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"Gomphidae II"

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Copyright: Kevin Seo (undoredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 2 N: 698] (2740)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-10
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Korean Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-23 8:52
Viewed: 6025
Points: 44
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Family: Gomphidae Rambur,1842
Subfamilly: Lindeniinae Jacobson et Blanki,1905
Scientific Name: Sinictinogomphus clavatus Fabricius,1775

Its length is 65~73mm long. The thorax of the male dragonfly is yellow with black fine stripes, and its abdomen is black with a yellow fan-shaped piece protruding. The color in both sexes is the same.
They occur mostly largh marshes and wetlands in East asian countries.

TN friends, I'll posting one of old photos taken from South Korea. Thanks for looking and any comments welcome! :-)

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-23 9:05]

Hello Kevin,
you really elaborated the beauty of the insect by your picture. It is well focused, very sharp and presented with pleasant natural colours against a very suitable and nicely designed background.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2007-10-23 9:06]

Hello Kevin.
Very nice specie of this dragonfly you show us here. Sharpness is very gooe and i like the POV. We don't see tis in Holland so thank you that you placed it here.
Very well done.
Gr. Hans

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-23 9:41]

Hello Kevin,
Another very fine view of Gomphus from you today! I really like its fine pose with the wings all flat showing the thorax very clearly. Great sharpness, fine colours and a lovely composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-10-23 10:18]

Hi Kevin,
A very beautiful capture of this dragonfly. Very good sharpness and with good details.
Beautiful colours of the dragonfly that match the bg-colours.
TFS Paula

Amazing compo and nice details on the dragon!


hi kevin
beautiful specimen
good job , good picture with great focus
here in france the winter is coming
no more dragon fly
what a pity
aleks ;-)
best regards

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-23 12:42]

Hello Kevin,
Beautiful composition and background, nice framing. Great shot!
Regards, Dejan

Hi Kevin,

excellent sharpness and colors, good POV



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-23 14:36]

Hola Kevin,
genial trabajo,
buen foco y pov,
hermoso encuadre y detalles...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-23 22:11]

Hello Kevin,
Perfect POV and pose making this dragon look like a small plane about to take off. Perfect sharpness and bokeh BG and the composition couldn't be better.
Well done, Kevin, and thanks,

Une image magnifique de ce bel insecte, d'une parfaite netteté. Les couleurs sont superbes et la composition parfaite.

Hi Kevin

Good shot from your archive
Interesting POV with good sharpness
Great colours


Hi Kevin.
Splendid capture! Wonderful grasshopper!
Excellent nuance and very good sharpness.
Interesting POV.
Well done!
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,
José Roberto

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-24 10:57]

Hi Kevin

Nice to see another superb odonata from you! It doesn't matter if it's old or new to me...i like all of them anyway :)
This is a very interesting gomphid here shown well from a side POV. I for one had the chance to see and photograph only 2 species from this genus and they are both very interesting and quite different from the other dragonflies. Maybe i'll post one soon... :)
The details in your macro shot are terrific, and the natural colors of this species provides a wonderful contrast.
The DOF that you chose made sure your photo benefitted from a beautiful BG, too.
All-in-all: a great job again!

Bravo and TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-24 11:39]

Hello Kevin

Another stellar shot.The clarity is superb with excellent focus and sharpness.The POV is very good giving an eye level view of the wonderful details.The colours are beautiful.TFS


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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-25 17:30]

Hi Kevin,
Excellent composition. Sharp details. Wonderful green colours on thorax matches perfectly with back ground!
Great shot :-)


Hi Kevin,
Very nice dragon image. Excellent sharpness, detail, DOF, color, and use of ambient light.
I've seen alot of dragon's, but none with this odd "fan" shaped protusion from the abdomen.
Have a great weekend,

Hello Kevin
I'm agree with Howard
This is a strange Drgaonfly,
Perfect pose,details and exposure,Welldone.


I have never seen one of these dragonflies before. You have presented it well and the detail is good.
If I can describe it in my simple way, this looks like a very muscular kind of dragonfly. The ones I know and seen is very dainty and refined. Impressive photo. And as I said to Marhowie in one of his critiques to him, “Photo’s like these make me realize that it is better for me to just enjoy viewing, adoring and appreciating them”. Thanks for sharing.
Warmest regards

bonjour kevin
c'est un tres bel insecte,il ressemble beaucoup a un helicoptere de combat,enfin c'est plutot l'inverse.
netteté parfaite et DOF impeccable.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-31 0:37]

Hi Kevin,
Wonderful shot of this dragonfly with sharp details and a lovely shape of the abdomen. Superb lighting, colours, exposure and DOF. The BG looks exquisite and highlights the subjects well. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi again:-)
Well composed. Beautiful colours. Matching greenish background.
Well done

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