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Dark Whiteface male

Dark Whiteface male
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-11 22:58
Viewed: 3270
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dark Whiteface , Leucorrhinia albifrons

Swedish name: Vitpudrad kärrtrollslända, meaning 'white-powdered marsh dragonfly'.

All dragonflies in this genus are known as 'whitefaces'. There are five species in Europe, all of which occur in Sweden. They tend to be more numerous in the N and E. of Europe.

They are found at small lakes and ponds, often in marshy areas.

This was taken with my camera hand-held at a distance of about 2 meters.
After light cropping and size reduction the image was slightly sharpened and converted from RAW to JPEG.

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Hello Ivan,
A beautiful image and an interesting note. Excellent quality and just a pelasure to view. Well done indeed. Best regards.

nice framed capture with good clarity and pleasant depth of field Ivan! Good morning! These seemingly ordinarily Dark Whiteface male is unknown for me ..at least I haven't seen it here in the Southern Africa. Its coloration is remarkable similar to our Julia Skimmer but with slightly different coloration around the abdomen and the thorax! Perfect point of view and simplicity!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-12 0:59]

Hello Ivan,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in beautiful natural colours and a pleasing POV. Great diagonal composition and DOF.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-12 1:01]

Hi Ivan,an orginal choice of point of view and a very nice and interesting specie,i like a lot the usual excellent quality and the brilliant light reflection on the eye.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-12 2:11]

Hi Ivan,

Impressing macroshot. Fine blue colors and good point of view.


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2011-06-12 2:19]

In Holland this one is very rare.
You have capture the whiteface in a very proper way.
Beautiful, the whiteface ande your photo.

Gr. Hans

Hello Ivan,
Very good macro shot of this dragonfly, with excellent sharpness details and very good point of view, colours and composition are wonderful,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Hallo Ivan,
a very beautiful capture of the Dark Whiteface, a dragonfly do not occur in Italy, superb sharpness and splendid colours, excellent point of view and nice composition
Have a good Sunday

Ciao Ivan, wonderful dark dragonfly, grteat light, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Nice close-up from a good point of view and details. regards yiannis

Hi Ivan,
a superb macro shot of this dragonfly, very good sharpness, splendid bright colours, a very harmonious composition

Great to see a Dragonfly from you, Ivan. This mint-fresh capture shows the creature in immaculate detail. I am going to post a Forest Hawk today and you might be interested in its similarity with your species.
Thanks and regards.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-12 7:14]

Beautiful species with good colors, fine lighting, wish that twig in the foreground avoided, if possible. tfs.

Hej Ivan,
this is a real beauty, the whiteface.
The pictue is well compose with a nice POV and sharp, standout well against the nice blurry BG:
The colour are finr and natural.
Well done.
Idag var jag åny uppe vid Fjärilsvägen, i hopp om att hitta Väddnätfjärilen men icke, i stället hittade vi en vit fjäril som jag inte kan arta, kan jag skicka den till dig, du kan hjälpa oss?

Hello Ivan

Great macro shot of this insect with very fine POV
and the way it is framed, excellent light,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Ivan,
Great capture. Very nice colors and razor sharp details.
It is a lovely composition with superb clarity and perfect POV.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Ivan friend!
The details are perfect and excellent command of light. The POV is complex but well resolved. It is much like a dragonfly Bluing algunzas we have here. Good job, as always along the perfection.
Regards, TFS

Hi Ivan,
very nice photo of this interesting species. Nice natural colours. Very good background.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Ivan,

Great shot
Beautifull diagonal composition with good colors and perfect DOF

TFS Thijs

Hello Ivan,
Another amazing capture at 420mm that looks excellent. Details, sharpness, colours and POV, all are perfect. Well done!

hello Ivan
a super picture of this beautiful coloured dragonfly
with nice details
greeting lou

Hello Ivan
Interesting species and beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hi Ivan, congratulations for this capture, nice subject, with very nice colors and good details on the eye,
excellent control of the light,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-06-17 21:29]

Hello Ivan,
Beautiful close-up shot of this little dragonfly in a fine pose. The detail is excellent and the colors are attractive and natural. Your choice of an f/9.5 aperture gives this image wonderful DOF. Nicely composed with just the right exposure. Well done!!

Hello Ivan,
I like the name and the colors of this dragonfly is unique to me. The image is sharp and you have metered the exposure well with that diagonal perch. Thanks for sharing this whiteface and kind regards,

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