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Ischnura elegans mating

Ischnura elegans mating
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-02 1:10
Viewed: 2243
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adult male Blue-tailed Damselflies have a head and thorax patterned with blue and black. They have a largely black abdomen with very narrow pale markings where each segment joins the next. Segment eight, however, is entirely pale blue.
Female Blue-tailed Damselflies come in a variety of colour forms, including a pink form, a violet form and a pale green form. Purple/violet, pink and green forms are juvenile, with the colour darkening as the damselfly ages. Mature female damselflies are usually brown/green, or blue which is an andromorph form.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-02 1:11]

Hello Szabo.
A great picture of these damselflies mating. Super sharp, great DOF and also BG. Very well done.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Szabo,
Very good captured of this fantastic moment! great sharpness details and beautiful colours, point of view and composition are excellent,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-02 1:43]

Hello Szabo,
A wonderful macro shot of this pair damselflies in mating,nice colors and excellent sharpness.TFS.

Hi Joska,

Excellent capture of these Damselflies mating, superb lighting and good detailed sharpness, lovely natural colours and a strong composition,
Congratulations Joska and have a nice day,
Best Regards,


Ciao Szabo. Excellent sharp and details with brilliant colours. Lovely compo.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-06-02 5:36]

Hello Jozsef.
Very good capture of the scene. Well composed with very good POV. Natural color and detail on both insects are very nice.
Thanks and best regards.

Beautiful photo with excellent composition and fantastic colours!!!

Ciao Jozsef, lovely couple of elegant maiting damselfly, splendid metallic colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Jozsef,
a very beautiful macro shot of a pair Blue-tailed Damselflies, superb sharpness and marvellous natural colours, excellent point of vew and background
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-02 8:05]

Hello Szabo,
Excellent photo in very beautiful light and colours. Fantastic sharpness and details. Nice contrasting blurred BG. Great DOF and composition.

Buna Joska,
O imagine excelenta cu aceasta specie deosebit de delicata.
U moment ideal sa le surprinzi mai cu seama ca sunt doua insecte in cadru.
Frumoasa compozitie si bine realizata.

hello Jozsef
great sharpness picture with beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Jozsef
Impressive macro! The composition, the lighting, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-03 13:02]

Hi Szabo,

Very original photo with fine colors and incredible sharp details. The green background fits well.

best regards,

Hi Szabo,
Fantastic macro for this pair of dragonflies Ischnura elegans,
beautiful natural colors great detail,
Good management of light.
Best regards

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