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Orthetrum cancellatum

Orthetrum cancellatum
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Copyright: Christophe Berche (christophe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 366 W: 57 N: 372] (1781)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super, Digital RAW 100, Hama sky 1A (LA+10) (IV) 58mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-13 15:20
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
My first dragonfly

Large dragonfly with transparent wings, without task, with ptérostigma black. The abdomen is flattened but not very broad. In the male, it overlaps with blue "bloom", except the end preserving a color brown dark. While that of the females is two-tone, orange and brown. Thorax brown in the male, two-tone in the female. This dragonfly develops mainly in stagnant water.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-13 16:08]
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Hello Christophe, well done on your first dragonfly! Very nice composition and colours. I think there is a little camera shake here...I got camera shake on my first dragonfly shots!

This is not Libellula depressa it is mature male Black-tailed Skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum.

Well done

Excellent Christophe - congratulations to your first dragonfly and welcome to the club. Superb dof showing a lot of details of the wings, head and all of the body. Very good and natural colours. Excellent composition. All over a very pleasant picture to look at. Well done.

What a great shot! Just perfect!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-13 16:54]

Very good picture os this odonata!
Also common in my country, Portugal
5* photo and favourite!

Bonsoir Christophe,
Très jolie composition, couleurs naturelles et surtout cliché très net.
Merci pour ce cliché partagé.

Your first dragonfly shot? Christophe this is excellent, I'm amazed!
Excellent detail and composition. The lighting is great.
Thank you for posting.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-13 18:44]

Hello Christophe,
Congratulations on your first dragonfly shot and an excellent one it is too!
Composition,colours and detail are excellent.
Nice lighting and great DOF.
Great work,well done.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-07-13 20:56]

Hi Christophe,
Very nice close-up!
Good colour, lighting, background, composed.

Very good close-up, Christophe.
You manage great with your first dragonfly.
Great composition , beautiful colours and very nice BG.
Very well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-14 4:38]

Stunning capture Christophe of the dragonfly. Congratulations on your first one. It is so sharp and clear, and the colours are great too. I like the BG as well, good job.

Christophe, Congratulations on your first. They are a challenge most times. Well composed with great light and colors. Well done.

Wow! Superb colors, excellent light and fantastic details. Great work!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-14 12:34]

very nice one Christophe,
very good dragonfly shot, your first is a nice one. A very good composing shot, great in pov, good pose,good details and a great dof, gantastic shot, with my compliments, This ask for more,
gr. Jaap

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-14 16:09]

Great shot Christophe. Excellent composition, details and colors too.

Excellent capture Christophe
Well composed, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Nicely captured, Great POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-15 4:24]

Waouh ! Belle composition pour cette magnifique libellule qui ressort bien sur le fond neutre ! Bonne PdC et jolies couleurs. Compliments Christophe.

Well done, perfect DOF, good POV, great background and good details, sharpness and composition.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-15 22:50]

Hello Christophe!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. I would have used the same composition as yours.
Veru strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good weekend in France!

Hello Christophe,
Très belle prise de cette libellule ! un insecte très difficile à capturer, mais tu t'en es très bien sorti, avec un superbe fond qui fait ressortir d'une très jolie facon la grace de cet insecte

A bientot


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-28 22:16]

Bonsoir Christophe,
Quelle jolie libellule et quelle magnifique photographie, couleurs mise au point et cadrage superbe.

Merci du partage,

Amitiés de Québec :-)

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-05-02 11:53]

Bonjour Christophe,

Pour une première libellule: tout une réussite!!! Chapeau pour cette superbe macro! Le bg, la prise de vue, les détails ne pourraient être mieux rendus!!! J'aime beaucoup la diagonale formée par l'insecte également. Très bon travail!


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