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Lancet Clubtail male

Lancet Clubtail male
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Copyright: Denis Doucet (Sawwhet) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 92] (409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-11
Categories: Insects
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
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Points: 14
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Lancet Clubtail, Gomphe exilé
Gomphus exilis

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)

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-11-13 22:21]

nice angle and good closeup of dragonfly with good clarity. tfs.

Hello Denis,
nice capture of this Dragonflym with good sharpness and beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

hello Denis
this is very good
i like this pose with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Denis,
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.
Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [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

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