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so colourful ... Happy Birthday TN!

so colourful ... Happy Birthday TN!
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-22 5:58
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 70
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Hello again,
I'm back from one week holidays in Holland.
It was so hot - I haven't made a single shot there - just enjoyed the beach and the see ;-)

So today's post is a tiny but colourful damselfly I saw in Yangon on my trip through Myanmar/Burma.
I searched at the Internet for the ID, but no chance!

Update: 04.01.09
Thank you very much Harm - now I know it is a:
Orange-tailed Sprite - Ceriagrion auranticum.

Perhaps anyone here can tell me the name of this damsel with the pretty colours?
Thank you so much for looking.
Have a sunny weekend.

Happy Birthday TN - 2 wonderful years, I had the great luck to be part of it for a little more than half of this time.
Thanks to all who created this site and to all members for making it such a wonderful forum.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-22 6:22]

Hello Sabine,
Sorry for the ID,but it's very beautiful one and i'd never seen before.Colors,details,POV,framing,BG and composition are excellent.Have a great and sunny weekend too!

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-22 6:44]
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Hi Sabine and Stephan,
My favourite colours on one damselfly!
Fresh and full of joy. The background is strangely colourless in contrast!
Here on the Canary islands we were lucky till now, not more than 31°c. I heard in Holland and Germany it was 37°c. Wish you a sunny but not too hot weekend too.
Well done and TFS

A gem from the collection of your trip, Sabine.
I like the composition, colours and fine details.
TFS and take care.

What, vacation in Holland. Where did you go?

What a beautiful colors and macro. The light and details are outstanding and those eyes are just amazing. Seeing all your photos on TN and TL it seems you had a excellent time in Myanmar.

kann das sein?! 1 woche holland und kein photo?! *g*
dafür hast du ja auch viele andere super aufnahmen zur
verfügung, wie diese hier, sabine! :-)
was für eine coole und farbenfrohe libelle -
gelber körper, roter schwanz, türkisfarbene augen und ein orangener kopf, fast wie ein regenbogen.
wunderbare komposition mit einmaligen details und perfekter schärfe.
TFS & viele grüße, thorsten.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-07-22 7:41]

Hello Sabine.
Nice that you had a pleasant week in Holland. Your picture this time has a beautiful combination of colors. It's amazing that such smaal creatures looks so beautiful when you can zoom on them. Very well done and thanks.
Gr. Hans

Hi Wishnu,
Very interesting fly.POV,colors and lighting are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful combination of colours for this good macro
best regards

Hi Sabine,

The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend

Wow! I love the colors on this fantastic capture, the details are nice as well. I think this is the prettiest dragonfly I ever seen. :)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-22 14:39]

Amazing colours and great details. Really beautiful

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-22 20:24]

Hallo Sabine,
huch ist die schoen bunt! Tolles Macro, Schaerfe, Bildschnitt und vor allem die Farben sind herrlich.

Hi Sabine

Have been out of range for internet connection over the last few days. Been in a remote area of New Zealand called The Catlins, so now it is time for me to catch up on what has been happening.

Excellent shot. Well done on everything here. Thanks. -)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-23 2:37]

What incredibly amazing colors on this damselfly, Sabine. Fantastic details and excellent POV.
A macro of the first quality and a fitting tribute to TN,
TFS this beautiful capture. : )

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-23 4:23]

Hello Sabine,
An excellent capture of this colourful damsel.
A great POV,nice sharp detail and very good DOF.
Very nice indeed,TFS!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-23 5:15]

Hello Sabine, excellent shot with a great composition and very nice colors. Very good job, congratulations, Didier.

bonjour sabine
excellente macro,le flash permet d'obtenir de belles couleurs,c'est magnifique.

Wow color Sabine..
Wild color this damsel has, I don't remember seeing one like this before on TN..
Excellent work - Excellent closeup!
Thank You.

Hi Sabine,
Looks like he has put on his yellow raincoat, but I guess it was rainy season in Myanmar..?
Well framed, great close-up details... Well done on the macro work!
The colours are so bright, but I guess nature gave you a hand with that...
Pablo -

Bonjour Sabine
Excellente composition,j'aime bien la libellule acrochée apres cette feuille. Bravo pour la netteté et les couleurs justes.
Merciet au revoir...JP

Fantastic colors on this damselfly! Lovely composition with the grey background and the green grass. Great DOF, POV and details. TFS!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-23 21:17]

Hi Sabine
Wow what a colours. Well seen and captured. Great colours, light, details, sharpnes, BG, DOF and POV. We dont have this colourful D flys here in Sweden :(
Well done mf


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-24 14:32]
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Es muy bueno regresar a TrekNature después de tanto tiempo y encontrar aficionados como usted presentes aquí.
Impresionante macro por la nitidez y el colorido por sobre todo.
Excelente elección del recorte para priorizar la visión de la parte delantera del insecto en todo su esplendor.
Pregunta... por qué la elección de ISO 800?

It is very good for returning to TrekNature after as much time and to find enthusiastic as you present here.
Impressive macro for clarity and the coloring above everything.
Excellent choice of the clipping to prioritize the vision of the front of the insect in all your splendor.
Question ... why the choice ISO 800?

Composition: *****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
DOF: *****
POV: ****
Note: ***

My, my what big eyes you have! What wonderful colors Sabine, this "bug" seems to almost glow with color, the focus and light seems perfect, a fine tribute to TN's birthday. Well done.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-26 2:25]

Hi Stephan and Sabine,
Great macro shot of this damselfly.
Great color, DOF, POV and BG


Hi Sabine,
what a beauty, never seen such a colorful dragonfly before.
Well composed, good details and lovely colours.
Great work, my friend.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-28 5:09]

Hi Wishnu.
It's really colourful and amazing close-up shot. Eyes of this damselfly is fantastic. Great sharpness and details, natural colours and POV allow us to see all beauties of this insect. Great job and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-08-08 13:29]

Terrific! nice composition and sharp details against a gentle background. I'd love to see this creature!
Regards, Ulla

Yeah, great coloured damselfly, haven't seen that one before.
Good composition and nice sharpness.
Well done.

Superb close up picture, Sabine!
Nicely capturing this colorful damselfly.
Very sharp, neat, and nice details.
Well composed, nice blurry BG.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hello Sabine,
Interesting eyes and body colors. Sharp and clearly seen image. Great sharpness and exposure. Very adorable and TFS.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-09-25 15:25]
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Hi Wishnu&Garuda!
Your wonderful photo ispired me to learn the difference between the dragonflyes and the damsel flies - it's the position of the wings during rest... I am imressed by the sharpness of the macro! stereoscopically distanced eyes help it to catch its pray...

Hallo Sabine,
was für ein schönes Geburtstagspräsent - wie konnte ich das nur übersehen, muss wohl zu der Zeit fern vom Computer in den Bergen gewesen sein.
Wusste gar nicht, dass TN erst seit zwei Jahren existiert. Angesichts der Fülle an Fotos hätte ich auf mindestens sechs Jahre getippt.
Jetzt aber zu Deinem Foto: Elegante Komposition, und erlesene Kombination von Grautönen und Buntfarben in dieser herrlichen Wiedergabe einer Wasserjungfer aus Myanmar.
Mit Dank und lieben Grüßen,

Hello Sabine and Stephan,

Very nice damselfly!
I'd say it's a Ceriagrion sp. (Coenagrionidae), can't say more, though...

Best regards,

preciosa composición

Hello Sabine,
Thanks to Kevin Seo(unduredo)I now know that this is Ceriagrion auranticum.
TFS Harm

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