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°female Calopteryx splendens°°

°female Calopteryx splendens°°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-08 3:39
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Points: 8
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Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)

The Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens is a species of damselfly belonging to the family Calopterygidae. It is often found along slow-flowing streams and rivers. It is an Eurasian species occurring from the Atlantic coast eastwards to Lake Baikal and north-western China.
This is a large damselfly with a total length of up to 48 mm and a hindwing length of up to 36 mm.

The male has translucent wings which each have a broad, dark iridescent blue-black spot (or band) across the outer part. On immature dragonflies the spot is dark brown. The body can be a metallic blue or blue-ish green.

The female has translucent, pale green iridescent wings with a white patch near the tip, and a metallic green body.

from wikipedia

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 1/100
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2010-08-06 10:32
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 86 kb

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Another beautiful damsel Sergio.
Love the metallic lustre.
This Calopteryx splendens is definitely my favourite.
I love the ultraviolet male too.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-08 5:57]

fine image of beautifully colored damselfly, great pose, well captured with good composition. tfs.

Hello Sergio,
Nice capture with very good colours and sharp details.
Great composition.

Hello Sergio
fine capture of this female Calopteryx splendens, excellent sharp details, superb pose and presentation, i like also the green color tones
very well done and good night

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