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Micrathyria longifasciata

Micrathyria longifasciata
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Copyright: Hernan Ernesto Bortondello (nanreh) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-02-13
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-04-21 18:49
Viewed: 1802
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Bilateria
Infrakingdom: Protostomia
Superphylum: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
infraclass: Paleoptera
Superorder: ...
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Superfamily: ...
Family: Libellulidae
Subfamily: ...
Tribe: ...
Subtribe: ...
Genus: Micrathyria
Species: Micrathyria longifasciata

Thank God !!! I broke my head trying to identify this species. I knew it was undoubtedly the genre Micrathyria, but ... but the genre has 46 species and all quite similar !!! One hell. Anyway, I finally detect an external feature that the difference in quite evident. It has a green stripe down from what we understand as the "neck" Dragonfly until the final and bottom of the chest, right where it meets its long abdomen. Most species of this genus have one or more strips which extend in a more or less diagonal but in reverse. Ie from what might be called the "throat" Dragonfly to final and upper chest.

I hope this information can be useful sometimes.

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In February, it's summer time in your country, Hernan. No wonder this dragonfly in your picture looks to happy in the summertime sunshine.
Attractive diagonal composition. The subject gets well highlighted against the plain BG.

Top macro Hernan , we still have to wait till......

Thanks for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-22 8:39]

Ciao Hernan,spectacular capture of this elegant and slim dragonfly,perfect details everywhere,i like the classic pose too.I know how isn't easy to identify these species....i was crazy many times me too looking for the name of some butterfly from my foreign trips..ehehe..have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2015-04-22 8:51]

Hola Hernan, La foto es realmente preciosa en todos los aspectos, desde el bellísimo ejemplar que nos compartes a la excelente foto con su definición, nitidez, luz, color y composición.
Si que son difíciles a veces de distiguir los nombres de los odonatos. Debes de tener también en cuenta que sus colores cambian en muchas especies dependiendo del estado de madurez.
Enhorabuena por tan excelente foto.
Un saludo.

Hello Hernan,

Very nice BG. I prefer such type of BG in Dragonfly or Butterfly picture. Good details and nice sharpness. Good work my friend.

Thanks for sharing,

Hello Hernan,
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb capture. Lovely blurred background.

Hola Hernán,

una excelente imagen de esta libélula. Me gusta la composición y el color, es una manera artística de presentarla, buen trabajo!

Un abrazo,


Hello Hernan

Great macro of this insect, with fine POV,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-04-22 23:37]

Hola Hernan
No es facil lograr una foto de tal calidad. El foco, la luz y el fondo son perfectos.

Un saludo

Excellent macro pic.
Sharp with a good background.
Excellent compo.

Hello Hernan,
Great macro of this dragonfly.


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