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Orthetrum brunneum

Orthetrum brunneum
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Copyright: Jose Cobo (Cobo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: fujifilm finepix s1500
Exposure: f/5.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-08 9:30
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Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orthetrum brunneum.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Orthetrum
Species: O. brunneum
Orthetrum brunneum, the Southern Skimmer, is a species of 'skimmers' belonging to the family Libellulidae. This 'skimmer' is present in most of Europe.

The adults grow up to 40–45 millimetres (1.6–1.8 in) long. Their dimensions on average are larger than in Orthetrum coerulescens. They can be encountered from mid June through late August in the immediate vicinity of quiet rivers or close to stagnant and shallow waters, laying on a well sunny ground. Their life cycle lasts two or three years.

The thorax and the abdomen are pale blue in males, yellowish-brown or greyish-brown in females. The middorsal line is black. The wings are hyaline, with yellow or pale brown pterostigma. The wingspan reaches 66–70 millimetres (2.6–2.8 in).
Information from Wikipedia.
Un saludo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-08 9:47]

Hi Jose,beautiful capture of this common dragonfly in a classic pose,special 3D effect and great colors and details,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-08 10:08]

Hello Jose,
Very beautiful photo in splendid soft colours, great sharpness and a fantastic composition. Excellent DOF with a very nice blurred background.

Hello Jose,
Beautiful coloured Dragonfly.Well captured.Nice sharpness with attractive POV.Like it,
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

hallo jose
super good sharpness and very nice light
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Jose, great macro of lovely dragonfly, splendid sharpness, fine deytails and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Jose
Very impressive picture with great detail and colour,
nice blurry BG.
best wishes,

Hello Jose,
Outstanding capture my friend,details and clarity is just great,excellent colours saturation and very well balanced composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-09 4:34]

Bonjour Jose,
Même si la netteté n'est pas parfaite, cette image est si artistiquement présentée que cela ne dérange pas. Les couleurs sont superbes, le cadrage vertical parfait. Bien vu!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-09 5:23]

Lovely color, blue of the dragonfly...on the perch it looks more beautiful..well captured. tfs.

Beautiful macro Jose! Excellent composition, wonderful BG, fantastic colours and very good sharpness!

Ciao Jose. The perfect management of the difficult angle. Wonderful colours and excellent detaisl against the blurry BG.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-11 11:18]

Hi Jose,
Fantastic sharpness details and amazing colors with good composition. Excellent blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-11-13 4:10]

Hello Jose
really a beautiful dragonfly here perching on a lovely plant. The view is so pleasant in softness of the colors and abundance lighting.
Well compose and very attractive presentation.


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