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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-15 4:28
Viewed: 2655
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Platycnemis pennipes
Blue Featherleg


The Blue Featherleg is a fairly large damselfly. It's a very common and widespread species throughout Europe except in Iberia (where it is replaced by the White and Orange Featherlegs) and parts of the British Isles and Scandinavia. Characteristically for the species in this genus, male Platycnemis pennipes have wide, white shins. The male abdomen is a pale blue. Females are a creamy white which with time darkens to become orangey brown. Other distinguishing features include the male's blue eyes, the double antehumeral stripes and the uniformly-coloured golden pterostigma.


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Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 5/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/14.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2010-08-29 12:11
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 263 kb

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Hallo Sergio
Excellent macro. Very good colours and wonderful perspective. Very sharp details that are well seen. I love the clarity of the black stripes on the dragonfly's thorax and also the way it is grasping onto the flower bud. The white flowers complement this scene beautifully. A perfect match of colours. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Hi Sergio!

You present us a beautiful picture. The insect is so delicate. The focus is on the right place and the great sharpness reveals rich details. Both, the insect and the flower, form a superb couple and create a very pleasant view.

Kind regards

Markus

Ciao Sergio. Ottimo lavoro di gestione della luce che rischiava di fare danni. Benissimo nitidezza e dettglio.

Roberto

Hola Sergio

VAya casi pasa desapercibido encima de estas peque˝as margaritas. Imagen con buena luz y contrastes, asi como la nitidez excelente. Buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-11-15 9:09]

Hi Sergio,
Excellent shor, great sharpness, fine and colorful details, TFS!

Ciao Sergio.
Eccellente foto con una buona composizione .
Ottimi dettaglie nitidezza.
Ciao Marco.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-15 15:12]

Insomma..la foto ha parecchi difetti ma visto l'abbassamento di qualita' generale di questi giorni su TN,merita senza dubbio uno degli smiles che mi sono rimasti..ehehe...buona giornata! Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-15 22:13]

Hello Sergio,
Nice and unusual composition of the whitish female pennipes together with the whitish daisy flowers. Fine sharpness where needed against a pleasing BG.
Thanks and kind regards,
Ivan

Ciao Sergio, splendida damigella dolcemente posata fra i fiori. Ottimo il momento che hai colto e che hai ripreso in maniera perfetta. Un saluto, paolo

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