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Perithemis tenera

Perithemis tenera
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-01 21:15
Viewed: 3564
Points: 47
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This small dragonfly is commonly seen from June to September around ponds as well as in the gardens and prairie. Males are distinguished by their stout bodies and amber colored wings. The reddish spots near the tip of the wings is known as a stigma. Females are similar in shape but their wings are generally clear with a basal streak, a small spot on the lower third of the wing, and a larger spot near the middle of the wing. There is some amber tinting confined to the leading edge of the wing.
Unlike larger dragonflies, amberwings are weak fliers.


jeanpaul, blakitan, ramthakur, pablominto, aido, dew77, marhowie, RAP, jmp, hester, wallhalla15, horia, Silke, firelord has marked this note useful
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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-01 21:27]

Hi Sky

You always manage a unique perspective.Beautiful POV and DOF , the colours are lovely,wonderful BG.TFS


Good perspective, focus on the face and colors, Sky.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Sky,
I like your point of view here, are you specializing in frontal shots now..?
Lovely macro work, good colours all over...
Nice work!
Pablo -

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-08-02 3:18]

Hi Sky,
good macro, nice colours and DOF, interesting note. I like it. Good work.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-08-02 3:47]

Hi Sky,

Great composed shot,I like this colors and the POV a lot,very well captured and good composed,TFS,


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-02 3:48]

Hello Sky,
A beautifully coloured Dragonfly against an amazing background. Beautiful detail and great exposure, nicely framed and fantastic BG, it's like a painting! Great work.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-02 3:53]

Hello Sky,
Wonderful close up.POV,simple BG,DOF you managed,framing,colors,framing and composition are excellent.

i like this bug,it's very photogenic,and this is a great capture,with natural colors.
Bye G.P.

I love it Sky,
great composition, well capture, very nice in pov and a pleasure to look at, well done, with my compliments.
gr. jaap

Bonjour Sky
Bravo pour la netteté et les détails de cette jolie libellule. Superbe exposition .Tres jolie la composition ,beau macroet joli BG
Au revoir et merci...JP

what a wonderful shot of the d'fly from a really unusual view. great DOF, sharpness adn composition.


Hello Sky,
Nice shot, I like it.
This has an artistic quality about it..Love the framing and POV.
The BG effect here is awesome..Lovely color and light..
Very well done!

Great capture of this dragonfly! I like your POV. Good composition and DOF, nice OOF BG. Thanks for sharing!

Hi Sky,
Superb shot of a butterfly. Great blurry BG. Very nicely composed.

Ben Lakitan

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-02 9:03]

Interesante captura Sky, con muy buen POV.
Suaves y naturales tonos, con buen uso de la iluminación y adecuado recorte.
Bien hecho.
Saludos... Ricardo

Interesting capture Sky, with very good POV.
Smooth and natural tones, with good use of the illumination and adapted crop.
Well done.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hi Sky,
Well done with this beautiful dragonfly! I like its position, composition, POV and sharpness. Colours are just great with a nice GB, TFS,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-02 9:59]

Hi Sky,
A lovely frontal capture. Very good blured background and outstanding composition and artistic beauty.
TFS, José M.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-02 14:46]

Fabulous - an amazing POV. Great composition and colours. Nicely sharp. Excellent shot

Hallo Sky,
uuuuuuuhhhh, da kann man fast ein wenig ängstlich werden, die schaut aber recht finster! Wunderschönes Arrangement, diese Libelle von vorne und dieser tolle Hintergrund, wow, der passende Rahmen komplettiert die Schönheit, vielen Dank, ganz toll
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-08-02 15:54]

oh oh, gleich kommt er aus dem bildschirm herausgeflogen! *g*
was für eine tolle aufnahme, sky! :-)
richtig schön frontal, direkt in finstere und perfekt scharfe
gesicht hinein, einmalig zusammengestellt mit der interessanten
pflanze auf die er sich niedergelassen hat.
dazu noch der wunderschöne hellgrüne hintergrund - einmalig.
danke & viele grüße, thorsten.

Hallo Sky,
Du zeigst uns diese Libelle aus einer sehr interessanten Perspektive. - Gefällt mir sehr gut! Die Flügel sehen aus wie Kandis-Zucker aus. Irgendwie sieht sie wie leckeres knuspriges Teil aus. - Sehr gute Schärfe, ungewöhnliche, aber interessante Farben, ingesamt ein sehr schönes Libellenfoto. Danke Dir.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-03 3:53]

A very nice picture, Sky!
Excellent spot-on focus on the head and the front side of the wings. Beautiful work with the DOF, nice BG and framing.
I also love the lovely colors and the POV.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-08-03 6:11]

Hello Sky
Was it only a month ago that I ducked every time an insect shot came my way? And here I am looking this cute brown critter in the eye and thinking -- "Hey! It IS cute"
Excellent POV, superb composition, well-handled dof and grand colours, all finished off with a most suitable frame.

bonjour sky
encore une belle libellule,j'aime beaucoup la couleur de ses ailes(caramel),le BG est un peu bruité mais l'ensemble reste tres bien realisé.

Unusual point of view. Delicate balance. Excellent composition. Good colours. Very interesting blurred BG with its different colours and verticals. However, the circles in the top right corner take away from the subject and do not fit with the rest of the image. Would you consider cloning them out?

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