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Broad-bodied Chaser

Broad-bodied Chaser
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Copyright: Jan Gaisler (honza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-13 6:41
Viewed: 3586
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)

Wingspan: about 70 mm
Flightperiod: May to August
Habitat: around water (ponds and lakes)
Food: insects
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Hello Jan,

Excellant shot of Chaser. Nice POV which shows the wings with crisp clearity.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-13 6:53]

Hi Jan an a warm welcome back! I hope we would see more of your pictures now :)
This L. depressa is simply magnificent!
The details on it are exceptional and the colors and tones are wonderful! Also the exposure management id impecable and the composition very beautiful.
Nice POV and perfect DOF, keeping all the subject is full-focus, but still isolating him from the blurry BG.
Excellent work!

Bravo and TFS

It a favorite of mine Jan. This blue one.
very nice shot, good pov, and a very good dof, good details and fine job.
gr. jaap

Hi Jan,
this is a perfect capture of this Libellula. The focus is perfect and combined with the point of view, gives us an excellent of detail on the wing venation. Well done!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-13 7:13]

Hello Jan,
Wonderful shot of one of my favourites! Very sharp showing clear details and beautiful wings. Very nice against the light background.
TFS, Ulla

Hello Jan,
I like a lot the point of view used here, the DOF puts the background away, and isolates the subject to be admired.
Nice composition also,

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-13 9:29]

Ahoj Honzo.
To je úžasný záběr.Krásná kompozice a nádherný detaily.To nemá chybu.
Pár jsem jich viděl v létě u rybníka,ale nepustili mě k sobě tak blízko abych mohl fotit.
Opravdu moc pěkný,těším se na další,dlouho jsi tu nebyl.Ahoj Miloš

Hello Jan,
Thanks for your kind visit and comment on my Picturewing dragonfly.
I must admit that your picture of this Chaser is far superior technically, not to mention the sense of high aesthetics you exhibit in the composition of this beautiful image.
Warm regards,

Jan hi..
Very good image, Jan..
Sharpness and DOF are really outstanding..
Good compo..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-13 9:59]

Hello Jan,
Great capture of L. depressa, something that I have wanted to do ever since I became digital. The detail, POV, presentation and BG are all excellent.
Well done!
TFS, regards, Ivan

bonjour jan
parfait,les couleurs sont vraiment naturelles,surtout l'abdomen.
la netteté est excellente,bonne expo,bon POV et DOF.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-13 12:39]

Hello Jan,
Excellent macro.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

Hola Jan
Una bella imagen.Muy buena toma.

Hello Jan,
I love dragonfly's shot very much!! :-)
You captured very nice moment with excellent POV.
Sharp details, very nice DOF, well done, Jan.
Regards and TFS,

Hi Jan,
This is an interesting dragonfly, I usually see a slimmer one.
Great DoF, very sharp, nice details, and very neat blurry BG.
Nicely composed picture.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

hi jan,
nice capture,
well composed shot with good pov,
excellent sharpness, fine dof,
the details captured is excellent,
the wings look awesome,
very well done,
tfs & regards

Stunning shot Jan of this beautiful chaser
Great POV and DOF
Good composition
Brilliant sharpness.

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