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Lestes viridis

Lestes viridis
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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: 2006-09-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-26 12:15
Viewed: 4765
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The damselfly Lestes viridis is a comon species, occuring in Europe except the northern parts and eastwards to the Caucasus. It is also found along the north-African mediterranean coast. It is on the wing from June to October.
I found the specimen at a forest edge in the southern Ruhrgebiet. Light conditions were not so good to take optimal pictures. Therefore, I hope to find the species in the next year again for a new trial.
The damselfly looks as if it wants to say:
... hello and good-bye. Hopefully, we see us next year in summer to offer the opportunity to take improved pictures.

- Kuhn K. & Burbach K. (1998) Libellen in Bayern. - Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.
** Diese Buch kann ich Sabine (wishnugaruda) empfehlen!
- Bellmann H. (1987) Libellen beobachten - bestimmen. Verlag Neumann Neudamm, Melsungen.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-10-26 12:23]

Hi Peter.
I like your amazing shot of damselfly. Details and sharpness of its face, the impression of its face are fantastic. Composition, DOF and POV are perfect too. BG is nice. Combination of darks and lights is very expressive. Perfect done and TFS.

Hi Peter!
This is a lovely picture despite the odd light conditions you speak of.
Great POV, DOF, details and natural colours.
Thanks for sharing this grand image.

lovely shot. the sharpness is excellent. the composotion is good. pov is nice. the dof is good. various shades of green of insect and the bg has been captured pretty well.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-26 13:09]

Hello Peter,
Beautiful shot of Viridis, a species we don't get in Sweden. Excellent focus showing up details and the beautiful metallic green colour in a good composition.
Thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Peter!
Wauw, what a incredible sharpness in this picture! Great detail of this insect. Wonderful colors and nice composition and a very peaceful background. Good job,
regards Florian

Hallo Peter,
geniale Damsel - ich mag diese schönen metallic-glänzenden Schönheiten sehr.
Vor kurzem konnte ich sogar ein Pärchen beim S.. beobachten, ich war so begeistert.
Vielen Dank auch für den Buchtip - ich hab' schon mal bei Amazon rundgeschaut und das entdeckt, aber die Leserbewertungen fallen so unterschiedlich aus, daß man hinterher nicht wirklich klüger ist. Das Buch laß ich mir mal im Buchhandel zeigen - und wenn Du es gut findest dann ist es das wohl auch. Vielen lieben Dank und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-26 14:58]
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Hallo Peter,
eine gute Aufnahme dieser Damsel mit einer schoenen Freistellung und gutem Schnitt. Ein wirklich schoenes Makro mit klasse Farben.

Hellow Peter
I like delicate colors and light. I made some changes. I hope you like it :-)
Best wishes

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-10-26 17:22]

Preciosa composicion e iluminacion. great macro. Regards

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-10-26 17:59]

Hi Peter,
a nice capture with great sharpness on the distictive comma pattern on the body. Given the fact you had only 1/40 sec you did a great job. Maybe a soft fill in flash with F11 or even higher would have given a sharp (left)eye too, but I face that choice many times.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-26 22:27]

Excellent details and POV. I'd prefer the whole beatiful model in frame.
TFS Peter.

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  • budi (296)
  • [2006-10-27 19:34]

Hi Peter,

Nice shot this beautiful dragonfly.
Perfect DOF, Great POV.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-28 5:19]

Hi Peter

Another superb macro work from you! This little damselfly looks very nice in this shot!
I like the very well chosen DOF, maintaining all of the subject in focus and leaving that lovely blurry BG, too.
The colors and light are alse very beautiful, the POV excellent and the details crispy sharp.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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