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Female Small spreadwing

Female Small spreadwing
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Copyright: Hans Hendriks (hansh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Damselflys [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-18 2:32
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As its name suggests, the Small Spreadwing is the smallest lestid in Europe. And as with all Lestes species, it typically holds its wings at an angle of about 45 degrees when at rest. It is a very common and widely distributed species throughout Europe except the British Isles and Scandinavia. The distinctive features which set Lestes virens apart from its congeners include its much smaller size and slender build, the colour of its pterostigma (dark reddish brown with a fine white line at its lateral borders) and the limited pruinescence in the male which covers S9 and S10 but not S1 or S2

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-18 2:40]

Hallo Hans,
Ook je tweede foto is prachtig. Erg mooie zachte kleuren en goede scherpte. Jammer dat de vleugels niet wat scherper zijn. De vage achtergrond is ook erg mooi. Uitstekende compositie.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2009-10-18 2:41]

Great sharpness and colors. TFS.

hello Hans!
excellent macro of Lestes virens
caught with great definition and details

ciO Sergio

Hi Hans,

Well composed and excellent soft color tone!
I like light tone with which the whole is covered, and it is very good that there is no noise. It looks mysterious that the wing has grown dim.


Hello Hans,
Sharp focus and perfect exposure. The image is crisp clear and well seen. TFS this fine image.

hallo Hans
dit is er weer een om in te lijsten!!
super scherpe compositie
met een mooi achtergrond
mooie kleuren en de details zijn erg goed te zien
great shot
groetjes lou

Hello Hans,
Welcome on TN! Fantastic capture. The light and DOF is perfectly managed. I like very well the composition with the tiny branchs and blurred BG. TFS,

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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-10-18 14:40]

what a beauty - clear, sharp with lovely colours, a fine side POV, excellent details.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hallo Hans,

een goede macrofoto van deze juffer.
Mooie dof en achtergrond waardoor goed geisoleerd.
Welkom op TN.
Mooie kleuren.


hello Hans
exceptional macro photo,very good management of light and colours,fine details
TFS thanks for sharing

Hello Hans
wonderful shot of this Very beautiful damselfly, the colors of the whole image are splendid and the details are crisp clear sharp
bravo for this wonderful capture

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