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Calopteryx splendens - male


Calopteryx splendens - male
Photo Information
Copyright: Enrico Pegoraro (pegos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, 300 mm f/4 ED AF-S Nikkor
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-09-17 7:36
Viewed: 3204
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Calopteryx splendens - male

Nei maschi la colorazione del corpo è blu-verde metallico e nelle ali la colorazione non raggiunge la base della superficie alare. L’apice delle ali anteriori e posteriori è ialino. Gli ultimi tre segmenti addominali sono colorati ventralmente di bianco grigiastro ( in C. virgo gli stessi segmenti sono rosso- vinato chiaro).

Le femmine hanno corpo verde metallico, le ali sono più slanciate, ialine con venature verdi, pseudo-pterostigma spostato verso l’apice alare. Nel maschio lo pseudo- pterostigma manca , per cui si riconoscono femmine androcrome (dai colori maschili), proprio per la presenza del pseudo-pterostigma bianco.

La specie è meno esigente della C. virgo riguardo all’ossigenazione delle acque ed legata anch’essa alle acque correnti: la C. splendens preferisce comunque canali più larghi, esposti al sole e con decorso più lento. E’ una specie molto comune e vola da maggio alla fine di settembre. Individui adulti si possono notare anche lontano dall'acqua, nelle radure e nei boschi.

LA FOTO: scattata con il Nikkor AFS 300 F4, F. 9 , 1/8 s, senza flash, con cavalletto e scatto remoto, alle prime luci del mattino.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-17 7:43]

Hello Enrico,
Fascinating photo in splendid colours and superb sharpness and details. Very pleasing atmosphere created by this soft coloured background and the waterdrops. Taken from a perfect POV. A beauty!
Regards,
Peter

Hi Enrico.
Amazing photo of this dragonfly. Excellent sharpness and a lot of details. Nice colours. Perfect composition.
Have a nice weekend,
Maciek

levataccia Enrico,che ha dato i suoi frutti!
splendida cattura di splendens impreziosito
dalle goccioline di rugida...
sERGIO

hello Enrico
this is a Great pose of this beauty
great details and beautiful colours with super sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Hi Enrico

What fascinating colours on this one captured with great sharpness. Interesting to see that the eye forms almost more than 50% of its head. What a vision it must have and also you to capture this.

Himanshu

The tiny droplets of water on the body of this lovely creature are very well captured, Enrico.
The picture on the whole is very sharp and colourful.
TFS and regards.
Ram

Hallo Enrico
A FANTASTIC macro. The photography is excellent, sharpness of the dragonfly praiseworthy and overall presentation a big WOW. This image has placed a sparkle in my eye. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Hello Enrico,
very good picture of this wet Damselfly with beautiful droplets and fine colours. Good sharpness and a nicely blurred backround.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Ciao Enrico. Un super cavolavoro! Dritta tra le mie preferite.

Roberto

Hi Enrico,

This is a masterpiece. What a freezing shot this is!
The sharpness is superb & very good POV. Great work done & TFS.
Kapil

Amazing photo. Wonderful metalic colours. Beautiful perfection. regards yiannis

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-17 11:58]

Bonsoir Enrico,
Splendens is the right word here! And you have obtained a fabulous color without use of flash. Bravo!
A sleeping beauty ornated with tousands of little pearls. Very well seen!
Kind regards
Anne

Ciao Enrico, probabilmente ti è costata una sveglia quasi all'alba, ma ne è valsa la pena, una splendida cattura con quelle fantastiche goccioline di rugiada sul corpo. Un'altra splendida immagine. Un caro saluto, Paolo

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-17 13:46]

Hello Enrico.
Outstanding shot of this beautiful and elegant looking danselfly with amazing colours and sharp details. Superb handling of natural light and exposure levels and you have captured it in a classic pose on that grass blade. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.Best regards Siggi

complimenti Enrico ! semplicemente stupenda, le goccette di ruggiada come delle piccole perle,

un caro saluto,

tino

Ciao Enrico,
ti sei alzato relativamente (lo faccio anch'io) presto per cogliere questa Calopteryx splendens irrorata di rugiada, il risultato è spettacolare e di elevata qualità sotto tutti gli aspetti.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-17 15:47]

Davvero impressionante vederla di rugiada vestita,io vado pazzo per queste foto,forse perche' non ho mai avuto la volonta' di alzarmi presto per farle..ehhee..capolavoro di colore e nitidezza,una delle tue piu' belle senza dubbio.Complimenti e buona Domenica,Luciano

Fantastic photo Enrico! Interesting and beautiful subject, excellent composition, wonderful soft colours and very good sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hello Enrico,
Another excellent image. Lovely details, colors and perfect focus.
The clarity, light, exposure and sharpness are superb.
What a exceptional macro....
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

It is a beautiful capture with fantastic appearance of this elegant creature, Enrico. The 300mm lens is not a dedicated macro lens but seems quite capable of producing detailed close ups! Bravo! In the workshop I am presenting you an alternative where the contrast has been busted dramatically ...hope you like it my friend!
Regards,
George Veltchev

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-17 22:31]

Bonjour Enrico,
Très belle macro aux couleurs éclatante. Belle composition et cette libellule ressort bien sur cette macro.
Bon dimanche
Serge

Hi Enrico,
Marvelous close up. Point of view, sharpness, light and nice colors are wonderful.
Jurek

Hello Enrico,
A very good shot of this dragonfly, very good clarity sharpness, wonderful water drops and beautiful colours, excellent point of view and a perfect background, a very beautiful picture,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

Bellísimos colores y detalles, acompañados con un buen encuadre
y una gran nitidez de la imagen... parece una joya más que un insecto !
Saludos y buena semana Enrico: J. Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-09-18 18:55]

Hello Enrico,
This is an awesome image of this beautiful male damselfly. The dew drops on the wings is an attractive added bonus. Exceptional detail and gorgeous natural colors. Great work!!
Ron

Wow, just look at the wings!! Just awesome! Are those water droplets on him?

Ciao Enrico, bella metallizzata tutta ricoperta di pèerle, ti ha ripagato l'alzataccia, fantastica, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Enrico,
This image is an exemple of perfection. Vivid colours, fine details, excellent sharpness, ideal POV and clear BG. Congratulations!
Regards,
Mircea

Hi Enrico, Wow what a stunning image of this Dragonfly my friend, absolutely amazing detailed sharpness with awesome colour saturation, excellent Camera skills here Enrico and very well done,
Best Regards,

Pauly.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-09-27 11:27]

Hi Enrico,
Excellent macro photo of this dragonfly.
Gorgeous light and very nice colours.
Good details with excellent depth of field.
Nice drops of dew.
Regards Jiri.

Enrico, this is such a beautiful photo of this damselfly. I love the composition, sharpness and POV. The little droplets make it. Thanks so much for commenting on my Mallard photo. Have a great week, Bill

This is amazing taking the insect along the focus plane, Enrico. I like the sharp details from 300mm and how well you have silenced the bg.
Thanks and kind regards,
Jusni

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-01 10:42]

Ciao Enrico!
Splendida immagine, con un'armonia di colori fantastica!
Nitidezza e dettagli eccellenti, ma quelle goccioline di rugiada....eh...sono la ciliegina sulla torta! Arricchiscono l'immagine e le danno un grande fascino.
Il sacrificio dell'alzataccia è stato giustamente premiato :))
Complimenti Enrico per questa meraviglia.
Ciao e buona serata! Vanda
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Ho fatto anch'io una foto ad una damigella come questa, ma non c'è paragone:))

Hi Enrico,

The insect is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Danded demoiselle. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

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