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Dark Whiteface
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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: 2012-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P510
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-08 6:36
Viewed: 4535
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dark White-face - Leucorrhinia albifrons

This image shows a young male Darter who, once fully grown, will turn all blue. The base colour of both male and female is dark blue while the adult female and young males have yellow spots on the abdumen.

It’s a species that is found in nutrient-poor habitats with shallow water and a rich vegetation of aquatic plants They often perch on bankside bushes or trees as the one above.

The flight time in Sweden is from May to early August. In Sweden where it occurs mainly in the Southeast, it is a protected species although not endangered. In Europe it is scarce but locally abundant.

The Swedish name is 'Pudrad kärrtrollslända'.

vanda, buscape, maaciejka, cloud, marius-secan, CeltickRanger, eqshannon, parasbhalla, Ishi, anel, Alex99, eruyanik, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-06-08 6:56]

Hi Ulla!
Excellent macro shot. Perfect sharpness and great details. Splendid lighting and nice shadows on the leaves.
Very well composed: congratulations.
ciao! Vanda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-08 7:21]

Hello Ulla,
Great dragonfly captured in a fine pose!The details are very well recorded, and the composition is spotless.Fine natural colours and macro work very well done!Best regards Siggi

Hello Ulla,
great capture of this Dragonfly with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautiful colours and your well chosen POV.
Best wishes,

hello Ulla
super good composition in the sunlight
great details and beautiful colours
super shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-08 8:20]

Hello Ulla,
A macro in excellent sharpness and details. Beautiful light and natural colours. Good choice of composition.

Hi Ulla,
beautiful dragonfly. Amazing colours. Nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-08 9:01]

Hi Ulla,a rare specie to see and a fantastic capture from an original and strange point of view,the quality no needs comment,it's simply perfect!! Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO

Ciao Ulla, great macro of lovely dragonfly, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-06-08 9:25]

Hello Ulla,
Though I take lately very rare dragonflies but enjoy to look at photos others. Yours is very nice.
Regards, Pawel

Great subject. Good focus, and good colors


Hello Ulla,
No doubt a splendid image. It is a perfect photo taken from a good low POV.
The details and colors of this nice insect are fantastic.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Ulla

Excellent macro of this insect, with a fine POV,
great focus, sharpness and details, TFS


Ulla! How I have missed you and I was thinking of you as I posted some sort of moss and such, remembering how you had taught me about lichen...I learned well..

Sadly my illness has left me not here very often but I am in it for a bit and so glad I ran across this beauty.. such nice high contrast and good clean colours.. you and Ivan make a wonderful trekking couple.. I am so very impressed!

Dear Ulla,

A well taken shot from a dragonfly with nice details!
The wings are beautifully shown against the lush green leaves.
The POV and DOF are well done, and clarity is nice in the scene.
Good job!

Best wishes,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-06-09 1:15]

Hej Ulla,

Thanks for sharing with us the beauty of this young Darter. The colors and details in the photograph are excellent.

Have a pleasant weekend,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-09 2:31]

Bonjour Ulla,
A very elegant dragonfly-species with a very funny sounding Swedish name! In Valais we have also some species of Leucorrhinia. Good chosen diagonal presentation and natural colors.
Bonne fin de semaine

Hello Ulla,
Une magnifique prise de vue, excellente netteté et lumičre.
Les ailes sont d'un trčs bon rendu: on apprécie le détail et la légčreté.
Bon W-E

Hello Ulla
Interesting species and beautiful photo with wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-06-18 1:09]

Hi Ulla.
Superb reproduction of all features of the fine species. DOF is great as well as lights and colours. We have not many dragonflies this summer. I have met them only few times. Yours is amazing and its image has impressive 3D-look. My kind regards and TFS.

Buen manejo de la profundidad y de la luz Ulla. Fantásticos colores.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

clear, crisp and very very sharp indeed!

Hi Ulla,
I hope you return to the site soon... Extremely clear capture with top class sharpness, nice warm color tones and above all, pleasant composition. The textures and details on the wings are beyond words. Majestic job, Madame. Bravo.
Wherever you are, have a great festive season, friendly regards, László

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