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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon 70/200 f2.8 VR + TCII 1.7x AF-s, (digital)
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-09 3:06
Viewed: 3127
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everybody!
insect ID: unknown, looking for help.
(picture taken in a marsh area near Venice)

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Andrea - go read this!!!loot 1 07-09 17:35
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Hi Andrea
It's a nice shot and a good idea. I think the species may be Crocothemis erythraea (a male).
But sorry I can't share your enthousiasm : my heart is French and it will be a great pleasure for us to be champions once more. It will probably be a good match because the two teams are excellent.
Sorry again I'm not as strong as you: it's very difficult to find a blue, white and red dragonfly!

Hi Andrea
I love the red on this dragonfly. It is very brilliant against that background.
Nice shot, regards

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-09 3:58]

You had the same good idea Andrea ! You have looked at my last shot, the fower is ... blue ;-) ALLEZ LES BLEUS ! Who will win, France or Italia ? Good luck !
Congratulations, your shot is superb.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-09 4:04]
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Hi Andrea
I am going to say wow, nice-nice, and all those wonderful things while wishing you good luck for the game, but if I find a French fan I am going to do the same with a hidden agenda by hopefully enticing you both to visit my site (ha-ha-ha, how's that for honesty?)
On a serious note though, it is a great shot of this red chaser/darter. Unfortunately I can not help any further with the ID, but hopefully assistance should still come as there are some very informed members of the D&D (Dragonfly and Damselfly) club here on TN.
A lovely composition with excellent colours and very sharp details. The BG is fabulous, well removed and totally OOF thus complimenting and isolating the insect rather beautifully. The exposure was absolutely spot-on.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-09 4:33]


I wish your country all the best of luck for today. I can just imagine the vibe and admosphere loaded with expectation going on in the streets of Italy today. Should Italy win you must take a lot of pictures and post it on this website. I am sure it will fit in under WILDLIFE.

I hope you enjoy the day!

Coming back to photography, I think this is an amazing capture. This is a sure winner, my friend. This composition is marvellous, the colours are rich and well saturated, the details are absolutely amazing, the BG is perfect and compliments the subject very well, and the exposure was totally spot-on. Thanks for sharing.


Hi Andrea,
Very good shot.
Nice composition, light, colors and details.
TFS Malgosia

Nice capture Andrea,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

May the best team win today. The Italian defence looks strong, as does the French. I can't see there being many goals, but I hope to see a good clean & honest game. Let's hope the referee lets both teams play a passionate game.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-09 4:53]

Hello Andrea,
An excellent capture.
Bright vivid colours,excellent detail and a good strong diagonal composition.
Best of luck in the final today!


Beautiful macro of this red dragon, Andrea.
FORZA ITALIA! to you and hope your team wins tonight.
It is my favourite too.
Good luck and enjoy the game.

Hi Andrea,
I'm kind of surprised you can find time for TN today... THE DAY!
A most heartfelt good luck from me, and may the team that plays the best football win (not always that happens!)...
Great macro too...........................
Pablo -

Hi Andrea,
it's a beautiful dragonfly you have captured.
Can't help wiht the ID, Well composed, good POV and details.
I wish you good luck tonight.
Well done.

Stunning work!lovely colours and detail...
Well captured.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-07-09 9:34]

Hi Andrea,
Very good image with fine details and colors.
keep going,TFS and goodluck today from Israel!!!!!!

Hi Andrea,
Excellent capture on this dragonfly. Vivid colors and sharp detail. Flawless composition and framing. Looks great!
Good luck to Italy!

nice macro, good exposure and sharp

oooooooooooo o oooooooooo


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-09 11:10]

Hi Andrea,
Very good picture of this dragonfly.
Great color, DOF and BG


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-07-09 12:47]

Hi Andrea!
Nice dragon fly and nice colors. It's a good idea to post a macro with the white-green-red colors of the Bulgarian flag, though Bulgaria is not on the Mondial this time;))) A joke, of course, hehe! Anyway, I wish you that these colors fly on the highest mast today!

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2006-07-09 13:13]

Ciao Andrea,FORZA ITALIA!!!, sono rimaste due ore fino al grande momento. Spero che questa volta gli azzuri sarano vincitori!
La tua libellula e magnifica. Spero che anche la squadra sara cosi! Spero che lunedi Italia sara felice.Dan

Hello Andrea,
this is a very nice dragonfly shot. Great sharpness, details, colours and POV. This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-07-09 16:31]

Bella Andrea!
Mi piace molto lo "traslucido" delle ali, bei dettagli e ottima composizione, bravo!

Hi Andrea.
Congratulations on Italy win of the World Cup.
Great picture with superb colors and details.

hi andrea
contraste entre le BG et la libellule,couleur rouge eclatante et superbe netteté.

Wow! Great capture, Andrea! The colours, detail, POV, DOF and BG are perfect. TFS!

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-07-18 7:59]

Hello Andrea.
To me it looks like a Scarlet Dragonfly / Libellule écarlate / Crocothemis erytraea.
You catured this one very gooed.
Gr. Hans

Hej Andrea!
Mam tez czerwona wazke, ale moja ma jeszcze inne kolory na sobie. Twoja jest calutka czerwona. Nie wiem czy u nas sie takie spotyka. Wazki sa bardzo szybkie, albo przysiadaja w niedostepnym dla mnie miejscu.
Co do Twojej fotki: sliczna kompozycja z doskonalymi kolorami i bardzo ostrymi szczegolami. Obiekt dobrze wydzielony z tla.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam - Roma

wow, very good composition and very very benchmark sharpness!!! Fine colors and saturation. I like this photo ;)

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