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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, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-08 4:24
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Libellula quadrimaculata just flickers

The eggs, laid in the previous season even in plants or in various substrates, hatch after a month or more, usually in the spring. They have a size of about half a millimeter and are brown or gray. The larva lives in the water time to become an adult, ranging from one year to two or three years Zigotteri for Anisotteri. During this period we have 10 to 15 suits. The exoskeletons, abandoned any changes are called exuviae and their discovery is important for nature observation.
Just flicker young adults are repaired waiting to become familiar with the flight. At times, they require large trees or tall grass near the pond of origin. Dragonflies, which are cold-blooded, like the warmer periods, and the day of the year. The zigotteri already seen flying in May, during the middle of the day when the sun is high, the anisotteri in June. They live a few months and the breeding season to begin after a month of the flickering. The last of the specimens, depending on the species, are seen in autumn, but a few days a very sunny and hot, even early winter.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/30 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-05-01 12:16
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 290 kb

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Ciao Sergio,
un'altra straordinaria immagine di questa libellula appena sfarfallata, non mi č mai capitato di vedere uno sfarfallamento, nonostante veda continuamente soggetti da poco sfarfallati, oggi ho visto un Orthetrum cancellatum che si asciugava al sole, le poche exuviae le ho viste in piccoli stagni su canne in acqua vicine alla riva; a parte le note cosa mi sai altro dire ... lo sfarfallamento di questo scatto quanto lontano dall'acqua č avvenuto? sai come sfarfallano le Ischnura elegans, di cui vedo migliaia di esemplari, ma non ho mai visto uno sfarfallamento?
Complimenti ancora per questa splendida cattura
Buona domenica
Ciao Maurizio

Fantastic photo Sergio!! The POV and the composition are excellent. The colours and the lighting are impressive. The focus is perfect.

Ciao Sergio,
meravigliosa foto. Perfetta sotto ogni profilo tecnico. Nitidezza e colori sono al top.

Ciao Sergio,
very interesting capture, sharp details, nice colors, the wings looks great, well done,thanks for sharing,
have a nice evening,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-05-08 18:35]

Hello Sergio,
A wonderful presentation of this gorgeous dragonfly. The fine detail in it's wings is especially attractive. Well saturated colors and great DOF. Nicely composed with just the right exposure needed. Well done!!

quoto Maurizio, una bellissima foto document, in piu' il soggetto molto bello, io non sono riuscito ancora trovarlo,

complimenti Sergio !

ciao e buona giornata ti auguro,


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