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Violet Lady

Violet Lady
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Copyright: Andy Brook (AndyB) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-50mm F3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-23 2:54
Viewed: 3951
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Ischnura elegans (female) violacea form

The immature females of this species are seen in different colour forms,this one pictured is in the violacea form.The thorax is a violet colour which later matures
into the andromorph (resembling closely the male in colour) or into infuscans (a brown thorax).
Not long ago I posted a shot of a female in the pink/red rufescens form
dew77, thistle, slrnovice2, TAZ, red45, naki, PDP, Comandante, liquidsunshine, marhowie, extramundi, Luc, phlr has marked this note useful
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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-06-23 2:59]

Perfect shot. Nice composition and razorsharp details. Colors and background are beautiful too.

We have so many posts of dragonflies.
It is so nice to identify whole lot of them.
The most important thing is we can find so many different ways we can capture them.

This one is so nicely captured with good focus and compo.
I like the way you show lot of information here.

Hi Andy!
Your damselfly is very pretty. Superb details and very good macro shot!
You are good in that!!!

Great shot Andy!
Interesting note and very good photo. Perfect POV and composition.
I think I have a photo of such fellow so thanks for identification.
I like it very much.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-23 3:47]

Hello Andy!
Very nice capture.Clear details,colors,BG,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi Andy. The near eye is slightly soft but the shot is beautiful. It is pin sharp, the colours are lovely and the BG sets the damselfly off really well. Great composition too, TFS :)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-23 5:13]

Perfect shot Andy. Deep blue looks great, lots of details, very sharp. Diagonal composition works very well. I like it!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-23 6:35]

Hi Andy, what a beautiful specimen. Lovely violet colour. Excellent Dof with fine BG. With clear details and nice composition, it's a very well done image.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-23 6:51]

Hi Andy, lovely shot. Good POV and details, I love this colour form. Nice composition too, very well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-23 7:46]

Hello Andy,

Wonderful macro! Superb colors and sharp details. Composition is excellent. I love this. Well done & TFS!


Hello Andy!
Wonderful close up.Details,lighting,framing and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Beautiful damselfly, Andy.
I love the colours of this one.
Well composed, good POV and details.
Excellent work

hello:) beauty photo:) exellent shot:) I love pose and moment:) and I like colours here:) great DOF:)
I love it:)


Great capture Andy,
Really sharp details, good colours and POV. Well composed and Great DOF.
I've been on the Damselfly hunt today!
Thanks for posting

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-24 3:27]

Wow ! Wonderful & interesting macro for this superb dameselfly ! In the well done composition I like also the shape of the leaf. Good pose, colors, DOF and details ! Thanks for sharing Andy.

Nice shot Andy, good macro, I like the details, sharpness and DOF. Good work! Thanks for sharing

Andy, Great work! Very good details and colors. Very well composed and an excellent looking damsel! Well done my friend.

I just love the lighting and the atmosphere created. This ones are a pain without flash, and you did really well. Superb series you posted lately, great shots, you are convincing me to go for the 350D :)
Regards, Felipe.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-26 20:59]

Hello Andy!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a great week!

Great capture of this damselfly! Nice composition. Colors and sharpness excellent. TFS

A perfect focus on this one ! I was recently advised to use F/10 for close shots, and I can understand why here ;-)
The details on wings are stunning, and I particularly like the reflections on its body and eyes.
Good work Andy !

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-28 12:41]

Andy, indeed, a beautiful lady.

Excellet and vivid colors, great sharpness and bg.

Composition is perfect too.


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-18 15:11]

Hi Andy,
This is excellent macro!
Very sharp details and great colours,
good lighitng and nice framing.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-16 3:31]

Excellent shot of this litle damselfy!
Very good on colours!
Excellent DOF!
Excellent on details!

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