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Black-tailed skimmer

Black-tailed skimmer
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro VC USD
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-08 11:14
Viewed: 1012
Points: 22
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The black-tailed skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum, is a dragonfly of Europe and Asia. It occurs nearly all of Europe except northern UK and Scandinavia; to the east, the range extends to Kashmir and Mongolia.

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.
This species has expanded its range, assisted by the creation of gravel pits which give it the extensive open unvegetated areas it prefers. It was first recorded in Great Britain in Essex in 1934. It is decreasing rapidly in the Maltese Islands.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-08 12:31]

Hello Jiri,
Excellent macro of these mating dragonflies. Superb sharpness, details and very beautiful colours, nicely contrasting against the grayish background.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-08 13:16]

Hello Jiri,
Great pose you have capture! Congratulation. Very good details, color and composition.
Regards sigi

Ciao Jiri, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, beautiful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, 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)
  • [2015-08-08 16:04]

Hi Jiri,great capture of this dragonfly mating moment,a situation that i seen sometimes in my country too taken in the best sharpness and from an original POV,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Wonderful details and fantastic colors. Thanks for showing

This is an awesome capture of these mating dragonflies, Jiri.
The picture is tack sharp with the right kind of exposure.
The dark BG goes well with the composition.

Maravillosa caputra de estas libelulas en plena relación amatoria.

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Jiri,
Beautiful colored Butterfly. Very nice details and DOF. I like its BG as well as its POV. Good work..
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

Hello Jiri,
Pin sharp photo with nice natural colors and excellent details. I like this lovely macro with such natural colors, taken from a very good POV. Nice contrast against the background.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-09 11:42]

Hello Jiri,
An interesting and educational photo showing these beautiful dragonflies in a mating pose. Tac sharp focus revealing exceptional detail and colors are true and natural. Wonderful DOF and perfect exposure. I like the clean BG. A real beauty of a shot!!

Hello Jiri.

Great macro of these insects in loving action,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-11-19 16:41]

You caught an interesting moment, Jiri, and with a good quality.
Sharp image, fine details.


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