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Blue Grass Dartlet female

Blue Grass Dartlet female
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-03 23:38
Viewed: 2717
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blue Grass Dartlet - female
Pseudagriion microcephalum
Coenagrionidae family

This image for those whose love natural history. My last posting was of beautiful blue - male and this I presume is female. I hope the ID is correct, if not pl correct me. Length of the wings of female more than that of male, that was one clue.
In fact I captured this one before male species but was captivated by the beautiful blue and so concentrated on that while processing. Later while going through the images I found this one and it struck that this could be the female of the same species. Hence I processed and posting it here for you, friends.
They are smallest (Pseudagrion genus) of the damselflies and very difficult to capture beautifully. Tracking them among the grass, finding them on suitable perch, good background, sharpness from head to tail and lighting are pretty tough work. But it gives immense pleasure to capture one beautifully after all that back breaking work.

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Namastay and Good Morning Nagraj,

Perfectly composed and focussed macro capture of this pretty damselfly from lateral POV with excellent neat details against to fine green OFF BG!
TFS and have a nice WE!


green and blue. great colors pair. nicely contrasted to each other. sharp focus, POV, BG and diagonal composition great. good informative notes. Thanks for sharing this beauty, Nagaraj.
best wishes

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-04 1:10]

Very nice colors, details and good sharpness!

Hello Nagaraj
it's a great capture of this beautiful Coenagrionidae. Good colours saturation and nicely composed with a good POV, fine details and optimal focusing.

beautiful damselfly. nice coloration.

Hello nagaraj,
another beautiful picture of this Damsefly, excellent POV and DOF, a very pleasing composition with perfect and balanced partition, wonderful green BG.
Best regards

Excellent capture, very sharp details, nice natural light and colors,well blured BG,
TFS and best regards,


Nice composition....colours...details...but PS is seen which is not usual in your pictures.

Ciao Nagaraj. Again a great POV to exalt dephting and details. Exciting BW .


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-04 9:34]

Hello Nagraj,
Great the you could capture both male and female in identical poses from the same POV. This one of the female damselfly is as least as good as that of the male in every respect.
Nice to compare the two1
Thanks and all the best,

hello Nagaraj
Super sharpness composition with good details very goodBG.and beautiful colours
super shot
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-04 10:31]

Hello Nagaraj,
Very beautiful coloured photo in good sharpness and details. I like this composition more than your previous posting. Excellent POV and nice pose.
Have a great weekend,

Hello Nagaraj,

an good pov and dof, bg in this picture.
Fine colours.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-09-06 8:01]

Hello Nataraj,
Very nice to see both male and female, both in fine composition and showing great details and colours.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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