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Caballito del diablo

Caballito del diablo
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies, 40 points or more - 40 puntos o más, 50 points or more - 50 puntos o más [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-27 21:32
Viewed: 7606
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here my first post in TN, a dragonfly called Banded Demoiselle or Calopteryx Splendens. This is a female, you can notice because of the wide part at the end of the abdomen and also because of the green metalic color of the body and the white dot in the wings called pseudo-pterostigma. The male (courtesy of PDP) is blue inestead of green and has black band across the wings. They are quite small, 5 or 6 Cm. Were I live we call them "caballitos del diablo" which means "little horses of devil".

ellis49, Robbrown, carper, TAZ, oochappan, mogens-j, RAP, AndyB, PDP, Jean-Luc, JeanMichel, Lourens, Luc, touristdidi, phlr, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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Thanks all, I will post a male soon.extramundi 1 08-28 18:41
To mogens-j: Thanks & trick.extramundi 1 08-28 18:01
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A very good macro Felipe.
Nice colors , good details and good DOF.
Good note.
Well done.
Welcome to TN.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-08-28 2:26]

Compliments ! Quelle magnifique photo pour cette superbe libellule ! Tout est excellent : couleurs, netteté, composition...
Congratulations, well done !

Welcome on TN Felipe,
You start with an exelent macro, with a good capture, great colours, a great dof, and a good note. I really like it, very well done.

Welcome to TN Felipe, and really you enrich this site with an outstanding sharp, goood Dof and composition photo. You have put up a remarkable norm of quality that will make us watching you.TFS. Good note.

Superb sharpness and detail. Looks amazing.

Welcome on TN Felipe. Very nice first post of this little dragonfly. We have them here in Denmark too and I have seen a few but never succeded to get a good shot of one.

The picture is clear and sharp with very natural colours. The well used dof really sets her off in a nice way and the composition is good. Good note too.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-28 7:30]

Bienvenido a TN Felipe.
Gran entrega para esta primera presentacion.
Nitidez, encuadre y colores hermosos.
Una excelente profundidad de campo que permite disfrutar de la imagen del insecto en primer plano.
Bien hecho!.

Felipe, You've made a good shot. I love the overall sharpness and especially the details in the wings. It is one of the very few shots I see with a complete dragonfly sharp. Of course it helps if he folds his wings together;-)
Good work.
Greetings, Jan

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-28 13:58]

A very nice capture.
Excellent detail and great DoF.
Great colours and I like the shadow on the leaf from the insect.
Excellent,very well done.

La recepción a TN Felipe, imagen realy agradable de A a la
1ra, al nise mordido de muchos hightlighting de la sol del
detalle en el cuerpo, y a la profundidad de Field/focus (DOF) es
buena también bastante fuera foco levantar el demoiselle así que
de nosotros lo considera claramente, pero qué tengo gusto es que
podemos inmóvil conseguir una idea de sus suroundings. Gracias por
compartir esta imagen con nosotros. Los puntos más adelante he
utilizado toda la mina para arriba para hoy.

Welcome to TN Felipe,
A realy nice 1st image , nise bit of sunshine hightlighting a lot of detail in the body, and the Depth of Field/focus (DOF) is good too enough out of focus to lift the demoiselle so we see it clearly, but what I like is that we can still get an idea of its suroundings.
Thank you for sharing this image with us.
Points later I've used all mine up for today.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-28 15:07]

Very good take of this Demoiselle. Nice detail and good composition. Well done.

Great in sharpness and colours. You can see every detail of this dragonfly, wonderful natural bacjground to, good shot, Felipe !

Welcome to TN, Felipe. This is a very nice photo for your 1st post. Great work. Keep 'em comming.

Très bon cliché avec de remarquables couleurs.
Composition très réussie
J'ai eu bien du plaisir à contempler le mâle et la femelle!
Well done Felipe!

Beautiful details, and a very sharp image all over. The blue background works very well to equilibrate the colors. Wings transparency and filtered leaves behind is very attractive. One of the best Demoiselle photo I've seen.

Beautiful picture, the colors are very beautiful, the quality of the photograph is incredible, the details are impressive.

Superb shot,Filipe. I am impressed with the allmost transparent wings. Beautifully sharp right throug.

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2004-09-23 9:04]

Excellent photo. Nice and clear. The colours and details are really good. Nice with the shadow on the leaf.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-09-23 23:15]

Jolie demoiselle aux yeux doux.
Belle capture, Felipe.

Outstanding, and beautiful!!! Great sharpness!

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2004-10-03 2:41]

One of the best picture from demoiselle.
Very nice close up, good composition, background excellent.

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  • Galax (92)
  • [2004-10-17 17:23]

good sharpness and the background is also OK. Maybe the letters are too brightness

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.
Take care

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-25 11:23]

Felipe, que linda foto. Nitidez perfeita, ótimo ângulo e cores fantásticas.



A very nice capture.
Excellent detail and great DoF.

Muy bointa la foto.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-06-08 11:21]

Excellete composition Felipe, Superbe macro, L'ensemble est irréprochable.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-29 8:00]

Amaising photo Felipe!
Perfect on everything!
Great POV and BG!
Keep on going!

Hi Felipe,
Welcome to TN. :) As I once wrote to Maite, it's always interesting to check out our friends' debut photos, to see how they started here. This is much, much better than for ex. my 1st posts were. Great colors, details, sharpness, compo - couldn't be any better. Big congratulations.
Saludos, László

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