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Lestes barbarus female

Lestes barbarus female
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-17 23:03
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Points: 8
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Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
Odonata: Lestidae
Common names: migrant spreadwing, southern emerald damselfly

Lestes barbarus is a damselfly of the family Lestidae. It has the typical appearance of a Lestes damselfly; it has a metallic green body and at rest it holds its wings away from its body.

L. barbarus is found across southern Europe in a band across Spain, France, Italy and Greece to India and Mongolia. It is less common in northern Europe, it breeds in the Netherlands in coastal dunes and is increasing in number. It is at the edge of its range in the Channel Islands, where it has been breeding since 1995. It is also found in north Africa; it gets its Latin name as the first specimen was found in Barbary, North Africa. It is a damselfly of still water and can be found in stagnant and slightly brackish water.

Flight period is from March to October. After mating the pair usually remain in tandem while the female lays eggs into waterside plants. L. barbarus overwinter as diapausing eggs and hatch into larvae in spring. The larvae develop very quickly, within 2 months and the adults emerge in late spring.

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Beautiful picture Nikos , great shot.

Thanks for sharing.

Hello New kos,

Well captured this Damselfly. Perfect focus and color. But too busy BG. This is a small species, so difficult to concentrate on subject if BG is busy. Here before clicking it's very essential to chose a perfect angle. Which I use to do.....
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Nikos, great macro of beautiful damselfly with fantastic open wings, fine details, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-18 8:37]

Hi Nikos,perfect macro of this specie not often seen on TN.Magnificent sharpness everywhere and natural colors in a nice composition too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-21 2:35]

Hello Nikos,
Excellent macro. Point of view, framing, nice colors and details are very good.
Regards Sigi

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