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Platycnemis pennipes

Platycnemis pennipes
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Copyright: Martin Pustelnik (Eiren3) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 25] (228)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-04 22:05
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White-legged Damselfly during morning hygienic ritual.

One from photos from new book ,,The Dragonflies of Czech Republic,, the biggest european publication about dragonflies by Ales Dolny et al. (released 12/2008, 672s, weigh 3,8kg).

Breeds in well-vegetated, slow-flowing streams and rivers, but sometimes also in ponds and lakes. It is the only European Platycnemis ever found in completely water. Floating vegetation, such as plant debris or waterlilly leaves, is reguired for oviposition. ...from The Dragonflies of Europe (Askew).

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Hello Martin,
very nice picture with interesting composition, pose of White-legged Damselfly! Beautiful colours and derails.

Best regards, Leonid

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-05 4:13]

hi martin,
beautiful image and good timing, what looks like its clearing debris/water drops from its tail. good background and colors. bit too close, you could have given some more space around. tfs.

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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-02-05 10:43]

podoba mi się Twoje zdjęcie...ma ładne kolory w porannym ( chyba ) słońcu i miękkie światło. To co najbardziej lubię w fotografii: uchwycenie chwili, danego momentu, który już się nie powtórzy...Pięknie Ci się to udało. Doskonale też skomponowałeś to zdjęcie. Bardzo Ci za nie dziękuję i pozdrawiam z Polski.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-02-05 22:34]

Hello Martin,
Good capture of this "D" fly in action. Details are great and colors are contrasting well. Compositon and POV are excellent with soft BG.
Thanks for sharing

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-02-15 1:42]

Hi Martin

This is a lovely shot of the Platycnemis pennipes posing here very nicely from you!
The details are impeccably sharp and the terrific DOF you chose is excellent to keep the entire subject in very good focus while giving you a gorgeous blurry BG at the same time.
Lovely, well saturated colors and excellent composition on top of everything.

Bravo and TFS

PS: is this new book "The Dragonflies of Czech Republic" going to be published in English, too? If yes, i might also be interested in it :)

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