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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-16
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-05 16:23
Viewed: 1774
Points: 20
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hello all

this shot is not the best quality, but i was a bit far from this scene and i used the zoom

Platycnemis pennipes
Agrion larges pattes
White-legged damselfly

The white-legged damselfly or blue featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) is a damselfly of slow-flowing, muddy waters. It occurs from the Atlantic to Siberia and is often abundant throughout its range.

P. pennipes is about 32 millimetres (1.3in) long. Mature adults differ from most other blue damselflies in having expanded white edges to the tibiae, paired black markings down most of the abdomen, broad pale brown double antehumeral stripes, wider head and a pale brown pterostigmata.
The male has a blue abdomen that is often pale and usually has a greenish thorax. The female is a very pale yellow-green colour with black markings.

This species favours unshaded slow-flowing sections of muddy rivers with abundant floating vegetation. it has been recorded in tidal rivers and the larvae seem well able to tolerate brackish water. It also occurs in muddy streams but is rare in lakes or ponds of any sort. In north-west Europe, it is mostly confined to flowing waters.
Mating is preceded by the male displaying his white legs in a fluttering display flight in front of females. Elongated eggs are laid whilst in tandem, into emergent stems and especially the underside of floating leaves. The larvae live amongst bottom debris and emerge after two years.

After emerging, adults tend to congregate in the shelter of tall vegetation, although some immatures wander away from water and have been found five kilometres away from the nearest breeding site

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-06 5:25]

Hello Jacqueline,
Beautiful macro of these fragile damselflies in good sharpness. Nice natural colours with a fine blurry background.
Have a good weekend,

hallo Jacqueline
very nice picture to see
good sharpness and lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Jacqueline,

Although distance made the subject little bit soft but it's a nice captured if we talk on its pose, color as well as BG. Well focused on them..
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-06 11:53]
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Salut Jacqueline,je pense que tu as fait vraiment un beau travail,les details sont excellents malgre' la distance et les couleurs tres naturelles,une scene qu'on peu voir chez moi aussi en ete'...composition agreable et bien exposee'.Belle soiree',bonne nuit et bon weekend aussi! Luciano.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-06 17:33]

Hello Jacqueline,
Even though it was taken at a distance, you managed quite well with focus and exposure. I don't believe I have ever seen a shot of a mating pair with one in flight like this, pretty neat!! Beautiful colors and an attractive clean BG. I would be thrilled to capture such an unusual moment.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-11-07 8:11]

Salut Jacqueline,
A nice capture of this beautiful damseflies couple ..
Very good POV and composition, colours and very good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-11-09 2:24]

Hello Jacqueline,
Very nice close up.Well seen and composed.Framing,POV,sharpness,details and DOF are wonderful.Thanks for posting.
Regards Sigi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-09 11:33]

Hi Jacqueline,
A very nice close-up of this small insect, Good details and focus.
Excellent green background.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Jacqueline, great macro of lovely maiting couple, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Jacqueline,
Absolutely fantastic image (I don't agree with your note about the quality, just the opposite), one of your best ones, I should say. Perfect action shot at the same time as well, not only a nice telemacro. Great lights, colors, quite dynamic photo, and the smooth background is absolutely noise-free. Exceptional shot. Hats off!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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