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Variable damselfy

Variable damselfy
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Copyright: Hans Hendriks (hansh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Damselflys [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-03 11:34
Viewed: 2747
Points: 14
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Variable Damselfly (Coenagrion pulchellum)

34-38 mm. Especially long and slender dragonfly, which both males and females are drawn variable. Male: very slim abdomen. The amount of blue on the abdomen varies from almost as many as Azure Damselfly, until only small blue dots. On segment 2 is usually a Y-shaped figure, with the back edge of the segment is attached. The shoulder stripes are often interrupted in the form of an exclamation point. Female: very variable. Often quite a lot of blue on the abdomen, while lighter on his thorax usually greenish. At the other end of the spectrum are women with an overall dark green achterlijfsrug. Best feature is the shape of the pronotum

Very common, especially in low peat and peatlands.

Miscellaneous stagnant, nutrient-rich waters with much vegetation. Especially numerous in peat bog.

Flight and behavior
Late April to early September, the highest densities in the first half of June. Particularly in peat bogs can occur massively. Fresh images hold up in herbal vegetation and reeds. Oviposition occurs in tandem and often in groups. Floating aquatic plants are usually used.

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Ciao Hans. The firt to comment this fantastic diagonal posture with brigh colours and stunning details. Great POV.


Hi Hans,
A nice capture of this beautiful damselfly. Composition is also good. TFS. Ali

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-05-03 12:17]

Hi Hans. This isa first class close up of the Damselfly. Taken with sharp focusing and fine detail. The 7D and sigma have worked well in your hands. I like the top POC so we can see all of the body and wings. Your use of the light has given true colours. well taken TFS.

I have just got a new canon macro so i must go down to the river and see what i can find.

Ciao Hans, elegant damselfly with splendid colors, wonderful blurry BG, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Halllo Hans,

Mooie opname van deze juffer, vind ze moeilijk te determinenren, kon van mij ook watersnuffel zijn.
Goed van detail met prachtige kleuren.

groet Gert

Hi Hans,
it's so beautiful, I love this one.
I haven't seen a single damsel this year here in my area.
I will have a look at them next weekend, keep you fingers crossed for me, but I think it's too cold here and I have to wait some more weeks for them.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-05-03 13:22]

That's simply and awesome capture Hans. Very good, powerful blue and razor sharp details. Impeccable dept of field and astonishing composition. Very, very impressive work here.Sorry, Hans I used all my limited smiles for today, but definitely you have my full support here!
George Veltchev

hallo Hans
Dit is er weer een om in te lijsten
zo scherp en super mooi licht met zeer mooie kleuren.je weet ze wel weer te vinden
groetjes lou

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