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Saved from Danger
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-25 9:56
Viewed: 3616
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In a small nature reserve I could observe numerous specimens of the damselfly shown on the picture. Most of them did not rest at all so that it was impossible to take a picture of them. This one was floating on the water surface of a pond and I could save it from danger by offering this plant spear. During recovery and drying it was possible to take some pictures at least of this specimen.
I'm not sure on the species identity. I hope that some specialists on Odonata can make a suggestion.

- natural light
- ISO 400

* Bellmann H. (1987) Libellen beobachten - bestimmen. - Verlag J. Neumann - Neudamm, Melsungen.
* Kuhn K. & Burbach K. (1998) Libellen in Bayern. - Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.
* Jurzitza G. (1978) Unsere Libellen. Die Libellen Mitteleuropas in 120 Farbfotos. - Kosmos, Stuttgart.

uleko, ridvan, Alex99, vanderschelden, XOTAELE, Maite, Pentaxfriend, Necipp, nglen, Juyona, horia, anel, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-25 10:46]

Hello Peter,
This looks like an immature adult and is hard to identify. Anyway, it was good of you to rescue it as it looks very beautiful here! It is an excellent composition showing sharp details and good colours.
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-25 10:54]

selam peter; excellent macro shot of this damselfly,good details presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with nice colours TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-25 11:08]

Hi Peter.
Once more extra-class shot from you. Superb composition, pictured scene and reproduction of all features of this amazing insect and surroundings. Terrific light and colours, wonderful BG, outstanding details of the damselfly. Bravo. Skilful work. My compliments and best regards.

Hi Peter,
You are not only a great photographer, you are a heroe as well...:-)
Amazing light and reflection in the wings. Good work indeed!

Hola Peter.
Unos detalles fantásticos los que una luz tan buena dejar ver en tu foto.
Buena nitidez y contrastes.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Peter
Today is the day of great insectt photos. First Ulla now you. Great composition, fantastic buckground and good sharpnes
Best wishes

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-25 12:43]

Hi Peter,
Extraordinary shot of this damselfly. Lovely earth colours and sharp details. The sheen on its wings are special. Excellent POV abd BG. "Thanks for saving it". Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-25 12:56]

Lucky damselfly!
You are a hero for this insect, Peter. And you got a great shot in return.
Excellent point of view, crisp details and beautiful bg and composition.
Well done

bonjour peter
POV et DOF superbes,j'aime le reflet sur les ailes.
excellente netteté.
le BG est flou mais legerrement bruité.

Hi Peter,

you did a great job
saving this damsel and take same pictures in return
this is a superb shot excellent sharp detailed
lovely compo with a great green BG

TFS Thijs

Hello Peter a lovely specimen indeed very well taken good dof and superb detail well composed tfs rgds Necip.

Hallo Peter,
die sieht aus wie frisch "geschlüpft".
Die Flügel sind perfekt, sie glänzen herrlich.
Ein tolles Bild, erstklassig, Danke.
Ich wünsche Dir und Deiner Familie schöne und erholsame Pfingsttage, das Wetter soll leider nicht so mitspielen, schade ;-)
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-25 17:02]

Hi Peter.This is a very good shot indeed. sharp focus. with great detail. good colours.with anice POV and DOF. very well done TFS. great notes to.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-25 17:49]

Hola Peter,
bello trabajo y nitidez excelente,
buena escena...
saludos amigo.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-26 4:46]
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Hi Peter

I'm back with a normal critique :)
This is really a formidable macro shot!
I'm so impressed by the clarity of every details here, esecailly the lovely reflection on its delicate wings.
The exposure here is very well managed and that saturated the colors well, the DOF is impeccable and it kept all the subject in full focus while blurring the BG out so nicely and the side POV is excellent.
I also like the diagonal composition here.
All-in-all: a superb job!

Bravo and TFS

PS: i was wonderrring if i could help you, my friend, but since i have that color problem, i simply cannot tell what color this damsel is. I can only say it's one of these 2: Ischnura elegans (possibly a type 2 or 3 coloration) or a Ischnura pumilio.
If you can simply tell me in words what colors it presents, i mught find out more :)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-26 7:10]

Hallo peter,
Schöne Geschichte, die Du uns schilderst. Und dann kam es noch zu einem feinen Bild. Nicht immer leicht zu bestimmen die Kleinlibellen.
Liebe Grüsse

Hi Peter, awesome shot, stunning sharpness, well done!!!
Cheers, Luís.

Hallo Peter,
feinste Details, wunderbar natürliche Farben.
Die spiegelnden Flügelhäute sind herrlich anzusehen.
Schöne Belohnung für eine gute Tat.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

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