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Orthetrum coerulescens

Orthetrum coerulescens
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Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D800, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-19 9:01
Viewed: 1724
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Keeled Skimmer occurs throughout Europe (with the exception of Northern Scandinavia), but it tends to be rarer and less numerous in the North than in the South. It's a fairly small dragonfly. The male's abdomen is entirely pruinescent blue without yellow patches laterally and without dark final segments (a useful difference to distinguish it from the Black-Tailed Skimmer). The side of his thorax is an unmarked brown (unlike the pruinescent blue thorax of the male Southern Skimmer). Orthetrum coerulescens females are most easily distinguished from their congeners by their relatively small size, their long and narrow golden pterostigmas and their pale antehumeral stripes.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-19 9:10]

Hi Nikos,spectacular capture of this dragonfly,commmon in my country too.The sharpness and the colors are fantastic,the eye detail are incredible with this beautiful blue,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Nikos, great macro of fantastic dragonfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Nikos
great sharpness picture of this beauty
good details nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-20 6:56]

Hi Nikos,
Excellent close-up of this nice dragonfly.
Fantastic sharpness details and perfect capture from close range. Amazing colors with nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Nikos-I missed this picture.Beautiful Dragonfly.Excellent picture.Details and depth of picture is really attractive.As usual well managed BG too.Very good work.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Super beautiful dragonfly! It's wonderful blue colored fluorine your abdomen (the sharpness of the entire body is perfect) and it's amazing the colorful complex of its large turquoise eyes.
Great work friend Nikos!!
A big hug.

Hernán Bortondello

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