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Epallage fatime female 2

Epallage fatime female 2
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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
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-22 3:53
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Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Epallage fatime (Charpentier 1840). Female

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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Today is Earth day, I would like to congratulate your serious and continuous effort to documenting the NATURE of our planet, let us come to make our planet pollution free for our future generation.
this is a very nice picture in all respect.
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with best wishes.

Hello Christodoulos
This is a razor sharp image, awesome details and good composition. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-22 4:24]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
An damselfly-species rarely shown on TN. This Epallage has a special shape, looks slightly like some species we have in our mountain areas with their cylindric abdomen. As usual technically perfect shot shown in a simple and fine composition.
Bon dimanche

Ciao Christodoulos.
Ottima fotografia,con di colori naturali,bene la nitidezza del corpo della libellula (peccato le ali)ottima la composizione,bravo.
Ciao Marco.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-22 5:09]

Excellent macro Christadoulos!
This female Odalisque is well portrayed from a fine lateral POV with top sharpness against the clean natural BG with good lighting showing it up well.
Thanks and best regards,

What a stunning picture, Chris! Look at that eye: it's almost in 3D!
This dark Dragonfly is new for me. Its straight, cylinderical and evenly segmented abdomen is a very special feature which I like the most. The direction of natural light is just perfect to illuminate the insect's profile in view.

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of fantastic dragonfly, lovely blurry BG, splendid light, fine details, wonderful metallic colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,

An excellent macro with such fine details, sharpness & POV. Very nicely done & TFS.

Regards & best wishes!


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-04-22 7:05]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Very nice shot of this beautiful dragonfly ..
Focus, POV, colors and composition very nice.
with best wishes,

Hallo Christodoulos
This is once again a spectacular image with details that is beautifully captured and seen. I am fascinated by this damselfly's short body and find your note interesting about the robust body. Like always your presentation is flawless and it only earn praise and off course a green smiley. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hello Christodoulos
super sharpness composition with great details and beautiful colours
very nice BG to
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos.
Of course - perfect. Amazing colours. Great sharpness. Beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Christodoulos. Razor details and sharp MF! Best colours in the lovely compo.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-22 11:21]

This is a very rare specie and your capture is very interesting.The top quality as usual,the eye is simply fantastic!!The best way to show us this magnificent damselfy.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-22 12:14]

Splendid image of this interesting species, Christodoulos!
Outstanding sharpness and great depth; perfect POV and light; very nice contrast with a blurred background. A beauty!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-04-22 12:58]

Great picture and a beautiful specimen. It is the first time I see one like this. Sharpness, light and composition explendid. Congratulation Chris. Un saludo.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-04-22 18:05]

Hello Christodoulos,
An exceptional macro filled with super fine detail. Love the colorful markings on it's body and perfect exposure. Black outlined wings are unique and very attractive. Very informative notes. Well done!!

Hello Christodoulos.
This is fabulous dragonfly capture at eye level keeping the whole body in fine sharpness. I like the popping compound eye looking as clear as marble.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-23 1:04]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent sharpness and detail of the odonata. The lines and features are really wonderful to scrutinize, The simple grey background makes it look better and dramatic.


Hello Christodoulos,
fine capture of this Dragonfly with perfect sharpness and a well chosen POV. I also like the beautifully natural colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Independientemente del excelente equipo que posees, esta toma es fantástica y en eso tienen mucho que ver las manos del artista Chris.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Christodoulos,
superb macro of fantastic damselfly, splendid lighting BG, excellent sharpness.Thank you for sharing

Hi Chris,
Excellent shot of this damsefly with great details & sharpness as usual.
Taken from a nice POV & good blurry BG. Well done & TFS.

outstanding details and perfect focus, great macro shot Chris , congratulations !

cio, tino

Hello Christodoulos,
An Excellent macro with perfect sharpness, detail and light balance in the lateral plane of focus. Great detail of the eye and body with clearly defined colouroration. Perfect POV and OOF BG. Splendid work my friend.
Best regards,

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro of this insect, fine POV, excellent light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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