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DamselFly (2)

DamselFly (2)
Copyright ©2005, Fonzy -
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One off my favorite objects, DamselFly original size and headon with reversed lens setup

Photographer: Fonzy -
Folder: My-Damsel and DragonFly 2005
Uploaded: 18-Jul-2005 12:00 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E300
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Lens: ZD14-54mm/reversed 50mm
Focusing method: Manual
ISO: auto
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Pasted original in to headon reversed lens picture , cropped and added text. Levels and USM
Image resized to: 574x844

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Great detail, it always interests me why insects are covered with hair, here we have thick hairs and thin hairs the hair can't be to retain heat as it is not thick enough. I assume the antennae have some sensory purpose as most insects have some form of them.

Phil Battersby at 12:36 CEST on 18-Jul-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Phil, interesting point you have there, hair thin and tick wy? Maybe somebody els will know and will tell us.

Best regards,

Fonzy - at 18:11 CEST on 18-Jul-2005 [Reply]

Insect hairs

Insects have hairs that are used to sense a variety of things such as slight movement of air, vibrations, temperature, etc.

In short, they use their body hair to feel, sense and hear things.


Allan Barredo at 02:27 CEST on 19-Jul-2005 [Reply]


Thats why the hair on the back of your neck stands up gentlemen lol. Great shot as usual Fons.

Bevellee Bryceson at 03:44 CEST on 19-Jul-2005 [Reply]

Insect Hairs

Thanks very much Allan, you hit the nail right on the spot... This explanation solfs the question about hair. Best regards,

Fonzy - at 07:55 CEST on 19-Jul-2005 [Reply]

Hair on the DamselFly

Phil have a look at the Damselfly again, the explanation for the hairs on this insect is arived....

Fonzy - at 07:57 CEST on 19-Jul-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Bevellee, seeing those little creators so close by somethimes the hair in the neck will rais and standup. It's a different way off viewing insects, how are you making out with your old stuff. Did you manage to setup a reversed lens already?? Best regards,

Fonzy - at 08:00 CEST on 19-Jul-2005 [Reply]