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Black-tailed Skimmer

Black-tailed Skimmer
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 180mm f3.5 L Macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-07 4:55
Viewed: 3039
Points: 26
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Black-tailed Skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum, is a European dragonfly.

The male has a blue abdomen with a black tip and transparent wings, and the female has a yellowish brown body with black zigzag marks along the abdomen and the transparent wings. This species has expanded its range, assisted by the creation of gravel pits which give it the extensive open unvegetated areas it prefers. It was first recorded in Great Britain in Essex in 1934.it is decreasing rapidly from the Maltese islands.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-07 5:00]

Hello Razvan,
Great sharp detailed photo of this skimmer taken from an excellent POV. Beautiful natural colours, also in the OOF BG. Good composition and DOF.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-07 5:49]

Hello Razvan.
Lovely detail on your dragonfly.Very good sharp and very beautiful colours , good light and fine details , great POV,great work!
Best regards Siggi

Hi Razvan. Very good light's management and excellent details for this Orthetrum cancellatum. Nice cokmpo and blurred green BG.


Hi Razvan,
a fantastic portrait of this difficult, non-colored but still very nice Dragon fly.
Best regards

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-07 6:36]

Hello Razvan.

You did a great job catpuring the Orthetrum cancellatum in this way. Mostly they sit on the ground wich gives not such a background as you have reached.

Gr. Hans

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-07 7:30]

O libelula faina si clara!

Libelula ta are tot ce trebe puntru o captura de calitate:culoare, detalii, perspectiva!

Hello Razvan,

Excellent capture.
Nice colours with fantastic DOF.
Lighting and composition are splendid.

Buna Razvan,
Buna pozitie la aceasta captura. Culori naturale, detalii precise si
lumina suficienta.
Weekend placut iti doresc, la mine in zona ploua cu galeata!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-07 11:28]

Hi Razvan. A fine close up taken from the side view of this silver coloured dragonfly. Fine detail and natural colours. Well taken TFs.

Hi Razvan,
I love this dragon and you captured it in a pretty pose and with a nice blurred BG.
Excellent sharpness and good light.
Thanks, very well done
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Razvan
this is super sharpness
very good details and beautiful colours
nice BG.
greeting lou

Hi Razvan

Good heavens! This photo is surprising details. Great approach, impressive lighting, POV is masterful.



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