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*Yellow-legged Meadowhawk"

*Yellow-legged Meadowhawk
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Copyright: Kevin Seo (undoredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 2 N: 698] (2740)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50 DLSR, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): World of Dragonflies, Art of Procreation [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-12 6:42
Viewed: 5559
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
TN friends, this is another Yellow-legged Meadowhawk shot. This species is observed until early November in Ottawa. Actually, I saw the one basking in the sun yesterday. This is only one I can still observe. I guess that's why they are also called, Autumn Meadowhawk.

I hope you'll like it and any comments welcome! :-)

--> * Previous photo (close-up shot of the same species a female)

* Yellow-legged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
* Range:
Found around all sorts of slow waters, usually more common near woodlands.
* Description:
Males are mostly red, lacking the black abdominal triangles of most of our other meadowhawks. Instead they have variable black markings laterally and dorsally on segments 8-10. Females are recognized by the prominent projecting subgenital plate. Contrary to the name, legs range from yellow to brown or even reddish.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-12 6:54]

Hello Kevin,
you selected an optimal point view and focused well on the dragonfly couple. Sharpness is really good. The background is highly appropriate to show the insects very clear and distinct.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Kevin
Excellent mating shot of these MeadowHawks,Perfect details,lighting and composition.In this case You could use a darker aperture.
Superb shot,Welldone :o)


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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-12 7:15]

Hello Kevin,
fantastic capture again :)
Beautiful colors and exposure, composition looks great
great details and very nice background
Regards, Dejan

Hi Kevin,
Excellent shot of this couple!
I like you close approach and clear details got under this beautiful light.
The pose of the insects is just amazing, so acorbatic with that twisted bodies.
It's veru good the apperture used and the way the subject is isolated from the back.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-12 7:22]

Hi Kevin,
excellent composition and perfect DOF. The focus is pin sharp and i love the colour and lighting too. Very well done, another great shot.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-12 8:06]

Hello Kevin
Excellent capture of this curious pair of dragonflies. Magnificent sharpness, POV, DOF and composition, and a very beautiful presentation.
I was wondering which one was the male. Now I know it is the red one.
Thank you very much for this great job.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-12 8:08]

Hello Kevin,
Superb capture of a pair of Yellow-legged Meadowhawks in copulo. Excellent POV, sharpness, bokeh BG and composition. The colours are great too with a good contrast against the BG,
Thanks for sharing this one,
Best wishes, Ivan

bonjour kevin
voila encore une photo de tres grande qualité,c'est aussi quelques chose que j'ai publié il y a quelques temps avec une espece voisine.
rien a dire,les deux amoureux sont dans le champ,les couleurs sont bonnes et l'exposition parfaite.

Hello Seo,
Perfect posting size to enjoy this amazing super macro from you!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details
great DOF with exposure and focus
very well done
all the best

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-12 9:07]

Hello Kevin,
this is a gorgeous capture of these two mating dragonflies.
+++ Perfectly composed with a superb side-on POV.
Ultimate clarity, sharpness and detail.
Well saturated colours and great lighting.
Superb DOF and BG.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-12 9:38]

what say? it's perfect under all corner of view !!! very good work,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Kevin,

Very nice composition. Sharpness and colours are great!

Good work Kevin, you have captured the moment well. Great colours, sharpness. The POV is good with a good DOF.

Warm regards,

Hi Kevin,
that's perfect - the moment, the sharpness, the light, the brilliant colours and the blurred BG. What should I say more, I love it!
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-12 11:15]

Hola Kevin,
Sensacional trabajo,
los detalles hermosos, estupendo foco...
preciosos colores naturales.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-12 11:25]

Hi Kevin
Nice presentation once again.Good POV and very sharp iamge whit great details.Light and colors are very nice.I also appreiated your excellent note.
TFS Michel

Hello Kevin,
splendid macro shot with outstanding colors and background, perfect focus with ideal deeph of field, wonderfull composition very well framed
a great cheer,

Hi Kevin,

I think that this is one of the best dragonfly mating shots I've seen on TN, mainly because you have chosen yout pov and angle so very well. Everything is in the right place; you, the dragonflies and the sun. Nice soft background shows the two off perfectly.

Kind regards,


Hello Kevin,
I like the sharpness and the details...
Well done

hello kevin,
this is a shot with good aesthetics, the ooof bg looks great, beautiful colours, nice composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Kevin,
Amazing macro of these mating dragonflys!
Details well seen and fine color and comp.
They look like they are really enjoying each other!

Hi Kevin,
Nicely composed and this pair is well seen from the BG. Very good detail, colors, POV, and exposure :)
Great capture,

Hi Kevin

Good shot of this pair mating
Great sharpness and good composition and DOF on a good background.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-13 4:37]

Hello Kevin, very good macro, incredible sharpness and great details. Well composed and the background is perfect. Thanks,


great capture Kevin
fantastic sharpness and great details for
this mating of Sympetrum vicinum
color and BG are simply perfect

tfs and best regards sERGIO

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-13 10:03]

Hi Kevin,
Wonderful shot.
Just marking it to come back later with a proper critique.

Hello Kevin what a beauty nice colours and detail the composition, POV and light look perfect well done tfs rgds Necip.

Hola Kevin.
Genial captura, nitidez y colorido.
Buena e interesante nota.
Saludos, JL.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-13 19:58]

Hello Kevin

A superb image with wonderful clarity and sharpness.
The colours are well saturated and the exposure is excellent.
I like the vertical look of the composition.Very good eye level POV.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-14 12:43]

Hi Kevin . i missed this one . you have captured such a fine close up with sharp focusing which has given good detail and natural colours. a very good POV/DOF . well done TFs. good notes too.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-15 6:50]

Hi Kevin

This is another splendid dragonfly macro from you, my friend, with these two Yellow-legged Meadowhawks mating here.
The side POV is terrific here are really gives a great angle for the position of the two. The details are absolutely goregous and the colors are vivid and beautiful, too.
Very good vertical composition as well as spot-on shallow DOF, to isolate your dragons perfectly here from anything around them.

Bravo and TFS
PS: i also like yout bird shots, too, but unfortunately time for writing critiques is very low these days :(

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-15 17:12]

Hello Kevin,
EXCELLENT DETAILS!!! fantastic colours. I like the shadows of these Meadowhawk in this yellow grass!
Best regards :-)


Hi Kevin,

another perfect one, nearly incredible! Extraordinary moment capture with the best sharpness and colors.

very well done!


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