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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-11 7:20
Viewed: 3072
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Twelve-spot Skimmer (male)

Taken at the Parc de l'Île Bizard at Montreal, Quebec.

· Libellule Gracieuse
· Libellula pulchella
· Twelve-spot Skimmer

This odonate of the family of Libellulidae measures from 45 to 58 mm and has a scale of 80 mm.
The head and the thorax are brown pale and the top of the abdomen is blue pale for the male, brown for the
The wings are marked of three black spots between which there is, for the male, white spots.
One finds this dragonfly close to the lakes, ponds and marsh, especially if the banks are exposed.
The adults nourish small insects which they catch with the flight. The males are very territorial and aggressive.
After the coupling, the female flies over water and there deposits its eggs with the point of its abdomen or is posed on a plant and attaches on the stem close to water.
The larvae live in water and nourish watery invertebrates, small fish and tadpoles which they seize in the passing. To reach the adult stage, the larva leaves water and fixes itself at an object. Dried once, its envelope is split and the adult
emerges from it.
He will fly of at the end of May until September.

Thank you for looking.

phlr, TAZ, red45, christophe, dew77, gaudi-spirit, Fisher, Comandante, lglandon, marhowie, sAner, liquidsunshine, wallhalla15, Janice, zenitlady, PDP, extramundi, scottevers7, AndyB, coasties, gerhardt, julie_huno has marked this note useful
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To carper: this possibility I often forget...Luc 1 07-11 23:58
To red45: superb team...Luc 3 07-11 08:55
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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-11 7:25]

Very beautiful dragonfly!
Useful notes too!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-11 7:38]
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Superb shot Luc! Looks like part of air-show! Dragon is amazing, especially its spotted wings. Great POV and composition. Canon and you made superb team :-)

Superbe photo avec les ailes tendues à l'horizontales !

Sharp details and lovely colours. The diagonal pose of the subject is very attractive. Very good work. Bravo!

hello Luc:) really this is an amaizing photo:) exellent DOF and an amaizing POV:) such a beauty photo:) great work!:)



Very beautifull shot of this dragonfly. Interesting note too.

The Red Barron, LOL
Excellent capture and well done on the composition.


Hello Luc!
Wonderful shot.Lighting,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

Luc, very nice shot. Composition is great!
TFS, Laurent

Hello MF! Great title and POV that works together well here. Well composed with great light, colors and details. Nice work!

Salut Luc
Sharpness: 4/5
Color: 5/5
DOF: 4/5
POV: 5/5
merci pour le lien en Français
In a friendly way Christophe

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-11 10:38]

Hi Luc,

This is very, very nice! The BG is what appeals the most to me. Brilliant! Very sharp details, superb composition and pose. good DOF and wonderful details. Well done & TFS!


J'aime beaucoup la comparaison, c'est bien vu. Un angle inhabituel, mais qui met bien en valeur les particularités des ailes. Bravo, Luc !

Great shot Luc,
Well composed, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Nicely captured, Great POV and brilliant title.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

very nice one Luc,
very good composition,I think that a fill in flash had worked very good here, now is the unther of the dragonfly a little in shadow, but even I like the shot because his perfect dof, very good job Luc,
gr. Jaap

Brilliant POV Luc, really shows the off-set wings perfectly. Good DOF and composition as well, but it is the POV that makes this shot a good one.

Hello Luc! Great title! Wonderful detail, great whites! Marvellous macro shot, with such clarity! Well done, again!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-11 18:09]

Cool shot Luc! Nice POV and I like the light filtering through the wings. Good composition, well done.

Hi Luc,
An excellent composition on this shot. Beautiful color, and sharp detail. Well Done my friend!

Belle compositon pour cette photo. J'aime beaucoup le point de vue. L'angle de la lumière fait bien ressortir les taches blanches des ailes. TFS


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-12 1:28]

Hello Luc,
A very nice capture.
Excellent composition and POV,the light is superb showing through the wings.
Great shot,great title!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-12 3:27]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful close up.Lighting,DOF,POV and composition are excellent.TFS...:-).Have nice week.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-12 3:35]

Beautiful and interesting shot for this natural "biplane" ;-) Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Luc.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-12 3:43]

It does look like a plane! An Dragon Biplane. Great capture Luc, nice and sharp. You must be pleased with your new camera. And more intersting notes too. Well done.

Nice shot Luc, good macro, I like the details, sharpness and DOF. Good work! Thanks for sharing

Hello Luc

I love the title. You are right, it does look like a biplane. Excellent POV. Good light, tack sharp with fantastic OOF BG. The wing pattern is great. Nice shot. Thanks.

Lovely POV with lots of impact, Luc. Nice contrasting BG makes it stand out.

Color/levels: ****
Composition/placement: *****
Exposure: ****
Focus/sharpness: ***
DOF: **
POV: *****
Impact: ****

Overall: ****

*Acceptable, **Average, ***Good, ****Great, *****Outstanding

A biplane is just what I saw, before reading the title, I think it is obvious with this great prespective. Great use of light forcing the f:3.5 but still great DOF. Great Work.

Bon Matin Luc,

Tes photos sont aussi belles les unes que les autres. Bravo!! Comme j'adore les libellules, celle ci est ma préférée.
Merci de partager autant de beauté.

Amicalement Julie

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