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Thinking at future having fun

Thinking at future having fun
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2, CeltickRanger's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-07 15:44
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Class: Insecta

Order: Odonata

Suborder: Zygoptera

Family: Platycnemididae

Genus: Platycnemis

Species: P. pennipes

The White-legged Damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes) is a damselfly of slow-flowing, muddy waters. It is much more restricted in range than the Banded Demoiselle which it invariably accompanies.Mature adults differ from most other blue damselflies in having expanded white edges to the tibiae, paired black markings down most of the abdomen, broad pale brown antehumeral stripes and a pale brown pterostigmata.
The male has a blue abdomen that is often pale and usually has a greenish thorax.
The female is a very pale yellow-green colour with black markings.This species favours unshaded slow-flowing sections of muddy rivers with abundant floating vegetation. it has been recorded in tidal rivers and the larvae seem well able to tolerate brackish water. It also occurs in muddy streams but is rare in lakes or ponds of any sort.
Mating is preceded by the male displaying his white legs. Elongated eggs are laid whilst in tandem, into emergent stems and especially the underside of floating leaves. The larvae live amongst bottom debris and emerge after two years.After emerging, adults tend to congregate in the shelter of tall vegetation, although some immatures wander away from water and have been found five kilometres away from the nearest breeding site.

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Hello Luciano,
Unique composition with so many White-legged Damselflies in mating/egg laying ritual. Very well captured moment, may be the first on TN. TFS
Best wishes-Subhash

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-07 22:08]

Hi Luciano

Wow, have they no shame (chuckle). In human terms this would have been unaccepted behaviour, but with these damselflies it is a rare moment, a valuable sighting and an excellent capture.

I am of the opinion that the outstanding result does not reveal the difficult circumstances you might have experienced to nail this shot. Good lighting control and great details.

Splendid work and TFS.

Hahaha:) this wonderful and expertly taken macro of mating damselfly pairs confirm your Mr. paparrazzi nickname MF!:)
This is not only impressive also aesthically great presentation of the love of wildlife too MF! Congratulations!
Also thanks a lot for sharing it with us!
Have a great sunday amico mio!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-07 22:26]

Ciao Luciano,
A wonderful capture of intense reproductive activity!
These pairs of P. pennipes are clearly shown against the dark water with fine sharpness and lighting in a pleasing composition.
You should have some to photograph next summer!
Thanks and have a good Sunday,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-07 23:40]

Hello Luciano.
This is a very nice capture of these lovers. Beautiful colors, good details and a nice simple composition. Because of DOF, they are well isolated from the BG.Congratulations and TFS.Beszt regards Siggi

hello Luciano
exceptional scene of coexistence, difficult composition and light that you attribute with a artistic dose,very well photographic!
keep photographing! TFS

Ciao Luciano, ci ha ragione Bayram, sei proprio unPaparazzi eccezionale, fantastica orgia di gruppo, scatto bellissimo con le candide sposrcaccione esaltate dallo sfondo scuro, bravissimo, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio

Cia Luciano,
quando ho visto questa immagine ho pensato "Luciano mi costringe a pubblicare quelle di cui avevo parlato nel mio precedente commento altrimenti penserà ad un bluff" allora mi sono deciso, ma le sei coppie le pubblico solo in WS. Anche questa un'immagine di ottimo impatto visivo e giocata ancor più sui contrasti di luce, i riflessi questa volta si perdono un po', ottimo il taglio compositivo anche se a causa della prospettiva c'è un'impercettibile caduta verso destra.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona domenica

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-08 8:43]

Hello Luciano,
These Damsels seem to be having a great party together!! A very fine and well-timed capture showing great details. The light and colours are wonderful!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Luciano,
it's a crowd there in the lake ... what a fantastic moment, I love it.
Excellent shot, thanks.
You know what will come in springtime after this szene you captured? I have the finale here today ... Greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-08 10:48]

Hi Luciano. You have captured so many all at once. Some with refections in the water. They all seem to be having fun . Well seen and taken . TFS.

Hello Luciano,

a very nice picture with good pov from this mating couples.
Exellent picture with fine colours.


Hello Luciano,

A great capture & timing with beautiful colors & details. Well take with lovely POV.
TFS & best regards!


Mi hai detto che avresti cercato di inventarti qualcosa ma non pensavo ad un "orgetta artistica" Ottima la luce. Sto tribolando con il PC che mi s'inchioda ogni cinque minuti. O gli sparo o lo cambio....


hello Luciano
great composition with nice details
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

salut Luciano

une excellente photo de ces insectes prises par un excellent POV
et le cadrage en paronamique dont ta Sony HX1 en fait,
excellent focus sur l'ensemble de l'image avec netteté et détails,
j'aime le jeux d'ombres et de lumières de ta photo, TFS


Originalidad en el formato y los colores Luciano. Una composición diferente que por la luz y los colores me recuerda a algunas obras Chinas, solo le faltan unas letras en ese idima en la base jeje.
Un abrazo y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

bonjour Luciano
tu nous montres une scene formidable ! superbe composition de ces cinq couples de demoiselles en copulation pose
beaux détails, belle lumière et excellente composition
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2009-11-08 16:45]

Hi Luciano
WOW!!! What a composition...Excellent capture...Extraordinay photo...TFS

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-09 3:04]

Bonjour Luciano,
Une image presque mystérieuse avec ce ballet de demoiselles à la coloration bien pâle et qui se reflètent dans l'eau pour mieux nous impressionner. Une image très originale et très bien exécutée.
Bonne semaine

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-11-09 7:20]

Hi Luciano
What a curious and beautiful composition.Good POV and excellent capture of the light.Colors and reflextion are very nice.Your text is also very good.
TFS Michel

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-11-09 10:51]

Hi Luciano,
Very difficult scene to photograph, well congratulations you have done a great work of art.Spot on exposure and pin sharp image.Well timed!

This is one of the best shots I've seen till date, Luciano!

Cher Luciano!

Tu me fais souvent des compliments en parlant de moi comme étant un artiste. Cette image que tu nous présentes aujourd'hui est la preuve, parmi d'autres d'ailleurs, que tu l'es autant. L'impact artistique crée par la lumière et la composition est superbe. Les réflections, netement moins présentes que leur "originaux", ajoutent clairement à la valeur de l'image.



Ciao Luciano
Non avevo visto il balletto delle libellule, che c'offri...
La scena è rarissima..
applauso e grazie

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