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Blue Ringtail

Blue Ringtail
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Australian Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-07 5:57
Viewed: 3779
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Continuing my series on Australian damselflies, here is a male Blue Ringtail (Austrolestes annulosus) of the Family Lestidae.
This species inhabits sedgelands and reedlands of swamps, lakes and freshwater lagoons through southern Australia. This one was captured at Killalea Lagoon south of Sydney. They have a wingspan of around 50mm.

Info: Theischinger, G. & Hawking, J. 2006 The Complete Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

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Hi Chris
Cool shot of this guy well presented in panorama view.

Hi Chris,
What a beauty! Very beautiful color saturation with sharp detail. The isolation and seperation from the backround is superb here. Green OOF backround makes a beautiful back drop to show the intricate detail you have captured. Comp. and framing look excellent.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-07 7:20]

Hello Chris,
What a beautiful damselfly this is! Lovely powder blue colour against the green background, focus pretty good and the composition is beautiful.
TFS, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-07 8:04]

Hi Chris,
This is a fine presentation of this lestid damselfly, a species we missed during our Australien visit.
I especially like the POV and composition and it's pretty sharp.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-12-07 8:18]

Hi Chris!

Excellent pose and moment :-) It is smiling to you :-) Wide frame is very good choice here. Very well composed, with blurred BG and nice colours. I like it!

ps. thanks for your comment to my 600th post. I'm really glad [and proud] that because of my works you changed your mind about Poland! This is what TN is about - to meet friends from end of world and to learn new things about their places :-)

Hello Chris,

Excllent work, great details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo perfect colors Bg POV DOG, great Job

TFS Kyle

Hi Chris,
Very well captured!!
I know it's very hard to capture damseflies.
This species looks weird. Every Australian odonata look different with other countries' one. It's amazing to me. Have you seen the Petalura ingentissima? Maybe you know what that species is.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-07 9:56]

Hello Chris,
a very beautiful shot indeed. Vivid colors, very nice composition. I like the blurred bg too. Great moment.TFS

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-07 10:44]

Hi Chris,
Great capture and beautiful colors.
Nice background and POV.

I like the 90 degree angle of perch, Chris!
Beautiful capture with a super POV, DOF, colours and BG.
TFS and bye.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-07 12:07]

Hello Chris,
Very nice close up.I liked POV,simple BG,details,colors,exposure and composition a lot.

Salut Chris
C'est une magnifique prise de vue avec cette jolie demoiselle. De beaux et nombreux détails précis, transparence des ailes bien conservée, belle pose de l'insecte pour être bien observée. Photo macro trèes intéressante.
Bravo et au revoir...JP

Hello Chris,
Very nice picture. I like the wide format presentation. Composition, sharpness, exposure are great. Well done and TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-11 11:00]

Hi Chris,
wonderful composition, its very stream line and the picture format does add to it. POV, details ans sharpness are great. Wonderful colors and the pattern on the dragon fly almoust looks like a spiral.
Great close up.

Hi Chris, stunning damselfly, very well captured, everythihg's perfect, cheers, Luís.

Great capture. The perfectly horizontal position of this blue ringtail is not that common. I find it amusing. Good detail and pleasing background. TFS.

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