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Blue-tailed Damselfly

Blue-tailed Damselfly
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 180mm f3.5 L Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-05 0:34
Viewed: 2919
Points: 42
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Blue-tailed Damselfly, Ischnura elegans, is a European damselfly.
Adult male Blue-tailed Damselflies have a head and thorax patterned with blue and black. They have a largely black abdomen with very narrow pale markings where each segment joins the next. Segment eight, however, is entirely pale blue.
Female Blue-tailed Damselflies come in a variety of colour forms, including a pink form, a violet form and a pale green form. Purple/violet, pink and green forms are juvenile, with the colour darkening as the damselfly ages. Mature female damselflies are usually brown/green, or blue which is an andromorph form.
Damselfly nymphs are aquatic, and prey on small aquatic insects or other aquatic larvae. The adult damselflies prey on small flying insects, caught using their legs like a basket to scoop the prey up while flying, or insects taken from leaves.
At rest, the wings of most damselfly species are held back together, unlike dragonflies, which rest with their wings out flat.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-05 0:46]

Hello Razvan.

Great shot of this Blue tailed damselfly.
Sharpness is very good, it is sharp from head with tail and colors are very nice.
Good job and thank you for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

Ciao Razvan, my today neighbour, elegant damselfly against a wonderful blurry BG, splendid colors, great sharpness and fine details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Razvan
very good clarity, the use of light very good as the attribution of natural colours, very fine correct photo!
kep photographing! TFS

Hi Razvan,
this is a very fine portrait of Ihnura, excellent light, good contrast to the background, lots of details and subtle colors. I am sure this picture suffers from the small format here on TN and reveals all its beauty only on a big screen. Very well done, Razvan!
Best regards

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-05 2:17]

Salutare Razvan,
excat ce am mai zis. Unii cu capturile lor referitoare la fauna si flora pamintului si altii cu peisajele sau habitatele unde aceste animale si flori traiesc. Excelenta captura cu o prezentare asa cum ne-ai obisnuit, exceptionala.
Iti doresc un weekend placut,

P.S. Dorinta ti-a fost indeplinita si am revenit cu o noua poza.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-05 2:44]

Hello Razvan,
Very nice photo in great sharp details and beautiful natural colours. Nice dark contrasting BG. Good POV and composition.

Hello Razvan,
Definitely, in TN are in vogue and damselflies libéluas! This is quite exotic, have portrayed the talented, precise adjustments for details and sharpness. Good work and thanks for sharing!.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-05 3:29]

Hola Razva,
perfecta macro y pov.
buen foco y bg.
atractivos colores naturales.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-05 4:02]

Hi Razvan,
Lovely close up.Sharpness,POV,simple BG and composition are wonderful.Have a great weekend!
Thanks for posting..

Buna Razvan,

This pretty l'il beauty is also found in Asia Minor:) therefore, i think it is beter to accept it as an Eurasian species:) MF!
Regardin your post, ıt is technically and aesthetically awesome macro capture that we can see all features of the female. The colours, dark natural BG contasting with the subject, DOF, composition, exposure and clarity are all excellent.
TFSand have a nice WE!


Ciao Razvan. Intrigant light and reflection, Nice sharpened compo.


hello Razvan
super sharpness composition with great details and nice light
beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-05 7:47]

Hello Razvan.
Well composed. Nicely done background with these soft colors.
Excellent point of view and depth of field as well.Finally beautiful natural light.
Best regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-05 11:16]

Hi Razvan. A Blue-tailed Damselfly from you today. A very nice catch from the late summer. Your use of the light has given bright colours. You have sharp focusing and fine detail.A nice pose on the single grass against the darker Bg. Well taken TFS.

Hello Razvan,

Excellent photo.
Light,focus and DOF are fantastic.
Good composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-05 15:07]

Hi Razvan,perfect portrait of this damselfy,very common in my country too and a very nice memory of our summer,excellent sharpness and colors too,my best compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO

Hi Razvan.
Nice shot of the Damselfly good colours and sharpness also good to get all of insect in the frame.

Cheers Dave

Ce delicata este captura ta de azi!
Culori perfecte, detalii uimitoare.

Hello Razvan,
a very beautiful macro shot of Ischnura elegans, superb sharpness and very good contrast of colours with a beautiful pose of the Damselfly against a dark BG, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-12-06 10:37]

Hi Razvan,
Excellent photo, 4x4.. super..
TFS, best regards.

ciao Razvan!
a good capture of this young female of
Ischnura elegans...good details a front
the dark bg

greeting sERGIO

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