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Pale beauty

Pale beauty
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-15 14:01
Viewed: 3452
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although I found very little references about this damselfly in the NW of Spain, the nearest ident after looking around was "Argia fumipennis".

I also found it similar to the Brown emerald damselfly, or "Sympecma fusca", in fact there where some blue ones around when Cristina took this shot.

As I am not sure at all, I preffer to post this one with no info and ask for the opinion of the experts.

Please help!

Hope you like!

F:4.5 - 1/320 - Manual exposure - Diffuse Flash - Handheld

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Hola Extramundi, ante todo gracias por el comentario, había reparado ya en la cantidad de fotografías impresionantes que tienes en la galería, yo simplemente soy un aficionado que disfruta un montón e intenta aprender. Nos vemos.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-05-15 14:20]

It's a beauty Felipe,
a very well taken macro, good composition, good details and well taken in pov. Good job.
gr. jaap

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-05-15 14:33]

Hallo Filipe and Cristina, very fine details visible particularly the spiny legs. Also the leaf structure is brilliant.

Hola Felipe y Cristina.
Muy bonita la fotografia con colores y detalles extermadamente buenos.
Buena definicion y fondo.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-16 3:36]

Hey there Felipe and Cristina, I have missed your latest shots - it is good to see you...
Super shot of teh damselfly, the pale brown colour contrasts well against the green grasses. Nice and sharp too.
Well done,

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-16 4:35]

Excellent Filipe!
Very good photo of a Zygoptera!
It could be a female of Platycnemis latipes too, but I'm not quite sure.
Excellent DOF and details!
Very good POV and BG!
5* and TFS!

Hello Felipe,
Very good quality. Excellent sharpness, detail, DOF, exposure, and color..
I especially like the smooth green BG, that shows off your damsel so well :)
A basic I learned about damsels, is that they go through color changes, making ID even more difficult at times..I believe they call it a
"teneral" phase.
Anyway, Excelllent work mf!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-16 6:53]

What a wonderful and interesting shot that you have very well done (with the F717) ! Nice to see a new picture from you. Congratulations Felipe and thanks for sharing.

Hi Felipe,
Excellent picture of this damselfly. Sharp, crisp clear, and good light distribution. Very good POV and composition. TFS

hi Felipe,

just browsing because i want ot put an image of Sympecma.
first about this: spot on detail... so perfect sharpness, nice POV and a perfect POV.

now about the ID, the Sympecma is out of discussion because of the general appearence (pterostygma is to short, the anal apendics are two short).
I'm thinking more that this is a young femela of Platycnemis acutipennis (i'm not very sure because that species is not present in Romania so i don't have a real experience with that species).

i still hope that this helps you and TFS,

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