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Broad-bodied Chaser


Broad-bodied Chaser
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Copyright: Lee Sturman (Westhammer) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 13] (63)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 10D, Sigma EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 APO DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-01 14:30
Viewed: 3679
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I managed to get this shot while with my family at 'Cattle Country' adventure park. This shot was taken at the edge of a pond, I had stopped because there were hundreds of Common Blue Damselflies here, I was trying to get a decent shot when this fella turned up. Unfortunately there was a fence between us so I could not get closer.
This is a male Broad-bodied Chaser(Libellula depresso)
SIZE 40-45mm: wingspan 70-80mm
HABITAT Watersides and surrounding countryside
RANGE All Europe except Scotland, Ireland and far North
SEASON April-September
I have used photoshop to increase saturation and shadows, to resize and sharpen. Thanks for looking

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-06-01 16:17]

Hi Lee
nice capture and fine details on the insect.
good colors, and a BG that improves the image.
well done.

Taba

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