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Female Common Bluetail eating!

Female Common Bluetail eating!
Photo Information
Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Damselflies, Dragonfly with prey, Cannibalism (or almost) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-28 2:27
Viewed: 3059
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ischnura elegans female eating Coenagrion puella male / Common Bluetail female eating a Common Bluetail male / Lantaarntje vrouw een azuurwaterjuffer mannetje opetend / Grosse Pechlibelle weibchen mit Hufeisen-Azurjungfer männchen / L'Agrion élégant femelle avec'l'Agrion jouvencelle mâle.

Females occur in a variety of colour forms. Immature females are either form violacea (violet thorax) or form rufescens (reddish-pink thorax). The immature rufescens matures into a form known as rufescens-obsoleta whilst the immature violacea can mature either into the andromorph(f.typica) or into infuscans.
The form rufescens matures in 8 days into the form rufescens-obsoleta(the one you see here on this picture!).
Hope you like it.

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Very beautiful macro Harm.
Life is'nt sure at all in the insect world :)
Most wonderful clarity and details in the image.
BG colors are very nice and soft and sharpness is great.
Excellent work. Best regards, Harry

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-05-28 3:14]

Hallo Harm,

Ik kan er met moeite een vinden en u heeft er twee op het zelfde moment, schitterend opname zeer goed gedetaileerd, en aangename kleuren.
Mooi werk.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-28 3:41]

Hola Harm,
preciosa macro,
delicados detalles y excelente compo...
bello trabajo, buen pov,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-28 4:19]

Harm, Good macro and with lovely details. The picture is very clear and lovely BG. The lighting is too good. TFS Ganesh

Hi Harm,
Wow, I am surprise that this damselfly can be canibal. Excellent shot, superb sharpness, great details.


Hi wonderful macro,
The colors , sharpness and the POV is also good .I liked those hairs on the body and the note too

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-05-28 9:36]

Prachtige macro Harm,
de scherpte en de details zijn gewoonweg fantastisch en dan heb ik het nog niet eens over de details. Echt super.
Heel goed gedaan en heel mooi van kleur.
gr. Paula

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