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Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis


Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-04-28
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-09 3:49
Viewed: 3252
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I've been scanning some slides lately and came across some slides from occasions where I bear good memories in mind. This is a Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis, taken ealry in the morning just on the border of La Crau in southern France. I was there way before sunrise for bird watching. On the way back there was a little stream where I took a rest. This was the only image I could take in a natural setting. Hereafter it would only sit on the bag I was carrying. Strange habit...:-)

It's hard to get good contrast in scanned pictures. Maybe if I have some to to make it better, I'll repost it.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-09 4:21]

Hi Jacob

This is another wonderful macro shot from you, my friend!
This is a splendid damselfly that i belive i didn't see before...so TFS! :)
Taking into consideration that this is a scanned slide, the sharpness on the subject is fantastic and the colors are great!
The low-angled POV here is terrific and the DOF is impeccable, isolating the damsel nicely from the BG.
A very beautiful compositon!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

Great details on the eye!!!
nice pose, compo and colors.
Andrea

hi jacob,
nice macro capture of damsfly,
excellent sharpness,
well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-09 5:20]

Hello Jacob,
very nice capture with a superb composition Superb detail and colours.TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-09 7:14]

Hello Jacob,
This species of Calopteryx is not so familiar to me as we don't have it in Sweden, so I can't really judge the colour, but it seems to be a bit underexposed. This may be due to the scanning.
However this is still a beautiful sharp and well-composed shot.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Jacob,
I always like to see a new species unfamiliar to me, and here is one. You did a good job on it. I think the pic is not underexposed, the leaf and the backgroud tell another story. But what is te advantage of being metallic-black? It is a signal not often seen. Another highlight for TN.
Thanks for this,
Kind regards, Dietrich

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-09 19:17]

Hola Jacobo, bello trabajo y genial compo y nitidez... muchos saludos
excelente captura.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-12 7:27]

Hello Jacob,
great shot, this dark dragonlfy looks stunning. Very well captured also the composition is great. Sharpness, PoV and the colors look great.
TFS..Sky

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