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Blue Featherleg female

Blue Featherleg female
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-05 9:53
Viewed: 1698
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White-legged Damselfly or Blue Featherleg, Platycnemis pennipes, is a damselfly of slow-flowing, muddy waters. It occurs from the Atlantic to Siberia and is often abundant throughout its range.
P. pennipes is about 32 millimetres (1.3 in) long. 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 double antehumeral stripes, wider head 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.In north-west Europe, it is mostly confined to flowing waters.
Mating is preceded by the male displaying his white legs in a fluttering display flight in front of females.[3] 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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Czesc Siggi,
piekne makro. Bardzo ladne kolory. Duzo szczegolow. Ekstra kompozycja.

Hello Siegfried,

Hope you are doing fine friend. Yes, I like this photo of damselfly a lot and do appreciate that you love nature in all its shapes and colours, flora, fauna all. You have done well to capture it full length with a fine focus and wonderful sharpness. The leaf looks lovely as does the blurred background. Thanks a lot for sharing a superb shot, Siegfried. And I am thankful that you come and post comments to my average photos, brother.....take care....warmest regards/Abid

Ciao Siegfried. Good light, beautiful colours excelelnte details.


Hello Siggi,
Great sharp photo, excellent colorful details, useful description, TFS!

Hello Siggi,
A super ciose-up.Perfect background and detail,very nice colours.The wings are perfectly focused and all the vening can clearly be seen.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-05 14:42]

Hi Siggi,great macro of the most common damselfy living in Europe,i like the total details from head to the tail,excellent colors and light balance too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Siegfried,
Nice viwe for this damselfly!... nice colors and a well manegd light. This shot is pefect to show us this species.

Hello Siggi
Beautiful photo with good composition and good sharpness.

Even focus on the entire subject, Siegfried.
The angle of light is so favourable it enhances the details on the damselfly very well.
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Siggi, great macro of elegant damselfly on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

perfect focus and very good details for this damselfly,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

Hallo Siegfried,
a very good macro of the White-legged Damselfly, fine details and splendid bright colours, very nice close composition
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-06 4:18]

Hi Siegfried.
You have pictured this small creature simply perfectly. Exposure, details, beautifulness of the scene, attractive POV create all together a perfectly looking picture. I cannot take the species so nicely as you do many years. It is a pity. However, looking your pictured I will try do this again and again. My kind regards and TFS.

Hello Siegfried,
This is very good species and amazing macro.
Well done

Hello Siegfried,
Impressive capture with excellent contrast and colors.
It is a interesting image taken from a very nice POV.
The details and colors are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-06 6:59]

Hello Siggi,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in splendid natural light and colours. Pleasing blurred background, composition and POV.

hello Siegfried
very good sharpness composition with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2012-03-06 14:01]

Merhaba Siegfried,
Çok güzel bir fotoğraf, tebrik ederim, selamlar..

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 235 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2012-03-07 1:29]

Beautiful one. I like the sharpness, light and presentation. It has a beautiful eye. Congratulation and thanks for sharing. Un saludo.

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