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Libellula depressa

Libellula depressa
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D+Battery Grip, Canon EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM, Kingston 16GB 266x, 67mm UV Filter-Hoya
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragonflies of Europe 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-07-03 4:26
Viewed: 2663
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After spending the last couple of months unable to get out and about due to the weather and health I at last managed to have walk around my local area, which produced a few butterflies (many are missing this year due to the cold spring and winter) and this impressive Broad-Bodied Chaser.

It has a broad, flattened abdomen with wings that are dark brown at the base. The males abdomen is sky blue with small yellow spots on the side of the segments, in the immature males and females it's brown with very noticeable yellow spots on the side. It favours ponds and canals. It actively hawks for insects but also uses regular perches from which it hunts. Flies May-August. Common only in S England. Its squat nymph lives buried in the silt at the bottom on a pond.

Taken from about 20 metres,cropped 50% and adjusted wb.

Thanks for viewing

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-07-03 5:29]

Hello William,
Hope you are better now, I alos had health problems this Spring :-(
Fine approach of this striking dragonfly, I have seen a few of this species, but unabale to make a good shot. Fine composition and light-management.
Kind regards

A unique perspective on this sturdy looking Dragonfly, Bill.
Exceptionally sharp image with finest details.
Hope you are keeping better now.

hallo William
great composition with nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi William,
perfect sharpness and depth of field. Very good presentation of the dragonfly. Amazing colours.
Have a nice day,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-03 7:23]

Hello Bill,
Nice to see a new posting from you. Hope you are doing well now.
Beautiful photo of this dragonfly in splendid colours and excellent sharpness. Good POV and composition.

Hello Bill

Excellent photo of this insect with fine POV
obtaining his eye-contact, beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Mr.William,
After a long time we are watching your picture.
Nice presentation of this Dragonfly.Splendid sharpness with natural color.Very good POV too.
Thanks for your contribution here in TN,
Kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-03 13:17]

Hello William.
A very good angle of view. Very good colors and details.
Regards Siggi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-03 19:02]

Hello Bill,
I certainly hope the weather keeps improving for you along with your health. I must say this is an awesome shot which allows us to get a great look at this particular dragonfly in super fine detail. Spot perfect in composition, exposure and clarity. A real beauty and well worth your long wait to capture it!!!

Hello William,
很漂亮的蜻蜓 照的清晰 角度也特別 謝謝分享

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