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White faced meadowhawk

White faced meadowhawk
Photo Information
Copyright: Denis Mark (dmark11) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 9 N: 655] (2633)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-04 6:59
Viewed: 2702
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Description: Meadowhawk with snow white face, black abdomonal markings, and black legs. Male: Eyes red-brown over pale-greenish to grayish; face white; Thorax brown, may look paler on sides than front with faint indication of ventrolateral triangles on S4-8, most of lower s9 is black. Appendages reddish. Female, eyes reddish brown over pale greenish; face pale yellowhish. Thorax brown in front, lighter brown on sides with pale yellowish areas below. Some females become red as in other meadowhawks but rarely seen in this species.

Habitat Shallow marshes, bogs, and fens that may or may not dry up each summer; also similar habitats at edges of lakes. Often most commom meadowhawk in cold, boggy wetlands, and associated with forest over most of its range.

Distribution: In North America from coast to coast, south to Kentucky, Virginia and Mayland. In mountains in southern part of its range.

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To PaulLees: Tripods.dmark11 1 08-04 08:46
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Hi Denis,

Wow what a beautiful image of this immature Cherry-faced Meadowhawk Dragonfly, good point of view that shows this guy off well, splendid sharpness with good depth of field, lovely lighting with superb natural colours, nice to see you using a tripod, I know they can be a pain in the Butt but i always use one wherever i can, great work here Denis and well done,
Best regards,


Hi Denis,
Beautiful captured of this beautiful dragonfly, very nice composition and point of view, details are crystal clear, the colour is wonderful, great work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hallo Denis,
a beautiful macro shot of the Sympetrum internum, very good sharpness and bright natural colours, well composed
Best regards

Hi Denis,
interesting photo of this dragonfly on the beautiful flower. Nice natural colours. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Denis,
Very interesting and nice macro. Excelent composition with perfect details and colors.

Lovely orange colours on the dragonfly nicely contrasted against the dark background. excellent detailed photo. regards yiannis

Hello Denis,
fine capture of this nice Dragonfly with a very well chosen POV and beautiful colours. I also like the good sharpness with many details and the fine contrast with the dark background.
Best wishes,

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-04 13:08]

Hello Denis,
Very nice close-up. Nice contrast, fine BG. Excellent details and efficient DoF. Good work.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-04 15:59]

Hi Denis,very nice capture and beautiful composition too,i like tha very good sharpness,the natural colors and the brilliant eyes too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Perfect details,exposure and composition,
excellent colours. Regards,

Hello Denis,
Exceptional capture. Marvelous details, clarity and sharpness.
The composition is great.
Thanks for sharing!

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