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A few hours ago - I saw you ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-20 12:30
Viewed: 3337
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello, today it was a warm and sunny day - so we went outside with the cameras and we saw some beautiful damselflies.
This one is (IMO) a White-legged damselfly / Platycnemis pennipes / Federlibelle female.

Please tell me, if this isn't the right ID.
I think it's not easy to find specify damselflies.

I were a little sad - I only saw one single dragonfly today - and it flew away without let me come close.

Anyway, I hope you like this one, thanks for looking and have a good start into the new week everybody.

Argus, hansh, rdfoto, nglen, Pentaxfriend, horia, pvb, uleko, Juyona, jeanpaul, ridvan, iris, SkyF, Alex99, Maite, JORAPAVI has marked this note useful
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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-05-20 12:49]

da hattest du heute wohl mehr glück als ich, sabine! :-)
am rhein flogen keine und so hatte ich nur ein paar poppende stockenten.*g*
tolles macro und klasse pose mit den angelegten flügeln.
good job & viele grüße, thor.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-20 13:07]

Hello Sabine,
Good sharp macro of the white-legged damselfly. Your ID seems correct.
Even though the BG is busy the damselfly stands out well owing to good focusing showing good detail.
TFs and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-20 13:39]

Hi Wishnu,
Wonderful macro shot of this damselfly. Superb colours and sharpness. Excellent POV and DOF. I like the glint on its eyes. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2007-05-20 13:46]
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Hello Sabine.
Your ID looks correct to me and i think it's a female.
You captured it well, sharp from head till tail with a nice POV.
Very well done.
Gr. Hans

Hallo Sabine
Excellente Aufnahme, prächtige farben und schärfe,
ich habe einfach pech mit den Feder Libellen hatte noch nie eine richtig tolle Aufnahme wie Du.
Frage mit welchem Blitz hast du ausgeläuchtet ?
LG Robi

Hello Wishnu.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-20 14:27]

Hi Sabine. This is a very good close up shot. one i have been trying today i have a lot to learn. great detail and sharp focus with good colours ,a nice POV. TFS.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-20 15:43]

selam wishnu; wow really excellent close up shot of this damselfly , very good details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with nice colours TFS

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  • Dejv Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (75)
  • [2007-05-20 15:43]

ho this good shoot!
GOOD focus and colors TFS David!

Hi Sabine, an other of your splendid macro with wonderful details, great colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Sabine,

Great shot of this damsel
Lovely colours with Superb sharp details
Great POV and DOF

TFS Thijs

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-05-20 18:46]

Great detail and tight composition here, Wishnu. I find the bg a bit busy, too, and I think it would have been a but better with a shallower DoF (maybe f 8 or even 5.6). But that's just aminor nit on an amazing photo.

This one looks almost camouflaged Sabine! You were lucky to see it. I like those nice details, low POV and beautiful details. Exposure is also sop on! Well done and thanks!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-21 7:30]

Hi Sabine

This is yet another splendid Odonata shot from you and this year's "spring collection" :)
As others also said, you ID is correct and this is indeed a beautiful female.
The details here are really terrific and very sharp all the way. I understand the usage of a high f-stop here - you wanted all the damsel to be in full focus, which is ok - but it also gave you a distracting BG...perhaps a little blurr toolmight have made it a bit easier :)
Anyway, i also like the colors and the POV here.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

Hola Sabine.
Perfecta presentación horizontal. Nitidez y detalles fabulosos.
Estupenda nota.
Saludos, JL.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-21 23:36]

Hello Sabine

A well focused shot with razor sharp details.The wings are very impressive.Very nice lighting.The shot is bathed in a warm glow.Excellent colour saturation.I like the low POV.Very good DOF.TFS


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-05-22 2:10]

Hi Sabine,
Nice to see that they are back again. Very good sharp and detailed macro. Great dof and good choosen pov.
TFS Paula

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-22 10:19]

Hello Sabine,
Very nice capture.Colors,POV,clear details and framing are excellent.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-22 11:14]

Hello Sabine,
Very fine close capture of Pennipes, a damselfly fairly easy to identify due to size and white flat hairy legs! Excellent sharp details and good colours too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Salut Sabine
Cette photo en macro de cette belle demoiselle est superbe, c'est une oeuvre d'art .Les couleurs sont tellement belles, les détails très précis, et dépouillés de tout artifice dans l'arrière plan, ce qui met en valeur le sujet.
Félicitations merci et amitié...JP

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-24 3:32]

Hola Sabine,
bella macro,
sorprendente nitidez y pov,
bellos colores y la iluminación estupenda.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-25 0:59]

Hi Sabine,
Wonderfully clear and sharp macro of this damselfly.

These guys easily move away, I read that they have a very good eye sight, perhaps that's reason why they do not let u get close, the moment u 're near they move away.They make this horizontal movements making u change positions...at time they 're benevolent tho' and grand u some shots:)I found one recently on my vacation and managed a few sots only afte much patient waiting.Even the IDs 're difficult ....most common that i hav read is abt the reddamsel...with red eyes

Good Luck next time:)

TFS & Cheers

Hello Sabine,
As usual... excellent details!
I can count the hair on the legs... with ease!
Well framed insect, strong vivid colours...
Pablo -

bonjour sabine
j'ai aussi photographié une demoiselle comme cell-ci hier et je n'ai pas trouvé l'ID extacte!de plus ma photo est loin d'etre aussi bonne que celle-ci.
ps:oui nos libellules depremées feraient un beau couiple.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-26 7:34]

Hallo Sabine,
ein sehr schoenes Makro, die farben und die Perspektive gefallen mir sehr.
Wie immer sitst di Schaerfe genau riochtig und auch die Bildgestaltung ist einwandfrei.
Klasse Arbeit.

A splendid capture, Sabine.
This damselfly has a combination of very attractive light and dark colours on its long body. I especially like the colours and patterns on its thorax.
Very sharp image of the subject sprawled along the centre of the composition.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-27 11:20]

Hi Sabine.
Reproduction of the damselfly is excellent, sharpness and details are simply fantastic. I also like strong horizontal composition and suitable cropping. However, for my taste, dark color tones at the BG is too "dark". I think this is negative flash effect and payment for perfect illumination of the insect. This is true of life: plus and minus go together. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-27 12:55]

Splendid capture, Wishnu!
She didn't let you come closer but you got a marvellous shot.
I like a lot how she is cocking her head.
Fantastic details and wonderful colors.

Hola Sabine,
Una toma genial, los detalles y nitidez son excelentes, le sienta bien la composición en horizontal. Saludos
José Ramón

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