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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies, Going to the toilet, 40-49 Points (Chapter 5) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-28 13:46
Viewed: 4153
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Calopteryx virgo (I hope Paul does not correct me) also have waste materials, and I was indiscrete with this one.

After looking for something different from all the wonderful odonatas we have in TN doing everything, I found this one defecating, I dont remember anyone posted before :D

"Dragonfiles are among the oldest living creatures on this planet. Fossilized specimens show them to be more 300 million years old and to have once had wingspans nearly 16 inches across. An atmospheric oxygen content approaching 35% some 290 million years ago may have been responsible for the evolution of extraordinary creatures, such as a dragonflies as large as a pigeon. A subsequent drop in oxygen content to 15% some 40 million years later may also account for the disappearance of such giants.

Present day air is 21% oxygen and today, the largest species of dragonflies have wingspans of just over 7 inches. A very large insect by today's standards, but less than half the size they once were. Apart from the reduction in size, these insects have changed very little over those hundreds of million year. With nature, when something works so remarkably well, there is little reason to change it!"

I found this info HERE.

Hope you like!

f/8 - 1/200 - Handheld - Manual - Flash

Runnerduck, annagrace, liquidsunshine, pgmoni, Janice, sAner, AndyB, Motrem, Signal-Womb, chiliu, red45, marhowie, TAZ, Luc, taba, phlr has marked this note useful
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Well captured. Indeed something different ;-)
Excellent composition and pov.
A really sharp image, thanks for posting.

An excellent, although slightly disgusting, photo!

I love the iridescent colors. The POV and sharpness are perfect. TFS!


Great macro, Felipe.
I love the POV and the composition.
The pose, colours and details are great.
Excellent work.

Paparazzi are everywhere, it's a shame one cannot have anymore a moment of intimacy... ;-)
A bit dark perhaps, but the splendid colored reflection enhances the image.
Funny how the "material" is spotted against a lighter area :-))
Good shot, Felipe !

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2005-06-28 15:58]

Wonderful picture, almost perfect. The dark bg enhances the metallic "finish" and makes teh Calopteryx even more attractive.
Very well done.

Another great dragonfly shot Felipe.
I like all the dark colours in this one.
The little spine/antenna or whatever it is in the middle of its head is interesting.
Good stuff.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-28 16:05]

Felipe, the colours here are so attractive, iridescent purples, greens and blues. Great pose of the damselfly doing what comes naturally. Wonderful macro, I like it very much. Thank you.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-28 17:39]

I love this shot! Wonderful details and superb colors. Well composed, good DOF & POV. Well done & TFS!


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-28 18:37]

Hello Felipe,
A great capture!
Excellent composition,sharp detail and great colours.
Superb,well done.


A macro remarkable, details are impressive. Do I see well? It looks like the young lady has the head turned to you because I see two eyes in a curious angle. The position of the insect deserves an acrobat what makes an excellent omposition. I find magnificent colours. Great shot!

Une macro remarquable, les détails sont impressionnants. Est-ce que je vois bien? On dirait que la demoiselle a la tête tournée vers vous car je vois deux yeux dans un angle curieux. La position de l'insecte est digne d'une acrobate ce qui en fait une excellente omposition. Je trouve les couleurs magnifiques.

Beautiful composition and light in this capture. Very good background to highlight this. Very nice work Felipe.

Very nice close-up!
Excellent composition,very good colour.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-29 3:29]

Oh no, Felipe! Such beautifull picture! You and your magic camera again, in new field ;-))) I love this shot! Light is superb. In fact, lack of light and dark mood with shinning in different colours body of insect. Just great my friend!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-29 4:46]

Hi Felipe, very good shot. The composition and lighting are fantastic. As for the ID I have sent you an email :-) Lovely details and so nice to see Damselfly poo, it looks very much like Dragonfly poo :-)

Excellent work.

Hi Felipe. I empathise, I caught a ladybird nymph defecating just at the wrong moment the other day ;) which I now have on record for posterity. This is a stunning shot, lovely colour, detail and fantastic DOF. Lovely composition and POV. TFS :)

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-29 13:25]

Hi Pelipe, this is again one of your "extramundial" shots. Great details but wonderful composition :)
Very well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-06-29 13:40]

it´s a beautyful specy,Felipe
I hade the pleasure the met this one in the Ardennen in Belgium. Maeby I shall post it, I will see. Yours is very nice. good composing shot, fantastic pof with the flash,good details and nice dof, very good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-29 17:44]

Felipe, the matallic colors are really very nice.

The pic has an artistic touch, probably because of its unusual colors.

Excellent sharpness and composition.

Great shot Felipe,
It does look like a Beautiful Demoiselle having a moment!
Excellent detail, colour, composition and sharpness. POV, DOF and lighting are spot on.
Thanks for posting.

An excellent shot Felipe, Composed very well with great light.
Good work.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-03 11:05]

Wow ! Great and interesting composition for this superb damselfly ! Beautiful colors on neutral BG, good DOF and details ! Thanks for sharing Felipe.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-04 2:47]

Hello Felipe!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. A unique one beacause you know why!
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good week everywhere you are in this world!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-03 4:52]

Excellent photo of this specie Felipe!
I like the black BG that emphasizes the colours of the odonata!
Very good POV!
Very good on details too!
Keep on going and TFS!

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