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Good afternoon folks,
A female Common blue damselfly today.
ID of these species is not easy in females, but the small spine at
the end of the tail is the give away.
Thanks for all the C&C's on yesterday's Orange tip, much appreciated
as usual.
Colin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jun 2013 - 4:42 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Common blue damselfly
Username:Norfolkboy Norfolkboy
Uploaded:24 Jun 2013 - 3:33 PM
Tags:British damselflies, Enallagma cyathigerum, Female common blue damselfly, Wildlife / nature
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christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
24 Jun 2013 - 3:40 PM

great macro shot good detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA
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24 Jun 2013 - 3:41 PM

A great capture, well done

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TonyDy
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24 Jun 2013 - 3:57 PM

Great shot, Colin.
Tony

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senn
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24 Jun 2013 - 4:10 PM

pretty elegant a take Colin ..

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Glashutte
Glashutte  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 4:39 PM

Excellent- national geo stuff.

Stan

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kel55 Plus Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 4:52 PM

really good shot level of detail is great , nice one

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georgiepoolie
24 Jun 2013 - 5:03 PM

Beautiful image.

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johnke  2126 forum posts South Africa12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 5:19 PM

Awesome Colin...John

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brian17302
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24 Jun 2013 - 5:44 PM

Super macro image
Regards Brian

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Mike_Smith
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24 Jun 2013 - 6:32 PM

Cracking Macro shot Col, top notch

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24 Jun 2013 - 6:36 PM

Stunning clarity in this fine image!!

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24 Jun 2013 - 7:29 PM

Superb macro.
Ann

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24 Jun 2013 - 10:00 PM

What a cracking shot
mike

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antisilence
24 Jun 2013 - 10:25 PM

Great capture.

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24 Jun 2013 - 10:28 PM

Lovely shot. I am learning so much from your photos. Cathy

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ali63 Plus Member 3626 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 8:58 PM

Great image,

Ali

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91942 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 9:57 PM

You have the wrong ID Colin.
This is a female Azure Blue - dark stripes on the thorax and a single spine at the rear.
Common Blue female has single stripe on thorax and 2 spines at the rear.Smile
Brian.

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Scuttleatflordon

A stunning shot, Colin.
Peter.Smile

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28 Jun 2013 - 1:19 PM

Cracking image.

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1 Jul 2013 - 6:18 PM

A top shot Colin, I find it very hard to identify damselflies, I've bagged a few beside the two rivers in Tewkesbury today, no doubt Bricurtis will be able to id them for meSmile

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