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Southern Damselfly

Southern Damselfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Martina Koloska (electra) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 0 N: 148] (679)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix 4900Z
Exposure: f/4, 1/274 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-16 14:23
Viewed: 5000
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Southern damselfly (Coenagrion mercuriale), I shot the Photo today, on a walk round the Keddinghausen Lake, there were lots of the southern damselflys.
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Very well captured with excellent sharpness and quality with great used of DOF,attractive contrast between the insect and the plant,an appealing colors for eyes,great background and also very well controlled the light,nicly composed and I enjoy it,Martina...,Thanks.
Best Regards

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-16 14:34]

A lovely odonata!
Very good shot!

Hi Martinka!
This is amazing photo! I really like colours, composition and great pose of this shot!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-16 16:13]

Hi Martina, nice shot of this damsel. The composition is good and pretty good details on the subject. Nice work, well done.

very nice one Martine,
it is a very good composition, very good in pov, fantastic dof and the colours are nice, very good job you did,
gr. Jaap

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-17 4:18]

Hi Martina what a great shot of the damselfly. Good composition and details and the colours are superb. Well done.

Hi Martina,
Very good close-up!
Great colour, excellent composition, very good sharpness and details.

Hello Martina! This is well composed with some great details..Good POV also. DOF could be a bit better IMHO. Well done!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-17 16:58]

Nice Damselfly photo Martina.Good Macro work.Nice pov and colors.TFS

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-17 22:50]

Hello Martina!
Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: good.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Martina, this is a excellent Picture. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. Well done.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-07-18 9:24]

Zdravo Martina!
Very beautiful photo.Very well done.TFS.
Best wishes,

Very nice shot! Great composition and colors. Good details, POV and nice blurred background. TFS

This one is very cute, nice sharpen, and good lighting. Those damselfy are not an easy subject, but you did well


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-28 16:38]

Martina, this is a very nice photo.

Great sharpness, composition and pov; I like colors too. The blurred bg works very well too.

An excellent job.

Excellent, but I think a little cropping top-bottom and side-side would make it even better.


I really like this composition. A very nice picture, well done and thanks for sharing.


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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-03-03 9:06]

Hi Martina
I liked first of all the colours of theis beautifull damselfly, then I saw that your composition is quite good, as the background, DOF and POV, well done,

Hello Martina,
Sorry for my late comment, but I saw that the ID was not right. This is a male Common Blue Damselfly / Becher-Azurjungfer / Enallagma cyathigerum! I am 100 % sure!
This is a species much more common than the coenagrion mercuriale which is quit rare!

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