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Trithemis annulata 3

Trithemis annulata 3
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-17
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-19 4:25
Viewed: 2473
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Male
Violet Dropwing

Trithemis annulata is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. The mature male has a characteristic vividly violet colour, red wing veins and deep amber hindwing base. The female is yellow-brown with a large yellow patch at the hindwing base.

It is one of the most abundant dragonflies of tropical Africa. During the recent decades it has extended into the Mediterranean region where it is expanding its range.

In Cyprus it is a very common and widespread species with a flight period from March to November.

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Hallo Christodoulos,
another superb macro shot of the Violet Dropwing taken fropm an excellent point of view with fine details and vivid colours, a very nice composition
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-19 5:13]

Hello Christodoulos,
This Violet Dropwing has really an amazing coloration and most striking red eyes. A real beauty which you show with this perfect diagonal composition and a lovely brownish blurred background too. Perfect again!
Kind regards

Ciao Christodoulos. Light and colours just a big show! Razor details and sharp. Interesting diagonal.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-19 5:45]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a fantastic photo! Impressive in all aspects. Perfection all over. High quality and soooooo beautiful....

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-19 6:21]

Very fine diagonal composition of this beauty with great color. tfs.

hello Christodoulos
great sharpness pose of this beauty
great details nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Bonjour Christodoulos,
très bel insecte aux couleurs pas très ordinaires.
Belle image.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-09-19 8:08]

very interesting and superb dragonfly!

Hi Christodoulos.
Really amazing colours! Excellent point of view. As usually great sharpness and composition.
Have a nice week,

Hello Christodoulos,
Spectacular macro with amazing natural colors and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast against the background.
You catch a lovely species.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-09-19 9:36]

Hi Christodoulos,
Splendid photo, great sharp and colorful details of this Dragonflys, TFS!

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful picture of this lovely coloured dragonfly. Good light. Great sharpness. Very nice detail.

Hi Chris,

Lovely picture of beautiful dragonfly with a nice soft BG.
Perfect POV & great sharpness. Well done & TFS.

Hello Christodoulos,
The POV is superb, like the bokeh of the background. Brilliant management approach. Good job!

Lovely colours on this dragonfly and delicate veining on the wings, very perfectly captured. regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-19 12:00]

Hello Christodoulos.
Beautiful pose and shot taken at nice pov. The background is nicely blurred to stand out the glider. TFS this wonderful image.Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful colours and diagonal composition. I also like fine sharp details, POV and blurred BG. Well done!

Hello Christodoulos,

an razor sharpness image taken by yuu with good pov and details.
Fine colors.


Hi Chris, Waoow what a fabulous capture of this little beauty, amazing sharpness with awesome colour, great stuff Chris and well done,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-19 15:44]

Hi Chris,what a strange colors this dragonfly,it seems a washed sympetrum..ehehe..a veyr interesting and rare specie and a beautiful capture whit the best quality as usual.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
What a lovely dragonfly, wonderful colours, excellent details sharpness, very nice composition and a perfect background, a superb work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-20 5:47]

Hello Christodoulos,
impressive image of this Trithemis!!
Great depth; very good light and POV, excellent sharpness. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

gorgeous colours and fine sharpness, TFS Ori

hello Christodoulos
super composition with nice light
the colours and details are beautiful. Fantastic the subject,
thanks greeting Paolo

Hello Christodoulos,
fine capture of this Dragonfly with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I also like your well chosen POV and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Buen documento Cristodoulos, de esta rara especie que creo que aún no ha llegado a mi zona...
aunque no te lo podría asegurar.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-09-20 20:12]

Hello Christodoulos,
exciting colours of this dragonfly. Such a nice harmony view. I like the simple composition. The details are so well shown.


This is a great shot of this pink dragonfly. You did a great job capturing it. It has good sharpness and deail. Also good bokeh.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-09-22 20:01]

Hello Christodoulos,

In your life have you seen such pure & beautiful colors on a dragonfly! The perfect, most complimentary bokeh & impressive sharpness with an unusual & angled pose. Very nice work!



Hi Christodoulos,
most unusual flashy purple and pink colours, as if taken out of a fancy movie - but exactly showing their natural appearance, is I can remeber well from seeing that surprising mediterranean dragonfly for the first time. Perfect point of view both to achieve a very well detailed description of the insect in its typical resting pose, and a dynamic composition in front of a well supporting, pleasantly contrasting background.
With thanks, and best regards,

Hi Christodoulos,

The diagonal line of the piece of vegetation is helping to frame the insect. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Violet Dropwing dragonfly. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Love the details and vibrant colors of the eye, Christodoulos.Excellent pov and details.
Thanks and have a great weekend,

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent macro of this insect with its warmer
color tones, fine POV and diagonally framing
giving dynamism to the photo, beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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