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Female Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens

Habitat
The Banded Demoiselle is found on rivers, streams and canals with moderate to slow water flow over beds of silt or mud and with plenty of waterside vegetation.

Seasonality / Flight Period
Adults generally fly from mid-May to September.

Life Cycle
Mating lasts 1-2 minutes, after which the male will guard his female while she lays eggs into the leaves or stems of aquatic plants.

The eggs take about two weeks to develop and the hatching larvae will live underwater amongst roots or aquatic vegetation, usually for two years. The transformation process from larva to adult is called 'emergence' and the Banded Demoiselle larvae will crawl out of the water to emerge on shrubs and trees.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix G6
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6 + 16mm ext tube
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jul 2014 - 11:05 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Banded
Username:Terry L Terry L
Uploaded:4 Jul 2014 - 5:36 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled

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ABPhotosUK
ABPhotosUK e2 Member 1ABPhotosUK vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2014 - 5:39 PM

Lovely light and great detail with pin-sharp focus along the whole insect, great work!!

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ade123
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4 Jul 2014 - 5:57 PM

Lovely shot Terry

Ade

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2014 - 6:16 PM

Superb, both the image and the beast. Lovely light and a shimmering beauty, wonderful.

Andy

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4 Jul 2014 - 6:17 PM

fine detail and effective DOF

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Umberto_Vanni
Umberto_Vanni e2 Member 9366 forum postsUmberto_Vanni vcard Scotland
4 Jul 2014 - 6:24 PM

Superb. Lovely colour. Golden reflection in the sunlight.

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bobpaige1
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4 Jul 2014 - 6:45 PM

Stunning image pin sharp.

Bob.

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Mollycat
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4 Jul 2014 - 8:01 PM

Incredible detail, thanks for the info.

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4 Jul 2014 - 8:16 PM

Great info on a class shot .

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Chinga
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4 Jul 2014 - 8:42 PM

A stunning capture! Green is my favorite colour! She's irredencent! Grin
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4 Jul 2014 - 8:55 PM

Great shot
Dave

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TonyDy
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4 Jul 2014 - 11:18 PM

Very good close-up, Terry.
Tony

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5 Jul 2014 - 7:52 PM

Lovely clear shot

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10577 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2014 - 7:55 PM

Many thanks to all those who have commented and liked, always very much appreciated.

Terry

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