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Black-Tailed Skimmer

Black-Tailed Skimmer
Photo Information
Copyright: Richard Bond (doghouse756) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 55] (263)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D, Sigma AF 170-500mm f/5-6.7 APO Asph., (digital)
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European dragonflies 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-07 3:40
Viewed: 3048
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Male Broad-bodied Chaser caught resting after mating. Taken at Fleet Pond Nature Reserve in Hampshire.
Used the 500 end with a 2 x convertor to get in close and manual focus
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Welcome to T/N..
You first post is so much beautiful..
Wish to be like this.

Hi Richard,
Warm welcome to TN!
Nice first uploaded picture.


More inclined to say it's a mature male black tailed skimmer, but it a very easy mistake to make. Great effort....Ade

Hello Richard,
Welcome to TrekNature. This is a great first posting! Good pov and composition. I like the detail, particularly on the wings; they look like gossamer.
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Welcome to TN Richard, 1st a correct ident for your dragonfly. It is an immature Male Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
For such a set-up it is well captured , Not perfectly sharp but the distance and movment of probably both the subject on the reed in even a slight breeze and the lens unit would unless held by a firm tripod have some shake in it? you do not say if it was hand held or not.
Thank you for sharing Yours Robert

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