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Libellula depressa

Libellula depressa
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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs, Pentax 300mm f/4 ED IF SDM SMC DA*
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-20 12:46
Viewed: 1540
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The broad, flat abdomen of both sexes of the Broad-bodied Chaser (Ladona depressa, known until recently as Libellula depressa) is distinctive. The adult male's abdomen is pale blue and he has large dark areas at the wing bases. In the hand, two large spines can be seen on the underside of the first abdominal segment of the male, just in front of the secondary genitalia, that are not present in any other European dragonfly. These dragonflies are strong fliers and are often the first dragonflies to colonize a newly created habitat. They occur in a wide range of (mostly) stagnant water habitats, especially ones that are small, shallow, sunny, and bare, such as drinking pools for cattle or quarry lakes. Females may sometimes oviposit (deposit their eggs) in very unnatural situations such as in the mud under lawn sprinklers. They rarely breed in large water bodies. The flight season runs from April to September, but abundance is generally highest in May and June. Males make fast, direct dashes from a conspicuous perch, often controlling an entire pool by driving away other males.

The Broad-bodied Chaser is among the most common dragonflies across most of Europe to 60 N (although not in Ireland, Scotland, or North Africa and scarce in southern Scandinavia). Its range extends through the Middle East and into western and central Asia. These dragonflies can be found far from water.

(Askew 2004; Dijkstra 2006)

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Muy Buena, felicitaciones.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-05-20 19:56]

hello Nuri,
What an attractive image of this beautiful Broad-bodied Chaser. The sharpness in incredible showing excellent detail and colors well saturated yet natural. The clean blurred BG keeps you focused on the subject while the exposure is perfect. How neat to have the purple area right above it's head. Great job!!

Ciao Nuri, great macro of lovely dragonfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful 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)
  • [2014-05-21 0:49]

Hi Nuri,absolutely perfect the capture of this common dragonfly! The detail are fantastic from the head to the end of tail,bright colors too in the best exposure,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Nur
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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-05-21 4:47]

Bonjour Nuri,
Une pose typique pour cette belle libellule, dont tu as photographi la femelle. Excellente nettet et un trs bel arrire-plan neutre.

hallo Nuri
this is very good
great sharpness nice details and beautiful colours
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)
  • [2014-05-24 11:04]

Hello Nuri,
Excellent macro in great sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Nice blurred background.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-05-29 2:38]

Nuri bey selamlar,
Gsterişli ve byk yusufuk ..
Temiz ard alan, doğal renk ve detayları ile ok şık bir makro kompozisyon.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

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