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°ischnura pumilio  female°°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-04-11 13:47
Viewed: 3336
Points: 6
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Ischnura pumilio
Small Bluetail

The Small Bluetail is a widespread species which occurs throughout Europe but is largely absent from Scandinavia and Greece. Unlike its commoner stable mate the Common Bluetail, it tends to occur in low numbers. Ischnura pumilio is a fair bit smaller than Ischnura elegans. Its main distinguishing features include the black abdomen which in males carries a striking blue tail-light on S9 and part of S8. The female has no such tail-light, blue or otherwise. The male's pterostigma in the forewing is bi-coloured and considerably larger that in the hind wing. The female, up to the age of about 10 days, is a strikingly pretty orange colour which later changes into a grassy green.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 4/100 sec
F-Stop: f/13.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-04-11 19:04
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected
File Size: 230 kb

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Hi Sergio,
Wonderful image of this damselfly. Great focus, details and light. That how to do it. A most excellant macro.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-12 0:41]

Fine details and colors of the damselfly, well captured. tfs.

Hello Sergio,
beautiful photo, nice diagonal framing, beautiful light,excellent sharpness, color and BG,

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