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Leucorrhinia dubia

Leucorrhinia dubia
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-24 0:55
Viewed: 2795
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On my Valais excursions:

I was with Anne (anel) and Peter (batu) when we encountered those sun-bathing Small whitefaces (Odonata; Libellulidae; Leucorrhinia dubia Van der Linden 1825; Kleine Moosjungfer) at the Breitmattensee (Moosalp), 2'050 m a.s.l. (see "Map"). The mature male here looks splendid with the dark red patches.

The species has a boreo-alpine and quite disjunct distribution in Europe. It occurs in acidic lakes, often in forests.

Lit.: K. Dijkstra & R. Lewington, 2006. Field Guide to Dragonflies of Britain and Europe. Brit. Wildlife Publ. London UK.

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Good morning Dietrich,

We are near neighbours today. Very fine details on this dragonfly, particularly on the thorax and abdomen. I think it is difficult to achieve this when they sunbathe on rocks, as the camera wants to focus on the BG.

Beautiful colouration, and lovely tonal contrasts.


Greetings, Amelia

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-24 7:02]

Lieber Dieter,
Ja diese Libelle kommt mir auch bekannt vor! Sie wird eher selten gezeigt auf TN! Nicht ganz einfach sie auf dem hellen Stein zu fotografieren. Wichtig aber, dass man ihre Merkmale gut sieht. Gute diagonale Aufnahme. Eine Frage, war da der Blitz nötig?
Herzlich grüsst

Hello Dietrich
wonderful capture of this species difficult to find. Very nice image too. Good and compliments. Paolo

hello Dietrich
very good pose with good details and beautiful colours
nice shot
greeting lou

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-24 21:17]

Hi Dietrich,
Great shot of this very interesting Dragonfly species, TFS!

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