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A new dragonfly

A new dragonfly
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Copyright: Lars Madsen (Lars_S_Madsen) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 39] (252)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-01 2:33
Viewed: 3642
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata) has emerged. It has left the larvae hide and is now reting on the empty exuvia, waiting for the wings and abdomen to expand. This image is the last of a series that I will upload (in reverse order).

This is the last image in a series of 4 that is showing the transformation. I will upload the images in reverse order.

Image number 1 can be seen here:

Image number 2 can be seen here:

Image 3 can be seen here:

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Hi Lars
Nice presentation of this transforming process of Four-spotted Skimmer. Details and colours are really good.
TFS and have nice weekend

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-01 4:11]

Hello Lars,

Excelent moment you cought in your photo. This is not to be seen every day. Technicalt the photo is also very good. DOF is good and details can be seen. Colors are natural and photo looks great.

Thanks for sharing,

hi lars very intersting picture
in fews months we will do the same pictures in france
aleks ;-)

Hello Lars,

Great picture of this metamorphosis. Very good POV. Good sharpness. Nice light and natural colours. Very interesting pic.

Great moment captured! I wonder though, if a fill flash wouldn't have been beneficial. But aside from that you managed to capture good detail with natural colors. Well done!
Cheers, Klaus

Hi Lars,
You present us with a very nice developmental biology macro of great sharpness and good composition. However I agree with Klaus, a fill-in flash might improve the poor contrast of this capture. TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-03 0:39]

Hi Lars and nice to meet you :)

This is a splendid "new-born" dragonfly shot!
I really like the way your capture shows exactly how delicate these predators are in these moments...very well seen and taken!
The side POV is excellent, the details are super sharp and the DOF is simply impeccable - keeping the entire subject in full focus while blurring the BG very well.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

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