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Orthetrum cancellatum

Orthetrum cancellatum
Photo Information
Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E620, ZUIKO DIGITAL 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-15 11:23
Viewed: 1651
Points: 16
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The black-tailed skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum.
The black-tailed skimmer is a fairly large dragonfly (the length of 44–50 mm, 29–35 mm abdomen, rear wing 35–41 mm.) with relatively broad, flattened abdomen, but not as broad as to chaser species. With age, adult males develop extensive blue pruinescence on their abdomen, offset by yellow lateral patches. The middle lobe of the pronotum is large and notched in the middle. The chest is yellow or yellowish-brown. The abdomen is more or less flattened. The base of the hind wings without a dark opaque spots. The pterostigma is dark brown or black. On the front wings pterostigma 2–3 mm long. Anal appendages black. The females and immature males are a deep yellow color, with wavy black lines dorsally on their abdomen. Males and females have the costal vein (the leading edge of the wing) yellow or black.

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Hello Jiri
une très belle prise, très élégant.
Des détails et des couleurs bien saisis sur cette libellule, qui se détache bien du fond flou.
Bonne soirée

Hello Jiri,
Very well captured this Orthetrum species. Nice BG with good details and sharpness I like its composition too.
Thanks for showing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-15 13:11]

Hi Jiri,spectacular macro showing us this common dragonfly in a great way,i like a lot the perfect sharpness of the eye,always difficult to take because not parallel of the head and body,very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

very nice macro shot of beautiful skimmer dragon. Sharp details, exposure, colors very nice. It is gently framed and composed. Thanks for sharing, Jiri. Best wishes

Very beautiful capture, Jiri.
Focus is spot on and the markings in the eye are well captured.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-16 2:51]

Hello Jiri,
Excellent sharp detailed macro in beautiful natural colours. Great composition with a nice blurry background.

Hello Jiri,
Nice work to catch such a splendid colorful specie. I love the exceptional clarity and razor sharp details of this image.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-16 19:27]

Hello Jiri,
Your Black-tailed Skimmer is quite beautiful with it's olive greenish thorax and light blue abdomen. Focus is sharp revealing exceptional detail and color. I like the blurred BG and forward winged pose. Exposure is right on the money.

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