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Banded Demoiselle My first one again :) Banded Demoiselle,Calopteryx splendens,Geotagged,Insects,Macro,The Netherlands,Zygoptera Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. Now it's my time to be jalous ;), I never saw these beauties in the Netherlands....
    Beautiful sharp macro!
    Posted 7 years ago
    1. Neither did I until last saterday.
      This one is taken at the Grotelse Heide in Noord Brabant.
      Posted 7 years ago
      1. I wish I lived a little closer to this Grotselse Heide ;) Posted 7 years ago
  2. Wonderful,
    wonderful lighting & beautiful colors !!
    Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted 7 years ago
  3. Great job, Wendy. I envy your skill in always having a perfect depth of field. Promoted to homepage. Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks and yippee again :) Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
  4. I am jalous too! :-)) Wonderful!


    What a pity it is, this dragonfly is seen in the company where I always take pictures. And last year they removed a lot of wood to the company around. They did the dragonfly and now I see far fewer species. This year I have unfortunately not seen. They had better leave the old ones in my opinion.
    Posted 7 years ago
  5. Geat shot! Did you stack multiple photographs in post processing for this kind of depth of field, or was it a single shot? Sometimes I try macros and the DOF always seems a problem, so one half of a milimeter is sharp, the rest is fading or faded. Posted 7 years ago

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The banded demoiselle is a species of damselfly belonging to the family Calopterygidae. It is often found along slow-flowing streams and rivers. It is a Eurasian species occurring from the Atlantic coast eastwards to Lake Baikal and northwestern China.

This is a common species throughout much of its range.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Aug 16, 2011. Captured in Hemelsbleekweg 15, 5425 De Mortel, The Netherlands.