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Ischnura graellsii (Rambur, 1842)

Ischnura graellsii (Rambur, 1842)
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues (phlr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix 6900 Zoom, Fujinon 6x zoom, Digital
Exposure: f/8.9, 1/70 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-12 14:37
Viewed: 6315
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a small odonata that I rather see in my region, Almaceda.

Its scientific name is Ischnura graellsi. In english is known as "Blue-tailed damselfly".

It belongs to the Zygoptera suborder.

Complete taxonomi:
Kingdom: Animalia (Linnaeus, 1758) - animals
Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) (Cavalier-Smith, 1983) - bilaterians, triploblastic animals
Branch: Protostomia (Grobben, 1908) - protostomes
Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa (Aguinaldo et al., 1997 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998) - ecdysozoans
Phylum: Arthropoda (Latreille, 1829) - arthropods
Class: Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) - insects
Order: Odonata - dragonflies and damselflies
Suborder: Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) - damselflies
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Ischnura
Species: graellsi
Scientific Name: Ischnura graellsi

We can see it on the small river sides and ponds. Their larvas habitats are stagnant and current water, being able to support a slightly brackish water.

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Hi Paulo,
it's a beautiful damselfly, very elegant pose and it seems like she's looking behind what you are doing ;-) Very well done, excellent quality
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Incrible o delgado da cola no medio.
E unha libelinha moi bonita, as cores son preciosos.
Nos sei como esta de resolucion a foto, mais si estivera bem, eu faria un recorte mais axustado, restando un pouco por arriba e pola dereita.
Obrigado Paulo.

Hi Paulo
It is a good damselfy and i know that it is very hard working to take it their photo.You have caught it very well.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-12 17:04]

Hi Paolo,

A very nice shot of this damsefly,sharp and detailed,with natural colors,well done and TFS,


Hi Jose,
Short on time today..
Nice shot and Well done!

Hi Paulo,
you have captured a beautiful damselfly with good details.
The POV and compostion are nice too. The DOF is maybe little to good, IMO you could used a bigger aperture like F5.6 for more blur in the BG, but the details are good.
Well done, my friend.

Hello Paulo,
Perfect shot of this damselfly. Bright sunny day and well focused. Excellent pov and composition. TFS

Hello Paolo
Very sharp capture of the odonata. Great color and DOF. Background nicely out of focus. Well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-13 2:24]

Hello Paulo,
A very good capture.
Nice and sharp,great colours and POV.
I think the english name for this damselfly is the Scarce Blue-tailed d/fly.
great shot.


hi paulo
bonne netteté et belles couleurs.
good POV and DOF.
bien fait.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-13 7:42]

Hello Paulo,
excellent macro, such fine details and great sharpness. POV, colors and light are very nice.
Wonderful composition.

Excellent capture of this beautiful damsel,with great detail,colour and they looks so delicate...Elegantly presented...


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-07-13 22:22]

Hi Paulo

Amazing clarity and colour.Very nice presentation of this damselfly. Wow those eyes!



Your d/flies are always a joy to behold, Paulo, and this is no exception. Great POV, DOF and colours.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-14 4:56]

Wow ! You made another great shot with your Finepx 6900 ! Nice composition, good colors and sharpness.
Congratulations Paulo and TFS.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-14 6:22]

Hi Paulo, nice shot of this blue tailed damselfly. Excellent details and well exposed colours. Well done and TFS.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-14 6:27]

Hi Paulo
Good shot. Good colours, light, sharpnes and POV.
Well done Paul


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-14 10:50]

Hi Paulo.
Great shot with excellent composition, DOV and POV. Very good sharpness and details of dragonfly. Perfect done. TFS.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-07-15 14:16]

Hi Paulo !
Excellent capture of this beautiful damsel ! Its blue color is wonderful ! Excellent details, composition and POV. DOF is good even if, in my opinion, BG would have been even better if it was more out of focus. Still an excellent shot. Very well done !

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-20 17:07]

Ola Paulo,
Excellent damselfly capture my friend.
I like your pov,dof,blurred bg,note,colors,framing and composition.TFS

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-22 16:54]

Hi Paulo,
very good macro, superb colours and sharpness, good note. I like it. Well done photo.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-22 18:08]

Ecelente captura Paulo... por la perspectiva lograda, por la nitidez y su colorido.
Coincido con extramundi sobre la posibilidad de un mayor recorte superior, centrando más la atención sobre el insecto.

Composition: ***
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note: ***

Salut Paulo
Magnifique photo que cette jolie libellule.J'aime beaucouo tous les détails et les belles couleurs .
Belle présentation .Le Bg est superbe.
Merci et au revoir....JP

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-26 2:21]

Hi Paulo,
Great picture of this damselfly.
Great color, DOF, POV and BG

que bonita foto! Eu ainda estou para tiraruma foto assim ..... ugh!
Bonitas cores, luz, detalhes e composição!
Thanks Ana:)

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