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Brush-Tipped Emerald - M

Brush-Tipped Emerald - M
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Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Canon 55-250mm EF-S 1:4-5,6 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-16 12:00
Viewed: 1761
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A medium sized member of the emerald family, the Brush-tipped Emerald (Somatochlora walshii) has it's diagnostic claspers covered in hair. This stocky, dark dragonfly has a few yellow markings on the side of the throax and the abdomen. The face is yellow. The Brush-Tipped Emerald has a short abdomen, especially in the males. The length of the body varies from 1.6 to 2.0 inches. Common throughout southern Canada and northern United States, it prefers lake outlets, pond outlets, and small streams that go through bogs, fens, or marshes.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-16 14:37]

Hi Derek,really a fantastic pic,start from a great choice of point of view and takne whit the best details as possible everywhere,really a masterpiece,a great standing ovation for you!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Derek,
excellent capture of this dragonfly. Perfect sharpness and depth. Very good presentation at all. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Interesting species and beautiful photo Derek! Very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness! A beautiful clear BG too!

Hello Derek,
An outstanding closeup,excellent sharpness and clarity,lovely colours saturation and nice PoV.
Thanks,best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-17 1:33]

Hello Derek.
A Brush-Tipped Emerald with open wing, this is very lovely, excellent macro picture, also the colours are very nice. Well done.Regards Siggi

Very good dorsal POV for this crisp and clear shot, Derek.
All the features of this dragonfly including its lovely eyes have been captured well in your picture.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-07-17 11:00]

amazing capture with stunning expo and DOF management .. great work Derek

regards, nuri :)

hallo Derek
great sharpness and good details
i like this pose and the beautiful colours to
thanks greeting lou

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