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Copyright: Behrad Sharifi (BEHRAD) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 31 N: 109] (449)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, SIGMA APO 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-12 10:14
Viewed: 2784
Points: 2
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Hi everybody

This shot is one of my best photo's which I have taken with my new camera,this damselfly is about 4cm and moves very fast.Here are some detail about it wich I have found in Wikipedia :

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Odonata

Suborder: Zygoptera


The Damselfly (Suborder Zygoptera) is an insect in the Order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along the body when at rest. Furthermore, the hindwing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing, while the hindwing of the dragonfly broadens near the base, caudal to the connecting point at the body. Damselflies are also usually smaller, and weaker fliers than dragonflies, and their eyes are separated.

Damselflies undergo incomplete metamorphosis, with an aquatic nympal stage. The female lays eggs in water, sometimes in underwater vegetation, or high in trees in bromeliads and other water-filled cavities. Nymphs are carnivorous, feeding on daphnia, mosquito larvae, and various other small aquatic organisms. The gills of damselfly nymphs are large and external, resembling three fins at the end of the abdomen. After molting several times, the winged adult emerges and eats flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Some of the larger tropical species are known to feed on spiders, hovering near the web and simply plucking the spider from its perch there.

Photo details :

Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shooting Date/Time : 9/23/2006 10:56:27 AM
Shooting Mode : Manual
Photo Effect Mode : Off
Tv( Shutter Speed ) : 1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) : 5.6
Metering Mode : Center-weighted averaging
ISO Speed : 100
Lens : 70.0 - 300.0 mm
Focal Length : 300.0 mm
Image Quality : Fine
Flash : Off
White Balance : Daylight
AF Mode : Manual Focus
Parameters :
Tone Curve Standard
Sharpness level 0
Color tone Normal
Noise reduction : Off

Hope you like it.


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To ramthakur: TnxBEHRAD 1 10-13 06:35
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Hi Behrad!
I would have gone for a facial close-up macro at the PP stage -- something I have tried to demonstrate in a workshop without the benefit of original full pixels at my disposal.
The OOF wings you have retained in this picture do not serve any specific purpose in MHO. What do you say?
Please treat the workshop as a suggestion and not an effort on my part to improve your picture. I am sure you are a better technician than me.

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