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Epallage fatime male

Epallage fatime male
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pretty - Perfect - Picture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-15 1:02
Viewed: 2955
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Epallage fatime (Charpentier 1840). Male

Epallage fatime is a damselfly belonging to the family Euphaeidae.
It is a large and heavy damselfly with a total length of up to 50 millimeters and a hindwing length of up to 34 millimeters. It is similar in size to Calopteryx splendens but it has a much more robust body and narrower wings. The mature male has blue non-metallic pruinose body. The female and the fresh male have a yellow-brown thorax with black strips and abdominal segments each with a broad black dorsal strip, divided medially by a yellow line, also powdered in blue-grey. Both sexes have characteristic dark wing tips.

Epallage fatime occurs from eastern Mediterranean (Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Cyprus) along the south of the Iranian-Turanian sub-region to Kasmir.
In Cyprus it is a common species found along the streams of the Troodos Mountains.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-15 1:19]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo again. Clarity, colours, sharpness, details, DOF and diagonal composition are all perfect. A masterpiece!

Hello Christodoulos,
Another masterpiece from close range.....with excellent sharpness. Perfect details as usual and lovely natural colors. The composition, the light and exposure are very good. I like the extraordinary clarity and watermark on wings.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-15 1:51]

Hello Christodoulos,
another fantastic image! GREAT quality. All is really perfect: sharpness, detail, light, POV, blurred background; a beauty!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-15 1:51]

The top of perfection another time,spectacular point of view and the perfect wings position for total details everywhere,from the tail to the head,very bright colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

is already time of damselfly in Cyprus,Chris
great focus on all the insect
and very beautiful species

Hello Christodoulos,

This is an outstanding capture with such fine details, sharpness & POV.

Very nicely done & TFS.

Best wishes


Hello Christodoulos,
fine capture of this damselfly with a very well chosen POV and good sharpness. I also like the beautiful blue colours in contrast to the grey and nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos
Superb macro.Perfect PO and composition,wonderful colors and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Kind regards

Ciao Christodoulos.
Splendida macro grande nitidezza con notevoli particolari,eccellenti colori ,ottima composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.

hello Christodoulos
this is super good
i like the sharpness and great details
the light and colours are beautiful
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)
  • [2012-04-15 11:07]

Hello Christodoulos.
A lovely capture of this damselfly. I love the beautiful natural colors. You caught him in a wonderful position. Nice sharp details and a nice background.Best regards Siggi

perfect focus for this beautiful damselfly, excellent light colrts and details,

congratulations chris !

un saluto, tino

Great POV MF Christodoulos! Razor details and sharp with brillinat metallic colours against the blurred BG. Impressive focus on eyes just like two black pearls.


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-04-15 23:37]

Hi Christodoulos
100% of the damselfly in focus, 100 % of bg oof

  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-15 23:44]

Hello Christodoulus,
such a nice sharpness and neat view. The wings are so pleasant especially the netting and the special colour of the body.
Exciting top view shot.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-16 5:14]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
How fine this color-commbination blue and grey. A dragonfly-species which I never have seen, your note indicates that it is not resident in our area. Very well chosen diagonal composition and square framing. Most beautiful!
Kind regards

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-04-17 12:39]

What a beauty, Chris!! I only can dream a shot like this one:))
I love the light and the rewflections on the dameselfly, the great harmony of colours and the BG: it is fabulous! Great composition, with the insect's wings drawing a diagonal.
Bravo!! Congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Christodoulos.
This is such a perfect spreading wings keeping the whole body and wings in a plane. Love the sharpness and beautiful diagonal framing for pleasure viewing.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-04-18 0:06]

Truly fantastic capture. The combination of colors and details, as well as the lighting are superb.



Hallo Christodoulos
I can say lots and lots and lots of beautiful things about this striking image, but I don't think it is necessary because everybody can see that this is a PPP - Pretty, perfect, picture. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2012-04-18 12:26]

Hello Chris,

This is just lovely, such good quality and the crop is pefect to give us that altimate close up without any negative space. The sharpness and clarity and detail of thie damsle is just amazing. My complements.


Hello Christodoulos

Superb macro shot with fine POV, the way is
framed on the image it brings dynamism,
great focus sharpness details and contrast, TFS


Hi Chris, Fantastic Macro work here my good friend, superb POV and the strong composition, excellent detailed sharpness, splendid exposure/white balance that pays tribute to these lovely natural colour tones, fabulous work here Chris and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo of this dragon fly, great clarity, colour and composition. nice to see.
best wishes,

Beautiful shot of this dragonfly. Excellent detail and sharpness. Great bokeh. Bill

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