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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/11, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-04 4:55
Viewed: 2308
Points: 16
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Libellula quadrimaculata
Four-Spotted Chaser

The Four-Spotted Chaser is called so because of the dark patches on the node of each wing. In a sense, it's a misleading name in that some immature animals (of a form called praenubila) have an additional (and even larger) dark patch near the tip of each wing. In any case, Libellula quadrimaculata is a common and widespread species which occurs throughout Europe (although it's rare in the South-East). It's a fairly large species whose main distinguishing features include the tapering shape of the abdomen, the orange-brown colour of the abdomen with bright-yellow patches laterally (only in mature females does the colour of the abdomen change to a much duller dark brown), the dark patch at the base of the hind wing, and - obviously - the aforementioned dark patches on the wing nodes.

source Dragonflypix.com

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-05-01 12:36
Metering Mode: Pattern
Sharpness: Hard
File Size: 224 kb

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hello Sergio
Great sharpness and with good details is this beauty Dragonfly
very nice light and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Sergio, gran bella libellula con magnifici dettagli del reticolo delle ali, splendidi colori naturali e ottima nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Sergio,
excellent shot of this couple, very sharp details, the wings looks great, beautifull BG, well done,
thanks for sharing, see you around,

Brilliant focus on the dragon! Great blurred BG, and lovely subject


Hello Sergio
great sharp shot of this Four-Spotted Chaser, superb pose and POV,
excellent DOF, very natural colors and beautiful blurred BG
Have a good night

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-04 18:49]

Lovely species and the lighting is very good which reflected on its wings beautifully. good image. tfs.

Hallo Sergio
A brilliant macro, with excellent colours and spot on details. A pleasant image, with a great composition and point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Sergio,
fantastica immagine di Libellula quadrimaculata, straordinari i dettagli, si possono ammirare perfettamente tutte le caratteristiche di questo esemplare appena sfarfallato.
Anche se si tratta di una specie che ho fotografato, qui in zona non è presente.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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