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Orange-tailed Midget

Posted by
Monique (Koh Samui, Thailand) on 29 December 2010 in Animal & Insect.

Agriocnemis femina oryzae
Family: coenagrionidae

NIKON D300 1/200 second F/4.0 ISO 320 86 mm

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Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Exquisite image

29 Dec 2010 5:14am

Chantal from terheijden, Netherlands

The red is so great, so dominent and bright

29 Dec 2010 6:33am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Wow Monique, deze kleuren prachtig bij elkaar. Weer een schitterende frisse plaat waar ik erg jaloers op ben ;-)))). Ook gefeliciteerd met de spotlight van het slangetje, helemaal verdiend meid!
Voor mij is deze ook weer spotlightwaardig!!

29 Dec 2010 6:42am

@Richard: Dankjewel Richard! De slang was een geweldige verrassing :)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A gourmand taken in flagrante delicto!

29 Dec 2010 7:22am

Franka from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rood en groen, altijd goed!

29 Dec 2010 7:54am

Fokkio from Netherlands

Mooie spetterende kleuren. Een prachtige macro. Goed je hier te "zien" ;-)

29 Dec 2010 8:19am

Hooman from Mashhad, Iran

again another superb shot in macro mode... nice shot...
wonderful focus good DOF

29 Dec 2010 8:26am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


29 Dec 2010 8:34am

Girish from Vashi, India

Monique, where do you find these :P really. I think you have a gps tagger sort of thing of them ;)

I really am a fan of mainly your spirit and skill to keep tracking such small and delicate subjects. Capturing them with such brilliant focus, colors, and composition is the level that you totally rock with :)

Great work. Good shot.

29 Dec 2010 8:34am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Geweldige kleuren Monique, ik moet mijn ogen bijna dichtknijpen, we zijn het hier niet meer gewend :)

29 Dec 2010 8:54am

Florence from Paris, France

Incredible colors Monique and a very clever, talented way to shoot at them. Are you living in the Color Country ? I should buy a single ticket then. ;-)

29 Dec 2010 8:56am

Martine from Netherlands

Wat een kleurrijk diertje en wat een prachtige foto.
Zo zomers, dat doet goed in ons winterwitte landje............

29 Dec 2010 9:06am

marjolein vh pl. from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Kleur...en wat voor één !!
Jij/jullie ook een goed oudjaar en heel veel liefs voor 2011 toegewenst

29 Dec 2010 9:13am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

neat little critter. nice colors.

29 Dec 2010 9:22am

Sylvia from -, Netherlands

Prachtig die kleuren. Ben al dat wit hier wel zat...
Ruilen? Jij sneeuw en ik met mijn blote voetjes op het warme strand??? :D

29 Dec 2010 9:39am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What great colours!

29 Dec 2010 9:44am

Vanessa from Herselt, Belgium

Prachtige heldere kleuren, heel mooi!

29 Dec 2010 10:11am

Frida from Sweden

Great colors in this great macro.

29 Dec 2010 10:30am

JCJ from Troyes, France

excellent! as usual!!

29 Dec 2010 10:30am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

doet me al uitkijken naar warmere oorden
dank je voor de verjaardagswensen
fijn eindejaar hé

29 Dec 2010 10:41am

Ank from Zwolle, Netherlands

Wat een lekker kleurrijke foto!

29 Dec 2010 12:01pm

Eric from Boxtel, Netherlands

Wow, prachtig shot, mooie kleuren en compo, TOP!

29 Dec 2010 12:03pm

Tiny from Emmen, Netherlands

Hij lijkt of hij speciaal voor de kleur dit bloemetje heeft uit gezocht.
Komt wel heel mooi uit.

29 Dec 2010 1:20pm

Kaneabel from London, United Kingdom

Nice shot! Very good colours! I wonder if a slightly higher f number would have allowed more of the fly to be in focus. The resulting decrease in shutter speed could be controlled by an increase in ISO-though, you may not have had the time to make all those adjustments before the fly flew away!!

29 Dec 2010 2:16pm

@Kaneabel: This damselfly was a very good model and I had all the time in the world to choose the settings I wanted. I love shallow DOF in my macro photos to create a more softer 'artistic' look opposite to 'registration' photos were you can see all the details but leave nothing to the imagination. Don't get me wrong, I also take 'registration' photos but I go through periods of preference. Thanks for your comment and suggestions Kaneabel, appreciated!

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Deze kleuren horen bij deze tijd van het jaar! Rood en groen en als toetje een libel.

29 Dec 2010 2:37pm


Superb details

29 Dec 2010 2:52pm

Phil from France

Jolies couleurs . Plein de bonnes choses pour 2011

29 Dec 2010 3:26pm

Wim from Spain

Een heel mooie kleurencombinatie.

29 Dec 2010 4:06pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Monique, het is weer wondermooi! Wat een kleuren. Ze spetteren weer het scherm af.

29 Dec 2010 6:39pm

carla from leeuwarden, Netherlands

Bijzondere kleurencombinatie.

29 Dec 2010 7:20pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Ein excellentes Foto ! Es muß wunderschön sein, in Thailand die Natur zu entdecken !

29 Dec 2010 7:45pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

vert et rouge vont si bien ensemble, belle photo.

29 Dec 2010 7:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful macro. vibrant color

29 Dec 2010 8:04pm

Eric from Narbonne, France

great picture monique, with a very nice contrast with these colors :D

29 Dec 2010 9:42pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Sublime ... une merveilleuse photo ... des couleurs sensationnelles ... félicitations

29 Dec 2010 10:44pm

salva from burgos, Spain

great detail

29 Dec 2010 10:51pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

So beautiful !

30 Dec 2010 12:50am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


30 Dec 2010 2:55am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Nice focus, colours and details...

30 Dec 2010 4:06am

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

An effervescent colors well chosen. I enjoy watching your eyes open this scene. Many thanks

30 Dec 2010 5:31am

Kala from United States

The colors and details are superb!

30 Dec 2010 6:51am

k@ from Paris, France

Playing the giant trumpet of L❤ve ! Red & Green work so well together and the miss is lovely in her balance.

30 Dec 2010 8:48am

shahrzad from Kerman, Iran

wooooOoooow amazing color. such a great shot

30 Dec 2010 9:35am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Schitterende kleuren en DOF ! Ik wens je alvast een zeer Gelukkig Nieuwjaar Monique :)

30 Dec 2010 9:43am

foto-rolero54-color from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Great shot Monique

30 Dec 2010 11:52am

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

So beautiful!

30 Dec 2010 12:38pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It seems to be put on this tiny flower. Magnificent macro and splendid colors. Nice day.

30 Dec 2010 2:33pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year :)>

30 Dec 2010 4:08pm

Kent from Kvänum, Sweden

Amazingly beautiful photo. Lovely colors

30 Dec 2010 5:29pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

So beautiful !!

30 Dec 2010 5:31pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

fantastic image!!!

30 Dec 2010 6:55pm

parisa from shiraz, Iran

so nice and well done

30 Dec 2010 7:07pm

Rehim from Bane -Kurdistan, Iran

perfect shot!!well done!

30 Dec 2010 7:45pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Menuda foto,es preciosa.

30 Dec 2010 10:57pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Once again I envy the greenery.... and the macro!

31 Dec 2010 10:05pm

eversmile from Aix-en-Provence, France

Hi Monique

I don't know where you find your subjects, how you spot them, but once again, after your unforgettable little snake, you have flushed out a very captivating one, with a strong visual impact, thanks to the attractive contrast of colors between the flower an the background. There is a lot of pep in it and I like that... Could be in Thailand, could be in Costa Rica... I don't know but it makes me dream and travel... Congratulations!
Happy New year, madam!

1 Jan 2011 9:08am

@eversmile: Hello Marine and thank you for your nice comment! Glad you like my photos of the micro world surrounding us! I'm glad I'm not crawling on hands and knees through my garden in vain to find all these great insects ;)

dang from Atl., United States

Excellent, the markings on it are splendid.
Chuckle... I'm always crawling around chasing bugs and my neighbors think I'm nuts.
They're right! ;-)

4 Jan 2011 1:15pm

@dang: I know the feeling ;) The Thais passing by on their mopeds almost fall of trying to figure out what I'm doing in the fields belly down :) Thanks for the comment Tom.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful portrait of this tiny beauty. Love that red flower.

6 Jan 2011 5:35pm

Unknown from United Kingdom

cool! how did you do that? so close! so still! I'd like to take such pictures!

9 Jan 2011 3:55pm

1/200 second
ISO 320
86 mm