Lancet Clubtail male
|Copyright: Denis Doucet (Sawwhet)
|Date Taken: 2007-07-11|
|Camera: Nikon D 50, sigma 70-300 apo macro|
|Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-11-13 17:19|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Lancet Clubtail, Gomphe exilé|
Adult size: 39-48 mm
Habitat: A marshy pond, lake, stream and river species. Can be seen perched on rocks along water bodies and running water, particularly those with a soft bottom; also, often seen perched on open ground or on rocks a considerable distance from water, such as along woodland dirt roads .
Flight period: In the Canadian Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island), emerges in late May and flies into late August (dates May 20th Nova Scotia- Sept 5th Nova Scotia)
ID hints: The abdomen is only moderately clubbed. The outer, lateral edges of segment 8 and 9 have bright yellow patches that can be seen in flight. The dorsal surface of segment 9 usually shows a wide, yellow stripe. There are also yellow stripes running the length of the dorsum.
General Nature Notes: One of our most common clubtails, it can be the most abundant species along some marshy edged ponds and smaller streams. The species gets its name from the male’s lancet-shaped cerci (upper claspers). When disturbed, the male may perform a series of U-shaped aerial manoeuvres some 3 m above the ground.
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lovely capture; gotta just adore the landing of a dragonfly! Its contagious! :0)
- [2011-11-13 22:21]
nice angle and good closeup of dragonfly with good clarity. tfs.
nice capture of this Dragonflym with good sharpness and beautiful colours.
this is very good
i like this pose with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou
Fantastic capture with excellent details and fantastic clarity.
This scenery is amazing.....Exceptional natural colors of a lovely insect.
The composition is excellent.
Thanks for your kind words on my recent picture, Denis.
I notice you are a gifted nature imagist. Your picture of this Clubtail is excellent in every respect.
- [2011-11-26 15:34]
Hi Denis,great capture in a beautiful green carpet,great sharpness,details and colors and very interesting specie too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano