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The Living Forest (364) : Large Red Damselfly

The Living Forest (364) : Large Red Damselfly

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Mark Billiau.

World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Living Forest (364) : Large Red Damselfly

Each spring, the large red damselfly is mostly the first damselfly to come out (usually from late april).

Dutch name : Vuurjuffer (ook Rode Waterjuffer genoemd)
German name : Frühe Adonislibelle (auch Frühe Adonisjungfer genannt)
Latin name : Pyrrhosoma nymphula


The shot was made last week on a pleasant sunny day.
This week it’s bitterly cold over here with regularly snow showers (currently 20 cm of snow on Hohes Venn !)
Poor little damselfly…..

Comments 40

  • Madame Minolta 29/07/2017 17:29

    Diese minimalistische Aufnahme ist phantastisch.
    LG Diana
  • Cecile 14/05/2016 16:39

    Einfach nur gut und wunderschön ist diese Aufnahme ! Klasse die Bildqualität und die Farben - ich bin begeistert. Liebe Grüße, Elfi C.
  • ev@w. 14/05/2016 13:59

    aus interessanter perspektive hast du dieses ZAUBERHAFT schöne insekt, die 'frühe adonislibelle' in den fokus genommen !! super schöne nähe und ausgezeichnete bild-qualy !! many greetings
  • s. sabine krause 06/05/2016 9:30

    so pretty, this slender little fairy-buzzer ; )! and SO pretty looking in your gallery right next to the similarly tinted pink blossom whose name i forget (cranberry??) and can't check by klicking into the shot right now, for fear of losing what's been written of my comment already. ah, commenting is such an onerously tiresome business these days… or maybe cumbersome is as cumbersome does… ; ) greetings, sabine. p.s.: hope he managed to deal with the unsuspected cold spell, and didn't become the first casualty of the hohes venn this year… ; ))
  • Xälzkeks 06/05/2016 7:52

    Perfekt in Farbe und Schärfe. X
  • Isiikati 05/05/2016 9:07

    HAMMER - STARK Daumen hoch.
  • Jörn Bude 03/05/2016 21:21

    Red and green, perfekt colors!
    Best wishes, Jörg
  • cathy Blatt 02/05/2016 7:42

    beautiful composition,colors and attention to detail, very dramatic and stunning effect.
  • rolvin 02/05/2016 0:24

    A truly beautiful dragonfly! Perfect photographed and great with the black background.
  • Wolfgang Bazer 30/04/2016 19:49

    Ganz starke Aufnahme!
    LG Wolfgang
  • Susanne47 30/04/2016 15:18

    Super, habe noch keine gesehen.....
    Grüessli Susanne
  • TeresaM 29/04/2016 16:47

    Minimalisme & excellence de la capture macro, Mark.
    BELLE photo !!
  • Bernd Brügging 29/04/2016 16:40

    Minimalistisch und erstklassig.....
    Herzliche Grüße Bernd
  • n.icon 29/04/2016 15:40

    Perfect Macro with Fine details.
    Regards n.icon
  • Johanna C. 29/04/2016 13:46

    Beautiful macro, nice détails...sorry for telegrafic comm.
    it hurts my eyes with that white page, I'm so much fucked up by the new FC
    br, jo