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Blue Damselfly (Enallagama cyathigerum)


Blue Damselfly (Enallagama cyathigerum)
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Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 19 N: 151] (571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist D, Tamron SP 90mm
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/3000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): British Wildlife Centre - 12 July 2006 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-13 13:13
Viewed: 5242
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo of a Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagama cyathigerum) was taken over the frog pond on the Trek Earth British Wildlife day. The green in the background is the out of focus covering of the pond.

Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along the body when at rest. Damselflies are also usually smaller, and weaker fliers than dragonflies, and their eyes are separated.

When I look at some other blue damselfly pictures, I notice that others have what looks to be a claw on the back of them - mine does not have a trace of this. I wonder if this is a difference between males and females - if you know, drop me a line or post a comment. Thanks.

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  • Great 
  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-07-13 13:15]

Bonjour,
Quelle longueur. Et dire que tout cela réussit à voler.
Bonne journée
clnaef

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-13 13:24]

Hi Dan,
A good day out yesterday. Great shot here, that Tamron looks like a good lens. Nice detail, especially for f/3.2. Great colours too, My single Damselfly shot was nowhere near this quality.
Cheers,
Adrian

Nice shot Dan, colour has come out very well, good to met you.

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  • MojoUK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
  • [2006-07-13 13:43]

Hi Dan,

Very crisp and clean shot of this colourful insect. I like the viewpoint you have chosen and the careful thought to the background makes the whole image pop.

Nice to have met you yesterday, will have to get together again sometime.

Regards, Mark.

Hi Dan,
it's a nice arrangement, I like the diagonal pose. Sharpness on the tail could be a little better, perhaps you try higher exposure, f10 or more would be wonderful here on the long insect. I always use a flash for those shots, so I have f25 with 160 - 200 seconds.
Anyway, it's a nice shot, thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • Great 
  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-07-13 14:52]

Hallo Dan,
well composed picture of this damselfly showing very nice the colour pattern of the body. There is a clear focus on thorax and abdomen, the background left non-disturbing.
Peter

  • Great 
  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-07-13 15:16]

Hi Dan,

yes it is the difference between males and females. Nice capture and great colours, DOF could have been slightly greater, but yours is better than mine, so I can't really complain!

Emma

  • Good 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-13 18:06]

Very nice shot of this small odonata!
A bit soft on focus on the body.
Good on colours and BG!
TFS!

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-14 2:30]

Hi Dan,

A good shot of this damsefly,however could be a bit sharper if you closed your aperture a bit more (f higher),overall well done and TFS,

Paul

  • Great 
  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-07-14 7:26]
  • [2]

Dan,

Great detail, DOF, OOF BG, Compsition, POV, Sharpness and Lighting. TFS,
Sheriff

Hi Dan, lovely shot of this damselfly. I agree with others that slightly more DOF would be good but it's a lovely shot nonetheless. It's really sharp with lovely colour and a beautiful soft BG. Well done :)

It was great to meet you, I hope we can all do something similar again soon.

Nice shot Dan, colour has come out very well, good to met you.

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