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First Damsel fly

First Damsel fly
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-02 1:56
Viewed: 3455
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This is my first Damselfly for the year. That too in goa. I was going behind a hoverfly and suddenly noticed this little friend enjoying the water sprayed in the gardern. I had to wait for my friend to settle down (nearly an hour) and took this shot.

Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Selys, 1854

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/80
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 180/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-04-22 09:17
Metering Mode: Partial
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 175 kb

Hope you all like it.


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Hello Ganesh,
It is interesting to see this pose, showing the length of wings compared to body length!
Sharp details in this fine macro capture, and I admire your patience to get this image...
Pablo -

Hola Ganesh, una bonita toma cenital de este caballito del diablo, por los dos anillos azules parece que sea macho. Nitidez y buen color, así como una adecuada iluminación. bUEN MACRO, UN SALUDO

Hello Ganesh,

Excellent sharp picture of this damselfly. Wonderful colours. I have seen my first one yesterday, but could not manage to get a decent picture of it. I have to learn how to take picture of these huge insects :-)

Wallah, kya baat hai, Ganesan!
Your first picture of a Damselfly is almost professional.
From top perspective, you have got all those wonderful details and colours very well.
Well done and TFS.

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  • san Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 23] (166)
  • [2008-05-02 3:23]
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Hi NG,
This is indeed a neat picture. How long those wings are; and how strong they must be! Sometimes these pictures force me to think how different we humans would be if we had those kind of eyes.
TFS the wonderful shot.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-02 3:58]

Waaw Nara,what a perfects details!!The damselfies are my prefered insects,this is a wonderfull pic,not easy to take so perfectly,in particulr the eyes!My best compliments,Luciano

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-02 3:59]

Hi Ganesh,
very nice composition, those colours are really striking agaistn the green BG. Excellent DOF and detail also, have a good weekend my friend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-02 5:53]
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Hello Ganesh,
Nice to see a damselfly taken in Goa taken with such sharpness and from a great POV.
When we were there in Dec and Jan there were only birds and a few butterflies to see, but Goa is great.
TFS this beauty,

Hi Ganesh, You captured the damsel flys details well. Very interesting coloration variables on this one. Tfs Richard

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-02 9:54]

Hi Ganesh,

Your patience paid off and you present an excellent shot of this damselfly. A perfect horizontal position showing off every bit of it. Beautiful colors and sharp details. A lovely composition.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-02 14:19]

Wow! You do have some patience! I would walk off after about 10 minutes of waiting let alone an hour! :-)
Excellent macro shot of this little beauty!
Very fine composition and a great POV.
The DOF is brilliant!
Sharp and crisp.
Nice colours.
Well done Ganesh!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-02 14:25]

Hi My friend. I am still wating to get my first of the year i think i will have to wait a little longer yet. This is a fine close up showing good detail and colours. a like the long crop. well done TFs.

Have a nice weekend.

Hi Narayanan, beautiful damselfly with wonderful colors, great focus, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-03 5:24]

Hi Narayanan,
Wonderful shot of this elegant damselfly with such lovely colours and details on its slender body. Among the green grass as BG it pops out perfectly. Excellent DOF and I like this top POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Ganesh!
I am not sure about the species name but this one belongs as for me to family Coenagrionidae (a little similar to European Ischnura species). Very interesting and rather unusual colouration of this species, good DOF and sharpness.
TFS and best regards,

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