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Trithemis annulata male

Trithemis annulata male
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-05 22:48
Viewed: 4587
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Male
Violet Dropwing

Trithemis annulata is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. The male has a characteristic vividly violet colour.

It is one of the most abundant dragonflies of tropical Africa. During the recent decades it has extended into the Mediterranean region where it is expanding its range. First records from Spain from the late 1970s and from French and Italian mainland in the early 1990s. Now it is common in all the Mediterranean Countries.

In Cyprus it is a very common and widespread species with a flight period from March to November.

Regards, Christodoulos

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  • Dis. Ac. Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 5 N: 7663] (24509)
  • [2011-01-05 22:54]

Hello Christodoulos,

an beautiful captured Dropwing with good low pov and sharpness.
Nice blurred bg,
Fine colors.


Superb clarity, beautiful photo. regards Yiannis

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-05 22:57]

Excellent viewpoint to capture this beauty with fine details and colors. Very good contrasting background. tfs.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-05 23:10]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent photo of this species in expansion, TFS!

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb macro shot of the Violet Dropwing, this dragonfly does not occur in my area, outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours (fantastic violet), a very pleasing composition
Best regards

In tune with what I expected to see friend Christodoulos here! Beautiful capture with carefully executed exposition, perfect balance between highlights, mid-tones and shadows. It is almost unbelievable that the image was taken with a focal length of 50mm. Great image indeed! Happy New Year my friend!
George Veltchev

Excellent shot!Details are great..
Best regards
Ahmet Yasin

Kalimera Christodoule,
Perfect composition with grate sharpness and excellent colours. Best regards, Pambos

Hello Christodoulos,
Splendid clarity and good focus. Lovely clarity and very nice
natural colors.
It is splendid macro. Very good exposure.

Ciao Christodoulos. Great work here with perfect DOD and details. Superb colours results.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-06 4:00]

Hello Christodoulos
Superb macro with vivid colors and excellent details
Thanks for sharing

Perfect DOF focus and colors. Wonderful capture of this beautiful dragonfly. Well done.

Hi Christodoulos.
Incredible colours of this species. Great sharpness. Nice clear background.
Well done,

hello Christo
super sharpness picture with good details and super nice light
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

yasu Christodoulos
this is very beautiul dragonfly and many times I have met it in southern side of Turkiye.
you greatly captured this pretty species from great POV and with razor sharpness of focus. exposure and light using superb as like coloration and composition. efharisto.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-06 9:50]

Merhaba Christodoulos,
Renkleriyle harika bir yusufçuk fotoğrafı olmuş, buralarda bu renkte olanına hiç rastlamadım.
Tebrik ederim, saygılarımla..

Ciao Chriistodolos, beutiful dragonfly with fantastic colors, superb macro with great DOF, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Christodoulos,
Nice focus and pov of this gorgeous dragonfly. Great red color and natural setting.TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-06 12:17]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a fantastic macro! Colours and sharpness are amazing. Taken from a very good POV with an excellent DOF. A great composition too.

Goodevening Christodoulos!!! Excellent macro photo with perfect sharpness, details and composition. Splendid natural colours and BG. Regards Erodotos

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-01-06 14:00]

Olá Christodoulos bela foto com nitides de exelente qualidade eu adimiro muito este inseto a cor ficou firme e viva muito boa imagem,parabéns.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-06 15:54]

Very impressive quality,what a red and what a sharpness! Impossible to make better,just the eyes are a little disturbed by the light reflections.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos.
Beautiful Violet dropwings captured in pristine details. Amazing focus along the body and vivid markings on the wings.
Excellent capture and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards - Jusni

Hallo Christodoulos
Now this is what I call a wow image. A really super macro with lots and lots of detail to appreciate. Not only is the Violet Dropwing truly beautiful, the image as a whole is presented in an excellent manner that is proof of superb photographic skills. I like this one a lot, the focus cannot be better. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Christodoulos,

Well captured and dragonfly with very unique color!
I saw this kind of dragonfly firstly.
It's impressive for all red color of body, head and wings.
And, the contrast between foreground and the background with blurred image draws out a good effect for the whole, technically.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2011-01-16 16:36]

Hi Christodoulos

This is a beautiful macro of this vibrant species - the violet dropwing.
The pose in which you captured this male is a typical one and it also enabled you to isolate it from the background. Due to that you were able to use an apperture that would render excellent sharpness on your subject yet still blur the BG well.
Great exposure management, too, nice diagonal composition (with the dragonfly and the twig) and an overall lovely presentation.

Bravo and thanks for sharing

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