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Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly

Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly
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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: 2010-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Damselflys [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-08 9:12
Viewed: 2968
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my TN friends.

It's a time ago that i posted some pictures on TN and was not active. I had serious trouble with my back, could not walk or sit. Today was the first day that i could walk with no much pain so i went out to make some pictures. This is a special one, it's the first time i see it and succeeded making a nice picture of it.
I hope you like it to.
Have a great sunday evening.

26-31 mm. Pterostigma's tone: dark basic, bright top. Male: forewing pterostigma risks clearly larger than hind wings. Abdomen dark in top view, with segment 9 and 8 top light blue (the "lantern"). In blue on segment 9 is often a fine black markings are present, which may be more or less extensive. Lighter parts of brisket (very) light blue and green. Female: Never 'lantern', top segments 8 and 9 completely dark. Young females are mostly bright orange: sides of thorax, lateral abdomen, total abdominal segments 1 and 2, sets and single leaf veins. The eight eye spots are very large and orange. Shoulder Seam Stripes are most visible as a thin black line. The top of abdominal segments 3 to 10 were black. Subsequently changing the females of color: the orange disappears and the dark markings expanding. The abdomen is completely dark, the eight eye spots are slightly smaller and the shoulder seam line becomes clearer. The bottom of the eye is green. The other highlights are either olive green or blue. The green variety is brown to gray with age. The blue variant is rarer than the green.

Gr. Hans

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hallo Hans
Blij dat je er weer bent en hoop dat het goed gaat met je
Dit is een mooie met super kleuren en goed van scherpte
ik zie graag nog meer van je ,want dan gaat het ook weer beter met je
groetjes lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-08 10:30]

Hallo Hans,
Goed van jou weer een foto te zien. Ik hoop dat het beter gaat nu. Dit is een prachtige opname met erg mooie kleuren en uitstekende scherpte. Goede diepte in de foto. Prima compositie en achtergrond.

Hello Hans,
Excellent capture with superb focus and lovely colours.
Superb composition and POV. Useful photographer's note.

  • maurydv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
  • [2010-08-08 11:21]

Hello Hans,
a fantastic capture of Ischnura pumilio taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness and splendid colours (i also took many pictures of this form aurantiaca), very well composed.
Best wishes for your back
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Hans,
A nice capture of this beautiful Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hallo Hans,

the walk heeft je goed gedaan misschien niet voor je lichaam maar je hebt een pracht plaatje geschoten.
Deze heb ik ook nog nooit gezien.
Goede compositie, scherpte en wazige achtergrond.
Mooie kleuren.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-08 12:34]

Hello Hans,
A superb macro of a female Ischnura pumilio in the 'orange phase'. Excellent POV, sharpness, natural colours and clean BG to make this a fine portait of this species that is quite rare in Sweden.
Thanks and best regards,

Ahhh Hans MF!!

Sad news from you! I wish you speedy recovery MF!
This is very pleasant and fantastic image of a Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly on the worn-out flower head. The composition and exposure looks wonderful. Nicely placed in the frame too.
TFS and have a great and healty new week!


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