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A damselfly, Lestes sponsa

A damselfly, Lestes sponsa
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 45] (219)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-11-30 8:34
Viewed: 4436
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
August 12th, 2007
Saint-Jean-de-Buèges 340264 34380
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.827 3.618 218 m

A damselfly, Lestes sponsa

Vernacular name: Leste fiancé, in french.
Scientific name: Lestes sponsa.

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 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.

The Damselfly are insects (Insecta), subclass of the pterygotes (Pterygota), infra-class of paleopteran (Palaeoptera or Paleoptera), order of the odonates (Odonata). They constitute the sub-order of the zygopteres.


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Hello joel
Beautiful photo with nice colours and good composition.
Regards, Christodoulos

Bonjour Joel,

the damselfly is shown from a nice point of view. Focus and sharpness are just 'at the right place'.
Background noise is a bit strong. So, I tried a workshop for you and hope that you will like it.

Best wishes, Peter

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-30 9:49]

Hello Joël,

I find you image perfect, colors, sharpness and clarity are pleasant to look at.
Excellent image of these dragonfly.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-30 11:12]

Salut Joel,une photo simplement fantastique! Quelle nettete' parfaite sur toute la libellule,et quelle qualite' du vert metallique!Vraiment super,j'espere d'en voir encore ici,tu as de la classe! Bonne soiree' et merci,Luciano

Hi Joel,
Thats a pretty impressive spread wing. Great colors and sharpness.
Odonata lovers every where thank you.

A very nice photo, well done!!!
Best wishes,

hello Joel!
excellent capture lestes, from classical metallic color
There 's a bit of noise in the BG, but I see that Peter has already done

thanks sERGIO

bonjour Joel,
très beau macro et bonne composition. Il est toujour étonnant de voir ces couleurs fantastic de ces insectes.
merci de nous les montrer.

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