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Delicate Coenagrion

Delicate Coenagrion
Photo Information
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: 2008-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-14 8:55
Viewed: 3267
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This delicate insect is one of our more common damselflies:
- Coenagrion puella
- family: Coenagrionidae

Species information
C. puella occurs in most parts of Europe except the northern ones including Scotland and most parts of Scandinavia.
Adults can be found from Mai to September.

The picture was taken at an abandoned industrial site (former coke-oven plant) in the Ruhrgebiet in Germany. In some areas plants and animals try to recover.

- poor evening light
- slight wind only
- handheld

* 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.

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Hi Peter
Very intersting shot of this tiny Damselfly,
Perfect lighting ,BG and composition.
Welldone my friend.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-14 10:10]

Hello Peter. It dose not take long for nature to move back in to a abandoned area. Working with the light you had you have done well. to get a fine close up. showing good detail and natural colours. well done TFS.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-08-14 10:24]

hello sir
Fantastic macro picture.beautiful details

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2008-08-14 10:58]

Hi Peter,
Excellent macro shot of delicate Damselfly. Very good POV, razorsharp with ideal DOF. Nice, smooth and clear BG.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-08-14 12:43]

Hi Peter
It's a perfect photo of this insect, good colors and details. Excellent POV and exposure. The sharpness is fantastic.
Well done

Hola Peter,
Las tomas de las libélulas siempre tienen sus problemas por la forma de su cuerpo. En este caso nos has dado una lección de encuadre de ellas, y aunque la pose la tiene complicada , has resuelto el problema.
El resto de parámetros como la luz, el fondo y el enfoque aceptables.
Saludos : Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-15 2:20]

Hi Peter!

Really good macro of this common damselfly. It is so sharp that one can easily see every spike on legs and details on pterostigmas. Very well composed, too.

Nicely done, Peter.
Very good sharpness and sharpening. Lovely bright background. Well composed.

Hello Peter,

Excellent capture of this damselfly. Excellent sharpness as usual. I like very much the light and the smooth colours. The background is very nice with the blue of the sky.

Hallo Peter,
schöne Aufnahme dieser Libelle. Es sind sehr viele Details erkennbar und die Schärfe stimmt natürlich auch. Am besten gefällt mir aber der verschwommene Hintergrund, der einen guten Kontrast zu der Libelle bietet, und farblich trotzdem zu der Libelle passt. Sehr gute Arbeit.
Viele Grüsse,

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