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Orthetrum cancellatum - female

Orthetrum cancellatum - female
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K200D, Pentax SMC FA 100 F2.8 MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-24 7:02
Viewed: 3640
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I share another picture of the Dragonfly. Throughout the Czech Republic is a common species.
The second picture with a different point of view in Workshop.
Thank you all for your visit and criticism - this is useful for me. Points (smiling) are not important for me.
Best greetings.


Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Orthetrum
Species: cancellatum

Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
Czech name: Vážka černořitná
The Black-tailed Skimmer is a European and Asian dragonfly. It occurs nearly all over Europe except northern UK and Scandinavia, to the east the range extends to Kashmir and Mongolia.
The body of the dragonfly has a length 44-49 mm. Nymph is long 26 mm. It has a densely hairy body and short legs.
The adult male has a blue abdomen with a black tip and transparent wings, and the female has a yellow (later: brown) body with black bands along the abdomen and transparent wings. Even the immature males look that way.
(source: www.wikipedia.com)

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Hi Milos,
another beautiful photo of dragonfly. Perfect point of view. Amazing colours. Great composition.
Have a nic evening,

Great macro Milos! The composition is excellent, the colours are fantastic and the sharpness is impressive.

Hi Milos,

Beautiful close-up of this Black-tailed Skimmer
Perfect compo with great colors and good sharp details
Also your WS picture is Perfect
I like the POV in your WS

TFS Thijs

Hello Milos,
Very beautiful shot of this dragonfly, nice pose and composition with good lights, great details sharpness and the background is just perfect,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-24 8:10]

Hello Milos,
A fine capture of a female O. cancellatum.
The lateral POV suits the wing position well and was taken with excellent sharpness, DOF and natural colours, though the WS is good too. The Clean BG is great and the composition pleasing.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Milos,
A wonderful macro with perfect details, exceptional sharpness and very good focus.
Thanks for sharing this masterpiece.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-24 8:57]

Hello Milos.
Beautiful capture of this lovely Skimmer. Perfect exposure, sharp details, perfect DOF and a great POV. Excellent macro work.Best regards Siggi

Hello Milos,
lovely composition of this beautiful dragonfly with wonderful colours and a nicely blurred background. Perfect sharpness and many details. A really great job, my compliments.
Best wishes,

Ciao Milos, superb macro of fantastic dragonfly, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Milos,

an very nice macro shot with an dragofly in unusual pose with the wings.
Suburp sharpness ansd pov.
Fine colors with nicely blurred bg.


Hi Milos,

Well i can only say one word here and that is Spectacular!, fabulous camera work here Milos, superb sharpness throughout with splendid detail, exposure spot-on, congratulations on a really amazing picture, great work and well done,
Best regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-24 11:55]

Hi Milos,truely a very professional work.What a magnificent macro and what a total sharpness and focus,very high saturation too as i like.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

Super, detailed, clear and sharp photo against a clear background. Good point of view and well composed. regards yiannis

hello Milos
super good sharpness and great details
light andcolours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Milos. One of the best for this specie recentrly seen. Best compliments for the great shot.


fanstastic super sharp capture, TFS Ori

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-07-25 3:25]

Hello Milos,
Razor sharpness, splendid composition, very good view.
Regards, Pawel

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-25 3:53]

hello Milos,
What a perfect sharpness for this dragonfly picture. I also like the special pose of the Skimmer. It looks like it would hide. Very beautiful color-contrast too.
Again well done
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-25 4:07]

Hello Milos,
very nice capture of this dragonfly. The sharpness is so well presented and exciting composition. The wings are superbly focussed and the branch gives a good graphical style.
Well presented shot.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-25 6:38]

Good closeup of lovely species. tfs.

Hi Milos,
excellent macro shot of this dragonfly,good details presented ,very nice BG and POV well captured with splendid colours,

Hello Milos,
Wonderful photo of this dragonfly in really perfect sharp details and a great composition. The colours are splendid and very well saturated. Beautiful blurred BG and superb POV. Well done!

Milos, great macro of this dragonfly. Excellent sharpness and detail. Also good bokeh. Have a wonderful week, Bill

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