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Emperor dragonfly laying eggs

Emperor dragonfly laying eggs
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-17
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-30 5:04
Viewed: 1460
Points: 20
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Emperor Dragonfly
Grosse Königslibelle
Anax Empereur

Family: Aeshnidae
Wingspan: 9.5-11cm
Habitat: variety of aquatic habitats
Distribution: Europe, nearby Africa and Asia

They frequently fly high up into the sky in search of prey, which includes butterflies, Four-spotted Chasers and tadpoles; small prey is eaten while flying. They breed in a variety of aquatic habitats from large ponds to dykes, but they require a plentiful supply of vegetation in the water. The females lay the eggs into plants such as pondweed, and always lay alone. The male is highly territorial, and difficult to approach. (Wikipedia)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-30 5:37]

Hello Anne,
What a splendid photo. Fantastic sharpness, details and composition in very beautiful colours. A beauty!

Hello Anne-Beautiful timing.Very good details with natural colour.Like this natural beauty.Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture.Anne,Congratulation!Switzerland playing well and in now group of 16.Tomorrow a high voltage match.Wish you and your country Good luck.Regards-Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-30 8:24]

Salut Anne.une capture tres interessante et pas facile a voir,qualite' super ds details et couleurs,magnifique la nymphea en arrier plan.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

beautiful frame. both dragon and flower. nice work. beautiful to see. tfs.

hallo Anne
great sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Anne, great macro of lovely dragonfly and fantastic flower, fine details, superb sharpness, splendid light and wopnderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-07-01 5:15]

Bonjour Anne,
Superb work ..
Sharpness, clolours and composition are fantastic.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-01 10:35]

Hi Anne,
Another great image with dragonfly and nice water lily in the background. Amazing colors and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

Salutacions des de Catalunya Anel !

J. Ignasi Tejedor

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-02 23:55]

Hi Anne
verly lovely water lotus and the dragonfly is so nicely placed. The details are great and the overall environment is so pleasant.
Nicely taken at the right moment.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-03 20:31]

Hi Anna.
What a nice and clear picture. Subject is simply sweet. All is pleased for eyes: white flower. Leaves and of course dragonfly. DOF is superb. All mentioned above object are detailed perfectly. Shot has a wonderful 3D-look. Well done and TFS.

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