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Banded Demoiselle

Banded Demoiselle
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/380 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-19 10:27
Viewed: 4152
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens is a European damselfly.


The Damselfly (Suborder Zygoptera) is an insect in the Order Odonata. 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. Furthermore, the hindwing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing, while the hindwing of the dragonfly broadens near the base, caudal to the connecting point at the body. Damselflies are also usually smaller, and weaker fliers than dragonflies, and their eyes are separated.

Damselflies undergo incomplete metamorphosis, with an aquatic nympal stage. The female lays eggs in water, sometimes in underwater vegetation, or high in trees in bromeliads and other water-filled cavities. Nymphs are carnivorous, feeding on daphnia, mosquito larvae, and various other small aquatic organisms. The gills of damselfly nymphs are large and external, resembling three fins at the end of the abdomen. After molting several times, the winged adult emerges and eats flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Some of the larger tropical species are known to feed on spiders, hovering near the web and simply plucking the spider from its perch there.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-12-19 10:52]

Hello Heinz,
I liked the colors and composition, you have a nice POV here. Some sharpening would do better I think. TFS

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-19 10:55]

Hi Heinz,
This is a magnificent macro work.
I really like the colors a lot.
Nice point of view and details.
Great job.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-19 12:26]

Hi Heinz.
Great macro.Accurate sharpening and very good POV.Composition and colours are beautiful.
Great work.TFS.
Greetings Milos

superb macro shot !

excellente ctte demoiselle, beles couleurs nacrées, bon BG
bravo et merci

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-19 13:30]

Hello Heinz,
Beautiful close-up of this damselfly with nice focus on the eye! Intersting details and lovely colours. I like the background colour and the composition very much.
TFS, Ulla

nice crop here Heinz.
I heard you have your F7000 back from reparation. Had you something an the nuber my wife send you.
Teunie is ill se is operated an her nose and is laying sick on bed. very good photo job. Yes that 700 is a fantastic camera.
gr. jaap

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2006-12-19 14:13]

Hello Heinz,
Excellent macro work you have presented here,
The colours are so vibrant,
Well done

Hello Heinz
Great close up on damselfly. Pretty good sharpnes and nice composition
Best wishes

A close-up macro of unsurpassable beauty and distinction, Heinz.
Everything is just perfect in this picture.
Thanks for sharing it.

Hello Heinz,
Stunning macro!
I like so much the POV used, and the audacious framing to show us the close up of this damselfly.
The colors we appreciate are really gorgeous, all of them, the metallics on the insect and the deep greens of the background.
Congratulations and thank you very much for share it with us,

Hi Heinz,
Excellent close up shot. Great sharpness, very nice details, and neat.
Colors are wonderful.
Nicely cropped, well composed.

Ben Lakitan

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-19 15:30]

Hallo Heinz,
ein super makro das du uns hier wieder lieferst, die Farben und Schaerfe sind einwandfrei. Klasse Bildschnitt und der Schaerfeverlauf ist auch super gelungen.

Wow - was für ein Glücksschuß, Heinz.
Welch Schönheit, wie hast Du das geschafft so nahe ranzukommen, bei uns sind die so was von scheu, bin total happy mit meiner Prachtlibelle, die ich vor einigen Tagen hier hatte, aber näher hätte sie mich nicht mehr rangelassen. Also Gratulation - so eine schöne Blaue hätte ich auch gerne mal vor der Linse - nächstes Jahr starte ich wieder einen neuen Versuch, versprochen.
Tschüssi und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Heinz, beautiful macro, lovely colors, great details, very well done.
~Merry Christmas!~
Ciao Silvio

Hi Heinz,

Superb sharp detailed macro shot
exellent composition and colours
very nice POV and good DOF

TFS Thijs

Salut Heinz
Elle est splendide cette libellule, vraiment une belle réussite ce macro, couleurs superbes et nettes, les détails sont de toutes beautés ainsi que le BG ,très bon travail , félicitations
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-20 3:54]

Hi Heinz

Another terrific macro shot from you with this gorgeous banded demoiselle.
The details here are excellent and very sharp, the metallic colors and reflection are great and eyecatching and the POV is very nice.
Also the DOF is exceptional, the framing is lovely - as usual - and the composition beautiful.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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