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Argia oculata II

Argia oculata II
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-26 16:03
Viewed: 3877
Points: 22
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Argia oculata - Hagen in Selys, 1865

**As promised ... this is the photo after photo of yesterday! ... The heart is complete! ** :)

The mate of the odonates of suborder "Zygoptera" is one of the most peculiar behavior throughout the animal kingdom. This, start with the "grip" by the male of female (the yesterdays's shot), hugs his cercoides (prehensile appendages located at the end of your body) by the neck. Then, the male passes his sperm on the end of his body, which generates, in a cavity at the beginning of the abdomen and the female bends to enter their sex organ in the cavity where the male has hosted its producing sperm insemination. This position has led to the symbol that humans use to represent the "heart" (the todays's shot) ... Curious, no? ...

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Argia
Species: A. oculata - Hagen in Selys, 1865

-Cut and scale in Photoscape.
-Selective sharpening 20% in lovers (Photoshop CS3)
-Noise reduction with Neat Image PS CS3 plugin.
-Output levels little ajusted (PS CS3)

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: GIMP 2.4.3
Exposure Time: 1/807
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 14400/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-10-24 08:00
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 225 kb

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Hola Jesus
species and its genus are different, but there some similar damselflies here. many times I have tried photography for them. these tiny insects are hard to capture. however you managed very well. you great captured this beautiful pair in copulation. focus, POV and colors great. nicely composed and presented with good notes and exif data.
gracias y saludos amigo

hi Jesus
lovely shot good focus and great POV

Hola Jesus

Muy buena, asi finaliza la unión de esta pareja, bonitos contrastes de colores, buena nitidez y buena profundidad de campo.

Un saludo de Antonio

Another technically perfect capture of this tiny damselflies friend Jesus. The circle is complete .... hold on please, Mr Parker is ... ....sorry, well the heart is complete. Your explanation is simple and perfect. The execution of the difficult shot too.Not very exiting after yesterday's spectacular presentation, but valuable addition with sense of completion!
George Veltchev

Hi Jesus,
A lovely capture of these beautiful damselflies mating. Good sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-27 0:34]

Hello Jesus,
Excellent presentation of these mating damselflies with a fantastic DOF. Beautiful clear and bright colours in superb sharpness. Good POV, composition and OOF BG.

Ciao Jesus. Altra cattura dinamica e luminosa con nitdezza e dettgli al top. Comoplimenti amico!


Ciao Jesus,
altra grande immagine di queste damigelle in accoppiamento,eccezionali la luce ed i dettagli, perfetto il fuoco su ambo i soggetti. Un saluto, Paolo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-27 7:20]

Ciao Jesus,la stessa scena di Bayram oggi..ehehe..foto bellissima con una gestione perfetta dei dettagli,messa a fuoco,colori e composizione...complimenti e buona serata! Luciano

hello Jesus
a other great shaot with good details and beautiful colours
great sharpness and nice pose

greeting lou

Hello Jesus,
Wonderful details and perfect focus. Great composition with such amazing sharpness
and clarity.

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