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Pale Dragonfly


Pale Dragonfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Australian Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-13 5:21
Viewed: 4635
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pale Hunter Dragonfly (Austrogomphus amphiclitus). Not a great deal of info around on Australian dragonflies. There is a comprehensive text by Watson on identification and very general notes. Wingspan about 60mm.
I found this one, a female based on the rounded hindwings, on the Nepean River. There were several of them coming ashore to rest of the wet sand, but that made for poor photography. So I stuck a broken rush stem in the sand and almost immediately this female took to it and defended it from other dragons. Despite staying there for around 20 minutes, she refused to turn around, always landing to face away from me. Oh well its better than no sot at all I guess.

thanks for looking.

phlr, ddg, wallhalla15, dew77, wkshelton, AndyB, red45, fiyo, Harm-digitaal, Merlin, Robbrown, thistle has marked this note useful
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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-13 5:24]

Very good photo of this odonata!
Excellent details and DOF!
Very good POV!
Very good BG!
TFS!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-03-13 5:37]
  • [2]

Well caught Chris, this is an excellent shot. Well composed, very nice light and impressive details. I like the touch of blue color with eyes. Congratulations Didier.

Hello Chris, this is a very fine macro shot. Excellent details and good tones of colours. A great capture, very well done. Thank you for posting.
Greetings
Heinz

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-13 7:15]
  • [2]

Hello Chris!
Wonderful close up.Framing,BG,sharpness and details are excellent.
TFS...:-)

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-03-13 7:38]
  • [2]

hermosa foto... muy buenos detalles y definicion. uno de mis insectos preferidos de siempre! saludos gabriel

Hello Chris!
Excellent macro shot, Excellent details, dof, shrpness, bg, POV all just all excellent done

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-13 8:29]
  • [2]

hello Chris,
I like to see your Australian d/flies,they are much different to ours.
You've captured it very well.
Nice and sharp,great colours and very good DOF.
Good work.

TFS

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-03-13 8:38]
  • [2]

Hi Chris!

Great 'chasing' POV, DOF and details. As Andy wrote - very different from our European d-flies. I like light and 'desert' colours.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-03-13 9:20]
  • [2]

Hello Chris,
Excellent macro.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-03-13 10:04]
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Very nice photo of this dragonfly. Excellent composition, sharpness and colors, the BG is perfect too. TFS

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-03-13 11:53]
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For F6.3, the DOF here is amazing. Very interesting to see an Australian species, with the typical primitive eye spacing of the gomphid dragonflies.
thanks, Nigel.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-03-13 12:22]
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it's a nice one Chris,
marvelous capture, fantastic dof and nice in pov, the details are super, very good photo. Thanks.
gr. jaap

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-03-13 13:50]
  • [2]

Hi Chris,
This is very nice image!
Very good lighting and blur background,
Excellent sharpness, nice and natural colours.
Well done mate!

Simply a stunning capture, colours look realy good, maybe F8.0 would of got the wing ends razor sharp. as to the Sex the anal apendages (The bits stick out of the tail) are usually a better guide to the sex as each sex in each species have a different shape so if you have images it should be fairly easy to tell

Hello Chris,
This is a great shot, very clear and good technically. I like the POV here, good framing too.
WELL DONE!

Fantastic capture, This is one of the few images of dragonflies on treknature that are in full focus and with a nice soft background. Super job Chris! :)

Basic composition but excellent DOF and POV.

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