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Copyright: mikio kato (lazyman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 13 N: 192] (1023)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax DA 50-200mm f4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-06 9:50
Viewed: 2810
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photograph is taken at the site of the park which adjoins a shopping center in the city of Tokyo in the summer of last year. This dragonfly had stopped at the sprig of a plant with long length, changing the position. This is a dragonfly of a medium size that the body of an imago is about 5 cm in length and the length of a wing is about 4 cm. The wing is thinly transparent and large considering bodily. Whole body is with a light cinnamon color, the abdominal back side has a black vertical bar, and there are many thin horizontal stripes so that it may be crossed. It is widely distributed over global Torrid Zone and Temperate Zone, and many are seen in the whole country even in Japan. Feeding habits are carnivorousness and prey on small insects, such as a mosquito in the air. And, this dragonfly is weak to cold. Scientific name is called Pantala flavescens.

Scientific classification:

Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Pantala
Species: P. flavescens

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hallo Mikio
super good sharpness composition with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Mikio,
Beautiful Dragonfly.Excellent details and light.Like its sharpness and composition too.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-06 11:55]

Hi Mikio,absolutely beautiful this capture,the perspective on the dragonfly is really original and very very nice,great details and natural colors too,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Mikio, great macro of lovely dragonfly, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Mikio
照的很有創意 蜻蜓漂亮
構圖美麗 背景創意 謝謝分享

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-09-06 23:16]

beautiful low angle photography of dragon. nicely presented.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-07 19:45]

Hello Mikio,
I was in Tokyo only once and that was in the airport, therefore I never had the chance to view your beautiful wildlife. I see you captured a fine looking dragonfly from your beautiful city.
Love the very low POV you chose and the bright blue sky makes a wonderful BG. Well done!!

Interesting POV Mikio! Very good composition too. Nice photo.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-08 0:24]

Hello Mikio,
Very nice macro of this dragonfly in fine details and natural colours. The dirty spot on the right side in the background is a pity. Excellent composition.

Ciao Mikio. Intrigant POV here. Good colours and details against the blue like BG.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-12-16 5:44]

Hello Mikio
nice dragonfly in its amber colours. The blue sky as its background makes it so pleasant.


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