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My second Damselfly

My second Damselfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/220 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies, My personal Dragons and Damselfies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-05 17:50
Viewed: 4945
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As I suspected, this specimen is is a male of the same species that my previous presentation of a Female of the Ischnura genus.

With respect to the species, I do not have absolute security if is Ischnura verticalis or Ischnura Fluviatilis, enough similars reason why I could investigate.

The Eastern Forktail is a small, and often ubiquitous, member of the family Coenagrionidae with tolerance for a wide variety of stillwater habitats.
It has a long flight period and emerges earlier than most damselflies.

The female oviposits in floating vegetation in tandem with the male and the nymphs may be found the following spring in the vegetation.

Features: wings hyaline; stigma short and thick; eyes blue; males with green thorax with wide black "shoulders" and narrow black lateral thoracic stripes, abdomen with electric pale blue tip dorsally on segments 8-9; mature females with grey/blue pruinosity on abdomen and pale blue/green on sides of thorax; immature females tan to orange with pale legs.

Length: 1 to 1.3 inches
Wingspan: 1-1/4 inches

Habitat: any still water with vegetation

Flight Period: spring throughout summer (a long season); often the earliest damsel to emerge.

marhowie, paco, Crypton, AndyB, PDP, japie, carper, extramundi, Callie, milloup, poppygan59, Luc, Ninfa, Janice, aktolga has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Maru: Muchas gracias Maria...RAP 4 02-04 11:42
To Jancie: Thanks...RAP 1 12-03 15:27
To extramundi: Te cuentoRAP 1 10-06 09:00
To japie: Correction...RAP 1 10-06 07:32
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Ok Ricardo, You beat me to the punch this time. I was going to post the very similiar "Double Striped Bluet" but with full body. You acheived very good detail on this macro. Instead I will post the female of the species American Rubyspot damsel tommorrow. Very Good job on this!

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  • paco Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 2 N: 30] (160)
  • [2004-10-05 20:01]
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Thanks for sharing, great note, i'm learning a lot about those type of insects. Good macro, detailed, sharp, very close one. Great job

tres jolie libellule,
le bleu est vraiment intensse et tres bien retranscrit a traver cette photo.

Ricardo, this is definitely from the Ischnura genus. We have one called Ischnura senegalensis or commonly know as a March bluetail. ID points was the two blue spots behind the eyes, a copper/tan abdomen, brilliant blue colour. I wish I could see the wingspots, check for blue and white triangles to make sure. Oh... by the way great capture and note.

Great macro Ricardo.
Very good details, nice colours and a good note.
Well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-10-06 4:17]
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A very nice capture.
Good vivid colours and nice detail.
Excellent work,well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-06 4:52]
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Nice close up of this damselfy. Good colour, composition and note. Well done Ricardo.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-06 6:01]
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You are doing well on these damselflies. The image is sharp and the DOF good. I just miss one thing - your reflection in the eye :)

Thanks for posting

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-10-06 6:46]
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very nice second one Ricardo,
Very good macro, great colours, very good note. I think that you could made a better cropp, but off coarse is that a personal metter. very good job

Me pregunto por qué dices que el punto fuerte de tu Pro1 no es el macro, ya que a mi me parece que funciona la mar de bien. Esta esta perfecta, excepto el ojo izquierdo que parece un poco soft, pero lo entiendo, ya que parece el mismo plano, a lo mejor es un efecto optico de los brillos del propio ojo.
Esta semana me deberia de llegar la lente especial macro de my Sony para mi camara...a ver que tal los resultados.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1102 W: 95 N: 2611] (7555)
  • [2004-10-06 15:30]
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Hi Ricardo. Beautiful blues, lovely diagonals and great metalic sheen. all combined to make a stunning piicture!

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  • milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716)
  • [2004-10-06 17:31]
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F-4 is on the short side for these little critters, which shows in the left eye, but apart from that it's a great capture all round. This one ressembles very much our two Ischnura species - pumilio and elegans.
Enjoy the season while it lasts, up here it's about over, even the late species are getting scarce :-((

Very good colours. The sharpness is excellent as I can even see the small hairs on the body. Very well done.

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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2004-11-13 19:50]

Hola Ricardo, los detalles en esta damselfly son fantásticos, me encantó, estoy encantada con el detalle de los puntos azules que captaste en el brillo de sus ojos y en su naríz, es excelente poder apreciar tantos detalles de este hermoso insecto que ultimamente se han convertiro en unos de mis más cercanos amigos. Me gusta mucho el ángulo y la proyección de la sombra y las condiciones de la iluminación, una atmósfera muy agradable para poder apreciar a este lindo insecto. El marco y el efecto que le agregaste es muy bonito también. Yo tomé fotos de uno que tiene la cola parecida a éste, pero su cuerpo es verde y su longitud es como de unos 3 ó 3.5 cms, espero publicarla pronto. Agregué esta foto a mis favoritas, me gustó mucho, felicitaciones por tus fotos de libélulas, tu nota es muy buena también. Saludos. *Ninfa Urania*

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2004-12-03 13:59]
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I am intrigued with the colours of these damselflies. Your up-close is excellent. TFS

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  • Maru Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-12-08 16:56]
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Excelente macro! Los detalles que lograste del cuerpo y cabeza son magníficos. También el contraste entre luces y sobras en el fondo es muy bueno, y la sombre que proyecta sobre la hoja le agrega una muy bonita atmósfera.

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