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Lestes barbarus


Lestes barbarus
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-11 8:36
Viewed: 3316
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Southern Emerald Damselfly. One of the 5 Lestes species which can be seen in the Netherlands.
It's a scarce migrant and can pop up unexpected in strange habitats. It can easily be distinguished by the two colored pterostigma.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-02-11 8:49]

Hello Jacob,
the different green colours are nicely presented and look very beautiful. A suitable depth of field has been selected and focus is just right.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-11 9:19]

Hello Jacob,
I haven't seen this species of Lestes before and now I know that you can distinguish it by the bi-coloured pterostigma.
Fine capture with good bg and judicial use of the limted DOF.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-11 9:25]

Hello Jacob,
Excellent close-up of this species absent from Sweden. Great sharp details and I like the light and the colour too. Nice POV against the blurred background.
TFS, Ulla

Hello Jacob
Very nice shot of Damselfly,
Nice composition and colors,
Excellent work,

Regards
Fartash

Hello Jacob,

well done, excellent colors bg POv DOf perfect detai sl very crisp nicly composed and great colors bg pov DOF perfect JOb

TFs Kyle

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-11 15:20]
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Hi Jacob

I also managed to get a few shots of this species, but sadly they are all really close to the ground...in thick vegetation!
This one, on the other hand, it a beauty!
I really like the shallow DOF used here by you - it really focuses all the attention on the damsel and also blurres teh BG wonderfully.
The sharpness is impeccable and the warm lighting gives the photo a special mood.
Splendid composition.

Bravo and TFS
Horia

PS: is this taken with the Canon 100mm?

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