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~ Agriocnemis Pygmaea ~
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragonflies of the World, Dragonflies - Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-26 6:53
Viewed: 3864
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

Agriocnemis pygmaea (Rambur, 1842)
Photo taken in Kedah (Malaysia) on 2008-01-26

Found in Asia: Bangladesh, China, Guandong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Hainan, Indonesia, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan



This damsel is so tiny that my lens has to be focused manually to find it. It was already hard enough to see with my own eyes among the tall grass by the river.

For the first time, after some useful critiques from friends here, I was seen lugging my tripod and the flash ready to fire. Late evening with poor lighting and I still manage a rather sharp image I felt worth the post.

Again, would be grateful if anyone here can ID this.

Have a wonderful weekend.


jaycee, c_rapp, rousettus, spalaxtr, boreocypriensis, pablominto, Necipp, uleko, jpdenk, mariki has marked this note useful
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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-26 9:04]

Hi Jusni,

Amazingly sharp shot of this tiny damsel. Beautiful colors that show up nicely against the good background. It's so skinny that I'm sure it can easily be overlooked.


Pressing for time, going out of city for some photographing!
just drop by to compliment this lovely posting
see you later

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-26 9:19]

Hi Jusni,great work,not easy to made so perfect,i love this insects but isn't easy to capture as your nice pic,thanks for share,Luciano

Beautiful sharp details and wonderful color. great dof and an interesting pov. TFs

merhaba Jusni,
This beautiful damselfly captured with very nice macro. Nicely composed. Focus and POV also nice. But I cant help on identification. It looks like some to Lestes species. But your fauna very different our Palaearctic Region's fauna. Interestingly, Oriental Region fauna and flora more similar Ethiopian (subsharan Africa) fauna due to the Continental Drift. But I am only interested in Oriental mammals.
Thanks for sharing, best wishes

Hi Jusni,

Very nice capture of a damselfly, sharp and nice BG.

Dear Jusni: This is a fantastic shot and brilliant colors. I like going to your Sites to check out the new photos that you upload. It's interesting. Your dragonfly is exceptional and I would have loved being there and shooting this beauty. Keep up the great stuff. Lidia

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-26 22:23]

Hello Jusni,
It's a little late tonight, so I'm just marking
your posting tonight.. Well done


Hi Jusni,
Very nice and beautiful damsel fly macro. harpness and details suberp. The whole body of insect is sharp. DOF, POV and BG very good. TFS,
Regards from Turkey,

Merhaba Jusni,
Very nice capture of a damselfly rendering all details. DOV POV and sharpnes wonderful! Well done friend.

Hi Jusni, beautiful damselfly with splendid details, great sharpness and lovely blurry BG, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Jusni,
An interesting composition with an interesting insect!
Sharp fine details make the subject stand out well, nice feeling of depth...
Good colours that work well together!
Pablo -

Hello Jusni, excellent sharp detail perfect DOF and focus. good background seperation. Nice work tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Jusni,

It looks tiny indeed! What a delicate insect that you captured with good details which might not have been easy to do. You chose excellent aperture to make details stand out well; colors and exposure and beautiful too. There is a little noise in background that makes me wonder which ISO you use. Sorry, I can’t help with ID as I don’t know them much :) Thanks,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-28 0:26]
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Hello Jusni,
Excellent capture of this beautiful damselfly.
Sharp details and beautiful colours. It stands out nicely against the soft background too. Well done!
There is a fantastic web site called Asia-dragonfly.net where you will find ID of most species. They're not easy to ID from photos but have a look!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Bien capturada esta mini-libélula con impresionantes colores y una pose muy interesante. Buena iluminación y un original y bello conjunto.

Saludos Jusni: J. Ignasi Tejedor

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-29 17:06]

hi Jusni,

Great shot of the damsel, you've done an amazing job focusing manually to be able to present us this beautiful image. Great colours, excellent sharpness and well use of the flash!


Hello Jusni,

A very beautiful image of a difficult subject. I like the perfect focus on the insect's body combined with the nicely blurred background. Wonderful!


Hello Jusni,

Great picture of this tiny damselfly. Very good sharpness and beautiful colours.

Great shot! Sharply focussed, specially the eyes. I think you can try cropping ithe image horiozontally, and tilt it a little so as to make the damselfly vertical and parallel to the border of the image to see how it looks. Anyways,.. good work.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-30 23:44]

Assalamualikum Jusni,
great perching position of this minute insect. Well shot and very fine details are seen.
Wonderful piece of shot that need tonnes of patience and strength.


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