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Calopteryx virgo - female


Calopteryx  virgo - female
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Copyright: Enrico Pegoraro (pegos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, 300 mm f/4 ED AF-S Nikkor + 1,4 Kenko TC
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-16 2:16
Viewed: 3029
Points: 76
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Calopteryx virgo – female

Gli stadi preimmaginali di questa specie vivono esclusivamente in acqua corrente, preferendo quelli di minore ampiezza in zone boscose e fresche. Gli adulti non si allontanano troppo da questi ambienti .
La specie è ampiamente diffusa in Europa e Asia originando numerose sottospecie (nell’Italia settentrionale: C. virgo ssp padana). Nei maschi il corpo è di colore blu-verde metallico; la colorazione si estende su quasi tutta la superficie alare con apice ialino e ultimi tre segmenti addominali ventralmente colorati di rosso vinato; nelle femmine il corpo è di colore verde-bruno metallico e le ali sono più o meno soffuse di bruno con “pseudo-pterostigma” di colore biancastro nell’apice alare. Gli adulti compaiono dai primi di maggio, vivono circa un mese e si possono osservare sfarfallamenti fino alla fine di agosto. L’accoppiamento che avviene dopo una parata nuziale, è seguito dalla deposizione delle uova all’interno di steli di piante acquatiche con il maschio che osserva e protegge la femmina. Il ciclo di sviluppo dura 2 anni.

LA FOTO: è stata scattata con il NIKKOR AFS 300 F.4 + kenko 1,4 ,con cavalletto, scatto remoto, F. 13, 1/160 sec , 200 ISO. Il colore e i riflessi sulle ali sono estremamente variabili, in questa specie, in base alla quantità, qualità e angolazione della luce che colpisce il soggetto: nella ripresa non ho utilizzato il flash.

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Hello Enrico,
Excellent makro of this beautiful Damselfly, very nice colors and details, nice composition too!
Regards, Joska

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-16 2:23]

Ciao Enrico,dettagli impressionanti di questa femmina,uno dei soggetti sempre difficili da gestire,sia per gli occhi sporgenti che per i colori metallici,hai fatto un gran bel lavoro,e poi ti stava anche guardando...ehehe...complimenti e buona giornata,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-16 2:51]

Hello Enrico,
Very beautiful photo of this damselfly in great sharpness and details. Beautiful colours, also in the blurred background. Excellent POV and composition.
Regards,
Peter

Enrico, excellent image of this damselfly. Wonderful clarity, bokeh and sharpness. Nice job my friend. Bill

barthatibor
Hello Enrico
Impressive capture with very nice details and exceptional sharpness.Excellent clarity and perfect focus.
Best regards
Tibi

Hello Enrico,
fine capture of this beautiful damselfly with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I also like its pose and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Hello Enrico,
Stunningly bautiful in excellent composition and splendid colours both FG and BG. Well done.
Neels

Ciao Enrico. Roba per palati fini. Dettgalio e nitidezza al top. Ottima gestione di luce e colori. Il risultato grafico delle ali è superbo.

Roberto

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-16 5:28]

Hi,
excellent pose by this beautiful damselfly, good image. tfs.
nagraj.v

Ciao Enroco, altra grande foto, splendidi i dettagli e perfetta la messa a fuoco di titto il soggetto. Molto dettagliate le note sia del soggetto che della ripresa fotografica. Un caro saluto, Paolo

Beautiful! Perfect detail, background, light and pose. regards yiannis

Hi Enrico,
Fantastic shot of this green damsel with fine details specailly on the wings.
Taken from a nice POV & the soft green BG is awesome. Well done & TFS.
Kapil

the background your POV, your composition all are wonderful, great performance!
regards Enrico
Nasos

Hello Enrico,
Wonderful image with this gorgeous damselfly.
I love the exceptional clarity and fantastic focus.
The contrast against the background looks outstanding.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Hi Enrico,
very good photo of this dragonfly. Amazing colours. Very good point of view.
Have a nice weekend,
Maciek

Impressive macro Enrico! The composition, the BG, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hello Enrico,
Great macro capture with vivid colours, fine details, excellent sharpness and beautiful clear BG. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Ciao Enrico, fantastico il ricamo delle ali e magnifici i colori, bellissima macro, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-17 5:08]

Bonjour Emrico,
Tu sembles beaucoup aimer photographier les libellules! Une image de C. splendens avec une belle coloration verte. Un angle de vue pas facile, mais bien géré.
Bonne fin de semaine
Anne

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-12-17 6:54]

Very fine capture of this female virgo Enrico!
I like the POV, taken to show her details with excellent colours and sharpness against a fine BG and in a composition that is excellent.
Thanks and have a great weekend,
Ciao,
Ivan

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-12-17 7:26]

Ciao Enrico,
Beautiful macro of beautiful damselfly ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Have a nice weekend,
Seyfi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-12-17 8:59]

Hello Enrico,
A very attractive presentation of this colorful Damselfly. The detail in the wings is awesome and the exposure is right on the money. Love the clean BG. and composition along with the true and natural coloration.
Ron

Hallo Enrico
Excellent macro with perfect focus and great detail, especially on the wings and paws with its fine spikes. The centralized, composition is pleasant, the background colour, beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Excellent work!
very nice species common in my country
TFS, Ferran

Ciao Enrico,
una splendida macro che mi ricorda una bellissima uscita in piacevole compagnia, ricca di incontri fortunati, ottima nitidezza e straordinari dettagli delle ali, bella ed armoniosa la composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-18 10:40]

Hi Enrico,
Excellent macro work. Nice colours with good details.
Regards Jiri.

hello Enrico
super sharpness picture with great details and bautiful colours
very nice BG to
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-18 12:41]

Hello Enrico.
Great picture of this Calopteryx virgo. Superb composition. Great sharpness, wonderful colours. The demoiselle stands out very well against the green blurred background.Best regards Siggi

Buena disposición del insecto en el cuadro. Bellísimas tonalidades con un buen fondo.
Saludos y buena semana Enrico: Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-20 18:15]

Hello Enrico,
such an excellent piece of composition. The sharpness is superb and the muted background is so special.
Very well composed with the sand details soo well emphasised.
Congrats for such a beautiful image. Well done indeed.

regards,
Foozi

Hello Enrico,
A Composition with superb qualities!! Absolute excellent sharpness and detail, beautiful colours, with a splendid OOF BG to compliment your composition.
Best regards,
Carl
Merry Christmas my friend.

I don't get to see many of this beauty around my place, Enrico.
The capture is sharp and the perch is artistic. I like it.
Thanks and have a wonderful brand New YEAR 2012.
Regards,
Jusni

Hello Enrico

Great close-up of this insect, with fine POV,
beautiful light, great focus sharpness details,
very beautiful bokeh of the background, TFS

Asbed

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-08 11:20]

Ciao Enrico!
Bellissima immagine di damigella, catturata con eccellenti dettagli e uno splendido sfondo.
Un ottimo lavoro, complimenti!
Ciao! Vanda

Fantastic sharpness and colour, nice composition also.
tfs
samiran

Hi Enrico, Superb detailed sharpness with excellent clarity, fabulous point of view and what a well balanced composition, great lighting with wonderful natural colour tones, terrific picture my friend and very well done,
Best Regards,

Pauly.

Hello Enrico,
Fantastic macro of this beautiful dragonfly, beautiful clarity, lovely colours and the dragonfly stands out nicely against a perfect background, a superb work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

Hi Enrico,

The leaves are framing well the insect. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Beautiful Demoiselle. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

Ciao Enrico,
Wow superb detail, DOF and sharpness very well done excellent contrast with the background nice saturation. Good pov and light good work,
Georg

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