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Asian Demoiselle

Asian Demoiselle
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore, Metallic wonders of nature 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-14 2:44
Viewed: 4505
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends, I’m back from a few weeks in Thailand. Today I present the very beautiful damselfly (Neurobasis chinensis), which I found on a fast flowing stream while driving to the top of Thailands’ highest mountain, Doi Inthanon.

This species inhabits fast flowing streams in the tropical evergreen forests. The hind wings of male are metallic green in colour, and male makes flashy movements with their wings in front of females during courtship behaviour. It is distributed throughout the oriental region.

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Hallo Chris
One GREAT photo. I like it very much, as it is full of colour, well centred and so wonderfully sharp, and above all it is very eye-catching. The variety of colours are delightful to look at and the longish paws really fascinating. Pleasant composition. Indeed a beauty. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-14 3:06]

Hi Chris,
excellent view in superbs sharpnes. I like the beauty very much.
The sharpness of the wings is so clear. Very pin sharp.
Very exciting composition and presentation.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-14 3:40]

Hello Chris
Excellent macro with vivid colors and great details

Hello Chris,
Stunning capture of this really beautiful damselfly.
You've got plenty of clear and sharp details.
I like a lot the pose, composition of the insect aligned with the leave, and of course that terrific metallic green that stands out so good.
Congratulations and thanks for share,

hello Chris
super pose in the sun
great sharpness and good details
beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-14 6:37]

Wonderful capture this lovely asian demoiselle!
Very sharp details, lovely colors.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-14 7:21]

Hello Chris,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo in beautiful saturated colours and a very good composition. Good POV and DOF.

Hi Chris,
WELCOME! A beautiful damselfly, photographed really great environment and excellent detail. The light is necessary and the focus of very good quality. Perhaps the POV is a bit strange, but very well managed. TFS

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-15 23:33]

Hi Chris

Excellen macro - goos detil an vibrant colour too.


Hello Chris,
a very beautiful macro shot of this Damselfly taken from a very good POV with superb sharpness and splendid natural colours, very well composed.
Have a good Sunday
Ciao Maurizio

Hi mate,

Welcome back with this very eye-catching impressive macro of a damselfly! Except of the eye colour it resemble Euroasian Beautiful Demoiselle indeed.
TFS and have a great WE!


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-16 3:58]

Hello Chris,
Splendid organization of the insect.
Very good details and colors.
Have a pleasant WE,

Ciao Chris, elegant damselfly against a fantastic blurry BG, splendid metallic colors, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, have a good week end my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-01-16 16:41]

Hello Chris,
What a gorgeous damselfly which reminds me a lot of the Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata). Exceptioanl detail and amazing colors along with perfect exposure make this an outstanding image!! Well done!!

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