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Goblet-marked Damselfly

Goblet-marked Damselfly
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Copyright: Hans Hendriks (hansh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Damselflys [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-05 11:44
Viewed: 3348
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Goblet-marked damselfly (Erythromma lindenii) is a medium-sized blue-and-black (or green-and-black) damselfly in the pond damselfly family (Coenagrionidae). It's a fairly common species in the South and West of Europe but is not found in the British Isles, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Erythromma lindenii was previously known as Coenagrion lindenii and Cercion lindenii. The Goblet-marked Damselfly is also known as the Blue-eye. It's an easily recognized species, with its wide antehumeral stripes, narrow postocular spots, the male's very bright-blue eyes. He has very long and curved appendages, and the spear-shaped marks on S3-S6 of his abdomen.

It can also be found in Asia: Russian Federation and it is also found in Africa.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-05 11:46]

Hello Hans
Amazing colors and excellent details
Good work!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-05 11:47]

Hi Hans. It will be nice to see the damselflies again in the spring. You have taken a fine close up of this blue beauty. Your use of the light has given bright colours. against the plain green BG. well taken TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-05 11:53]

Hi Hans,
Wat prachtige macro. Schitterende kleuren en details van de Dragonfly.
Een prachtige dag,

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-01-05 12:01]

Incredible capture dear Hans.
I liked your POV and clearly presentation of this beautiful insect.
Lovely natural colours and blurry BG are all great.
See you,

hallo Hans
prachtig met de mooie achtergrond ,hij springt er gewoon uit
super scherp en met mooie kleuren maakt het weer een super plaatje
groetjes lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-05 12:07]

Wonderful damselfly!
Great sharp details and lovely colors.

Hi MF Hans,

Stunning macro of this damselfly from fine POV with wondeerful clarity, details and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-05 13:31]

Hello Hans
Excellent damselfly shot. Classical good composition. Excellent sharpness, details and colors. DOF, BG are superb. Looks very nice.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Hans,
a splendid macro shot of this Damselfly, very good sharpness and very beautufl colours,
a very pleasing composition with a marvellous contrast against a fantastic BG.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-05 15:18]

Hi Hans,isn't easy to take this blue...so blue! I try a lot but i never had a great result like your.Excellent sharpness and composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hi Hans,

Very beatiful damselfly, I'm taking very interest by this insects, they're really beatifuls natural creations. Your photo have very good ligth, a brillant composition and very well archieve colors. TFS, good work.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-06 2:29]

Very fine image of this beautifully colored damselfly against clear background. tfs.

Ciao Hans. Very good contrast here and perfect detail. Nice diagonal compo in excellente DOF.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-06 8:01]

Hallo Hans,
Prachtige foto van deze libel met alleen de stengel waar hij op zit in beeld. Dat vestigt alle aandacht op het beestje. Goede bijpassende achtergrond. Schitterend gedaan. Prima scherpte en compositie.

Hallo Hans,

Een pracht opname van deze libel met mooie wazige achtergrond en prachtige kleuren.


hello Hans,
Hope you'll be doing fine. Nice to meet you my friend. I am thankful you commented on my recent photo of Owlfly and helped in its identification. Love this elegant photo of damselfly by you, it has some fine and exquisite colours and as it quite small, you have photographed it with such sharp focus, the insect seems alive. Thanks for sharing and all your support....take care...warmest regards/Abid

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