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Leucorrhinia borealis

Leucorrhinia borealis
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Copyright: Denis Mark (dmark11) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 9 N: 655] (2633)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-04 19:39
Viewed: 2899
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Boreal Whiteface

Common Name: Boreal Whiteface
Latin Name: Leucorrhinia borealis Hagen, 1890
(R. Bercha, det.)

Length: 37 - 39 mm

Range: Throughout Alberta

Habitat: Fens, ponds and sedge marshes

Time of year seen: Late May to August

Diet: Insects

Other: At ~39mm the Boreal Whiteface is the largest of Alberta's whitefaces. As with all Whitefaces it has a triangular black mark at the base of each hind wing and black legs. The top of abdominal segments S2 to S7 in females and S2 to S8 in males have continuous yellow or red marks. The chin is colored black. Immature specimens have yellow markings which turn red upon maturity in both females and males. This dragonfly is found near prairie ponds, sedge marshes and fens. (Canning, 2002, and Dunkle, 2000

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Beautiful species with matching body and pterostigma. Excellent photo. regards yiannis

Hi Denis,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in great clarity and very beautiful colours. Nice composition.

Hi Denis ,

Very nice capture of the Boreal Whiteface Butterfly here my friend, splendid sharpness with nice details, lighting is a little harsh but well exposed, good point of view and a nice composition, well done Denis and have a wonderful day,
Best regards,


hello Denis
great shot of this beauty
the red colours are super!
thanks greeting lou

Hello Denis

Excellent macro shot of this insect,
with fine POV, beautiful light,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-05 7:35]

Very colorful species of dragonfly, beauty. tfs.

Hi Denis,
very nice dragonfly. Interesting point of view. Amazing colours. Very good sharpness. Also very good light conditions.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-05 9:46]

Hi Denis,
Excellent photo, great sharpness, fine details of this Dragonfly, TFS!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-05 10:10]

Hi Denis.
Very good capture of this interesting species of dragonfly. Beautifully presented with sharp details and pretty natural colors. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

Hello Denis,
Amazing details and very good focus.
A very nice image with splendid natural colors and very good clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Denis,
Fantastic macro for this wonderful dragonfly.
Perfect light management and very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Denis,
very good capture of this dragonfly with beautiful red colours and nice light. Fine sharpness with many details and a well chosen POV. Well done, I like it.
Best wishes,

Fantastic colours Denis!! An excellent photo of an impressive species. Beautiful lighting and very good sharpness.

Bright, colorful pic of an elusive subject. Great job!

Hallo Denis,
a very beautiful macro shot of this interesting dragonfly, fine details and splendid natural colours, very good point of view
Best regards

Ciao Denis. Good POV light and brilliant colours from a great POV. TFS.


Hi Denis,
Quite nice dragonfly shot, probably I should have darkened it a bit more with gamma correction, but sharpness is OK and the nice classical composition works also. Great pose, and overall a fine photo taken from a well chosen POV. Congrats and tfs.
Best regards, László

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