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Mating of Blue damselfies

Mating of Blue damselfies
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 2 N: 914] (3634)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 90, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 1:06
Viewed: 2921
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Trekkers,

Posting after a very long time but at least I could manage to :)

This is a shot I took recently during my holidays in the N-E Germany and I was lucky to have a good weather - Many sunny days and that resulted into nice spring shots from "damselflies in love" :)

In this picture I tried to unveil a secret moment happening between a couple of Blue damselflies which I have spotted along a river bank. To capture this shot I had to chase these "mating damselflies" for more than an hour to get some reliable shots.

I went for a lower POV to admire the position of these damselflies (male and female) were displaying against a blue sky and green surroundings.

Hope you enjoy this shot!

Best regards,



ISO=450, Focal length=105 mm, no changes except cropped and resized for TN.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-05 2:05]

Hi Paras,a magnificent capture of this mating moment,a common scene in my country too but always difficult to take so well whit these toral details everywhere,excellent bright colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Paras
Great moment and beautiful capture.Wonderful vertical composition,beautiful colours and great sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You for You kind critic on my owl.Much apreciated.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-05 10:28]

Hello Paras,
excellent close up, perfect details, very crisp, Nice use of lighting, excellent colors, wonderful use of DOF , perfet work.Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-05 11:55]

Hello Paras,
Nice to see you back! A fine lateral view on these two Damselflies in love. Good sharpness, just a little bit noise in the background which you could easily remove with some neat-softwork.
Kind regards

hi Paras,
thanks for this love acrobat. a good shot. good clarity and angle. to me they appear to be Blue Riverdamsels (Pseudagrion microcephalum). the top one is female, and the bottom one male.

I was just pointing this lovely shot out to my wife a couple days ago when it inspired me to return to Trek Nature after a long absence... You see? Your image was INSPIRATIONAL! That's is an important quality in an image and not all images have that special zip to them like this one did. congrats. I look forward to many more from you sir!

Witaj Paras!
Beauty and well-thought-out composition from pretty background. Caught on rendezvous dragon-flies. Miraculous colours and sharpness. It was look at such frame pleasantly.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam

Ciao Paras, lovely couple of maiting damselfly, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Paras,
finecapture of these mating damselflies with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I also like the lovely mating pose and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-06 6:43]

Hello Paras,
Great sharp detailed photo of these mating damselflies. Beautiful natural colours. Good choice of composition. Nice blurry background.

Hi Paras,

The stem is framing well the insects. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Damselflies. It is clear and precise. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Ciao Paras. Lovely compo for the damselfies in love. Beautiful natural colours and good light. Details are very good too.


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