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Four-spotted Chaser

Four-spotted Chaser
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-05 4:46
Viewed: 2502
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Four-spotted Chaser - Libellula quadrimaculata

A dragonfly easily recognised by its large size, brown body and the four black wing spots.
It has a wingspan of It is most common by still waters with good vegetation. The male stays in his territory which he defends agressively while frequently returning to a perch on a stake for a rest. The flight period is from May into September.

This was captured from a distance of 1 metre. It has been cropped and sharpened.

marius-secan, maurydv, KOMSIS, joska, maaciejka, rousettus, Miss_Piggy, Dis. Ac., CeltickRanger, cirano, anel, tuslaw has marked this note useful
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Hello Ulla,
Splendid capture of this Four-spotted Chaser.
Razor sharp details and nice colors.
Perfect exposure and focus.

Ciao Ulla. Great POV, stunning details and very good sharp.


Hi Ulla
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.

hello Ulla
Super sharpness pose with great details lovely colours and nice BG
i love this type dragonfly,s
greeting lou

Hi Ulla,
This is a really a nice classic pose for this wonderful dragonfly. I like the nice sparkles on the wings. Nice details and focus.

Hallo Ulla,
a very good macro shot of a male Four-spotted Chaser, fine details and very beautiful natural colours, a very nice composition with brilliant trasparency of the wings
Best regards

Ciao ULLA, lovely dragonfly with fantastic wings, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-05 6:17]

Hi Ulla,perfect work! What a nice POV and what a great sharpness everywhere,the wings in particular are fanatstics! very well done,have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-01-05 7:39]

Hi Ulla,
Four-spotted and four winged.!
Very nice photo of this dragonfly in excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours.
Bestv wishes,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-05 8:32]

Hi Ulla,
Great photo of this Four-spotted Chaser, excellent sharp details, nice colors, TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-05 8:33]

Hello Ulla,
This is a photo in high quality in my opinion. Sharpness, colours, POV, DOF and composition are all splendid.

Hi Ulla,
very nice composition. Great view of four-spotted chaser. Perfect sharpness. Beautiful colours.
Great job,

Hello Ulla
Four-spotted Chaser is one of the most photogenic dragons. I also like very much to photography Libellula species.
you greatly captured it from dorsal POV with sharp details. superb colors and exposure. POV/DOF also great as like composition. thanks for sharing.
all the best wishes in new 2011 to you and your family, with healthy and happy days.

Hi Ulla,
Amazing colours and sharpness in a beautiful composition. Best wishes, Pambos

Hallo Ulla
This is top class photography and great camerawork. It is really an excellent macro and there are just too much to mention that is pleasing to the eye. Bravo! Bravo! The detail and warm and rich colours captured is spectacular. A well deserved 10/10 and more. I especially fancy the golden-brown colour of the body and the fine details in the wings. Thanks for sharing. My best regards.

Hello Ulla,

an nice picture from the Viervlek (so we called him in the Netherlands). Good pov and sharpness.
Nice the light in the wings.
Fine colors.


hello Ulla

excellent and beautiful photo of this insect
with fine POV and framing, beautiful luminosity,
superbly focused with great sharpness details, TFS


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-01-05 15:22]

Hello Ulla,
Very impressive depth of field,contrast and sharpness.The POV,colours and details are wonderful.An excellent macro shot.TFS.
Have a nice night.

Excelente trabajo con el color a mi entender. Resto de parámetros
bien ajustados, sobre todo el enfoque. Buena disposición del insecto
y encuadre según la norma.
Un abrazo Ulla:
J. Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-06 2:41]

Hello Ulla,
such a beautiful capture of this chaser. The details are well composed and you have emphasis everything so clearly. I really like the shiny wings.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-06 9:45]

Merhaba Ulla,
dragonfly harika yakalamışsın,netlik ve kompozisyon çok güzel.
Tebrik ederim, sevgilerle..

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-07 6:58]

Hello Ulla,
Missed this excellent dragonfly shot. This Chaser is literally shining and the contrast between the golden color of the insect and the green background is most beautiful. A dragonfly I have seen very seldom here.
Thanks and kind regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-08 12:32]

Hello Ulla,
Exceptional detail color and exposure in this fine image. The wings are in perfect focus and I really like the way the sunlight makes them seem to sparkle. Nicely composed with wonderful DOF and exposure. Great work!!

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