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Blue Damselfly

Blue Damselfly
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-30 9:31
Viewed: 4125
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken today at the local nature reserve. Their were hundreds of of them about but it was a windy day, Which was not very good for taking pictures.

Common Blue Damselfly ( Enallagma cyathigerum ) Length 32mm.

This can often be confused with the Common Coenagrion.
The markings on the Males Abodomen usually resembles dot attached to stalk but it is rather variable in shape.
The Green and Black female is similar to females to Females of other small Damselflies.
It is widespread in Britain and Ireland.
Favours well vegetated lakes, ponds and canals and flies from May-early September, often resting on plants.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-30 9:33]

Hi Nicholas
What a great Common Blue Damselfly today!
Perfect details and great colors.
Congratulation for this beauty!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-30 9:45]

Hello Nick,
A nice macro of a male Common Blue Damselfly. I like the dorsal POV showing it all with fine sharpness and colours against the contrasting leaf BG and the composition is just right.
It's been to cold here so far for these to appear.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-30 10:34]

Hello Nicholas.
A wonderful shot of a damselfly with great details. I like your compositiomn and the way that you photographed this beauty too.
Best regards Siggi

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-05-30 11:19]

Hello Nicholas.

A very nice capture of this Common blue damselfly.
Nice POV, colors are good and a nice composition.

Gr. Hans

hello Nicholas

excelelnt macro shot of this insect with fine POV
and appropriate framing, superbly focused with
great sharpness and details, wonderful luminosity,



hello Nick
super good picture with great sharpness colours and good details
greeting lou

Hello Nick,
Very pleasant capture, frow an unusual POV, with fine details and colours. You could freeze this beauty despite the wind. Hope June will be better than May! Cheers,

Good night Nick,

Flawless looking macro capture of this lovely damselfly from top POV. Impressive job My dear friend!
TFS and have a nice week!


Hello Nicholas,
Fantastic photo, this is a POV very difficult for this insect, and you've managed to perfection. Great work focus, perfect light balance(taking in account the insect is on green leaf, wow! veru difficult, I know!)
TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-05-31 0:03]

Hello Nick,
A very fine capture of the Common Blue Damselfly showing details very sharply! A fine composition in lovely colours and with nice leaves as a background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao Nick, elegant damselfly with splendid colors, fine details, and excellent sharpness, great macro, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Nicholas. Great POV, stunning details and perfect focus. Magnificent bright natural colours.


Hi Nick

Great shot of this lovely damselfly. Excellent composition and sharpness.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-31 8:33]

Hi Nick,very very perfect work.What a impressive contrast between the blue and the green,what a sharpness and what a wonderful crop...a very professional work,Thanks for share,have a nice week,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-31 9:30]

Hi Nick,
Excellent photo of this damselfly. Fantastic sharpness, details, contrasting colours and POV. Beautiful composition.

Hello Nicholas,
Very good capture of the beautiful insect. Great sharp details, beautiful colours, nice composition and good POV. Well done!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-05-31 14:44]

Hello Nick,
Very good macro of this beautiful blue dalmseyfly on the leaf,nice colors and great sharpness.TFS.

Hello Nick,
Wonderful capture with nice colours and very good focus.
Excellent details.

Formato muy adecuado, difícil de componer el conjunto en ocasiones en estas especies de porte tan largo.
Buena captura del color.

Hello Nicholas
wonderful image of this Common blue Damselfly,
his whole body is very good focused, the structure of the leaves are well too
fine vertical composition and superb colors and lighting
Have a good night

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-06-02 10:29]

Hello Nicholas
Good closed up .I like that vertical pov.Sharp image and nice detail.Colors are also very nice
TFS Michel

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