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Trithemis annulata (male)

Trithemis annulata (male)
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Copyright: Stavros Markopoulos (markop) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 27] (111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): European dragonflies 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-11 5:11
Viewed: 4160
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) male.

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
subphylum: Hexapoda
class: Insecta
order: Odonata
suborder: Anisoptera
family: Libellulidae

A species of dragonfly quite common all around the Mediterranean, but I've only encountered it this once. The downwards posture of the wings while at rest gives it its common name "Dropwing". You don't need me to explain the "Violet" part, do you? :-)

I have also another, very similar capture of the same dragonfly, on Flickr.

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To uleko: cropped wingsmarkop 2 12-12 11:59
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Hi Stavros,
Personally, I love this species, T. annulata.
Very nice colours in his whole body.
Outstanding DOF and POV!!
Well done, Stavros.
Regards and TFS,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-11 12:41]
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Hello Stavros,
I don't know why you've cropped the wings on this one? The one on FlickR is really great!
Anyway, it is a beautiful dragonfly which I haven't seen before - terrific colours and good focus.
TFS, Ulla

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2006-12-21 11:06]

merhaba stavros; mükemmel bir kare elinize sağlık...başarılar SELAMLAR BY

Hello Stavros,
Very interesting dragonfly with nice note. Perfect exposure but a bit soft focus. I tried to fix it in the workshop.
I hope it helps :-)
Best greetings,

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