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Costa Rican Damselfly

Costa Rican Damselfly
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 12:38
Viewed: 4395
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture shows a damselfly from Costa Rica which I found well exposed at a forest edge in the mountaineous region around Santa Elena. The species looks similar to European Coenagrion and has also the same size.

While butterflies and beetles are represented by large-sized species in tropical areas, often much larger than species from temperate zones such as Europe, tropical dragon- and damselflies are similar in size compared to their 'temperate' counterparts.

So this tropical damselfly reminded me of the species occuring in my home country, Germany.

- No identification up to now
- bright sun light
- ISO 200
- no tri-/monopod

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Hello Peter
Very nice shot of damselfly,
Perfect focusing and colors,


After a great moth you post beautiful damselfly. Good sharpnes. It is nice to see the insect from exotic places

Hi Peter,
you made a very well composed shot of this damselfly.
The sharpness is nearly perfect and the details, too. It´s amazing how big the eyes comparetively to the body are. Natural colours!
The thin, but long body looks impressive.
Very good work!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-10-20 22:12]

Hola Peter.- Una bella foto de esta hermosa Libelula, Unos colores muy bellos y con una pose en la hoja de este arbol se ve muy bien.
Felicidades Luis52. Tu nota es muy buena.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-21 5:36]

Hello Peter

Not very different from what we have here :)) I would have thought that in such an exotic place one could find all kind of interesting fhapes and colors...but i guess i was wrong :p
Anyway, the shot itself is impecable! I reallt couldn't find any nit :)
The details are amazing - perfectly clear and sharp, the colors are great and the lighting excellent.
Also superb is the DOF that kept the entire body and wings of the subject in full focus.
Truely a great job!

Bravo, TFS and have a great weekend!

Hello Peter,

Woh! these damselflies have them here too! in fact, always reminds me a little to Silvio and his fanaticism for Inter of Milan :-)

Beautiful capture, amazing details!

I did not know you had visited Costa Rica!



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