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Copyright: Catalin Josan (methos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTi, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, HOYA 72mm UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-07 13:05
Viewed: 4134
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Libellula quadrimaculata
The Four-spotted Chaser, known in North America as the Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata) is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae found throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.

A common species of Dragonfly. In the United Kingdom, the adult stage is found between April to early September. Mid May to mid August in Ireland. Larvae have a two year developemental cycle. Adults feeding predominantly on mosquitos, gnats and midges, the larvae feed primarily on other aquatic insect larvae and on tadpoles.

There is a variant form, praenubila Newman, which has exaggerated wing spots. This is believed to be related to water temperatures during larval development, and appears to be more common in Europe than in the Americas.

The male is considered to be highly aggressive and will defend a given territory from incursions from other males of the species. The male is known to form preferences for prominent perches and will often return to the same perches around the margins of pools and ponds whilst it patrols for intruders. Both Sexes are prolific fliers and mating takes place in the air, rather than on perches or amongst the vegetation. The female lays her eggs on floating vegetation.


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Sal Catalin

Excelent efecutul,compozitia e super deasemenea,din pacate nu ma prea pricep la libelule,si eu am cateva neidentificate,oricum o sa caut un determinator pe net,daca gasesc ceva iti dau de stire.


This is a unique creative composition! WOnderfully eye-catching! The shine is repeated in the eyes and wings. Very nice!

Excelente composición. La luz buena. El fondo original y muy elegante. Una fotografía diferente. Saludos Catalin.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-07 23:26]

great colors nice foucs wonderful backdrop

Salut Catalin,

Banuies ca e din genul Libellula, semana cu femela de la Libellula depressa. Sunt foarte multe specii si nu cred ca ti-am fost de ajutor. E doar o sugestie.

Oricum fotografie e super, stralucirile din BG si cele din aripile libelulei sunt extraordinare. Bravo. Imi place.
Numai bine, Cezar T.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-08 4:56]

Catalin, Good shot and lovely composition. The caption is very well said and I love the shining on the wings. Well done Catalin. Ganesh

Salut Catalin

Ma mir ca lumea nu te-a ajutat la un ID...e o specie relativ des intalnita pe TN - Libellila quadrimaculata. :)
Oricum, mie aici imi place extrem de mult BG-ul foarte original si sclipitor (si la propriu dar si la figurat) si compozitia delicata.
Detaliile pe libelula mi se par o idee sterse si poate chiar toata poza e un pic prea intunecata dupa gustul meu, asa ca mi-am permis sa fac un Workshop...sper ca e ok :)

Oricum, Bravo si TFS

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