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Kekawai - Blue Damsel

Kekawai - Blue Damsel
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-28 23:22
Viewed: 4048
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Austrolestes colensonis

Family: Lestidae

The Blue Damselfly (Maori: Kekewai) is the largest of New Zealands six species of damselfly.
The male is a brilliant blue and black, whereas the female is a bright green or yellow colour.
They can also change colour according to weather conditions, to help regulate their body temperature.
This one is a female on a hot summers day.
They can often be found in grasslands and estuaries, particularly near still or slow moving water.
They are also known by the Maori name Tiemiemi which refers to the bobbing up and down behaviour of males.

This shot was taken in Pirongia back in 2005 with my old 2 mpxl Panasonic Lumix FZ2
I wasn't sure whether or not to sharpen it one last time as the background was getting a bit noisy, but I did anyway.Please excuse the ghost image.
Hope you like the shot anyway.

Cheers, Steve

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Hello Steve,

Very well done composition-wise. Good sharpness and pleasant tones.

Cheers, Petru

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-29 4:07]

Hi Steve,
a brilliant shot.
Sharp and well composed with a decent DOF.
Well done,

Hi mate,
Oh, so real on your excellent captured on this Damselfly!
superb sharpness, very natural colour and details here with the best pov
I loved it, mate
thanks for sharing

Hi Steve,
The subject is wonderful. Very sharp and good colors. But in my view the BG is a little distracting. Anyway a nice capture. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Dear Steve
Very intersting shot of this tiny Damselfly,
Fantastoc colors and POV,
Perfect details,composition and BG,
Welldone, TFS

Good Luck

Hi Steve,

In spit of your "old camera" you made it again a beautiful picture Steve. BG with a reasonable DOF. POV and colours are oké. Is a good composition. Regards and TFS Bob

Una buena macro cargada de buenos detalles y estupenda nitidez.
Buen bg y acertado DoF.
Tfs y un cordial saludo desde Gran Canaria, JL.

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