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Copyright: Steve Coetzee (SteveCoetzee) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 66] (863)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ150
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-05 7:54
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I found this Skimmer / Dragonfly on the banks of the Breede river near the town of Robertson in the Western Cape of South Africa.
I do not know its name, but I enjoyed seeing its back where the wings attach.

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Steve, that's a super shot of Trithemis furva - the Navy Dropwing. The plane of focus is perfect, and the smooth background really sets off the dragonfly and its perch.
Regards, Nigel.

hello Steve
this is a SUPER sharpness picture
i like the blue colours of this dragonfly with good details and nice BG
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Steve, great macro of fantastic dragonfly on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Steve
A stunning image of a most beautiful skimmer. The colours of its body is striking and you have captured it with great skill showing off all its great features. I like the image as a whole but the point of view is just great. Your chosen background is just right to bring out the details of this beauty to the best. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Steve, a fantastic capture, light, details, sharpness very very beautiful. A perfect image. Regards, Paolo

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-06 0:51]

Hello Steve
this is a splendid blue dragonfly. Never seen it before. what a lovely shot you got.
Excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing this special dragonfly.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-06 5:52]

Wonderful species, great colors and fine image. tfs.

Hello Steve,
Great photo! Perfect DOF and fantastic sharpness, we see clearly each detail of the wings. Colors are really amazing and I love the contrast between the deep blus body and the delicate green of the background.
Tfs, Philippe.

Lovely colors, well captured wish you could give little more space in the front...make it more vertical image for this beauty.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-07 11:48]

Hello Steve,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo of this dragonfly in very beautiful bright colours. The contrast against the perfect blurred background is gorgeous.

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