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"Series II (Aeshnidae)"

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Copyright: Kevin Seo (undoredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 2 N: 698] (2740)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-04 2:57
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* Series II (Family Aeshnidae)
- Aeshna canadensis (Canada Darner),a male
- Aeshna interrupta interrupta (Variable (Interrupted) Darner),a male
- Aeshna constricta (Lance-Tipped Darner),a male

* Aeshna canadensis:
2.8in., Southern Canada/northern U.S., common. Anterior lateral thoracic stripe sharply notched on front edge, narrowed in upper half, and with a narrow posterior offshoot from top. Males usually have this stripe green below, blue above, but sometimes it is all blue or all green. Those with green lateral thoracic stripes cannot be told from the Green-Striped Darner. Face pale green, unstriped. This species darkens when cool.

* Aeshna interrupta interrupta:
2.9 in., northern, plus western mountains, common. Thorax has reduced pale markings, including short or absent frontal stripes, and face has black cross-line. Male eyes blue anteriorly, dark glassy green posteriorly.

* Aeshna constricta:
2.8 in., southern Canada/northern U.S., common. Male with wedge-type cerci. Lateral thoracic stripes yellow-green below, blue above, the anterior nearly straight, slightly notched on both front and rear borders, the posterior expanded dorsally. Face without stripes, and S1 without a vertical streak. Male has abdominal spots sky blue, with spots on S9 not fused.

(source: from the book is named, A Field Guide To Dragonflies Of North America)

--> * Series I (Family: Libellulidae)

TN friends, this is a second picture editted regarding same pose of Aeshna spp. in Family Aeshnidae. They are all Canadian species.
Thanks for looking and any words and comments, welcome. :-)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-04 3:28]

Hi Kevin

What a splendid collage and post!
Besides the obvious fact that you managed to take some amazing photos of all the 3 species here belonging to the Aeshna genus, what i particularly like here is their very similar pose.
I mean it's quite common to see them standing like that on a vertical tree or branch, but in all 3 of the cases here, you managed a superb BG behind all of them and some spot-on exposures as well.
This is really terrific!
I think a favorite is in order :)

BRAVO, my friend and TFS

Hello Kevin,
This is a very interesting post as I never noticed the little differences between those species. Honestly, for me they look almost the same but for an experimented eye like you, it is different. Each picture shows us great details in good exposure and POV. This is a complete and much useful post. Thanks!

Hello Kevin

It's a very nice and interesting composition which can help people like me to understand the little differences between the Aeschna.
Very good sharpness and great colors, and good choice of the "Triptych"



Hi Kevin
this is amazing: great presentation in a identification book style (but much better) with a great artistic touch.

Hello Kevin,
This one is also quite beautiful and informative as your pevious collage of the Libellulidae family. Each picture is magnificent with good sharpness, details and colours.Seems like you have a good collection and knowledge of the dragonflies. It is very nice of you to share it with us. Looking forward to more similar collages,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-04 12:22]

Hello Kevin,
a nice and helpful comparative presentation of the similar Aeshna-species. Differences in the body colour pattern are well seen.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-04 16:43]

Hola Kevin,
buena series,
efectivos detalles y sensacional trabajo y compo.

Genial tríptico.
Bellos colores y buenos tonos.
Perfecto encuadre.
Acertada iluminación.
Saludos Kevin, JL.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-26 19:47]

Hello Kevin

You know your darners very well.I like how you managed to crop each shot equally enabling us to see the darners in the exact pose and dimensions.Wonderful lighting and colours.the subtle differences are much easier to see in this form of comparison.The post is both visually pleasing and highly informative.TFS


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