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Banded demoiselle

Banded demoiselle
Photo Information
Copyright: Ton Valk (digiton) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 3 N: 106] (1310)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sigma 180mm f3.5 Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-06 23:30
Viewed: 3288
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Confusion is possible between Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) and Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo). However, in males of the latter species, the whole surface of the wings appears dark. Females of the two species are more difficult to tell apart, Banded Demoiselle females having a greenish tinge to their wings, as opposed to the brownish wings of females Beautiful Demoiselle ?please note that it is more reliable to base your identification on the males.

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Hello Ton.
Excellent macro shot, sharp details, vivid colors, great light and very interesting subject, well blured BG,
TFS and best regards,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-07 10:33]

Hello Ton
I like it, very sharp details, clear image and wonderful colors.

Hello Ton,
Excellent capture, with a very beautiful light and background. The sharpness is really perfect, specially on the wings. I think a moderate cropping on the bottom and left/right can be better because it will give more importance to the demoiselle and less to the branch. Best regards,

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