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Libellula quadrimaculata

Libellula quadrimaculata
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-07 12:16
Viewed: 3299
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday, I could observe numerous damselflies and dragonflies at a nearby small pond. Among them was this
- Libellula quadrimaculata
- family: Libellulidae
which can be recognized by a dark patch on each wing.

3 or 4 specimens of this species were present at the pond. The one shown on the picture always returned to the resting point so that it was possible for me to wait in the right position and distance to take pictures.

- an Olympus Digital Extension Tube EX-25 was used in combination with a 40-150mm lens (actual focus length for the picture: 123 mm)
- natural bright sun-light
- ISO 200
- hand-held

* Bellmann H. (1987) Libellen beobachten - bestimmen. - Verlag J. Neumann - Neudamm, Melsungen.
* Kuhn K. & Burbach K. (1998) Libellen in Bayern. - Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.
* Jurzitza G. (1978) Unsere Libellen. Die Libellen Mitteleuropas in 120 Farbfotos. - Kosmos, Stuttgart.

marmottelolo, kokos101, hansh, fartash, XOTAELE, ridvan, horia, JORAPAVI, lee, nainnain, anel, phlr, GLEM, SelenE, uleko, cicindela has marked this note useful
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To cicindela: PES?batu 1 05-11 16:55
To uleko: Background!batu 1 05-09 12:40
To vanderschelden: Overexposure!batu 1 05-07 12:34
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Hi Peter,
Beautiful image. Very sharp.
My nit is the overexposed branche...

bonjour peter
mise a part le bout de bois qui a pris trop de lumiere,c'est une excellente photo,nette detaillée avec un bon POV et DOF.
bien vu.

hello peter!
wonderful dragonfly, great sharpnes and DOF.
i like it.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2007-05-07 12:44]

Hello Peter.
This is a nice shot of the Four spotted chaser. Sharpness is very good and i like the POV you choose. You can see here that he pulled up is front legs.
Very well done.
Gr. Hans

Hallo Peter,
so ein Glück aber auch - eine prächtige Libelle - und Du hast sie so nahe und so scharf ablichten können. Außer meiner grünen mit den "abstehenden" Augen habe ich noch keine weiteren Großlibellen entdecken können.
Also vielen Dank und lieben Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Peter
Excellent shot of this intersting Damselfly,
Great background,details and lighting,
Superb shot.


Hola Peter.
Fantástica captura, bellos detalles y magnifico POV.
Excelente presentación y buena nota.
Saludos, JL.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-05-07 14:37]

Hello Peter , Perfect shot from the libelle , beauty colours compositie details sharpnes and bg , very good tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-07 16:43]

Hi Peter

Another splendid macro shot from you!
I must say i've noticed the same bahavior at most species of odonatas - returning to the same resting point - and i also tried to kae advantage of that, but i never had the pleasure of capturing this wonderful species!
The sharpness here is impeccable and the colors are lovely. I love seeing those hairs on its body that well.
The top of the branch seems to be overexposed here, but it really doesn't take away the attention from the dragon.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-07 18:47]

Hola Peter,
maravillosa nitidez,
perfecto pov,
los detalles son excelentes,
buen trabajo

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  • lee Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 23] (84)
  • [2007-05-07 20:56]

Hi Peter, definatly a nice damselfly here. Very clear and nice detail. Good colors. The greem stems in the background provide a nice touch. Just a suggestion here...maybe burn the top of the branch a little to help on the overexposure. A great photo none the less. Thanks.

hi peter
malgré que je n' ai plus de point, je ne voudrai pas rater cette magnifique phot, bravo, tout est bon dedans

selam peter; amazing macro shot of this dragonfly ,good details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with nice colours TFS

Hola Peter,
Bonita imagen, la composición, nitidez y detalles son excelentes, gracias por compartirla. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-08 7:28]

Hallo Peter,
Sehr schöne und feine Aufnahme des Vierflecks.Wunderschöner grauer Hintergrund.
Liebe Grüsse

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-09 5:55]

salut Peter,
trčs bonne image, je n'ai encore rien tenté ŕ ce sujet avec mon sigma, juillet et aout surement. Bonne qualité, netteté et couleur impeccables. Juste une légčre OE sur le piquet.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-09 9:29]

Hi Peter,
Focus, sharpness, details, POV and composition is very good. TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-09 12:17]
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Hello Peter,
Excellent capture of Quadrimaculata in a very nice pose. Sharp details and nice colours. It looks beautiful against the soft beige background. I never knew they were such hairy creatures - the light makes it really show up here. I've seen them flying here but not managed to get a shot yet! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello again!
Very nice close-up with very good Dof (especially well seen on the dragonfly's head). I like natural colours and POV. The only thing I do not like is white reflection on the stick :)
Anyway, I like this picture!

PS. What do you think about placing some of your pictures in the gallery of the PES?? :)

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