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Look, I'm eating...

Look, I'm eating...
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Copyright: Joanna Wieczorek (cafecrem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1201 W: 60 N: 1392] (9248)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Camera: Olympus 765UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-21 5:50
Viewed: 5089
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Damselfly (Suborder Zygoptera) is an insect in the Order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact their wings are held along the body when at rest. They are also usually smaller, and weaker fliers than dragonflies, and the eyes are separated.

Odonata is an order in the class Insecta, encompassing those insects commonly known as dragonflies (either when referring to the group as a whole or for the species in the suborder Anisoptera) and damselflies (for the species in the suborder Zygoptera). The term Odonate has been coined to provide an English name for the group as a whole, in an attempt to resolve the problem caused by the dual meaning of the term dragonfly. This term is not however in common usage, and instead most Odonata enthusiasts solve the problem by using the term true dragonfly when referring to just the Anisoptera.

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Hi Joanna,
This is a great shot.
I think the species is Ischnura elegans (a male).
Well done.

hi joanna
beautiful colors and good DOF.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-21 6:37]

Hello Joanna!
Excellent close up.Clear details,POV,
sharpness,colors ,framing and composition
are wonderful.Have a nice weekend!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-01-21 6:53]

bardzo fajne makro, super kolory i głębia ostrości. Podoba mi się.
Pozdr. Al.


A very nice capture.Details are good but the BG is a bit messy.TFS

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-01-21 8:19]

Hi Joanna, nice shot, great details, fabulous the purple colour, what a pretty one. Nice weekend Reina

Hi Joanna,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Beautiful.


Hi Joanna,
you caught a good moment.
The POV ans compositiona are very good. Good DOF and details too.
Very well done.

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  • ErEs2 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 15] (582)
  • [2006-01-21 10:13]

sniadanie na trawie... w doslownym znaczeniu ;)
Bardzi ladne ujecie, ladne odwzorowanie kolorow i ciekawa kompozycja :)

Hello Joanna.
Excellent sharp details on this damselfly. This is a great composition with great POV, excellent sharpness, colours and lighting. Thanks for posting.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-21 11:21]

Beautiful composition Joanna!
Excellent and educational note!
You and Greg are so talented. I really look forward each day going to see what you two have posted! It has become a very nice daily treat!
Thank you!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-21 15:46]

I like composition and moment! Triangle made by grass and damselfly is great. Moment perfectly spotted. I don't know what was on dinner but your model is happy for sure ;-)

Hi Joanna,
that's a beautiful moment and the shot is very sharp. I also have seen this several times last year, amazing to see how they catch the flies and eat them. Bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Joanna,
This is a very good shot. I like the gaudy appearance of this Damselfly. Very nice colours and rasor sharp.
Complioments! Thx and regards, Ruud

What a wonderful and hungry damselfly, with such beautiful color.

Great composition, details, lighting, POV and exposure.

Thank you Joanna, for this well composed and interesting image!

Joanna, No time for comment. Well deserved ;-)Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-22 1:28]

After looking at Greg's winter scene, it is lovely to open up your photo Joanna. What a summery scene, and your Damselfly looks superb. Nice and sharp and so colourful. Well done

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-23 1:49]

Hi Joanna, this is a great close-up. Excellent detail and colours.

Very nice colors with an excellent composition, the detail is very crisp in this image. :)

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2006-01-24 10:04]

Witaj Joanno,
Fantastyczna jakość fotografii, swietny balans bieli. Kadrówanie bez zarzutów i super kolorystyka. Miałaś też szczęście lub sporo cierpliwości by wyłapać ten właśnie moment.

good note!
The photo have a great perspective, colours, composition, DOV!

Hi, Joanna.
Nice damselfly shot. Well composed. Great sharpness and details on whole damselfly. Beautiful colors.

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  • olar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-02-21 2:52]

NIe zdawalam sobie sprawy że takie owady tez moga jeść rekami. Że też udało ci sie zrobic takie dokladne zdjecie.

Hello Joanna!
Very nice close up.POV,colors,sharpness,blurred BG and
composition are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.

WoW!!! Quel explosion de couleur tout en détails . Vraiment trčs bien réalisé.

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-11 6:40]

Very nice shot Joanna!
Very beautiful odonata!
I like very much of the blue colour!
Good POV and BG!

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