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°Brilliant Emerald male close°°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-31 7:50
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Points: 20
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Somatochlora metallica,male
Brilliant Emerald

Brilliant Emerald Somatochlora metallica resembles, but is slightly larger than the other two Emerald species S. arctica (Northern Emerald) and Cordulia aenea (Downy Emerald)

The Brilliant Emerald has apple green eyes and the abdomen and thorax are dark metallic emerald green with a bright bronze sheen. The wings are suffused by saffron, particularly in the female. In the male the abdomen is slightly club-shaped and is less hairy compared to that of the Downy Emerald1. The abdomen of young specimens in particular will glint and flash in sunshine. There are also pale yellow markings laterally and ventrally on segments 2 and 3.

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Model: NIKON D40X
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 10/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 180
Focal Length: 105 mm
Date Taken: 2008-10-09 12:35
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 108 kb

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-01-31 8:00]

Ciao Sergio!

Brilliant close up of Brilliant Emerald. Fantastic, shinny shades of emerald, gold and blue. Very good POV and details on clean BG. Great picture.

Excellent close up shot with great clarity and fantastic colors.

Ciao Sergio.
Another "lesson" about a dragonfly.
It look like would be made from metal.
Nice picture.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Ciao Sergio!
Bravo! molto unico POV e sapiente taglio! tonalidade bella foto piena di metallo, di splendida luce. Buon lavoro, grazie per la condivisione!

Hello Sergio,
Great details and excellent colours. Lovely macro with a very good contrast.
Wonderful composition.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-31 10:24]

Hello Sergio
What a great capture with vivid colors and amazing details

Hi Sergio,

Amazing macro the level of detail is impressive, along with the colors and composition. Thanks for sharing!


Ciao Sergio. Chiusura eccezionale con fantastici riflessi e superbo dettagalio. Perfettop il fuoco. Molto bene il rametto and "incernierare" - il termine è dell'amico Archimatica da TE- la foto.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-02-01 7:06]

Hi Sergio

Excellent macro of this beautiful Somatochlora metallica.
The dragonflies from this genus are all really "brilliant" (as is the name of this one, too) and i hope to see more of them this year and season.
Your capture here is excellent, with great sharpness in the details, lovely natural colors and reflections and a nice DOF.

Bravo and TFS

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-02-01 10:53]

Hello Sergio.

A very nice closeup.
All the details are very well to see, great POV and fine colors.
Very well done.

Gr. Hans

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