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red meadow-hawk

red meadow-hawk
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Copyright: Art Roberts (Art_R) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm w/ TC-14EII, 62mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-29 6:17
Viewed: 3042
Points: 8
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Hi Folks , today I have this image of a Meadow-hawk dragonfly , I think this one may be called a cherry faced meadow-hawk , but am not certain , it was hard to tell from this angle...

this image shows the males reproductive organs , the females are located close to the end of the tail where she can lay her eggs under water attached to aquatic plants. some dragonflies here mate quite early in the year , these are migrating varieties such as the variegated meadow-hawk or the black meadow-hawk , they mate early so that their offspring can return south to warmer areas of the U.S. the overwintering varieties such as this will spend winter in the egg's. typically the first dragonflies seen in the fair weather season are migrating varieties the overwintering ones, such as this fellow, emerge much later in the spring...

thanks for having a look

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Beautiful detail and colour in this image. The dragonfly's wings look so delicate.


hello Art
super good pose with super BG
great details and good sharpness
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-09-29 18:02]

Bonsoir Art,

Nice capture. Among all you dragonfly image presented yet, it is my prefered one. Head is not as impressive as in the others, but the wings have been capture in a nice position. It is may be more classical, but define clearly the insect. Focus is sharp on the body and the wings on one side (DOF is not easy at that magnification). I like the POV against the the light blue-green BG. Flash exposure reveal nice detail, but may be a bit overpowered if we look at the artistic aspect, perfect if we look at the scientific rendition. Finally I like the diagonal composition. All in all it is a nice picture for the pleasure of our eyes. TFS.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-30 3:21]

Beautiful lighting giving the dragonfly eternal look, excellent colors. tfs.

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