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Widow Skimmer (Male)

Widow Skimmer (Male)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-16 23:31
Viewed: 2244
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this attractive male perched low to the ground, while at the Oxley Nature Center in Tulsa Oklahoma this summer.

The one thing that really captured my eye was the vivid white patches on it's wings as it flitted from stem to stem.

Found throughout the US. the Widow Skimmer is often found perching on plant stems well away from water. Males are very territorial and dominant males are most successful at mating.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-11-17 0:42]

Hello Ron,
excellent close-up, the details are amzingly sharp and clear. The colours are beautiful and the shot well composed. Great work, TFS.Regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-11-17 4:01]

Hello Ron,
A spectacular species of dragonfly, well portayed to show the striking wings with fine sharpness and colours. Despite the high aperture the natural BG is smooth and shows it up well in this pleasing composition.
Thanks for sharing this and for your kind words.
Have a great weekend,

Ciao Ron, great macro, fantastic details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-11-17 6:26]

Hi Ron,
Great macro of fantastic dragonfly ..
Great details and sharpness. POV/DOF, composition very nice.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Ron

Excellent photo of this insect, fine POV,
beautiful light in the background,
great focus, sharpness and details, TFS


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-11-17 8:02]

great detail, expo and DOF managing, .. well done

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-17 8:23]

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful presentation of this Widow Skimmer in splendid contrasting colours and superb sharpness and details. Very good composition with a beautiful blurry background.

Hello Ron,
An excellent capture with great perfection in clarity and colour,lovely Background and POV,My regards,_Joy.

Hi Ron,
very good close-up. Amazing dragonfly. Perfect composition. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-17 14:08]

Hi Ron
Another beautiful composition.Good point of view for that sharp image.Great colours and fine details,I also like the nice blurry back ground
YFS Michel

Hallo Ron
Outstanding macro. Realy good focus with nice details, superb background and beautiful colours that is in contrast with each other. Well satured, excellent pose and pleasant composition. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Ron,
Another interesting species of dragonfly with fantastic colors. Excellent details and colors. Incredible contrast against the lovely blurry backround. Perfect WB too. Congratulation for this marvelous capture. Thanks for sharing!

hello Ron,
very nice close up, taken from a good angle with perfect sharpness and very natural colour.
best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-23 23:01]

Hi Ron
an amazing capture with nice cilor contrast. The wings are really lovely.
Excellent details and exciting colors.


Hello Ron.
Excellent shot at this skimmer from dorsal pov. The sharpness is beautiful all around and your DoF control is perfect with beautifully silenced background.

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