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Anax imperator

Anax imperator
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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon, Sigma EX APO Macro 180 mm F/3.5 IF, SanDisk CFExtreme4gb
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-16 8:31
Viewed: 4422
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Emperor Dragonfly, Anax imperator, is a large and powerful species of European hawker dragonfly of the family Aeshnidae, averaging 78 millimetres (3.1 in) in length.
Males have a sky blue abdomen marked with a diagnostic black dorsal stripe and an apple green thorax. Females have a green thorax and abdomen. The male is highly territorial, and difficult to approach. The species lives by larger ponds, gravel pits, and slow rivers.
This powerful Dragonfly is one of the largest species in Europe. They frequently fly high up into the sky in search of prey, which includes Butterflies, Four-spotted Chasers and tadpoles; small prey is eaten on the wing. The females lay the eggs into plants such as pondweed, and always lay alone.

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very nice capture, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-17 8:42]

Salut Robi,certainement plus facile que la capturere en vol...mais la qualite' est sensationelle.Quelle nettete' et quelles couleurs,vraiment une photo de grande classe! Mes compliments et bonne soiree',Luciano

Bien captada y presentada esta bella especie Robi.Me gusta especialmente el trabajo consegudo con el color y sus combinaciones.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

bonjour Robi
merci de nous presenter cette grande libellule, les details sont stupéfiants
elle a vraiment de jolies couleurs bien mis en valeurs par une superbe lumière naturelle, j'aime aussi toute la palette de couleurs du BG, la note est très interressante aussi
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2009-08-17 17:43]

Hi Robi!

Many many details and really nice colors, a bit noise on bg but really just a little. Anyway a very very good shot.. TFS!

Best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-08-18 5:09]

Bonjour Robi,
Tu l'as donc photographié ton Anax imperator..tu as probablement été très patient, à moins d'être tombé dessus par hasard :-). Bonne netteté sur le bel insecte et j'aime bien aussi l'arrière-plan coloré. Il semble que les libellules soient l'un de tes sujets préférés!
Je te souhaite une belle semaine et de pouvoir profiter du beau temps. Moi, je suis toujours cloîtrée chez moi, car pas encore remise.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-08-23 21:51]

Hi, Robi, once again.
I also like this photo so much. Especially I am impressed with clarity and clearness of the best colours as well as crisp sharpness of the dragonfly and fry stem. I think composition of the shot is excellent too and bright colours of the BG are very attractive. My kind regards and TFS.

dommage pour la deuxième herbe qui complique un peu la composition mais sinon bravo


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