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Copyright: Victor Dunaev (Victor_D) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 37 N: 75] (1744)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-30
Categories: Macro
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHER 125mm F2.5
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cool Bugs 2!! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-27 9:28
Viewed: 2255
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Widespread and common. Adults can be seen from May to the end of August. A common species, typically of lakes, especially deep open sites. Absent from small shallow pools such as those found on cutover bogs, though wandering adults will occur on these. It has been recorded at greater altitude than most other damselflies.

This species is similar to the Azure Damselfly, the Variable Damselfly and the Irish Damselfly but can be distinguished by the presence of a single stripe on the side of the thorax (visible in the photographs), the shape of the marking on segment 2 and by the shape of the pronotum.

1.The bluest of the blue damselflies
2.Males have a club-shaped black mark on second abdominal segment and the upper surface of segments 8 and 9 is all blue
3.Broad antehumeral stripes
4.The hind margin of the pronotum has a flat, shallow median lobe (see comparison of pronotums of blue damselflies)
5.Females occur in three colour forms, typical, blue and brown
6.Females have a medial spine on the underside of segment 8

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OMG!! What an amazing macro shot, Victor!! This is wonderful!
Excellent focus and great details! Super sharp shot, my friend!
Congratulations and many thanks for sharing :o)

Brazilian greetings,

hello Viktor;
what an amazing eyes, these are very big eyes!
excellent macro shot, nice sharpness and whole compo is great
all the best
pozdrawiam Karolina

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  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2009-01-27 10:02]

Hi Victor!

Excellent macro shot...wow very impressive! well detailed...such a wonderful creature...Well done!




Hi Victor, impresive macro, fine details. no words, only incredible

Hi Victor,

wow, that is close up and really sharp.
Well done.
Kind regards

Hey Victor!
Quite a wonderful macro, the colours are extremely vibrant and the detail and sharpness is surreal!

Although the flower is out of focus (although I doubt anything could really be done about that) this is a well taken capture!


hello Victor
beautiful colours
and sharpness are very good
greeting lou

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-01-27 10:46]

Pin sharp with great details. Well executed macro shot. Well done.


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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2009-01-27 11:03]

Hi Victor
wonderful eyes!!! excellent macro

Absolutely stunning macro shot, such detail in the composite eyes and I love the metallic colours. Great technique to be able to get close enough to him to get this level of detail.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Victor,
I love your closeup of that damselfly.
Very pretty one, good sharpness, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-01-27 16:00]

Hello Viktor!

Beautiful macro...fine execution.
Fantastic effect!


One incredible sharp macro shot, Wonderful colours and dof.

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  • b021 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 48] (1184)
  • [2009-01-27 17:51]

Hi Viktor,
Excellent macro shot.

Hello Victor!
Fantastic detail and excellent macro!
Incredibil shot!
Best regards!

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2009-01-28 21:59]

WOW! Absolutely incredible capture this is truly something I hope I am able to capture one day. Beautiful sharp details and color. Beautiful and creepy all at once. TFS

My goodness...what an amazing macro, Victor!
TFS these magnificent eyes.

Absolutly impressionnant !
vraiment une macro photo fantastique
On dirait la fée clochette transformée en libellule .
trop mimi ♥
J'adore, elle a un air sympa

I love it ♥

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  • K10D Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 0 W: 1 N: 0] (256)
  • [2009-02-13 13:50]

What can I say? It's straight out of Men in Black 9!

Victor, your work is excellent.


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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-03-25 2:32]

good macro shot
good expression of the little insect
good to see

wow, what a macro!
its masterpiece

  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-10-27 23:56]

Great macro shot, that rtesembles a smiley face!

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