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Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus,  1758)
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-03
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-15 0:23
Viewed: 1991
Points: 42
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Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Bella damigella europea si trova spesso vicino ad acque a flusso rapido. Il maschio adulto ha le ali marrone-nero scure con le vene blu. L’esemplare immaturo ha spesso ali piů marroni e molto piů pallide. Hanno il corpo blu-verde metallico ed occhi blu-verde. La femmina ha le ali iridescenti di colore marrone scuro, una zona bianca vicino alla punta delle ali e un corpo verde metallico con una punta bronzea all'addome. Le femmine fanno fino a 300 uova alla volta sulle piante acquatiche. Le uova hanno un periodo di incubazione intorno a 14 giorni, la larva si sviluppa per due anni nella vegetazione, nei residui della pianta o nelle radici sommersi. Svernano solitamente in fango o melma. I maschi sono territoriali, appollaiandosi nelle vegetazione ripariale e negli alberi. Inseguono gli insetti di pasaggio, tornando spesso allo stesso ramo.

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Impressive point of view and well capture lovely creature friend Silvio! The dept of field in this photograph is simply superb! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Ciao Silvio,
Excellent macro, great sharpness and details on the insect. Colors are also very nice except for that blown out patch in the background (which is superbly blurred, by the way). Good job amico mio. Congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards, László

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-15 0:45]

Hello Silvio
Wonderful capture of this Damselfly with metallic colors
Thanks for sharing

Hi Silivio,

what an beautiful Damselfly you have been taken with good low pov and sharpness.
Fine colours and good blurred bg.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-15 2:38]

Hello Silvio,
Superb wings pattern. Excellent composition, sharpness, exposure, and color saturation. TFS this beauty.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Silvio..Great capture.. Beautiful wings and very good details...Well done..TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-15 4:07]

Hello Silvio,
A lovely capture of this female Damselfly showing it in a classic pose. Excellent sharp focus and lovely colours in this fine composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Silvio, excellent macro shot of this damselfly.
The composition, details and POV are wonderful.
TFS and regards,

Talk about a fine tooth comb! Look at the clarity on those haunches!!! I reckon my wife could use a hairbrush out of one..her hair being so fine. I keep mine unkempt for "being in character" sake...:-)

A wonderful addition for the master. I am glad your not as good at bowling eh? My average was about 188. How about you?

Hi Silvio,

Very great damselfly shots. Color tones, light and sharpness, excellent set. Pleasing to the eye of a successful work. TFS

King Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-15 8:47]

Hello Siggi,
Another photo in superb clarity taken from a very nice POV. Excellent sharp details. Splendid metallic colours and a very good composition and DOF.

Excelente captura Silvio, como viene siendo habitual últimamente en tu galería.
Buenos colores, encuadre y posadero. Luz de fondo algo molesta.
Buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

hi Silvio
what a shot!look like somebody made this by brush not by camera
colour,focus,sharpness,details,POV,BG...etc. all is nice and beautiful.

Ciao Silvio,
grande immagine per questa damigella, luce dettagli e colori al top. Bravo. Un saluto, Paolo

Hola Silvio,
Una damigella bellamente iluminada y con una DOF perfecta!
Saluti caro amico,
Felice finne settimana per voi!

Dear Silvio,
you do great justice to the natural beauty of this female C. virgo specimen with your expertise in close up photography, providing us with a perfectly focused and exposed scene. TFS indeed my friend.

Ciao amico mio,

Fine macro work, the damselfly is perfectly sharp. Great POV and composition too.
TFS and have a nice night/weekend!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-16 3:17]

Hello Silvio,
this is an excellent view of the fly. Very nicely captured with sharpness forst class. The details are so splendid.
What a view to me.
Excellent job, really.


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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-10-16 14:17]

Successful profile of this damselfly.
Fine details. Focus and point of view are spot on.

Hola Silvio

Vaya macro más excelente y que perfecta nitidez, como se aprecian los detalles de las alas, una imagen perfecta y de colores excelentes.

Un saludo de Antonio

Silvio...quelle merveille! Le niveau de détails est vraiment impressionnant!!Bravo!!


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