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Common Blue

Common Blue
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Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 112 N: 1560] (5437)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-20 15:58
Viewed: 3900
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another shot from this past weekend. This is a common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum), who appears to have a missing wing. I've noticed a few posts of this damselfly in recent weeks, so I'm sure you've read all you need to know about.
Instead I'm adding a link to the College lake wildlife centre.
I never knew about this centre until I did a fairly thorough search on local wildlife centres in my area.
On a nice sunny day, this is a good place to visit.

is a link to a page on
College lake wildlife centre.

Thanks for looking

Fisher, AndyB, scottevers7, TAZ, red45, dew77, Signal-Womb, marhowie, PDP, metcher has marked this note useful
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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-20 16:01]
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Hello Alan,

Wonderful capture! Great colors and razorsharp details. Excellent POV & DOF. I have just ordered the exact same macrolens and it will be in my hand tomorrow evening!! I can hardly wait. This is a lovely shot. BG is perfect. Well done & TFS!


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-06-20 16:23]

I guess that better it's imopssible!
Very beautiful damselfly!

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-06-20 16:46]

I love this blue....
very beautiful colored BG...
it is a great shot Alan...
very well done

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-06-20 18:41]

A beauty, beautiful capture and well done on the composition and details.
What a view.


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-20 19:16]

Hello Alan,
A very nice capture.
Excellent composition,nice detail and great DOF.
Well done.


Hi Alan,

Excellent macro on this Blue Damselfly. The color is vivid, and very sharp detail. I think the composition and framing are perfect. An excellent shot!


Nice shot, great detail and DOF. The compsition and lighting makes the image unique. Nice job done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-20 23:13]

Alan, very pleasant colors, excellent sharpness, great blurred bg.

The contrast is excellent, the composition is perfect.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-20 23:42]

What an act of balance. It seems to defy gravity. Very interesting POV and composition. Beautiful colors. Great shot, Alan. TFS. : )

yes very good one Alan,
very good taken, good in pov, good composition, personal I cropped something from the right to become a higher and I think better composition, very good job ,
gr. Jaap

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-06-21 3:29]

Nice photo with perfect composition, sharpness and colors.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-21 4:08]

Damselflies season is open ;-) And this is good news - these insect are beautifull. Your picture prove it. Composition, colours, BG, light - all is very good.

hello Alan:) another exellent shot - full of beauty colours and with an exellent DOT:) great one:) I admire it:)



Hello Alan!
I love this photo very much! Damselfies are wodnerful and I love to make photos of them very much. But your photo is so pretty because of wonderful details and just amazing BG. I love this shade of green!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-21 5:26]

Hello Alan!
Wonderful damsefly capture.Details,BG,lighting,colors and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Very nice capture Alan, composition and framing are very nice. I still have not managed to capture any of these insects yet. I can't seem to find any. Anyhow very nice shot, well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-21 6:42]

The Lions won AGAIN, but just you wait until the Test on Saturday!
This damselfly, his colours, details and POV are just great Alan. Well done.

Alan, Great details, colors and a nicely OOF BG. Well done.

Hi Alan. Great shot of a Common Blue, lovely colours and DOF. Your BG and composition are great and I love the POV. TFS :)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-21 11:28]

Hi Alan,m a nice shot. Interesting to see it missing most of a wing. I wonder how badly it flies now.

Nice composition and colours, good focus over the length but maybe a fraction soft on the head. Good shot.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-22 3:38]

Beautiful & interesting composition for this wonderful damselfly ! Good colors, DOF and details ! TFS Alan.

Great macro Alan.
Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details
Very good job.
WEll done

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-22 13:51]

Hi Alan, nice shot, great colours, DoF and composition. A wee-bit soft focussed on the head.
Well done.

Hi Alan,
You have very nicely captured blue damselfly photo here.I like how you captured it so sharp and focused without loosing any quality.Nice DOF and Nice POV.TFS

Nice picture with great details! this is the first i see a blue damselfly.

Hi Alan,
It's nice shot. Very well composed. Good sharpness and DOF.
Happy New Year!

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