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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-01 9:21
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note


Almost Europe-wide, including major offshore islands, east to central Asia. Absent only from Ireland, northern Britain and northern Scandinavia in the north, and from the southerly tip of Spain in the south. In the UK, the species is expanding its range northwards.

Total length: 39-48 mm

Abdomen length: 22-31 mm

Hindwing length: 32-38 mm

Larval body length: 22.5-25 mm

Family: Libellulidae - Darters, Skimmers and Chasers

Order: Odonata (Epiprocta) - Dragonflies

Class: Insecta

Phylum: Arthropoda

Kingdom: Animalia

Red List status: Not evaluated

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great details in your picture Marius, lovely colors for thius beautiful dragon fly, congrats,

a nice evening to you,

ciao, tino

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-01 10:34]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic photo of this dragonfly in superb sharpness and details. Wonderful clear colours. Beautiful OOF BG. Excellent choice of POV.

Ciao Marius. Just another masterpiece from you! Impressive contrast and terrific details. Very well done.


hello Marius
super sharpness and very nice composition of this Beauty dragonfly
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hola Marius: tus trabajos son sensacionales, te lo digo sinceramente.

Preciosos trabajo, con un encuadre a mi gusto sobresaliente y original.

Buena luz , colores y pose del insecto.

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Marius, Fabulous capture of this fine Dragonfly my friend, Terrific sharpness and what incredible fine details, awesome vivid colours, this image has amazing impact, great effort Marius and very well done,
Best regards,


Perfection! Exceptional details, colours and compostion. A very beautifully marked dragonfly. regards yiannis

Hello Marius
What a beautiful dragonfly!Super sharpness and colours.

Hi Marius,
Excellent shot of this dragonfly, very good sharpness details, beautiful translucent wings, good point of view and lovely colours against the background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hello Marius,
What a fabulous image of this double-decker. Spelendid colours, wonderful definition, great quality, excellent dof!!! Superb!!!

Hello Marius,

an very nice macro feom above andbehind.
Razor sharpness and suburp details.
fine saturated colors.

Hello Marius,
WOW, this is fantastic with beautiful colors and excellent sharpness. Good pov. Very well done and tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-01 13:48]

Hello Marius.
Excellent shot with superb detail, great DOF and excellent OOF background.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Marius, great macro of lovely dragonfly with fantastic wings, lovely blurry BG, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Marius,
wow, fantastic shot of the Libellula depressa female with great sharpness and splendid details. Wonderful colours and bicely blurred background. Very well done, my compliments.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-01 15:40]

Hi Marius,every pic is a great pleasure for my eyes,another fantastic capture at the top fo quality and whit a very original and interesting choice of point of view.Very well done,have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Another great photo Marius! For another time the composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Fantastic photo of this dragonfly, great details and Impressive contrast.
Very well done

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-01 22:55]

Bonjour Marius.
Encore une très jolie libellule aux magnifiques couleurs.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-09-01 23:56]

excellent macro with wonderful colors. good work. tfs.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-02 2:01]

Hello Marius,
fantastic shot!!
great sharpness and detail, excellent POV and natural colors.
Just wonderful!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Marius
Perfect background, good lighting and excellent detail for this photo. regards Paolo

Hi Marius,
As Good As It! ... A close-up perfect! ... and what POV! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-02 7:36]

Beautiful species with fine details and colors, wish it had spread wings flat. tfs.

Hi Marius,
Nice Dragonfly. Nice depth of field getting the entire dragonfly in focus. Nice colors, pose, a very sharp image. I like the colors of the Abdomin and the veins of the wings. Excellant.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-09-24 19:42]

Hello Marius,

Wow, the purest of colors & detail in this fine composition. Super sharpness from antennae to tail tip. Perfect Pov & bokeh as well. Great stuff!



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