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Band-winged Meadowhawk

Band-winged Meadowhawk
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Copyright: Denis Doucet (Sawwhet) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 92] (409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 50, sigma 70-300 apo macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-14 17:17
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Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Band-winged Meadowhawk / Sympétrum semi-ambré
(Sympetrum semicinctum)

Size/taille: 24-31 mm

Habitat: This species is mainly associated with flooded, well-vegetated, marshy areas in spring-fed ponds or in slow-flowing, spring-fed streams, especially those with sedges.

Flight period: In New Brunswick, it emerges in early July and flies into early November, making it one of the very last species on the wing. Only the Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum) has been recorded later.

Nature Notes: On average, this is the smallest of the seven species of Meadowhawk found in New Brunswick. Apparently the larvae of this species are rather susceptible to fish predation and do not compete well with other dragonflies, so their distribution is more patchy and localized.

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To chrimakris: Thank you Christodoulos!Sawwhet 1 10-15 16:01
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what a BEAUTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am so jealous AWESOME!

Great photo Denis! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent. The BG is fantastic.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-14 23:30]

Hello Denis.
This photograph is very good. These details are very sharp. Excellent note for its composition, contrast and colors.Best regards Siggi

Well done Denis, very well focused and nice clean background


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-15 7:11]

Hello Denis,
splendid image of this Sympetrum in a perfect position!
Excellent sharpness and detail, beautiful natural colors, great depth, perfect contrast with background.Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

hello Denis
this is a Beauty with good details and beautiful colours
nice pose and good BG
thanks greeting lou

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-15 12:40]

Hi Denis!
Excellent macro shot. Perfect sharpness e splendid blurred BG.
Very good the composition, with the subject forming a diagonal.
ciao! Vanda

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