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Banded Demoiselle male

Banded Demoiselle male
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-06 2:25
Viewed: 3018
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Calopteryx splendens male / Banded Demoiselle male / Weidebeekjuffer mannetje / Gebänderte Prachtlibelle männchen / Caloptéryx éclatant mâle.

The Banded Demoiselle is found on rivers, streams and drains of moderate to slow-flow that have beds of silt and marginal vegetation. Males perch on bankside vegetation in order to attract females.

C. splendens is very similar to the Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo. The males of the two species are easily differentiated as in C. splendens the dark wing pigment forms a broad central band whereas in C. virgo it is more extensive.


-Mature males have a metallic blue-green body with a broad, dark band across the wings
-Females have a brilliant metallic green body and the wings are tinted green with a white pseudo-pterostigma in mature females.

Source: http://www.habitas.org.uk/dragonflyireland/5617.htm


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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-03-06 4:12]

Witaj Harm,
piękne kolory ma wa ważka, ładnie też skomponowane jest to zdjęcie. Podoba mi się notatka określająca co to za owad. Trochę zgubiłeś ostrość na główce ale za to skrzydełka są bardzo wyraźne, i dokładnie widać ich fakturę.
Dziękuję za pokazanie tego zdjęcia i pozdrawiam

Ciao Harm, elegant damselfly, superb macro with excellent details and splendid sharpness, fantastic blurry BG, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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