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Male BlueTailed Damselfly

Male BlueTailed Damselfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro (SOLD), Digital ISO 320
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-14 6:16
Viewed: 3319
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A quicky today after yesterdays epic problem with the note on the Buff tip cats.
A male Blue tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans) resting on a stick on the edge of the nursery lake just above the water level. One of the UK's commonest damselflies and like this fairly easy to identiefy, the female though are completely different and come i several common colour variations inclueding one that looks the same as the male only the body /tail is much thicker and does not have the tapered look.
taken in the late afternoon with me lying on the ground with the camera also on the ground to steady it on the edge of the pond bank.
The image has been cropped by 50% with a slight rotation to get it tofit corner to corner to try to get as much of the insect in as possible.

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Great macro Robert. Great composition with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. Thank you for posting.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-14 10:35]

Hi Robert

What a great capture! Look an his long "tail"! :)
Excellent POV, super sharp details, lovely colors and lighting. Also very good BG, framing and composition.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Robert,
so wonderful, I like this sharp shot very much.
This must be a XXL-Damsel - I have never seen such a long one ;-)
Thanks, excellent post
Sabine - wishnugaruda

The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and good notes.

I've been impressed by the colour quality of the D200. I use one sometimes for sports photography, and the colours captured are far superior to those captured with my Canon.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Good composition and sharpness.
Cool details, it certainly has a long tail.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-15 10:07]

Hi Robert, excellent shot of Damself. I like your composition and the sharpness too. The branch is a great support!! Well done, Didier.

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