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Edit: Diplacodes trivialis (M)

Edit: Diplacodes trivialis (M)
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40, Nikon Macro 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TN Classics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-23 2:08
Viewed: 3029
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends in TN.

I am posting a blue Odonata from Peninsula Malaysia. Maybe this is L. asiatica but I'm not positive about the specie. This dragonfly was captured in the harvested rice field and can be seen perched on the dried rice straw. An early catch with dew still visible in the image.

EDIT: Thanks to Peter (batu) for the ID. I really appreciate that!

Diplacodes trivialis (Chalky percher dragonfly)

FAMILY : Libelludidae
Species : Diplacodes trivialis
Common name : Chalky percher
Main colour : Blue or greenish with black
Size : Wingspan 4-6 cm, larva 13-14 mm long


The male has a blue to blue-grey body with black on the tail, eyes are blue; female is greenish with black markings on the tail, eyes are green with red.

Thanks for viewing and best regards.


Model NIKON D40
Software Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time 1/200
F-Stop f/16.0
ISO Speed Ratings 200
Focal Length 60 mm
Date Taken 2009-01-23 09:06
Metering Mode Pattern
File Size 218 kb
© jusni nasirun 2009

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To mohaiminawang: Hijusninasirun 1 01-23 03:41
To batu: Thanks for the IDjusninasirun 1 01-23 02:53
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-23 2:38]
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Hello Jusni,
WHat a beautiful capture I have as a neighbour today! This is a fantastic Dragonfly that I don't think I've seen before. I love the blue colour and the Turqoise/green eyes! Excellent sharpness and a very fine composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

This is a wonderful capture, amazingly sharp, well composed and beautiful color.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-01-23 2:42]
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Hello Jusni,
you show a nice and well focused picture of the dragonfly Diplacodes trivialis from the family Libellulidae.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Jusni,
this is a really beautiful capture with fantastic natural colors an a great DOF on the blue dragonfly. Excellent composition too.
Very well done

Assalammualaikum Jusni,

Great shot Jusni.Sharpness, colour and BG are excellent.If i ask to chose of micro/close up shot, i will shot dragonfly.TFS.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-01-23 3:50]

Hello Jusni,
Great close-up shot of this pretty dragonfly.
Details and composition are perfect.
TFS and G's,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-23 4:35]

Salam Jusni,
beautiful shot of this blue dragonfly.
Well seen in its blue and blueness. Very sharp indeed, the reflection on the compound eyes is very captivating.
Superbly composed.


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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2009-01-23 6:14]

Hi Jusni,
Beautiful dragonfly that you've captured superbly. Fantastic color, and nicely focused. great work! tfs

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-23 6:35]

An excellent capture of a male D. trivialis taken from a great POV with fine sharpness and set in a pleasing diagonal composition.
Nice to view and TFS!
Best wishes,

Hello Jusni,
Excellent capture! very beautiful shot of this blue dragonfly.
TFS and Regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-23 10:05]

Hello Jusni!
This is a wonderful close up.Colors,details,framing,lighting and composition are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

hello Jusni
great picture
full of sharpness
and nice colours good compo
greeting lou

Super top notch..One of your best...I haev seen this classic style but it has been many months..I think perhaps it was Sumon or Pankaj..one or the other...but this is a classical shot for sure. It shows good use of all your talents!

Hi Jusni, an excellent macro capture of this pretty dragonfly in a fine compositon with excellent details and sharpness.
Hi Jousse,
TFS. Have a nice weekend MF!


wow , what a beautiful shot Jusni !
perfect contrast , wonderful colours and very fine details , good sharp and great background ,

hello jusni
very sharp shot of this dragonfly, I love the details on his back and on his head, the composition and the colors are excellent
TFS Jacqueline

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-23 14:48]

Hello Jusni !
Another awesome picture from you ! What can I say, except this one word - PERFECT. Crisp sharp with excellent details, wonderful composed, splendid colors, wonderful dark BG to make your insect stand out, great pose of the d-fly, and of course the d-fly in himself is beautiful, I love its blue color. Very well done !

hello Jusni

another of your superb macro photography of insects,
shot with very fine POV, DOF and framing, superb luminosity
and colour tones, great sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Jusni,
what a worderful picture of this dragonfly taken from an excellent POV; the composition is very beautiful with the graceful pose; outstanding sharpness and fine details; i like the bright colours.
TFS. Good week end

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-23 15:26]

Hi Jusni,

A fantastic capture of this beautiful dragonfly. The colors are magnificent - love those eyes. Details are razor sharp and just wonderful. A wonderful background and diagonal composition.


Olá Jusni

Linda foto, cores fascinantes...
Interessantes detalhes e boa textura.

Hi Jusni,
Great clarity, sharpness, DOF, POV, and colors mf.
Nicely composed & the beautiful blue odonata stands out in the frame famously :)
Well done!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-24 8:33]

Jusni, Fantastic shot with superb dteails. TFS Ganesh

Hello Jusni,

A fine portrait of this beautiful, blue Dragonfly. A very nice composition with excellent sharpness and detail.


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