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male Broad-bodied Chaser

male Broad-bodied Chaser
Photo Information
Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Leica 36-432mm
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragon-fly [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-14 5:09
Viewed: 3895
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Broad-bodied Chaser – Scientific name : Libellula depressa – Family : Libellulidae.
Description : Lenght 40-50mm, wingspan 70-80mm. Wings have a brownish spot at the base. Broad flattened body, blue with lateral yellow patches (male) or clear brown (female). Odonates are carvivorous insects. They chase their prey everywhere, still or flying.
Distribution : Europe and Asia Minor. May to August.
Habitat : live close to stagnant waters, but are also going away. Not seen in mountains above 2000m.
Reproduction : the male remains close to the female during eggs laying. Larvae lives two years in the pond. During very dry summer, larvae sunks into the mud.
Photo : resized and framed in 800x600 for TN. It was difficult to capture this male who always moves. But I hope you like it.
Sorry, because of the misidentifying, in the note but also include in the picture frame, I had to repost...

PDP, mogens-j, red45, chiliu, Runnerduck, Comandante, Janice, carper, Signal-Womb, marhowie, naki, liquidsunshine, scottevers7, AndyB, dew77, coasties, keerthik, danieltowsey, hummingbird24, phlr has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Sas: Super !TAZ 1 06-18 08:13
To naki: FZ + IDTAZ 1 06-15 00:56
To Robbrown: effortTAZ 1 06-14 13:15
To cro-star: FrameTAZ 2 06-14 11:33
To cafecrem: identification...TAZ 1 06-14 07:22
To dew77: Excuse meTAZ 1 06-14 07:05
To PDP: No problemTAZ 1 06-14 05:34
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-14 5:22]
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Hi Christian, there was no need to repost! I feel bad now!

Great shot, very good POV and details. It's very hard to catch up with these guys. You did a great job. Well done.

Hey, This is a wonderful macro.
I like these guys very much, but I never could get such a nice shot of them.

It is unbelievably clear...nice focus....nice POV. Well done...TFS

Hi Christian - Excellent capture of this Broad-bodied Chaser, slightly overexposed on the left side of the hind body but it really is a minor thing and not very important. - I sometimes get such a problem right by darkening the area with the burn tool before adjusting the light.

Apart from that it is a very good capture. The sharpness/dof is very good with lots of details, the colours are very natural and the composition is great.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-14 6:04]

Christian, superb catch! Beautifull insect, I know well how hard to capture it is! Colours are great, same as sharpness and details. Its wings looks perfect. Composition and vertical elements on BG are also great. Superb work.

Perfect close-up!
Sharp details,beautiful colours.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-14 6:40]

Good picture Christian! Very good POV, nice colors and well composed. TFS!


An excellent shot Christian. The wings are amazing. Excellent detail and sharpness.
Well done and thanks for posting.

Hello Christian!
Very nice capture.Colors,details,framing and composition are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-14 7:10]

Hi Taz, so this is a Chaser. Well composed with good colours and details. Nice and sharp too. Well done.

yes Christian,
this is very good stuff, fantastic capture, great composition and a fantastic pov and even a better dof, very good job, I like it a lot,
gr. Jaap

Hi, Mr.Christian !
Perfect shot , nice composition , good POV ...
I know it's so hard catch this dragonfly in that position !
Regard , Cro-star !
P.S. What program you have for make a frame and notice around picture ?

Very impressive capture Christian, it really does fill the frame with details without harming composition. As always beautifully presented.

Regards Steve.

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  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2005-06-14 9:13]

Nice macro shot with nice details.

I appeciate the effort you have made to kep the image named correctly Christian.
Still a very nice capture. TFS Robert

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-14 12:34]

Christian, another winner. Excellent dof and pov. Sharpness, as usual, is great. Vivid colors and great composition.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-06-14 12:53]

Fantastic details in the double wings of this impressing insect.
Great capture


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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-14 14:56]
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Hi Christian, I know how hard to catch those chasers. Very good capture. Excellent details and composition.
FZ series of Panasonic tend to a bit overexpose images. While working with the natural light I always set my exposure values to -2/3.
Very well done.
By the way what is the true ID? You can add it to the notes by just rewriting them.

Hi Christian,
A very good shot, well composed, good exposure and great colours.
Good POV. Thanks for posting.

C'est moi qui vais être déprimé (et jalous)! superbe prise de vue, couleur, contraste, et composition
TFS - Laurent

Hi Christian,

This is one of those photos that when you see it, the first words out of your mouth are WOW! This one is great. Color and details are also great. Great Shot!!


Great macro, Christian.
Very well composed, nice colours, and very good details.
The DOF and POV are also very good.
Excellen work.

Brilliant sharpness, great POV and supurb DOF.

Excellent macro.

I'm glad you reposted because I missed it the first time around.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-15 2:51]

Hello again Christian!,
Thanks for taking the time to re-post and correct the title.
The colours and detail are perfect.
Excellent composition and DOF.
A great capture,very well done.

Just great photo!
Soft and delicate. Wonderful colours

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-15 3:50]
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Hello Christian!
Wonderful close up.Colors,details,lighting,framing and composition are superb.TFS...:-)

Hello Christian

Fantastic macro. Wonderful details. Those wings look like leadlight windows. Perfect shot. Thanks.

Great capture, good POV and nice colours.
Well done.

Very nice macro Christian, This has very good details, colors and DOF..Well composed and I like this BG very much also..Great work!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-15 15:51]

Hello Christian.
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete and bilingual.
Thank you very much for sharing this beautifull dragonfly.

great macro.. did it pose specially for you??

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-06-16 11:22]

On dirait un biplan. Elle est très belle cette libellule et le photographe a eu de la chance qu'elle ne s'envole pas trop tôt. Mais le chef a du bon matériel aussi. Bravo pour ces belles couleurs.

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  • Sas (24)
  • [2005-06-18 1:53]
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Quelle chance a le photographe que cette libellue prenne la pause. Bravo!!!

A wonderful shot of this dragonfly, Christian!
The details are great, colors and BG well done.
Thank you for sharing him with us.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-06-26 3:55]

An excelenty shot of Libellula depressa!
We have them too in Portugal.
It's very fast on flying.
The blue color shines with the sunlight.

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