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Common Blue Damselfly

Common Blue Damselfly
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro + 1.4x Converter, Digital ISO-200, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-07-11 1:55
Viewed: 3353
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken back in May in my garden :-)

This is a Common Blue Damselfly (thanks Ivan for confirming this)
Also, I really need help with another I.D. In the WS is another Damselfly that after over half an hour of searching, I still can't find the correct I.D!

I hope you like this one!

ramthakur, haraprasan, red45, boreocypriensis, eqshannon, jaycee, JoshLewis, goldyrs, horia, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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To horia: Thanks!joey 2 07-14 07:07
To goldyrs: Cheers Goldyjoey 1 07-14 04:15
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-11 2:00]

Hello Joe,
a very fine macro shot. Excellent detail and good tones of colour. A great capture, very well done.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-11 2:18]

Hello Joe, My neighbor this time. I am not too sure of the ID. But excellent macro shot with superb sharpness. I can see the hair of the fly. Ganesh

Very fine capture using fill flash, Joe.
Those hair on the face and thorax of the damselfly look sharp as needles.
The clarity and colours are also simply amazing.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-11 2:23]
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Hello Joe, my neighbour this time!
A fine close macro of the Common Bluet,(Enallagma cyathigerum) showing good details from the side with fine sharpness.
Though the POV makes the ID difficult I think the WS shows a female Azure bluet (C. puella).
Thanks for sharing this goodie,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-11 2:56]

Hi JOE,another impressive macro,the details of the eyes in particular are fanatstics,the best macro-maker on TN!!My best compliment,thanks for share,LUCIANO

Hi Joe,

crystalline clarity. The intelligent use of flash resulted into resplendance.


Hola Joe, buena aproximación, la toma la veo con buena luz y un excelente detalle. Un saludo

Hi Joe,
A lovely capture of this beautiful damselfly closeup. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-11 9:57]

Hi Joe!

Damselfly looks very young with very light colours. Perfect details with every hair well visible. I also like shimmering colours on insect's wings.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-11 10:53]

Hi Joe. This is a good close up of this Blue Damselfly with fine detail and sharp focusing. good colours and use of the light. stands out from the BG. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2008-07-11 13:10]

Hi Joe,

Excellent shot.
Great sharpness, details and POV.
Very well done!


No es fácil captar con esa nitidez tantosdetalles, realmente es para dar una clase de anatomía.La luz está también en su punto. Un excelente trabajo.

Hi my friend Joseph:)

Superb macro capture of this Common Bluet in all around.
Great detailed and focused.
TFs my dear friend OwlMan:-)
Have a great weekend!


Sorry for so late today. Our fire has caused me some distress... but well worth the wait here today Joey. You join a group of fine posts for the last workday of the week...at least here int eh US...You have a peculiar and added technique to your insect colse-ins. It puts you in a different league altogether. Very fine work Sir Joe!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-11 16:22]

Hi Joe,

I don't think I have seen a macro like this before! It's just amazing to see this damselfly in such detail. I can't believe the hairs on the head and the back. Excellent colors and sharpness throughout.


Another awesome macro photo Joey! Very well done! It's a very good perpective put into this one! Great details, and wonderful sharpness! Again great job! Cheers Josh Lewis.

Hi Joe,
Very good macro of Damselfly with good POV, DOF and composition, sharp details, good lighting and colours.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-12 3:55]

Hello Joe,
Very beautiful macro. The sharpness and details are excellent. Great clear colours, also in the BG. Very good POV, DOF and composition.

I think this is the first time I'm daring to step into your gallery, Joe!The shot is a wonderful macro!The colours perfect, and the exposure just right!
But what's caught my eye is the seemingly unending list of equipment!I wonder if i can ever afford eeven one of those!And then there's the fact that gizmos and i are poles apart!I'd never understand what to do with it, even I can afford it at some point in time!
Superb work, and what I'd really love say is, I love the passion towards this art, I see on this page!
Keep up this excellent work, my friend!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-07-14 0:54]
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Hi Joe

Very good macro here of this lovely damsel!
You've captured this side view very well, showing some of the essential parts of the ID of this Enallagma. I remember when i was there, that this species was very common...here it is rather local. I found some populations...maybe i'll post a shot myself, soon :)

Anyway, back to yours :)
The details here are gorgeous - pin-sharp and well illuminated by a well calibrated flash work.
The immense DOF also ensured front to back focus, too, making this a spot-on macro photo!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Joey,
a very pretty, impressingly well detailed, well composed close-up. I like the soft pastel colours. The workshop is also very well made, and very attractive to look at, too. Those exquisite black-and-white thorax patterns are making that other damsel fly species look very precious and pretty.
Thank you! My best regards,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-16 12:32]

salut Joe
superbe macro aux détails de grande qualité jusqu'à la bouche finement déssinée. J'aime beaucoup le BG uni et coloré.


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