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Blue Damselfly

Blue  Damselfly
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma EF 180mm F3.5L Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Things III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-01 8:04
Viewed: 3120
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Once again another wet saturday here in southern England. So its back to June for todays picture of the Damselfly. Hopefully better weather on Sunday.

Common Blue Damselfly ( Enallagma cyathigerum ) Length 32mm.

This can often be confused with the Common Coenagrion.
The markings on the Males Abodomen usually resembles dot attached to stalk but it is rather variable in shape.
The Green and Black female is similar to females to Females of other small Damselflies.
It is widespread in Britain and Ireland.
Favours well vegetated lakes, ponds and canals and flies from May-early September, often resting on plants.

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Hello Glen,

Your are full of surprises!

This is an excellent shot of this Blue Damsefly with beautiful colors, sharpness & fine details. Well done & TFS.



hello nick!
quelle tres belle demoiselle!
un magnifique BG tres belles couleurs et details!
merci pour ton partage
a tres vite

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-08-01 8:39]

Hola Nicolas.
I have seen so many insects like this during this year here. The have a beautiful blue colors like this one in Your photo. Very well taken and excellent focus in all the body.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-01 8:43]

Hello Nick,
On the other side of the Northsee the weather is fantastic, sun and 27 degrees.
Great photo in perfect sharpness and details. Very beautiful natural colours. Great POV, DOF and diagonal composition.

Hello Nick,
A beautiful picture of the Blue damsel fly against a pleasing green background.Excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks for the share,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-08-01 9:14]

Hi Nick,
Blue Damselfly and beautiful composition ...
Great depth of field, excellent color and detail.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Nick,
a wonderful macro shot of the Common Blue Damselfly, superb sharpness and splendid colours, POV, DOF and composition are excellent.
Best regards

Excellent shot of this beautiful damselfly,fine details, nice light and colors and great BG,
have a nice weekend,

Hi Nick,
It seems that Europe didn't get much dry weather these past weeks. The rain you have today will be here tomorrow. But all the rain did bring a lot of green.
Its a wonderful photo with great details and a perfect composition. I really love the light and the softness of the OOF BG. The blue really stands out against the green BG.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-08-01 10:34]

hi nick,
As usual a good macro. nice colors in it. very nice use of the light

Ciao Nick, elegant damselfy with splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, beautiful blurry BG, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-01 11:26]

Slav Nîck,
A wonderful macro shot of the blue damselfly with excellent sharp details and splendid light and green bacground.Very well done!Thanks for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-01 11:33]

Hello Nick,
A fine macro of this male Common Blue Damselfly, taken from just the right POV to show the features with excellent sharpness and lighting against a superb natural OOF BG. The composition is just right too.
Thanks and all the best,

hello Nick
great composition with beautiful colours and good sharpness
greeting lou

Sir Nick
You show your multifaceted talent imaging...This is among my favorite blues, as many know and it goes right to that catagory. Your sharp eye and lens were in form. I may never get a dragonfly in tight like this...but that is what a good diversity of photographers brings to the table. Well done!

Simpleza y elegancia en esta toma Nicholas. Interesantes tonalidades que hacen centrar la atención en la libélula. Acertado formato.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Nicholas
Brilliant shot of this Common Blue, the whole insecte is superbly sharp and his blue color is fantastic i like all the green color tones in the BG and the dorsal view of this damselfly
Have a great sunday

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-08-01 16:42]

Hi Nick,

I saw my first dragonfly yesterday. It was bright red and I ran out with my camera. It was no where to be seen. This Common Blue is gorgeous - the blue is amazing and looks stunning against the greens. Interesting position with the wings straight against the body. Superb details of the whole insect. Marvelous vertical composition and I love your framing.


ciao Nick!
excellent vertical capture of this beauty damselfly common bluet
perfect pose and sharpness

greetings sERGIO

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2009-08-03 10:41]

Bonjour Nicholas
Trčs belle prise, excellentes couleurs et netteté
J'adore !
Amicalement Robi

A great cheer for you Nick for this great quality of photograph.
Clearness is exceptional and the very natural colors
thank you

Ciao Nicholas. Indeed fine details and amazing colours. Another special macro. Well done.


Hello Nick

Great picture of this damselfly with beautiful colors and detail.



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