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Metalic damselfly

Metalic damselfly
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Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/450 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragon-fly, 40-49 Points (Chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-19 7:07
Viewed: 3908
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green Emerald Damselfy, Lestes viridis the male the Green Emerald Damselfy is metallically green, the female bronze colors. Both have a light brown wing mark, which differentiates them also from the other kinds of rdamselfies. With 45 mm body length is the Green Emerald Damselfy the largest damselfy. It occurs at larger dikes, at excavator lakes in addition, at all kinds of artificial waters, however such prefers with erlen and pasture bushes. The flying time begins at the beginning of of July and ends in October. One sees most pairs starting from in the middle of Septembers, if her her eggs into the crust of over the water rising up shrubs waterjumps and pastures. The eggs overwinter under the crust and can stand temperatures to under -30 C here. In April the pro larvae slip, let themselves be fallen, in the water and skins itself to correct larvae out of the eggs. In July the finished spirit levels slip.

This was not an easy capture because every time I came with the caera, he was gone. So I had later another chance, and this was the result. I hope you like it. The distance was 15 cm.

marhowie, willie, Signal-Womb, Robbrown, pompey, milloup, Luc, jhm, red45, gerhardt, eduaraujo, aktolga has marked this note useful
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What a wonderful creature! Great colours and very interesting note.

Sorry, but points later.

Jaap, Very good detail in your Emerald Damsel & this cut branch it's resting on.. Good use of flash. You've shown the metallic sheen well. POV, DOF & comp. all great! Well done!!

Nice shot clear and sharp.
Well done.

Great shot, you've captured the details andm those magnificient colours so well - the body, the eyes. Just beautiful.

Hi My Friend, nice metalic you post.
I wish it was spring/summer so we could take this kind of pictures again. Very good pose, details and colours.
Very good note too.
Great work.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-19 13:47]

Brillianr macro Jaap. Very good post. Well done

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-19 14:22]

Very nice photo. Good colours and sharpness. I like the composition and the details too. Good job Jaap



Wonderful shot Jaap. Great details well done.

Good tight shot of the body of this on Jaap. The metalic sheen comes through superbly.

How do you get so close!!!...everytime I try they are gone. Excellent macro shot, the texture on the body is outstanding.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-01-19 17:16]

Damsel fly with annodised aluminium body, well thats what it looks like Jaap.
Excellent Macro shot with great colours and detail.
Good note also.
Well done!

Nice one, Jaap, good overall sharpness and DOF, great colours. And in only 4 months from now they'll start coming back!!

What a nice and detailed macro.
At first sight I thought it was a Calopteryx Splendens the same I posted HERE, it also has the pseudo-pterostigma :D in the wing, as you explain in your note.
But if you look carefully the differences are obvius in the colours and patterns.
I would have cropped a bit tighter at the bottom to take advantage of the fantastic details of the textures in the body. Good work.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-19 23:26]

A great macro, Jaap. I like very much the iridescence on the dragonfly.
An excellent work: picture and note too.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-01-20 2:19]

Weinig mensen kunnen zien hoe mooi onze natuur wel is, maar Jaap jij help ons om meer duidelijkheid in de kleuren en de schoonheid van de dieren, wat het ook mag zijn, telkens verbaast het mij hoe mooi u deze in beeld brengt, en hoe prachtig ze wel zijn.
Proficiat Jaap.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-20 4:05]

Excellent details Jaap. Especially I like shinnig greens and detail on its wings. Good composition and light also.

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  • desmo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 6] (4)
  • [2005-01-20 15:27]

Very good macro jaap.
Tks for the note.

Great shot, Jaap. The exposure on this metallic damsel is fantastic. Perfect work showing details very nicely. Well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-23 2:38]

When this image came on the screen I did not have to look ate the name to se who's it was. This is a great image Jaap with superb sahrpness and composition.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-01 10:18]

Jaap, very good macro with very beautiful colors and nice POV. Sharpness and composition are great too.

I can not say anything more than is already said and compliment you and agree you're perfectionist .. yes !!! hugs ... eduardo

Very Lovely Capture, Patience paid off Good vibrant natural colour.

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