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German Beauty

German Beauty
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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: 2009-05-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-06 9:18
Viewed: 4360
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Beauties are not not only found in India or Indonesia, as shown on my last pictures.
But they can also be found in temperate Germany such as this beautiful damselfly
- Caloptery splendens
- family: Calopterygidae

German: Gebänderte Prachtlibelle

In middle Europe, the Calopterygidae include two species only, two further occur in southern Europe, and in the tropics there are numerous beautiful species.

Vicinity of Langenstein, close to the Harz-Mountains.
Valley with a small and slowly running rivulet.

- natural light, cloudy
- no wind
- handheld

* Bellmann H (1987) Libellen. beobachten - bestimmen. - Neumann-Neudamm, Melsungen.
* Kuhn K, Burbach K (1998) Libellen in Bayern. - Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.

P.S. I have shown a similar picture of this specimen earlier!

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  • Great 
  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-11-06 9:26]

hello sir,
fantastic picture of this beautiful insect !!
well shot

Hallo Peter,
schon lange hat sich keine Prachlibelle mehr vor meine Linse gesetzt - und dabei sind sie so faszinierend. Dieser metallische Glanz, einfach toll.
Herzlichen Dank, ein erstklassiges Foto.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Peter,

The photo has a light very well managed. The details of the structure of the insect are very good. I think the composition gives very good features to this picture. Using the upward angle of the leaf, from left to right, has yielded very good results.

As always, very useful information in the note.

** Many thanks for the comment on my latest photo. Is an honor for me that is placed in your favorites.

Thanks for sharing and happy weekend!


hello Peter
is this SUPER? YES this is GREAT!!
so beautiful colours with great sharpness and very good composition
nice BG.
greeting lou

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-06 10:42]

Hello Peter,
This certainly is a beauty, but not only the damselfly, also the whole photo. Great sharpness and details in beautiful clear colours. Fantastic OOF BG, POV and composition.
Have a good weekend,

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-06 11:44]

Hello Peter.

Great capture of the Caloperyx splendens. perfect of sharpness. Also the veins wich are blue are very well to see.

Gr. Hans

Hola Peter,

cuando veo una fotografía como esta, se que me queda mucho por aprender todavía en fotografía.

Excelente enfoque, tonalidades, encuadre y pose del insecto.

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

ciao Peter!
high quality Macro by definition and subject ..... excellent!!

have nice w.end sERGIO

brilliant exposure!!

Ciao Peter, fantastic macro with elegant damselfly amazing details and splendid sharpness, wonderful diagonal composition, I like a lot, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-07 1:24]

Hello Peter,

Beautiful image. Splendid compositions, congratulations. I know how difficult it is to succeed to catch it. I tried myself, but ... I oriented to landscapes.
I wish you a quiet weekend,

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-07 3:25]

Hi Peter.
I cannot imagine better presentation of the beauty. Outstanding close-up with brilliant sharpness and details of the charming damselfly and impressive leaf. Composition of the shot as well as POV is stunning. BG is sweet point of the shot too. Bravo. Perfect work.

  • Great 
  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2009-11-07 13:08]

Zdravo Peter!
Colors,sharpness,light,compo and BG are excellent.Congrats and thanks.
With best wishes,

Lieber Peter,
ich habe einige schöne Bilder von Dir verpasst, dies ist eines davon. Die Prachtlibellen sind scheu, schwierig anzupirschen. Und sie halten sich nicht gern im Schatten auf, was für den Photographen von Vorteil wäre. . All dies schien Dich nicht aufhalten zu können, so ist Dir ein herrliches Portrait gelungen.
Beste Grüsse

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