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Trithemis festiva male 2

Trithemis festiva male 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: 2012-07-31
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-01 3:29
Viewed: 2656
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842). Male
Indigo Dropwing

Trithemis festiva is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. The mature male has characteristic dark-blue pruinose. The vertex and frons are black with metallic purple gloss. The females and immature males are yellow-brown with black markings. Females have dark wing tips and some amber at the hindwing base.

It is a species of tropical Asia extends along Mediterranean coast to Rhodes.

In Cyprus Trithemis festiva is a common species found along streams.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-01 3:56]

Hi Chris,a beautiful capture of this rare dragonfly,you work very well in this difficult light,great details,beautiful colors and a very bright eye.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely dragonfly with fantastic colors, fine details, splendid sharpness and good DOF, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent capture with beautiful colors, sharpness & details. Well composed & presented with a fine POV. Nice work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2012-08-01 8:50]

Hello Christodoulos,
the perfect design of the picture accomodates the beauty of the dragonfly and its fine colours.
The point of view is well selected and the focus appears on the right place.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this Dragonfly with good sharpness and lovely details. I alos like the beautiful colours, the fine pose and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Chris, what a great and sharp shot this is of this dragonfly. Great out of focus background. Excellent work my friend. Bill

hello Chritodoulos
super sharpness picture of this beautiful dragonfly
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-01 12:36]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a beauty, what a speciel blue coloration this Dragonfly has. And eyes like rubies. Fine diagonal pose too and a nice contrast with the fine-colored background. Very pleasant again. Thanks!
Kind regards

Hello Christodoulos

A great macro shot with a very fine POV and the
way it is framed, superb focus sharpness and details,
love the softness of the background, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-01 13:47]

Hello Christodoulos.
A very well focused shot of this dragonfly.The details are sharp.Nice colour with good DOF and POV.I like the way it is holding onto the perch.Best regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-08-02 10:33]

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful photo of this dragonfly. Perfect composition,
nice colours and sharpness details.
Excellent blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-08-02 13:42]

Hi Christodoulos,
wonderful photo, amazing details , beautiful colors, lovely composition !
Congratulations !

Giasou Christodoule
A perfect portrait of this dragonfly.
Excellent point of view and detail, nice background.
regards yiannis

Perfect work!!! nice dragonfly!
TFS, Ferran

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-08-03 1:49]

Indeed, very "festive".

Great capture with a very interesting POV.

All the best,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-03 7:31]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic macro in all aspects. Taken from a perfect POV in a perfect composition. Very beautiful colours and excellent sharpness and details.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-08-03 19:46]

Hello Christodoulos,
Awesome shot of this very beautiful dragonfly. Love the exceptional detail and clarity you managed to obtain. Attractive composition and wonderful DOF. A stunning image indeed!!

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent detail and focus in superb colours.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-08-05 7:15]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Dragonfly is a beautiful colors ..
Perfect DOF with excellent details and sharp.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Christodoulos,
What a beautiful macro of the Dragonfly? Explicit detail and sharpness combined with beautiful colours. Perfectly diagonal placement with a beautiful OOF BG my friend. Fantastic capture!
Best regards,

Wow, what a pic. so delicate. I stay looking at it.....


Sorprendente el buen trabajo que hiciste con el encuadre, nada fácil en ocasiones con las libélulas.
Preciosos colores y conjunto con un foco puesto en el sitio idóneo.
Saludos Christodoulos: Josep Ignasi.

hello Christodoulos,
amazingly sharp picture of this dragon fly. chosen angle is also very exclusive to show the beauty of this creature.
nice picture,
best wishes.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-08-17 21:23]

Hello Christodoulos,

Superb capture of this dropwing in beautiful natural light producing spectacular blue & in contrast to the well blurred natural background environment. Perfect pov & with the sharpest of focus. Very nice indeed!



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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-08-24 10:41]

Hi Chris!
Lovely dragonfly (new for me), captured in a typical pose. Superb details and fantastic reflections on the head and the eye.
Wonderful blurred BG.
Well done: congratulations.
Ciao and nice WE! Vanda

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