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Lestes sponsa (M)

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 1 October 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Lestes sponsa (NL: Gewone pantserjuffer / EN: Emerald Damselfly, Common Spreadwing / DE: Gemeine Binsenjungfer / FR: Leste fiancé) is a damselfly, with a wide Palaearctic distribution. Both males and females have a metallic green colour and when resting its wings are usually half opened. One of the larger damselflies, this species is most common in July and August. It is often found by ponds and lakes, and is very rarely seen along flowing water. All species in the genus Lestes are very similar and are hard to separate in the field. The shapes of the anal appendages are characteristic.

Image: Ravels (BE) – 21/07/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

beautifull and great details
have a nice monday johan

1 Oct 2012 5:17am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great macro!

1 Oct 2012 7:17am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een mooie compositie, prachtige kleuren en belichting.

1 Oct 2012 8:20am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran


1 Oct 2012 9:11am

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful colors & details!!!!

1 Oct 2012 10:07am

Heather J Snider from Ayr ON, Canada

Spectacular! I love the detail and how you've captured the grasp! It appears as if he is looking directly at you. Love it!

1 Oct 2012 1:20pm

Francisco from Miami, United States

Great macro!

1 Oct 2012 3:21pm

creze from le havre, France

superbe détail et couleurs

1 Oct 2012 10:27pm

Another Point of view from Kluisbergen, Belgium


2 Oct 2012 10:59pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Woooow! Stunning macro shot! Perfect presentation, great sharpness. Splendid scene.

24 Mar 2013 9:25pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

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Fooled by macrology by Josep

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 200
150 mm