a light green border.   Posted: 05/08/2021 12:24:07


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