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4 Spotted Chaser

4 Spotted Chaser
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM & 1.4 Converter
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-04 7:39
Viewed: 4293
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have not been around for a while i hope i can start posting more often . I spent a few hours at the local pond today and saw this 4 Spotted Chaser.
( Libellula quadrimaculata )
Males and females are very similar, with each wing having two dark markings, one in the middle and one toward the wing tip (a total of 4 spots on each side, hence 'Four-spotted Chaser'). The abdomen is broad toward the thorax, quickly tapering to a point, and flanked by yellow markings on each segment. Males and females are very similar, with females having more of an orange colouration, and males predominantly dark grey in colour.

Taken from a distance of about 4mt.

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Nick, we have missed you on TN. Looks like you too were busy like me for quite some time in the recent past. I have now turned quite regular.
This is a superb capture of this good looking Dragonfly found in your area. The POV presents a very vivid impression of the subject.
Hope to see you posting regularly.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-04 8:04]

Hello Nick,
Nice to see you back on TN again!
A fine capture of the Four-spotted Chaser taken from a good POV with excellent sharpness, colours and lighting. It is resting on an interesting plant that I don't recognise.
I see you are using the 300 f4 + 1.4 converter, same as I do. I think its great for most purposes except close macros and landscapes.
Thanks and kind regards,

It's a beautiful one, Nick, I love this dragon very much, they have so many tiny hairs and the wings are wonderful.
You captured this one so excellent, the wings are glittering and the colours are warm and pretty. Thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Nick,
This is a fantastic posting with a clever perspective and great focus.You have really brought out the characteristics of this dragonfly.

Ciao NIck, well returned with us:), beautiful composition with wonderful dragonfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and beautiful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-04 9:15]

Hi Nick,
I've missed you and your photos. I was used to your quality shots. Just like this one. Great sharpness, beautiful warm colours and a very good composition and POV.

Ciao Nicholas. Welcome back MF! Great lightnong compo in excellente DOF and perfect sharp/details. Wonderful colour's show.


Hallo Nick,
welcome back, nice to see a new picture from you; a superb macro shot of a male Four Spotted Chaser (this one is a female), fantastic colours in a very beautiful environment, outstanding sharpness, excellent POV and composition.
Best regards

Hi Nick,

Nice to see another one of your photos. The detail of this macro shot is very good and the colours are nice and bright. Looks like you have been helped by the nice weather we are having :). Good out of focus background and a nice central composition that works well with the subjects shape.
Great capture and TFS


Hello Nicholas!

Great shot of this interesting species Perfect quality and beautiful well blured background


Hello Nick,
Lovely composition with amazing colours and great details.
Wonderful natural colours and very good sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-04 11:37]

Hi Nick,wonderfull portrait of this unusual and rare libellula,perfect point of view and light to create a motherpearl effect on the wings,nice colorfull background too.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

Hello Nicholas friend!
You're returning whith a visual impressive macro! Good ligth, awesome POV (wow!) and a BG same a poem! congratulations! TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • Robb Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 11] (293)
  • [2010-07-04 13:19]

Helló Nicholas!

Fantasztikus színek, tökéletes kompozíció!
Üdv, Robert

who can say this is not lovely.excellent sharpness,and the background what can i say just fantastic,i love it.

Hi Nick,
I too haven't been on TN much this year as I have had so little time to do so,what with work and photoing nature.This photo of yours has very good colour and saturation and sharp looking details especially in the veins of the wings.The point of view is good and gives a nice topside view.Thanks for sharing this view with us.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-07-05 1:02]

Hi Nick!

Good to see you again! This specie of dragonfly is very common in ponds around my place. One of most beautifull. Great composition with reddish plant and blurred colours of BG. Insect is perfectly sharp.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-07-05 10:00]

Hi Nicholas
What a beautiful macro.Very nicely composed with excellent pov as usual very sharp with lovely colors and detail
TFS Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-07-05 12:59]

Hello Nick,
Great to see you back again and with a very fine capture of L. quadrimaculata showing great sharpness and natural colours. Beautiful wings too that stand out against the background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Nick,
Excellent capture thanks to your patience and great observation. I like the colours. Cheers,

Hello Nicholas,
Excellent macro taken with fine details, natural colors, wonderful POV and composition. Well done!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-07-05 14:42]

Hello Nick,
Wonderful macro of this beauty in great light,colors and sharp details.Excellent POV and nice composition.

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