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male blue eyed darner

male blue eyed darner
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-29
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/240 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-09-29 18:21
Viewed: 2161
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The eyes of both males and females are bright blue. The male is dark brown to brownish black. The top of the thorax, behind the head, is marked with two blue stripes, and each side of the thorax is marked with a pair of blue diagonal stripes. The abdomen is marked with both large and small blue spots. T

he anal appendages of males and females are forked and the female is marked similarly to the male; however, the base color is brown and the markings are green.

Gorgeous day today down in the marshlands but so BREEZY! Lots of breath holding in between sweat streaming, burning eyeballs and a smile thinking; WOW this is a GLORiouS day! A new year actually!

Will workshop some more pics of the area and this beauty.

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Another dramatic and rather noisy capture, and a view ...just like taken from an old fashion TV set with this provoking frame dear Brenda...how are you today?!! Enjoy the glorious days...this image is filled with optimism ;)
George Veltchev

Hello Brenda,
I must say you are really coming along in your work. Love the composition and beautiful detail in the dragonfly. Other then some noise in the BG (which can easily be removed, check WS) I think this is very attractive. Well done!!

Hi Brenda,
I do not want to give suggestions where they are not welcome, so please let me know if this is the case. Anyway, I would suggest that you check out some images of the Blue Dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis), as that is what I think this image represents. I quite enjoy the composition and it is definitely tough to get the whole dragonfly in focus while keeping the background "fuzzy", which you have succeeded in doing very well. Cheers!

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