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Dragonfly on blackberries by marble911 Dragonfly on blackberries by marble911
Phew, that title is original! :sarcasm:

Sympetrum sp.
Maybe ~imnotu knows what species it is? Btw, he has some great dragonfly and damselfly captures in his gallery!

Edit: ~imnotu says it's a female Sympetrum vulgatum.


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DtheCadeyra Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Aww, I love Dragonflies... and those eyes!! :D :eyes:
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CandiceSmithPhoto Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
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Hope you like it :)
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Tircisia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you have been featured in my insects journal ! :hug:
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Flatline899 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
WOW! That's an amazing photo :) Very very well done :D
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patrx Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Nice shot, Kathrin! Love blackberries, too....only not having to pick them... My grandmother had a patch of them in her yard. I found out the hard way that one does not wear short sleeve shirts and short pants when picking them...LOL But they tasted oh so good!! I think only 1/2 of them made it to the freezer..LOL. :D
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marble911 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009   Photographer
Thanks Pat!
I think the spikes/thorns aren't that bad (there are some varieties that hardly have them at all), but there are lots of wasps and ants too. Eating a blackberry with an ant on it sure is an interesting experience! :giggle:
It really depends on the year, sometimes we have so many of them that quite a lot makes it to the freezer as everyone is sick of eating them, but in other years there are very few.
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patrx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Love the raspberries fresh out of the freezer, thawed and on shortcake or angel's food cake and topped with whipped sweet cream. Or one could mix them in with rhubarb when making rhubarb pie or kuchen..yum. One of my grandmothers used to make a rhubarb sauce and would mix in blueberries, too. Then it could be poured over cake or even cooked rice. :-) I miss grandma's raspberry patch now that the subject has come up...:hug: :D
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marble911 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009   Photographer
Raspberries are my favourite berries, doesn't matter in which form. Even still frosted, sucking them like bonbons. :giggle: Unfortunately we've never had raspberries in the garden. Only found them in the woods or bought them. The nice thing is that my brother wouldn't eat them any more after he'd seen some with worms in them. More for me! :D
We have rhubarb too but I don't like it that much, especially not the "Rharbarberkuchen" my mum makes, it's rather mushy and a bit slimy :D.
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patrx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
It is all in the technique...or recipe. One can also mix diced rhubarb into a 'spice cake' mix and while still warm from the oven, top it with whipped cream or serve it in a small dessert dish/bowl with ice cream or sweet cream. Yum!

Worms in the fruit can diminish one's appetite for it, but worse is finding half a worm....LOL :D
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Eliza-mac Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
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one-with-dark Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009   Photographer
This one looks technically flawless. It holds really nice sharpness although the right eye came to look just slightly blurry. It also might look even more interesting if you would take it with slower shutter speed to get some movement like in the wings. But even despite these critical claims I have to say that it is really nice photo! :)
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marble911 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Photographer
Thanks a lot for that thorough comment!
Unfortunately it was a really windy day and I was having troubles getting anything in focus at all, with the blackberries being blown around by the wind. With a slower shutter speed, everything would have been blurred, not just the wings!
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xXxEMOxXxVEGANxXx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Amazing shot!!!!!! :)
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rob389 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Great photograph, love the depth of field. :)
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marble911 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009   Photographer
Thanks a lot for the comment and fav!
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rob389 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
No problem :)
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah, stunning clarity and details! Wonderful macro :+fav: :D
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marble911 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Photographer
Thanks a lot for commenting!
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Silver-Dew-Drop Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! :)
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synconi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Incredible detail on the dragonfly, and I adore the way the clours work! :heart:
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marble911 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008   Photographer
Thanks a lot for taking a look and for the nice comment!
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synconi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008   Artisan Crafter
My pleasure! :heart:
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Grzehoofr Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Ups...sorry for second comment to the same picture:/
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marble911 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008   Photographer
No problem! :)
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Grzehoofr Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Great photo
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Grzehoofr Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Very nice shot
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:iconmarble911:
marble911 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008   Photographer
Thanks a lot, glad you like it!
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swashbuckler Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot! Great detail, very sharp, love it resting on the blackberry - no critique possible - excellent shot!
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Mareluna73 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot... perfect sharpness and composition !
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AlbertineRose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
great pics
i love your choots
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ernieleo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Beautiful capture, nice and sharp too :thumbsup:
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marble911 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008   Photographer
Thanks a lot for the comment and fav.
It was a very pleasant dragonfly. Posed for me for quite a while in my backyard.
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Tircisia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful ! :+fav:
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marble911 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007   Photographer
Thanks a lot for the comment and fav, and also four the kind words on my gallery.
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chaos5 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
That is a very nice shot, I cant imagine they like to hang around and pose for long.
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marble911 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007   Photographer
Thanks a lot!
This one actually gave me several minutes, I think I got twenty shots or so. I guess it was resting, and I moved very carefully so as not to alarm it.
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FeliDae84 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
:#1: Wahnsinn!
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Okijnas Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
amazing shot
what camera do you use?
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marble911 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007   Photographer
Thank you.
I use a Canon EOS 350D (I think it's called Digital Rebel XTi or something like that in the US).
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densitometer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Wonderful job Kathrin.........................
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marble911 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007   Photographer
Thanks a lot Macky!
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densitometer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
My pleasure Kathrin.....................
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boron Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful detail, great composition.
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fonky-fiction Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Beautiful !
I like the background and the F Number.
Very good shot :)
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marble911 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007   Photographer
Merci beaucoup!
Glad you like it.
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fonky-fiction Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
;-)
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imnotu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
as promised...I've checked if I was correct about the species and...I was:)

Sympetrum vulgatum female
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marble911 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007   Photographer
Thanks a lot for the info, I'll update the description then!
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etii0 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007   Photographer
I know what it is (just shot one myself):

Sympetrum vulgatum

You can recognise it by the legs. They have yellow stripes, the Sympetrum sanguineum hasn't got that.

Nice capture
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marble911 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007   Photographer
Thanks a lot for the info!
Wasn't sure, because there are like 9 different Sympetrum species in Austria, I think. And I don't have a dragonfly identification guide at home. There's a very good, recent book on Austrian dragonflies though...which brings us back to the wishlist. It costs 40 €. And that's for the soft cover version only. The hardcover is over 100 € :sarcasm:
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jul 1, 2007, 10:05:00 AM
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