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Red-veined Dropwing

Red-veined Dropwing
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Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony SLT A55, Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-13 2:29
Viewed: 4007
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for your kind words of my previous post.
This my first post from Cyprus this year, I found this butterfly in our garden, never seen it before.

I have to correct the note since Christodoulos
gave me the right ID, thanks friend.
And of course a thanks to Ivan too.

This is a Red-veined Dropwing

from Wikipedia.
Trithemis arteriosa is a species of dragonfly in family Libellulidae. It is found in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Burundi.Recently it was recorded in Malta by a single specimen Its natural habitats are rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marches.

Source and more info in different language here

Spot metering, ISO400 Raw-format, av-mode, hand held camera
Levels, Contrast, Crop, resized to 800 pixels, PP in the new PS CS 5.5
Acer Lap-top with a calibrated monitor

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Flawless capture, Gert.
The colours on this species from Cyprus are unique and beautiful.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Gert! Nice to see your first photo from Cyprus this year.
Interesting species and great photo. The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!
I have sent you a message.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-13 2:52]

Hello Gert,
A photo in wonderful clarity and very beautiful light and colours. Impressive sharpness, details, DOF and composition. A beauty!
Have a nice sunday,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-13 2:52]
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Hej Gert,
Superb capture, up to your high standard in every way!
But this is not fonscolombii!
The totally red veins and the larger black markings make this the Red-veined Dropwing (Trithemis artiosa).

Jag har redan packad min trollsländabok men jag vet hur fonscolombii ser ut.
Ha det bra!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-13 3:06]

Hi Gert,a very rare specie on the TN gallery,magnificent pic whit a total and impressive sharpness,very brilliant details and perfect saturation too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Hi Gert,

Very nice macro photo! Excellent sharpness and detail!


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-13 4:26]

Hi Gert,
Excellent macro work.Nice colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-13 7:10]

Hello Gert,
splendid image of this Trithemis taken in a beautiful pose with great sharpness and excellent light; perfect contrast with a very nice background. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing
PS Compliments for your fantastic photo gallery!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-11-13 7:33]

Hej Gert,
A very beautiful capture of the elegant Dropwing! Great sharpness and lovely colours that stand out against the fine soft background.
Hoppas ni har det varmt och skönt på Cypern!
TFS and all the best, Ulla

Hi Gert,
excellent photo of this dragonfly. Amazing colours. Very good point of view and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Gert,

Fine shot of this dragonfly with good details & colors.
Taken from a good POV & good Blur BG. Well done & TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-13 9:05]

Hello Gert.
A very well focused image of this dragonfly.The details are sharp,and the colours are vibrant.You have composed it well in the frame,and the DOF is well done.TFS.Best regards Siggi


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-13 10:41]

Bonjour Gert, well caught, this is an excellent composition; perfect sharpness and colors that blend well. Lovely details. Best regards, Didier.

Ciao Gert, great macro of fantastic dragonfly, good DOF, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Gert,
What a splendid macro with exceptional details.
Absolutely amazing colors and exceptional background.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Gert
Fantastic picture. I cannot find fault with the technical quality. To me the focus is spot on and colours are excellent. Very nice composition and great detail of this beautiful Red-veined Dropwing. The light in the image is special. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Gert,
Nice work with your Sony A55 and Tamrom lens!... I like a lot the natural ligth and how youve archieved excellent details on fragonfly body and wings... I think you've manage the DOF like a master!
Well DOne!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-01-31 11:09]

Hi Gert.
I watch your use of Sony cameras with great interest (as a former owner of Minolta 7D and present owner of all my Minolta lenses). I like delicate colour transitions, crisp sharp details of the dragonfly and wonderful pleasant neutral smooth BG. Direct POV and cropping of the image are excellent too. My kind regards and warm greetings in these rather cold days.

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