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Help for identification

Help for identification
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Copyright: Michel Pilon (pilonm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic DMC FZ - 20 LUMIX
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-14 12:42
Viewed: 3758
Points: 16
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I took that picture of a damselfly last June and I'm still searching for an identification. I know that insect is from the Lestidae family (spreadwing) but which species? I was after it for lonnnng minutes for I used my onboard macro function (and was at 1 inch when I took this picture). The habitat is a little march/lake sourrounded by a young forest of deciduous trees. I'm located in Sherbrooke (Quebec border) near Vermont/Maine. I think that the difficulty here is that that damselfly is a real newborn!!!

Here is another picture of that odonata.
Anybody can help me with the id???

Thank you very much in advance :-)


Unlike other damselflies, Spreadwing Damsels hold their wings at least partially flat when at rest. They are fairly large damselflies and are marked with metallic bronze or green. Males have blue eyes and pincer-like terminal abdominal appendages, which may be used to identify them to species. Many of the females are difficult to identify to species.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-07-14 15:47]

Bonjour Michel,

Lestes dryas, Emerald Spreadwing, Female.

It's a good effort and good details.
The composition and POV are weak. Good work though.


Bonjour Michel
C'est une merveilleuse photo en macro et très bien réussie que cette Jolie libellule,très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.Très beau BG

Bravo et merci...JP

Hi Michel
Great macro, sorry can't help with ID.
Excellent Composition, with great colors and details.
Superb POV, DOF, and BG.
Great frame.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-15 4:23]

Hi Michel,

Very nice shot of this dfly,I cannot help with the id,but I like your POV in this shot,well done and TFS,


Hi Michel,
This is a superb macro. My first time to see a spreadwing damselfly. TFS

A bold and unusual point of view, Michel.
Very attractive.

Hello Michel!
Great pov here! This is a beautiful damsel indeed and different one also. i'm sorry for the identification, i don't know him. hey i like your macro shoots, keep it up!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-07-16 8:59]

Hello Michel
This is a really superb closeup with crisp details, fantastic use of light and perfect composition. Once again, I can just learn by looking

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