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Coenagrion puella

Coenagrion puella
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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: 2006-06-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-02 10:13
Viewed: 4179
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coenagrion puella (or Coenagrion pulchellum, I am not sure)

I wanted to notice out that this are two diferent photos, that is why I used a black frame to make the difference. I would love to have this DOF in my cam, but it is not the case. :D

I did not have this one in my gallery, so I decided to post it.

Widespread and common. Adults can be seen between May and August according to locality. Similar in habits and distribution to its close relative C. pulchellum. C. puella is less common than it on cutover bogs and mesotrophic lakes, but more common on eutrophic sites. A lowland species avoiding exposed and upland sites, as well as all but the slowest flowing rivers.

The male Azure Damselfly is similar to the Variable Damselfly Coenagrion pulchellum and the Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum but can be distinguished by the characteristic black U-shaped marking which does not join up with the black ring at the posterior end of the second abdominal segment. In the female Azure damselfly there are two colour forms, blue and green. The blue form is similar to the female of the Variable Damselfly Coenagrion pulchellum but can best be distinguished by examining the shape of the pronotum. It can be distinguished from females of the Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum by the absence of a spine below the 8th abdominal segment.

I found this info HERE

Hope you like!

Both: F:8 - 1/1000 - Manual exposure - Flash - Handheld
PP: Only slight levels - Resize - USM - Frames

phlr, pvs, LordPotty, loot, liquidsunshine, wallhalla15, marhowie, carper, scottevers7, Signal-Womb, jmp, dew77 has marked this note useful
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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-02 10:21]

Hi Felipe,

Excellent composition of thes 2 shots of the damsefly,I like it a lot,both pictures, are sharp and show all details clearly,well done and TFS,


Great shot again Felipe.
I've never seen this one,and you got two in one shot (or did you?) Is this two shots joined together. You almost can't tell.
Beautiful colour and crystal clear.
Another masterpiece.
Excellente El Presidente!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-02 11:01]

Hi Filipe
This is a great posting showing the merger of the two different photos to form this excellent one. Great vision to see the possibilities for this joining. The one showing a full body shot while the other one gives us much more close-up detail of the back and the head. One can clearly see the stubby antennae and the bristles on the legs.
I like the composition and POV (top down) on both shots. The colours are well saturated, the details are amazing, the BG's are well OOF and complimentary to the insects, and the exposures were well handled considering the excellent use of the fill-in flash.
Very well done and TFS.

Hi Felipe,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Great macro Felipe.
Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. TFS.

Hi Felipe,
An interesting composition, I like it. Don't think I've ever seen it done quite this way before :)
Excellent color, light, and sharp details.
Great job with this..and Thank you!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-07-02 14:50]

wauw, Felipe,
it's a great twin shot, the composition is very nice and the pov is fantastic, very good photo my friend.
gr. jaap

Hi Felipe,
Nice job putting the two photos together in such a nice composition. They blend together exceptionally well. Beautiful saturated colors and sharp detail. Superb flash exposure on both. Nice work!

Wonderful capture! Like Howard says the composition is unique I don't think Iv seen it done like this. I wonder did it cross your mind to try another shot with both fully in frame. Ahh Iv just read your note I understand...Excellent work.

Hi Felipe,
Nice macro with great colours and details. Very well done and TFS.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-03 10:42]
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And it worth!
Excellent photo Felipe and Cristina!
Excellent on colours, details and POV!
Very good DOF with both odonatas on focus!
5* and TFS!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-03 10:47]

Hello FElipe,
Excellent close up.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.POV,colors,framing and composition are also wonderful.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-03 10:48]

Hola Felipe,
Una creación magnífica con una fusión limpia de estas dos fotos. El resultado es retrato perfecto de esta libélula, donde el color y la nitidez contra un fondo bien aislado en un caso y plano en el otro permiten apreciar muy bien al animal.
Creativo, discreto y eficaz a la vez.
Un saludo,
José M.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-10 4:06]

Hi again!
Excellent composition, it really looks like one photo! Very common insects these days but perfectly sharp and detailed.

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