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Epallage fatime 4

Epallage fatime 4
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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: 2013-05-22 5:21
Viewed: 2639
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840). Female

Epallage fatime is a damselfly in 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. 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. It 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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hello Christodoulos
this is a special pose of this damselfly who i have not seen before
i like this one with the light brown spots on the wings

great shot
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Excellent work using macro.Very sharp and prominent.Good light all over the scene.You maintained good distance between the subject and the viewer.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
What a marvelous macro. stupendous clarity and colour.
thank you for this well composed picture.
best wishes,

An incredibly sharp image of this Damselfly, Chris.
The focus is uniformly even on every part of the long insect.
The colour nuances on the wings are beautifully captured.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Christodoulos

As always great professional quality photos from you,
WOW ! fro this insect photo, you clicked the photo
at the best time of the pose when the insect it is
looking on you, that gives the WOW ! for this photo,
the great POV you choose contributed to that,
with very beautiful light, great focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-22 7:44]

I like the viewpoint very much and the details and colors are as usual best..lovely species. tfs.

Excellent image with nice colors and good details


Great time while is opening wings! Razor details perfect sharp. Wonderful colours MF Christodoulos.


Hello Christodoulos, This is another impressive macro picture from you. Perfect camera settings and well composed. Very well done and tfs. JC

fantastic capture of this new specie for me...
perfect timing for this beaty pose
great work Chris!

Hallo Christodoulos
This is a great image, no not great, a super image. All the damselfly's features are so beautifully seen, especially the forked tip of its slender body. The colours are lovely and the colour of the backdrop is pleasant. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Christodoulos,
This is so beautiful picture,
Well done dear good friend.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-05-22 19:24]

Hello Christodoulos,
What an awesome macro shot of this beautiful Damselfly. The detail is incredible and colors are well saturated yet natural. Great job!!

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2013-05-22 20:45]

Hello Christodoulos,

Superb study of this damselfly in magnificent lighting producing exceptional and intricate detail together with the truest of colors. A beautiful and aptly contrasting bokeh as well. Very nice.



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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-05-22 22:45]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent capture dragonfly,great details species,thanks and regards..

Giasou Christodoule
Superb photo, perfectly focused, excellent detail and exposure. Good background.
regards yiannis


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-05-23 1:25]

Shalom Christodoulo,

Superb capture of a lovely specimen. All elements of your photograph are just right, down to the the reflections in the insect's eyes and the perfect details of its extremities.
Well done!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-23 1:41]

Hello Christodoulos,
A macro in perfect clarity and details. The colours are splendid and taken from an ideal POV. Superb quality!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-05-23 3:56]

Hello my neighbour,
Interesting species,fine picture. A beautiful damselfly shown perfectly on this subtle coloured picture. Good diagonal composition too.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-05-23 4:43]

Hi Christodoulos.
Only today I have a technical opportunity to give comments and do it with pleasure. Superb picture of the impressive specimen of damselfly. Its details are reproduced with ultimate exactness. Composition of the shot also cannot be better as well as the splendid BG. It looks like expensive and fine silk. Bravo. Well done and many thanks that you have remembered me.

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of lovely dragonfly, beautiful blurry BG, fantastic details, superb sharpness, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-23 6:34]

Hi Christodoulos,
Fantastic macro of this damselfly.Excellent sharpness detail and focus. Perfect composition and nice blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-23 14:43]

Waaw Chris!!! Absolutely fantastic,what a pic,what a perspective and what a spectacular details and colors,fantastic way to take this friendly damselfy so close,impossible to make better.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-05-24 1:11]

another immaculate a capture here, Christo .. what remarkable a detail and DOF management; .. great comp and expo too .. like much this


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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-24 4:10]

Hello Christodoulos,

Awesome POV, details are fantastic ! Beautiful light and colors!! TFS Tina

Superb capture Chris!!! well done, have a nice WE

Hi Christodoulos,
Splendid photo, sharp and colorful details, very nice capture.TFS

hello Christodoulos,
the resolution is perfect.
I love this picture because it has combined the beauty.
composition is very good.
The colors are also natural.

kind regards,
Mehran Jahangiri.

Such an awesome capture, the viewer is amazed by the detail and the beautiful colors and patterns that the detail provides. Excellent sharpness all over.

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