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Calopteryx splendens

Calopteryx splendens
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-03 8:58
Viewed: 3245
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After a short trip to the Harz-Mountains and their surrounding, I will continue to post pictures.
Here, I start with a picture just from there.

The picture shows a male of the beautiful damselfly
- Caloptery splendens
- family: Calopterygidae

German: Gebänderte Prachtlibelle

In middle Europe, the Calopterygidae include two species only, two further occur in southern Europe, and in the tropics there are numerous beautiful species.

Vicinity of Langenstein, close to the Harz-Mountains.
Valley with a small and slowly running rivulet.

- natural light, cloudy
- no wind
- handheld

* Bellmann H (1987) Libellen. beobachten - bestimmen. - Neumann-Neudamm, Melsungen.
* Kuhn K, Burbach K (1998) Libellen in Bayern. - Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-03 9:18]

Hello Peter
Wonderful capture with excellent sharp details and natural colors.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-06-03 9:30]

Hi Pater,
Outstanding shot of this elegant damselfly in a cool pose. Immaculate sharpness and details and I like its wings. Excellent POV, DOF and composition. Kudos.

hello Peter
clarity and balance of colours in very good level, create a wonderful macro photo
TFS and thanks for sharing

Excellent color and composition of this feeding insect. congrats

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-03 10:59]

Hi Peter.
Today I was in my countryside house and I tool many macro shots. During shooting I remembered your macro works and corrected my technique. Brilliant image of the amazing damselfly (we have not this species). Superb POV. Framing and details. Colours are fine and natural. My kind regards and compliments.

hello Peter
great details and sharpness is super

beautiful coulors and nice composition
greeting lou

Hi Peter,
Beautiful macro of damselfly. Very good sharpness and details. Nice colors. TFS - Regards - Adil.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2009-06-03 12:55]

Hi Peter,
You have captured great sharpness on the entire damselfly.
Very sharp with rich details. Good light and colours.
Very nice pov and composition with perfect view on the wings.
TFS Paula

definition truly extraordinary, Peter
details and color in this macro Caloptery splendens leave without words ..

been among my favorites

best sERGIO

Ciao Peter, beautiful diagonal composition with splendid damselfly, superb sharpness and fine details, lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Peter,

Fanrasric macro.
Nice colours with great definition.
Definition and sharpness are excellent.
Good notes.

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-06-03 13:44]

Hello Peter,
This is an excellent shot from this damselfly.
Excellent sharpness, great POV and natural colours.
Excellent note and great composition.
Thank you for posting.

Hello Peter,
The texture of the wings is really well taken. Very sharp capture despite cloudy weather. Best regards,

Very nice capture of this Calopteryx Peter.
Perfect light colour and sharpness.
Very nice work.

Hi Peter

Wow, this must be the perfect shot of this species.
Everything is brilliant, a stunning image of this beautiful damsel.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-04 5:29]

Lieber Peter,
Die zwei grünen Sternchen sind wohl verdient..splendens ist das richtige Eigenschaftswort für diese Schönheit, die Du perfekt abgelichtet hast. Bravo, aber deine Sorgfalt kennen wir ja schon. War im Wallis und habe mich mit dem Unkraut im Steingarten abgekämpft.
Herzliche Grüsse

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-04 10:27]

Hello Peter,
Wonerful photo of this libelle in really perfect sharp details and a great composition. The colours are splendid and very well saturated. Beautiful OOF BG and superb POV. A little masterpiece!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-06-04 15:41]

Hola Peter.
This is a Gem. Excellent Macro. Just beautiful.
Super fine details.

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-11 12:10]

Hello Peter,

Très belle capture de ce Caloptery splendens! Beaucoup de netteté dans la photo, tout est précis et détaillé!
Les ailes de cet élégant insecte sont particulièrement bien rendues! l'arrière plan clair, permet à l'animal de bien se détacher du fond!

Bravo pour cette photo (et les infos)!


Simplement magnifique !!!
Décidément, je ne connaissait pas l' Olympus E1, mais il fait une travail extraordinaire,
Bravo à toi pour cette photo fantastique

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