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Orthetrum Caledonicum

Orthetrum Caledonicum
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Copyright: Stephanie Loh (greenpinkorange) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 94 N: 415] (1789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-16 12:17
Viewed: 3768
Points: 12
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Blue Skimmer Dragonfly Orthetrum Caledonicum

Taken at the Singapore Botanical Gardens by the pond, i found this 'broken winged' dragonfly sitting on a plant. I thought it'd looked pretty interesting.

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Hi Stephanie!
Looks like a Black-tailed Skimmer to me.
Pity it has broken wings, though that itself makes it an interesting picture, as you rightly mention.
Your choice to retain the entire branch on which it is perched is justified in view of the interesting shape of the blossoms on it.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-16 19:23]

Hi Stephanie,

What a lovely shot, its a shame about its wing but it is still beautiful. I really like your composition, nice detail and beautiful colours, with a great blurry BG.

Welcome to TN
TFS Hilary :o)

Hello Stephanie,
A very well composed image, with good lines!
The macro work is well done, as the insect is captured with fine details... DOF is spot on, and I like the way you include the full plant!
I also notice this guy has a broken wing...
Pablo -

sad about his wing, but the photo is very pretty..I like how you've focused in on the main subject..its really nice..and nice colors..TFS
Donna :o)

Great macro.Nice composition and amazing colours. Congratulations,


Hi Stephanie,
I like this composition and colors. DOF is very good and I like the fact that both subject are well focused. Thanks,

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