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Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): libellules demoiselle/dragonfly damselfly [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-28 6:21
Viewed: 3099
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Damselfly (Suborder Zygoptera) is an insect in the Order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to the body when at rest. Furthermore, the hindwing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing, while the hindwing of the dragonfly broadens near the base, caudal to the connecting point at the body. Damselflies are also usually smaller, weaker fliers than dragonflies, and their eyes are separated.

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Very crisp capture of this good looking Samselfly, Nikos.
The four orange spots on the tail-end and the black streaks on the legs are the marks of beauty of this species.
Well done and TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-28 6:30]

Hello Nikos,
A very good macro shot of this Damselfly.
Good lighting and sharpness.
A well blurred background to emerge the main subject.
A clean presentation.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-28 6:33]

Hello Nikos,
An excellent sharp macro of a female Platycnemis pennipes taken from a fine POV to portray it in fine lighting and contrast against the natural simple BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Νίκο καλησπέρα
'άντε να το εστιάσεις'αστειεύομαι,ιδανική εστίαση σε οριζόντιο πλάνο(τα ωφέλη του μακρο φακού)φουλ σε οξύτητα χρώματα
και ένα εξαιρετικό αποτέλεσμα πολυ καλή ματιά και σύνθεση

Ciao Nikos, elegant damselfly with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Nikos,

A very good macro, excellent sharpness and dof. Colours are good and natural, well done. TFS

Regards Bill.

hello Nikos
great sharpness picture
good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-28 10:05]

Hello Nikos
Wonderful capture with great details and vivid colors.

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-05-28 12:29]

Bonsoir Nikos,

Beaucoup de netteté et de beaux détails!
Bravo pour cette macro!


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  • bubinu (40)
  • [2009-05-28 13:36]

Hi Nikos,
A beautiful capture of this damselfly!
Great sharpness and details especially in the wings!
Glorious lighting casting a nice shadow!
Well done.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-05-28 16:04]

Hi Nikos,the sharpness and the details of this damselfy are really impressives,a very professional pic whit fantastics colors too and the beautiful shadow in the leaf as background.My great compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

A superb shot of this beautiful Damselfly, NIkos!
Excellent POV!

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  • ifanik (91)
  • [2009-05-29 7:52]

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Hello Nikos
wonderful hot of this Damselfly, the details are very superbes
I like his golden metalic color, the beautiful pose on this leaf, the colors and the luminosity
very well done

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