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Beautiful Demoiselle - Male

Beautiful Demoiselle - Male
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-13 10:36
Viewed: 3146
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) is a European damselfly. It is often found among fast-flowing waters, like here, not far from the Hoyoux spring. They have metallic blue-green bodies and blue-green eyes.
The male has dark brown-black wingtips with blue veins. Immature often have much paler browner wings, like this one.
See the female on the photo posted yesterday here.
Le Caloptéryx vierge (Calopteryx virgo) est une demoiselle d’Europe. Il fréquente surtout les petits ruisseaux aux eaux rapides, comme ici le long du Hoyoux.
Leur corps est bleu-vert métallique irisé et les yeux bleu-vert. Le mâle adulte a un corps bleu-vert métallique et de larges ailes brun-noir foncé veinées de bleu. (plus pâles et transparentes chez les immatures,comme ici).
Voyez la femelle sur la photo postée hier ici.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-13 11:12]

Hello Catherine,
Wonderful capture of the male C.virgo in a fine pose at the edge of the leaf. You've caught the metallic colours beautifully and details are very sharp. It stands out very nicely against the fine soft background too. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-05-13 11:22]

it's a fine one my dear Catherina,
the pov is good and the quality is great, I know this one from Gouvy in the Belgian Ardennes, the shot is well taken, good photojob here, have a very good evening.
gr. Jaap

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-05-13 11:29]

Bonjour Catherine,
it's not only the damselfly that is beautiful. This is true also for your picture.
It is excellently composed concerning general geometry, point of view, light and colours.
Furthermore, your picture is technically perfect. Focus is exact and sharpness is pretty good.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-13 11:39]

Hi Catherine. I was going to put the male on tonight but left it for some other time. Your is first class. the detail and colours is first class. excellent use of the light. and a nice pOV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-05-13 11:56]

Hola Catherine, me gusta mucho la composición, de esta toma con buen color y mejor luz, buena definición y detalles. Un saludo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-13 12:04]

Salut Catherine,mais quelle perfection!!!!Les details et les couleurs son extraordinaires,vraiment un travail impressionant,mes compliments,Luciano

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-13 12:19]

Hello Catherine
What a fantastic capture of this Beautiful Demoiselle! The focus and DOF are perfect showing sharp clear details and beautiful natural colors. I like a lot the framing and composition.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-13 12:40]

Bonsoir Catherine,

Encore une très belle photo de cette demoiselle. Superbe composition. Très bon focus. Les couleurs métalliques sont formidables, pas si facile avec un soleil si fort.
Bonne soirée,

Hi Catherine
Wonderful capture with great detail and nice muted colours for the background. Good pose and lovely light...well done!

Hello Catherine!
Very nice, sharp, colourful and with great (even if simple) composition - these are facts :)
I like this lady a lot :)
Best regards,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-05-13 22:55]

Hello Catherine,
Your Demoiselle is better than mine, perfect sharpness, good pose.
Regards, Pawel.

Hi Catherine ,
Great macro with nice BG.
details and sharpness are excellent too.
A perfect macro.

Kind regards

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