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Orthetrum chrysostigma

Orthetrum chrysostigma
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-04 2:29
Viewed: 3939
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The blue dragonfly, Orthetrum chrysostigma (Lebellulidae), is one of the most common dragonflies in Israel. The family is characterized by large eyes touching each other. The males of the genus are covered by a blue dusting, while the females and young are yellow. The body is up to 45 mm long. This dragonfly is well adapted to dry conditions and is very common in Africa. it reaches east, all the way to Afghanistan. This specimen was photographed on the northern shores of the Sea of Galilee in a wet area. The plant is Juncus acutus (Juncaceae), a very common bog plant in our land.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To sayat: Thanks, Sayat!Ishi 1 10-10 13:51
To mehmetarslan: Thanks!Ishi 1 10-07 00:05
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-04 2:33]
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Hello Ishi,
very good shot of a dragofly, excellent focus and nice colors, great presentation and framing
very well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-04 4:14]

Hello Ishi,
I don't think I've seen this species before! It's very beautiful covered in powder blue. Lovely blue eyes too and I like the way the light catches the wings. A splendid capture against a fine dark background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Ishi,
a technically perfect and well designed picture. There is nothing to criticize,everything looks great,

Hi Ishi,

nice macro shot.
Beautiful colours and great of details, also good of sharpness.


Hello Ishi,
Çok güzel bir çalışma ve güzel bir tür.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-10-10 9:47]
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Very poetic composition well reflecting the moment's beauty.

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