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A Beautiful Couple

A Beautiful Couple
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Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikon 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-23 7:45
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This time I was lucky to catch a pair of beautiful damselflies as I followed their play at Nachal Kziv.You can see another species of damsel fly that I saw that day here.

I wish to thank both Ahmet and Marcello for their help in finding the name of the species. It is Epallage fatime (Fam. Euphaeidae)

See definition here: http://www.grid.unep.ch/bsein/redbook/txt/epallage.htm?%20INSECTA

We see here both a male and a female.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-23 8:06]
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Hello David,
You've captured this couple really well from a fine POV. Very impressive details and beautiful colours. I like the black edges of the wings and the dark blue eyes of the male clearly shown here. Beautiful leafy background too. Excellent composition. I wonder what species they are?
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi David,
you have captured this breeding pair in a nice way.
The details and sharpness are very fine and the colours are beautiful.
Well composed with good exposure.
Well done.

hoi David it is a beautiful couple you have capture here,
very nice dragons. I am a fan of those dragons and taking photo's of them, good photojob, well done.
gr. jaap

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-01-23 9:43]

Hello David,
not only the couple is beautiful but also your presentation.
Very nice colours and details of the wing architecture. Well selected point of view.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-01-23 9:49]

hi david,
awesome picture..Xcellent details,perfect composition..Sharpness is amazing,

Hi David,
A very crisp and clear image!
I like so much the macro made of this couple in action.
Good approach and sharp details all over.
It's so good the contrast made by the insect's colours bodies.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-23 9:56]

Hi David,

You were lucky to spot these two and you did them justice. A beautiful picture with the blue and gold against the fresh green leaf. Sharp details and a wonderful background.


Selam David,
Your ideal POV and finely adjusted DOF resulted in a sharply focused pair and a gradually blurring BG. The color and wing details are also very good, altogether a pleasant composition. TFS.

Shalom David,
This very nice shot for these beautiful damselflies in copulation. Composition, POV, details, sharpness great. Lighting, coloration also very nice. I'd like to learn their species, if you or anybody know.
thanks for sharing, best wishes
thanks for reply. this must be different from C. splendens. There are many shot of its on TN and other web. I have also. I dont mean Enallage fatime, if I didnt see female in yellowish, I would say that this is E. fatime, especially male damsel looks like from later species; but they with black edge, only tips of wings, not also Calopteryx. Best wishes

Ciao David,
complimenti per questa splendida immagine.
Penso anch'io che si tratta di Epallage fatime (Fam. Euphaeidae), una specie orientale, che dal NW dell'India arriva sino al Medio Oriente, Grecia, Bulgaria e Romania.
Grazie per questo interessante contributo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-23 14:18]

I like a lot the damselfies (you can see many on my gallery) and this is a great shot whit 2 different colours,great pic ,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello David a fine detailed sharp focused shot. Nice mating pair with good colour and light. DOF works well. Composed well tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-23 17:56]

Hello David,
Very well done, this is an excellent image with great colors and fine focus in a lovely composition. Thank you for sharing.

Hi David,
very good shot, realy not easy to take 2 dragon fly, but you have very well managed focus and deeph of field, splendid colours and very nice composition,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-24 6:57]

Hello David, very nice capture of this great moment, the sharpness is very good, the background is just beautiful and the exposure and colors are fantastic, well done, thanks !


Great light & color David, good DOF with both damsels in..
Nice detail and BG too :)
Well done,

Hello Dave,
Excellent capture, the colors are amazing as are the details and composition.
Fantastic result from the 70-300mm lens.
I especially like the damselflies having different colors.
TFS, Shir

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