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Anax imperator eating a Libellula fulva

Anax imperator eating a Libellula fulva
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European dragonflies 2, Dragonfly with prey, Cannibalism (or almost) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-17 0:51
Viewed: 3935
Points: 13
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Anax imperator female eating a Libellula fulva female / Grote Keizerlibel vrouw die een Bruine Korenbout vrouwtje eet.

Anax imperator / Emperor Dragonfly / Königslibelle / La libélula emperador / Keizerlibel.


-Large size
-Males have a sky blue abdomen marked with a black dorsal stripe and an apple green thorax.
-Females have a green thorax and abdomen.

source: http://www.habitas.org.uk/dragonflyireland/5630.htm

Libellula fulva female / Scarce Chaser female / Spitzenfleck Weibchen / vrouwtje bruine korenbout / La libellule fauve femelle.


-Immature males and females bright orange-brown
-Mature males with blue abdomen with black tip
-Brown patches at base of hindwing in both sexes


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To uleko: Common or uncommon?Harm-digitaal 2 07-17 07:34
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well done
focus to soft on eyes but good refexe
amazing action

best regards

Hello Harm, really a nice moment captured.
Excellent compo and use of the light.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-17 2:15]
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Hello Harm,
Brilliant capture of this fantastic dragonfly with another species as its prey! Very well-timed, excellent DOF and fine colours. Very fine composition too - I wonder how common this beauty is in Holland?
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Good shot.

Good capture - the drama compensates for the soft focus!

Very impressive, don't know what to add, it seems to my innocent eyes like the "kiss of death",

Hola Harm,
Excelene captura, de gran definición y mucho detalle, bonita composición con luz y fondo agradables, Saludos
José Ramón

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