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Teneral Damselfly

Teneral Damselfly
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Copyright: Andy Brook (AndyB) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Hoya 52mm HMC Skylight 1B
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-01 3:27
Viewed: 3767
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blue-Tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)

A newly emerged (teneral) female Blue-tailed damselfly resting on grass near to the pond.
The wings are still very soft and the body colour is not yet fully apparent.
Eventually the tail end will be blue and the thorax will be a brown colour.
Immature females of this species display different colours,this brown colour form is known as infuscans.
The most striking colours are a pink form known as rufescens and a purple form known as violacea.

Photo cropped and sharpened,used noise removal to the background.

Thanks for looking, have a good day.

wallhalla15, honza, scottevers7, phlr, dew77, liquidsunshine, coasties, peter_stoeckl, livios, red45, fiyo, marhowie, Luc, RII has marked this note useful
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Hi Andy,
Very nice picture!
Excellent composition, great colours,
good contrasting of green/yellow,

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

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-03-01 4:44]

Nice photo of the damselfly. Very good composition, sharpness and colors.

Hi Andy,
This is a very striking shot! The angle of the subject thru the frame is excellent composition. Nice soft light has rendered some beautiful colors. Detail is sharp, and the green OOF backround is a great contrast for this subject.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-01 7:50]

Very good photo of this small odonata!
Excellent BG!
Very good POV and DOF!
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-01 11:09]

Hello Andy!
Very nice close up.POV,clear details,sharpness,cross framing
and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Well captured Andy,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Hi Andy

This shot works well. Nice composition, great POV. Sharpness and clarity are bot excellent. Nice work. TFS. :-)

Hi Andy,
elegant composition with delightful soft colours.
The vulnerable softness of the freshly emerged insect has been very well portrayed. Thank you!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-01 15:28]

Hay Andy , Lovely Damselfly ,beautiful colour ,good detail compositie sharpnes pov and dof ,good job ,thanks Greeting Teunie .

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-01 22:46]

Andy, great job with noise removal - the image has no noise at all.

I enjoy composition and the blurred bg a lot.

Great contrast between the main subject and the bg.

it is nice Andy,
well capture, good composition, the pov is good and the dof is nice, not a spectaculair shot, but even I like it,
gr. jaap

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-03-02 3:24]

Hi Andy!
New life was [re]born! You catched great moment here. Light colours of damsel made very good composition with dry grass and BG. Very nice details, especially structure of wings is superb.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-03-02 4:33]

Excellent shot Andy,
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done

Excellent capture the subject appears in the perfect focal zone over a nice OOF background. Awesome shot Andy. :)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-03-25 0:05]
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Hi Andy
Still payback time...
This is an excellent macro of the damselfly. The diagonal across the frame makes for an interesting composition. The colours are great, the DOF is perfect, the BG is stunning, and the exposure is perfect.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-29 3:29]

Hi Andy,
I'm learning a lot looking through your gallery and reading your notes. I was drawn to this by the colours and the diagonal composition. The light and colours are perfect, DOF is good. The Damselfly looks almost metallic! A really nice shot.

Hi Andy,
Great macro with very good light, color, detail, DOF, POV and composed well. Excellent BG colors, contrasting nicely with the dry grass and damsel.. Lovely job.
Well done!

hi andy
good pov and dof ,belles couleurs et bonne netteté.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-06-30 13:31]

Hi Andy.
Excellent composition, very nice point pose and point of view, good colors, contrast sharpness and details,good note.


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