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Ischnura elegans 3

Ischnura elegans 3
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-08 6:29
Viewed: 1960
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820). Female
Blue-tailed Damselfly

Ischnura elegans is a small damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae.
The adult males have a head and thorax patterned with blue and black and a black abdomen with very narrow pale markings. The segment eight of the abdomen is entirely pale blue. The females have a variety of colour forms (pink, violet, pale green) with the colour darkening as the damselfly ages. Mature females are usually brown/green, or blue (andromorph form).

Ischnura elegans is a very widespread species found from Ireland to Japan. In Cyprus is a very common and widespread species too.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-08 6:35]

Hello Christodoulos.
An excellent macro on this Blue-tailed Damselfly. Nice rich color saturation and sharp detail. Well composed and framed. A nice one!Regards Siggi

A providential combination of an elegant Damselfly and an extremely ornate flowery branch coming your way to be captured in the shape of this beautiful composition against a flawless background that suits these two subjects so very well, Chris.
The diagonal placement of the subjects is yet another aspect that adds to the appeal of this professional image.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-10-08 7:02]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent capture damselfly,regards..

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Although small one,but your ability showing us its every part nicely.Details are very nice with splendid light.Attractive BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-08 7:31]

Beautiful I elegans on lovely flowers, what a perch and colors..fine details..wish some space in front to make it more dynamic. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos

In this nice sunlit picture, the delicate twig lends a really charming perch to this beautiful damsel. Wonderful composition. Thanks

Hello Christodoulos,
As usual another beautiful image with exceptional sharp details and clarity.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-08 8:24]

Hello Christodoulos,
This macro is really fantastic in all aspects. Another high quality masterpiece. Thanks for this wonderful contribution.

Giasou Christodoule
Brilliant photo, excellent composition with the flower providing interest, superb detail.
regards yiannis

hallo christodoulos
great sharpness and nice composition
the colours are beautiful with nice light
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-08 8:47]

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful details of insects and flowers. Nice composition,
colours and background too.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Christodoulos,
amazing photo. Perfect sharpness. Very good depth of field. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-08 9:45]

Hi Chris,the colors are different but this looks the mirror of the "euroblinke" pic..ehehe..really beautiful this diagonal whit fine details everywhere,a very common specie in my country too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
And is this not elegant! What a fabulous image in all respects - definition, colours, composition..... What a pleasure to view. Best wishes.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-10-08 9:54]

Great picture of this Ischnura with a beautiful combination of excellent colors and background. Details and sharpness at the top as usually in your pictures. Thank you for sharing it and congratulation.

Ciao Christodoulos, superb macro, lovely diagonal composition with fantastic damselfly on beautiful flower, nice blurry BG, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, bravo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Christodoulos. Great compo here. Colour and light are fantastic. Best details MF!


Hi Christodoulos,
Lovely perch for this delicate damselfly, well framed.TFS

A very well captured image of a Blue-tailed Damselfly.
Superb sharp with very attractive composition.
best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-11 0:30]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Missed this one, a very fine, perfectly composed Damselfly-shot. Love the patterns and colours of both Ischnura and flower. Perfect sharpness, fine blurred background and subtle light.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-10-11 23:44]

A truly lovely damselfly. Excellent capture in a lovely composition and great details and colors (that segment 8...)!

Have a pleasant weekend, Christodoulo,


Wonderful image Christodoulos, lovely diagonal composition and such beautiful variety of colours.

best regards,


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