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they will come soon

they will come soon
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Copyright: teunie polak (wuta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/240 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-05 10:30
Viewed: 4893
Points: 73
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Widespread and common. Flies from May to early September. It is not choosy as to habitat, though it prefers lakes and ponds, being less common on flowing water and in exposed and upland sites. It can also tolerate some salinity. Females occur in a variety of colour forms, and the distribution and relative frequency of these in Ireland is unknown. Immature females are either form violacea (violet thorax) or form rufescens (reddish-pink thorax). The immature rufescens matures into a form known as rufescens-obsoleta whilst the immature violacea can mature either into the andromorph or into infuscans.

Males of this species are similar to males of the much rarer Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura pumilio. However the commoner Blue-tail is a larger insect and the blue on the tail is confined to segment 8, whereas in the Scarce Blue-tail it covers the posterior portion of segment 8 and all of segment 9. The shape of the pronotum also differs, in Ischnura elegans it has a pronounced rectangular-shaped median lobe wheras in I. pumilio the median lobe is gently rounded and much less pronounced.

here I had found this information.

I hope this is the right specie and i hope you like the shot.
groetjes Teunie

wallhalla15, ALIRIZA, Dando, carper, AndyB, anavazao, liquidsunshine, jhm, dew77, ellis49, metcher, livios, loot, PDP, thistle, SkyF, paulbright, marhowie, cedryk, mario-roberto, blakitan, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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Hello Teunie,
this is a great macro shot about the damselfly. Great sharpness, details, clarity, natural colours and great POV too! This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.

Super macro Teunie!.POV,details, colors, composition,framing all top-notch.. TFS. Congratulations...

Hi Teunie,
this is a wonderful shot, I love damselflies so much. You are very close and there's a nice light-reflection in the eye, very nice, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-05 13:18]

Hi Teunie, excellent macro with great detail and green tones. Well captured and TFS.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-03-05 14:07]

ik was er zelf bij,
dit is een uitstekende macro, goed gecropped, well zou ik hier een neat Image gebruiken voor de ruis wat weg te nemen. verder hele mooie pov en een schitterende dof, goed werk.
gr. jaap

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-05 15:14]

Hello Teunie,
This is a nice macro.
Very good composition and POV with nice detail.
There is some background noise which should be easy to remove with neat image,other than that its a fine capture.


Hi Teunie
Incredible Macro.
Good colors and composition.
Great POV and sharpnees.

nice green macro with nice details, composition, colours...

Well captured Teunie,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2006-03-06 1:45]

Hallo Teuni,
Ik beb best verwonderd van die grote kop, wij staan daar gewoon niet bij stil welke mooi dieren er alle maal rond zwermen, de verschillende kleueren verbazen mij eveneens, u werkt zeer goed.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-06 2:53]

Hello Teunie!
Excellent macro.It's very close and well detailed.POV,
framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hi Teunie,
you are right, soon can we seen these beautiful insects.
Lovely colours, good POV and composition, IMO you have cropped it a bit to much.
Well done.

Hi, Teunie.
Nice macro. Good composition and colors. Beautiful BG.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-06 20:51]

Great macro, nice colors and sharpness. Thanks.


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-06 22:25]

Teunie, I have the feeling the image could be a little bit sharper, but, anyway, this is a nice capture.

I like pov and composition. Lovely shades of green.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-09 3:52]

Hi Teunie.
Excellent macro, very nice colors and details, I like the greens, the green is life.

Thanks and I wait more photos ,tips, critiques and comments.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-03-10 0:40]
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Dagsę Teunie
I told you before, you are a good photographer and we need to see more of your work and this posting prove my point. Great capture of those crazy eyes. Very well done.
In saying that I also need to be honest with you. I think you would probably be the first to recognise/acknowledge some pitfalls in the photo. No big deal, but we probably should address that in all fairness to you and maybe assist in ensuring that the next posting is even better.
1. Slight over exposure as can be seen on the very bright little twig. Smaller aperture with slower shutter speed could possibly cure this as explained in item 3.
2. Noise in the BG possibly the result of cropping/enlarging and the sharpening tool as the ISO at 160 should have been able to live up to expectations.
3. DOF slightly down on overall sharpness. I'm no great macro master myself (yet, chuckle) but the wise guys tell me you need about f/11-f/16 for a shot like this and even that gives you only a couple of mm depth of field to work with. That means a tripod is an essentiality for this scenario. You know what your cicumstances was while taking this shot, so just maybe there is some good advice for you in this.
Please see and accept this as an effort to give positive critique and in the process hopefully help you to improve on the next shot.
Great effort and TFS.

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  • Norok Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 2 N: 7] (191)
  • [2006-03-12 15:23]

Bravo. Les détails sont impréssionants.

Very unusual pov and well done - good colour and focus

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-03-14 15:02]

Not soon enough!

Hi Teunie, nice shot. Maybe this is a large crop so I think it has lost a little detail. It's a good close up though. Nice colours and composition. Shame the white area burned out a little.

Hello Teunie,
It's a nice picture. I like the framing here, lovely colours too. The picture is a bit unsharp though and the burned out area is very distracting.
Anyway, well done on this one!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-18 14:37]

Hello Teunie,
great macro, the crop surely leads ones focus on to the excellent details. Colors are amazing. great POV.

beautiful colors and very nice close up! description too is very helpful. TFS!

You will do magic with a macro lens and a DSLR.

Nice closeup Teunie,
Some great detail and a nice POV with this..
Well done!

Such a beautiful shot you have captured here. Congratulations on a job well done.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-04-09 11:58]

Hello Teunie,
Very nice macro with nice details, however a bit noisy.
Best greetings,

Great Macro Teunie!!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-05-08 16:09]

Hello Teunie!
Absolutelly fantastic shot! I love green colours, light, details! POV is just excellent. Very good macro.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-04 19:09]

Hi Teunie
Good macro shot. Great colours and sharpnes. Also good note.
well done


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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-06-09 18:19]

Hello Teunie,

What a great portrait ... colors and details are just great. TFS Donald

Amazingly detailed macro. Slightly overexposed but beautiful colours.

excellente details. green on green is a master touch.
TFS Mario

Hallo Teunie,
Great macro-shot of this damselfly. Good sharpness and nice details. Nicel blurry BG and nice simple frame.

Ben Lakitan

bonjour teunie
le BG comporte un peu de bruit mais les details sur la tęte sont excellent en rapport a la taille reelle du sujet.

Hello Teunie,
A good clouse-up, with good details and colours. I see noise in the image, maybe due to the enlargement, but´s still a good composition.

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-21 15:47]

Hola Teunie:
Woow! Gran macro con lindos colores y grandes detalles. Muy bien la iluminaciňn y el encuadre. Es una linda composiciňn.
Saludos, Nelly

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-04 7:47]

Hi Teunie.
Amazing close-up. It is very difficult to get such beautiful macro using compact camera. Great magnification ratio, excellent details and wonderful at high range colour palette. My compliments and TFS.

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