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Three years for TN.

Three years for TN.
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-25
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-26 9:40
Viewed: 2019
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) is a European damselfly. It is often found among fast-flowing waters.
[edit] IdentificationThe male has dark brown-black wingtips with blue veins. Immature insects often have much paler, browner wings. They have metallic blue-green bodies and blue-green eyes.
The female has dark brown iridescent wings, a white patch near the tip of the wings and a metallic green body with a bronze tip of the abdomen.
Eggs and larvaeFemales lay up to 300 eggs at a time on emergent or floating plants, often on water-crowfoot. Like the Banded Demoiselle, they often submerge to do so. The eggs hatch after around 14 days. Again, like the Banded Demoiselle, the larva is stick-like with long legs and develops over a period of two years in submerged vegetation, plant debris or roots. They usually overwinter in mud or slime.
BehaviourMales are territorial, perching in bankside plants and trees. They chase passing insects, often returning to the same perch. Males can stray well away from water, females live away from water unless egg-laying or seeking a mate.(Wikipedia)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6553 W: 89 N: 15640] (65417)
  • [2011-04-26 9:42]

Hi Siggi,nothing better to celebrate your 3rd year! What a beautiful damselfy and what a impressive eye details,great capture of the metallic blue and the usual beautiful sharpness.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Superb detail, excellent point of view, nice clear background. regards yiannis

Hi Siggi,

Congratulations on your third Year Siggi,
Well what a fabulous image, pin sharp as usual and superb composition with lovely colour saturation,
Great shot and well done my friend,
Best Regards,


Hi Siggi,
Congratulations for your 3 years on TN, great contribution! wonderful image of this dragonfly for celebration!
Thanks for sharing,

Czesc Siggi.
Trzy lata to kupa czasu! Dzieki za wszystkie Twoje zdjecia, za Twoja prace i checi! Podziwiam.
A zdjecie jak zwykle bardzo dobre technicznie. Bardzo interesujacy insekt.
Pozdrawiam i zycze jeszcze wielu rocznic na TN.

Congratulations Siggi! wonderful macro photo!
regards Nasos

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-26 10:39]

Hi Siggi,
Congratulations for Your Three years on TN! It is a very important contribution!
You celebret this, with one excellent photo of this Beautiful Damselfly, TFS!

TFS MF Siegfried! Razor details and sharp in a fine compo to celebrate your 3rd year! We are old here...with the enthusiasm of the firs day.


Hello Siegfried,
Congratulation for your three years on TN. You did a great job in this three years.
This special image is just great. Wonderful metallic colors, splendid details and
excellent contrast.

Ciao Siggi, comngratulations for your three year on TN, great macro of elegant damselfly on a beautiful blurry BG, fantastic metasllic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

HI Siggi,
comngratulations for your three year on TN!
POV and colours are fantastic.
Excellent sharpness.
Thanks for sharing

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-04-26 13:01]

Hello Siegfried
Excellent macro capture! Thanks for sharing

hello Siegfried
first, congratulations for 3 years on TN, you celebrate this evenment with a superb photo, this damselfly is perfectly captured with great sharpness, colors and composition
Havea good night

congratulations Siggi for this wonderful picture and for you long times on TN,
I love the colors and details,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

Buena luz con excelente enfoque y colores.
Saludos Siegfried: J. Ignasi.

Hello Siggi,

I'm impressed by the details in this capture, I can even count the hair on the legs of the insect..!
The level point of view is fine, the insect is well framed and DoF isolates the subject nicely..

Pablo -.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-04-26 23:54]

Hello Siggi,
A great capture of a juvenile C. virgo to celebrate your 3 years on TN. Congratulations! A fine sharp capture in natural colours and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Siggi,
excellent macro shot of this beauty, sharp details, nice colors, clear BG, well done,
TFS, regards,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-04-27 1:10]

Witaj Siggi,
Piekna wazka, dokladna ekspozycja, czyste kolory.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Hallo Siegfried,
congratulations on your 3rd year on TN; a very beautiful macrto shot of the Beautiful Demoiselle, very good sharpness and beautiful natural colours, very nice composition
Best regards

What a beautiful photo to celebrate two years with!
Congrats and well done!

Hello Siegfried, Calopteryx good shot perfectly. Excellent light, details and color. All the best, Paul

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-27 7:52]

Very beautiful image for the occasion. Good details and colors. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-27 7:58]

Congratulations Siggi!
On completing 3 years on TN.
This is a fine capture of a male virgo, taken with excellent sharpness and colours, a perfect BG and composition.
You have been a fine contributer with many interesting images, especially of insects, like this one. The quality of your images ia now top and i hope you continue to be on TN for a long time to come.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-04-27 16:40]

Hi Siggi,

A wonderful demoiselle to celebrate with! Congratulations on your three years with TN - I have enjoyed all of your posts and your friendship. This is a magnificent capture with beautiful colors and super fine details from "head to toe." The eye, head and wings are fantastic. Here's to the next three years of your fine photos.


GREAT photo Siggi!! The composition, the colours, the lighting and the sharpness are excellent. Congratulations for your three years in TN.

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