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Ophiogomphus cecilia

Ophiogomphus cecilia
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-09-21 8:21
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Green Snaketail
Grüne Flussjungfer

Family: Gomphidae
Size: ca 5cm
Wingspan: 6,5-7,5cm
Distribution: Mainly in Eastern Europe and until Kazakhstan. Can be found too sometimes in the Western part of Europe. Very seldom over 500m altitude.
Habitat: lives near streams and rivers and poses especially on boulders.
I have seen this specimen posed on a rounded stone close to the river Aar.

I have added another picture in the WS showing a lateral view of the dragonfly.

Thanks to all who have confirmed my ID.

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Hello Anne. Nice head-on photo with good detail.
You may be right re the ID. If its got all black legs then it might be Gomphus vulgatissimus. regards yiannis

Ciao Anne. Interesting POV and excellent contrast. Very good details to. Right the ID!


I actually like that point of view ... very much in fact, the depth of field seems just right and those green colors ...oh .... those green colors are so delicious indeed! Well done Anne! Good evening, are you well today!
George Veltchev

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  • ricx Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 43] (241)
  • [2011-09-21 9:55]

Hi Anne, You have me hooked on macro photography.. or the concept of it.. Your image is just outstanding- something from a SF movie- something that an animator may have created,, why have I livbed passed this world.. congrats Rich

Hello Anne,
What a superb species of green dragonfly. Great focus and very good sharp details.
Very interesting green colors. I never meet this species.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-09-21 9:58]

Hi Anne,
Splendid photo of this interesting Dragonfly species, TFS!

Hallo Anne,
tolle Aufnahme dieser seltenen Libellenart mit gut gewähltem frontalen Aufnahmestandort und schönen Farben. Diese Libelle habe ich auf TN noch nie gesehen. Es könnte also die erste Präsentation dieser Libellenart auf TN sein. Wie gesagt auf alle Fälle ein sehr seltener Fang, meine Gratulation.
Best Grüße,

Hi Anne,
amazing photo of this green dragonfly. Excellent point of view. Incredible sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Anne
You have right with the name
and he is a beauty with good details Green eyes and blach stripe,s on his body
i like this 2 picture,s

thanks sorry i have no more smile,s
greeting lou

Hello Anne,
Intersting dragonfly captured with great in focus head. Nice colours and excellent POV. Well done!

Hello Anne,
Great, but very great POV!... Also I like the colors and perfect exposure; nice drgronfly. Well done!

Hello Anne
Impressive photo from an interesting POV. The composition, the framing and the BG are excellent. The sharpness is impressive. I think that your identification is correct.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-21 22:47]

Bonjour Anne,
Très belle macro avec une couleur verte dominante.
Excellente netteté.

Ciao Anne, great POV on wonderful dragonfly, fine details, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Anne,
ti confermo la giusta identificazione, le due immagini presentano molto bene questa specie, che è vero che non è molto diffusa, ma dalle mappe può essere presente anche nella tua zona, come d'altra parte evidenzia la tua bellissima macro; come per le farfalle anche per le libellule può essere sia sottostimata che sovrastimata la loro area di diffusione, poiché non sono di facile avvistamento ed inoltre possono essere vaganti, per esempio l'ultima mia immagine è un tipico esempio di Anax africano che compie migrazioni in Europa; è una specie che non ho mai fotografato, e credo non ci sia in questa zona, pur essendo presente nella pianura Padana; complimenti ancora per questa cattura speciale
Buon pomeriggio
Con amicizia

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2011-09-22 8:57]

Precioso este especimen. Nunca lo he visto antes, pero lo has presentado muy bien. Buen foco y bonita foto. Enhorabuena.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-09-22 19:36]

Hello Anne,

This is a special composition with the DF on the smooth time polished rocks & the bokeh greenery in the bg. The image is very sharp & now I see & for the very first time an animated, almost perplexed expression the face. Too funny & great work!



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