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My very first chaser!

My very first chaser!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon 60mm F/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-17 11:59
Viewed: 4696
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

Dragonflies have never been a speciality with me, but I captured this specimen whilst on holiday in France and really enjoyed trying to identify it.

I believe that it is a male Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula Depressa). The male has a pale blue abdomen whilst the female, and immature males, have a brown abdomen.

I captured it in the garden of the gite, near to a pond, where it spent time in the early morning sun, perched on a wooden post.

Many thanks for your interest.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. Bev :-)

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Hello Beverley,
Great macro and nice captured.. Good composition..
Thanks for sharing

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-17 12:03]

Good evening Bev,

This time we are neighbors.
Exceptional capture. Very clear with some exceptional color.
Best regards,

Helle Berverly,
Excellent capture, with beautiful composition, colors and framing. Good patience and approach. With a lower speed (1/2500 is not need when the dragonfly is resting), you could have more depth and details on the wings. Good evening,
P.S. Thank you for your critics which are always correct. It help me a lot!

Hello Beverley
Bravo : la photo est une splendeur
Merci amicalement

good morning Beverley,
what a great capture for beautiful Chaser's male. I also like very much this species with blue abdomen and yellow spots.
sharp details, POV/DOF, composition and exposure great.
nicely composed and framed. wonderful first capture. congratulations indeed.
TFS, best wishes

Excellent sharpness, POV and composition. I enjoy saturation and contrast too.
Best wishes,

Ciao Bev. Stunning details and magnificent colours. I like the wing's texture. Good blurred BG.


Ciao Bev, congratulations for your first dragonfly, wonderful libellula depressa with fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Bev :)

What a superb capture of the dragonfly with great details. The sharpness and POV are perfect with nice use of the shallow DOF. The wings are beautifully shown as well as thorax part of the insect. Wonderful colors are shown indeed. The blurry BG is perfect.

thanks and regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-18 10:59]

Hi Beverley. I had use my points up yesterday when this beauty of yours came on so i thought i would waite till tonight. Firstly thanks for your kind comments. I bet you were so pleased to get this fine close up of the Dragonfly. Taken with sharp focusing and fine detail. A long with natural colours. Well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

Elegante conjunto Beverley. Un buen enfoque, encuadre y presentación, aunque algo justa de espacio en la base a mi gusto.
Un abrazo y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-21 5:05]

Hello Beverly,
You have well taken your first chaser. What pleases me the most is the fine color-combination green and blue. Also the composition is beautiful. May be the sharpness on the eyes could have been a tiny better. But all in all a beautiful shot.
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-24 5:17]

Hi Beverley,
detailed shot in lovely blurry background. The features of the chaser is well seen. The tail is quite thick and the wings are sharp.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-24 9:35]

hello Beverley,
A great capture of a male L. depressa, especially as its your first! The POV, composition, sharpness and BG are all excellent to make thhis an excellent portrait of this chaser, that should inspire you to take more dragonfly shots!
Thanks and best wishes,

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