Forest Dameselfy III – A closer look at Prodasineura Notosti

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    This is the same species that posted by Allan yesterday. Although not commonly seen, it is actually a common forest damselfly that can be found in slow moving streams. I saw one at Rifle Range Nature Trail and a mating pair at Venus Drive but didn’t manage to have a decent shot. Saw it again yesterday at Seletar Reservoir Park and this time I was luckier to have some close-up shots. C & C are most welcome.
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    #281958
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    Glad to see that you managed to nail some nice shots, Anthony. :kudos thumbsup: That species is always at that location, so you can always go back there to shoot more. I encountered a mating pair there too.

    Nice to have met up with you. :cheers:

    #281959

    Khew,
    Nice to meet you at Seletar Reservior yesterday and thanks for leading me to the stream where I photographed this damselfly. After I left the Reservior, I went to Upper Pierce Reservior to locate the Woodcutter Trail that I asked you about. Found it but decided to turned back after 10 mins into the forest as, like you had advised me, it is a little risky to explore it alone. Hopefully I can find some kakis to explore this place with me. Also went to Riffle Range Nature Trail and found the stream that you mentioned. Saw a few damselfly species here and I would explore this place further next time.

    #281967
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    Hi Anthony

    Interesting DF.

    Cheers,
    Peter

    #281972
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    What a nice looking Damsel with a clean b/g.
    The reflections on the eyes take out some points.

    #282004
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    Hi Anthony,
    Wow, looks like you’re the forest damsel expert now. :kudos thumbsup:

    #282013

    Anthony,

    Good catch of the forest damselfly. So which is the real BG in #1 and #2? :P

    Cheers,
    SC

    #282014

    Peter – Thanks for your comment.

    Rey – Agree with you on the reflection of the eyes. I usually try not to use flash for damsel or dragonfly but for this case, I decided to do so due to shooting under low light condition.

    Wei Luen – After realising that there are so many uncommon subjects that can be found in our Nature Reserves, I am currently enjoying exploring the limited nature trails that we have. One of my targets this year is to collect forest damselflies and dragonflies and I am happy with the collection so far.

    SC – Both are real BG. I just shifted the camera a little and I was surprised myself that I could achieve a totally different BG. I don’t bring colour papers along with me but after seeing Darren applying it recently for a wasp image, I may consider doing so soon ;)

    BTW, do you find the focus on the eyes in #1 is a little off?

    #282024
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    BTW, do you find the focus on the eyes in #1 is a little off?

    hi Anthony,
    very glad to hear you are enjoying yourself so much. :)
    #1 the eye is a bit soft…#2 is much better.
    IMHO you can try cloning off one of the reflections.
    The wide view is also quite awesome.

    #282035

    Thanks for your suggestion, Darren. Noted about the softness of the eyes in #1, I also thought likewise. I will try to clone away one of the reflections as per your advice.

    I used to stay in a kampong and so it brings back my childhood memories when I ventured into nature trails especially when I come across streams or "longang" that fills with fishes :smile:

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