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Australian Tiger

Australian Tiger
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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: 2008-01-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO, Hoya 67mm UV-GUARD
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-29 7:58
Viewed: 3972
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

Australian Tigers are the largest clubtails in Australia. Like most other clubtails, they are yellow and black in colour. The males are with broad flaps on clubbed abdomen end. So they are also called 'Finned Clubtails'.

This Australian Tiger was captured in Malaysia by the lake. The Australian Tiger will always occupy the best perching position, which is usually the emergent vegetation or fallen branches in the pool or slow running water. Where the dragonfly can oversee a large piece of water as his territory.

The Australian Tiger will drive away any intruders, i.e., another male of his own species. The Australian Tiger will ignore any damselfly and LIBELLULIDAE. If it is an Australian Emerald or Slender Tigerlet, the Australian Tiger may follow it for one or two meters to confirm it is not another Tiger. If it comes another Tiger, The dragonfly will chase it and both will disappear from our eyes sight, and he will come back a few seconds later. If it is disturbed by us, such as come too close to take the photo, it will disappear and seems never come back, or at least half an hour, the maximum time that we had waited.


Thanks for viewing!

Thanks Ivan for suggesting that this might be Ictinogomphus clubtail.

Shot JPEG fine
Adjusted White balance, brightness and contrast in Lightroom
Increased the clarity and lightness
Export to ACD- Tweaks with Level and Curves.
Increase sharpness
USM (142, 2, 10)
Resized, and framed.

Model NIKON D50
Software ACD Systems Digital Imaging
Exposure Time 1/160
F-Stop f/11.0
Focal Length 220 mm
Date Taken 2008-01-24 10:39
Metering Mode Pattern
File Size 260 kb
© jusni nasirun 2008

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Hi, Jusni,

a great capture!! sharp, clear, with very beautiful colours and details. tfs.

Man Yee

Salam Jusni,

The light give a great effect on the subject.Wonderful colour and BG.TFS.


Dear Jushni,
Excellent capture of this Australian Tiger. Great details & sharpness with POV. TFS.

Merhaba Jusni,kompozisyonu ve renkleri çok hoş bir fotograf.Keskinlik ve detaylar çok iyi,ellerine sağlık,selamlar :)

Hello Jusni,

Good composition with a nice POV. Good focus. Beautiful light and colours.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-29 9:39]

Hi Jusni,

I don't think I have seen an Australian Tiger before. Very interesting notes and from what you say I am surprised you could get so close. Wonderful pose, colors, and details. He really does look big.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-08-29 9:39]

Hello Jusni,
A fine capture of this clubtail taken sharply from a pleasing side POV.
However I don't think this is an Australian Tiger clubtail: my suggestion is that it is some species of Ictinogomphus clubtail.
TFS this well composed image,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-29 10:09]

Hello Jusni,
that´s a very nice capture. Excellent colours and very good sharp details. Composition and POV/DoF are great also. Very well done

Hi Jusni,
Very nice capture of this Tiger. Excellent pose, POV and composition, sharp details and bright colours.

Salam Jusni,
When I see the title, I thought this must be a butterfly, similar Plain Tiger. But now, I see a beautiful drangon. Its habitus similar Cordulagaster insignis here. You capture it with a nice macro shot. Nice focus and POV. Superb colors and nice composition. Thanks for sharing. have a nice weekend my friend

Hello Jusni,
Good closeup on this Austrialian Tigers!
the lighting is beautiful over the subject in good sharpness, colour and details
well done
have a wonderful weekend, Abang!

What a stupendous capture Jusni. you are the Miracle Worker of Malay! I always can appreciate the very special technique you bring to the large table of hungry imagers..You do us a service!

Hi Jusni,
A nice capture of this beautiful clubtail. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6198 W: 89 N: 15305] (64084)
  • [2008-08-30 4:06]

Hi Jusni,excellent close up of this very nice dragonfly,i like a lot the point of view,the perfect colors and details,my best compliments and thanks to show us this beauty,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Jusni.
Splendid macro!
Excellent colors, sharpness and texture.
Very good framing; shot very well detailed.
Well done!
José Roberto

Hi Jusni,

A nice shot in profile, nice composition, good and sharp, but to improve it a bit more I'd like to see a little bit of fill-in light, either from a reflector or from flash, as it's a bit dark in the body of the insect.


Loved your notes too, HIGHLY INFORMATIVE.
Mario from Canada.

Hello Jusni,

I get the background for the name "tiger"..!
This is a fine close-up of the insect, and the strong diagonal in composition is eye-catching...
Well composed and a fine 3-D effect!

Pablo -

Ciao Jusni, splendid dragoonfly, great focus and fantastic blurry BG, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-08-31 11:32]

Hello Jusni,
Excellent capture of this Clubtail from a fine POV. Fine sharp details and natural colours. Very pleasnat background colour to set it off and well composed.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-01 6:48]

Hi Jusni.
Naturally I have never seen this species and many thanks that you have given us such opportunity. Very impressive POV and nice framing. I like wide DOF and excellent details of the insect and twig. I think I would use fill flash if the shooting distance was not so long. My compliments and kind wishes.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-01 7:42]

merhaba Jusni,
wonderful capture of this Australian Tiger
i like POV, BG, DOF, colours and details

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 0 N: 657] (2557)
  • [2008-09-01 23:36]


A well composed pic, showing good detail of the subject. The OOF BG, POV and DOF are all good.


Hi Jusni,
You´ve catched a magnificent creature very well, looks like a winged tiger, and with same voracity. Agood close uo with nice composition and BG. Good job

Well focused with great DOF from head to tail Jusni.
Good BG also..
The lights direction was against you, fill flash might've helped here IMHO.

This one is utterly fantastic close-up, it seems to be focused in all the right places. The POV and use of the available light has a really good effect here. TFS and take care MF Jusni!


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