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Orthetrum chrysostigma

Orthetrum chrysostigma
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-04
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-10 13:29
Viewed: 1177
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Epaulet Skimmer, Orthetrum chrysostigma, is a species of dragonfly in family Libellulidae. It is found in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Burundi as well as Canary Islands. It was recently recorded in the Maltese Islands in 2010. Common in Portugal.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, rivers, intermittent rivers, shrub-dominated wetlands, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, and freshwater springs. The adults prey on various flying insects, with the bodies of the males being vivid blue and those of the females a bright green color.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthetrum_chrysostigma

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-10 13:46]

Waaw Luis,what a macro! Absolutely perfect,the detail of this dragonfly are fantastic from the end to the end of tail.Magnificent capture with a special 3D effect inside,i like it! Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

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

hallo Luis
a BEAUTY of a dragonfly with good sharpness
thanks greeting lou

wonderful details and great sharpness make your pic outstanding. like the colour too.

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