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Black Tailed Skimmer

Black Tailed Skimmer
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Copyright: Behrad Sharifi (BEHRAD) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 31 N: 109] (449)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, SIGMA APO 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-15 9:15
Viewed: 3420
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody
This is my third post of this Black Tailed Skimmer.
I found some information about it on WWW.WIKIPEDIA.COM :

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Odonata

Suborder: Anisoptera

Family: Libellulidae

Genus: Orthetrum

Species: O. cancellatum

Black-tailed Skimmer

The Black-tailed Skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum, is a European dragonfly.

The male has a blue abdomen with a black tip and transparent wings, and the female has a yellowish brown body with black zigzag marks along the abdomen and the transparent wings.

This species has expanded its range, assisted by the creation of gravel pits which give it the extensive open unvegetated areas it prefers. It was first recorded in Great Britain in Essex in 1934.

Here also is photo details :

Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shooting Date/Time : 10/15/2006 8:34:07 AM
Shooting Mode : Manual
Metering Mode : Center-weighted averaging
ISO Speed : 100
Focal Length : 214.0 mm
Flash : Off
White Balance : Daylight
AF Mode : Manual Focus

Hope you enjoyed.
All comments are welcome


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Hi Behrad,
it's a beautiful shot - so sunny and the dragon seems to smile. I also like it's pose and the brilliant colours, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hey Behrad
What a colorful shot,
Nice composition and
Good lighting,Excellent work.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-15 10:28]

Hi Behrad

Very nice shot of this beautiful skimmer.
Interesting POV, but i really like the positioning in the frame of the subject. Very nice sharp details, excellent lighting and lovely colors.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

A well captured shot from the front, Behrad. The face and the wings are in very sharp focus. The colours are natural.
Well done and TFS.

Dear Behrad,
Great focus on the front. BG and color cmoposition is just nice.

Hello Behrad !
Very beautiful picture ! The dragonfly seems to be laughing, and looking directly at you. Excellent details, colors and composition, and a beautiful blurred BG which makes the insect stand out nicely. very well done !

Bonjour Béhard
C'est Une superbe de belle photo en macro que cete Jolie libellule, Très belle composition, les couleurs les détails et le BG sont très bons.

Passe de Joyeuses Fêtes a toi et ta famille

Bravo et merci...JP

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