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Calopteryx Splendens / Banded Demoiselle

Calopteryx Splendens / Banded Demoiselle
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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs, Pentax 300mm f/4 ED IF SDM SMC DA*
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-05 14:46
Viewed: 1516
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a large damselfly with a total length of up to 48 millimetres (1.9 in) and a hindwing length of up to 36 millimetres (1.4 in).

The male has translucent wings which each have a broad, dark iridescent blue-black spot (or band) across the outer part. On immature dragonflies the spot is dark brown. The body can be a metallic blue or bluish green.

The dark wing patch of the male starts at the nodus (the slight dip midway down the upper edge of the wing) but can reach up to the wing-tip in southern races.[2] In the very similar species C. virgo (Beautiful Demoiselle), the dark starts before the nodus.

The female has translucent, pale green iridescent wings with a white patch near the tip (a pseudopterostigma), and a metallic green body.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-05 16:26]

Hi Nuri,springtime is back like you finally...ehhee....and what a beautiful pic to start the new season,a magnificent damselfy taken in a nice composition and with special details and a very bright metallic blue,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2014-05-06 12:19]

Hello Nuri,
Beautiful composition & colors, with a lovely BG !
TFS Tina

Beautiful shot Nuri.

Ciao Nuri, great macro of elegant damselfy, fantastic metalllic colors, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpnes and wonderful light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-05-15 3:12]

Nuri bey selamlar,
Sığ derelerin güzellerinden ..
Canlı renk ve detayları ile oldukça güzel bir makro kompozisyon.
Emeklerinize sağlık,


Hallo Nuri
This is truly spectacular. The bright colours are awesome, the details seen with great clarity. You brought across excellent detail of this spectacular metallic damselfly. Pleasant composition and point of view. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-05-29 8:27]

Hello Nuri,
Missed this beautiful photo while I was on holiday in Greece.
Great sharpness, details and beautiful metallic colours. Excellent blurred background. Fine choice of composition.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-06-04 14:27]

Hello Nuri,
I love these iridescent bluish green damselflies. We have one here in Ohio which is very similar in color, the Ebony Jewelwing. Wonderful sharp detail and an attractive clean BG. Great shot!!

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