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Ischnura elegans

Ischnura elegans
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Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 112 N: 1560] (5437)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-06 19:13
Viewed: 3183
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Damselfly for you, this time a female blue tailed damselfly. This was taken on one of my visits to college lake nature centre.

Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans

Easily the commonest damselfly in the recording area, this distinctive species can be found in almost any type of freshwater habitat, even those that are somewhat polluted or brackish. Often, this insect will be found even where conditions are unsuitable for all other Odonata.

Notes from www.lacfs.org.uk

Thanks for looking

AndyB, marhowie, scottevers7, ellis49, Comandante, TAZ, dew77, red45, sAner, coasties, PDP, wallhalla15, Signal-Womb has marked this note useful
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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-06 19:33]

Hello Alan,
A very nice shot.
Excellent composition,great colours and detail.
This is a female in the violacea colour form.
Great work,well done.


Hi Alan,
Excellent macro capture! That is some beautiful color and detail. VERY SHARP! Excellent DOF.


Wow, Calssical Image.
Nice composition and great detail, the background and soft lighting is wonderful. Great job done.

Nice post, Alan! I love the eyes - they look like little metallic buttons. Excellent sharpness and POV. The blurred background is perfect.

Hurray for London 2012!!!


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-07 1:52]

Perfect shot of damselfly. Very nice sharpness and colors.

Beautiful blue Damselfly !
I really like it with their dark eyes.

Hello Alan!
Wonderful close up.Clear details,colors,sharpness and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-07 4:56]

Hello Alan!
Very nice macro.Lighting,details,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Great macro, Alan.
The blue colours on the damselfly are amazing.
Well composed, very good details and DOF.
Excellent post.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-07 5:56]

Hi Alan!
Great shot. Damsels are absolutelly lovely creatures. Balancing on plant, with these different tones of blue and violet colours, this insect looks just superb. Fragile and ethereal.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-07 6:26]

Hi Alan,

This is wonderful! Great and sharp details. Superb colors and well composed. I really like this picture. I am still trying to get shots like this. Well done & TFS!


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-07 7:25]

Very small damselfly
Great chot! 5*!
I never saw it in Portugal.

Another perfect macro Alan. Lovely colours. She has a real glow. Tack sharp details against and awesome BG. Very good work. Thanks.

Excellent shot of this beauty. Well done on the composition and details.
Excellent work.


Hello Alan, Very well composed shot with excellent colors, DOF and sharpness. Fill flash worked great to bring out the details here. Great work!

Sharp where it matters... nice one.

hello:) what a beauty photo :) really amaizing:) great compo:) exellent DOF and POV



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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-08 3:27]

Beautiful and interesting macro for this superb damselfly ! I never see this specimen in my countries... Composition, colors, details and sharpness are great ! Thanks for sharing Alan.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-08 6:27]

Hello Alan, nice picture of the female violacea Blue-tail. Nice composition and good focus. Very well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-08 10:27]

Alan, yesterday, I had the chance to shoot some of them, but I still don't know if some of the shots will be worthwhile posting.

Great colors and pov, excellent sharpness. Due to the contrast, the damselfly really stands off.

Very good shot. Great POV and very good details. Good visual impact. TFS.

Lovely capture Alan, nice details and sharpness. I love the colour on this Dansel. Very good work my friend.

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