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Blue Dasher-female

Blue Dasher-female
Photo Information
Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies 2, 50-59 points Chapter 7, Dragonflies of the World, Dragonflies - Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-10 5:58
Viewed: 3745
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blue Dasher-female
Pachydiplax longipennis

Photo of a Blue Dasher-male

Info on the Blue Dasher Dragonfly

Thanks to Kevin(undoredo) for the ID

Blue Dasher Dragonfly Photos w/IDs

I photographed this dragonfly in deep shade on a partly cloudy/sunny day using the flash, slow ISO, fast shutter speed and small aperture.

Exposure Setting: Manual +/- 0.0
Lighting Conditions: Shade
f/stop: 8.0
Shutter Speed: 1/800
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 420mm[35mm]-equivilent
Auto Focus: Macro/Center-Zone/Continuous
Compression: Standard
White Balance: Daylight
Color: Natural
Sharpness: Normal
Tripod: No
Flash: On/Fired +/- 0.0
Megapixels: 6.0
Dimensions: 800 x 522
Size: 93.8 KB
Location: Galveston, Texas
Date: September 29, 2007
Time: 4:45 PM

Cropped, Neat Image 100% noise reduction/conservative sharpening and resized for posting

Juyona, Argus, Silke, uleko, eqshannon, gerbilratz, elefantino, undoredo, nglen, jaycee, pierrefonds, gracious, SelenE, angybone, Silvio2006 has marked this note useful
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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-10 6:15]

Hola Jim,
bella macro,
agradable trabajo y nitidez,
buen presentación y encuadre,

hello jim,
nice macro of the dragonfly, good pov, the darg bg looks nice here, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-10 6:49]

Hello Jim,
Can't help with the ID but its a great shot taken from a fine POV. The sharpness, DOF and lighting are excellent too, thanks to good use of flash.
Well done and TFS!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-10 7:27]

Exquisite pose for a perfect composition! Wonderful details

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-10 8:44]

Hello Jim,
You've really come a long way on TN since you discovered insects and your range of posts these days is most impressive! This is a beautiful capture of this dragonfly in a fine pose with great focus on the eyes. Great sharpness and fine colours. I like the shape and shine of the wings and the dark background. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

A very sharp capture. Nice wing details. A sense of perception is only aided by the eye and knowledge. The perch is unusual and not grabbing for attention. It is almost as an Eagle on the top of a barren tree.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-10 9:00]

Jim this is one of your best posts so far!!
+++ Outstanding definition, the DF stands out very well against its nicely blurred BG. Very, very sharp with excellent details. Vivid colours and great lighting. Perfect POV and a good DOF.
--- Nothing :)
Very well done,
Joe :D

Wow...I need say no more

good web site for dragonfly ID's...www.holoweb.com/dragonflies

Good use of the fill flah.
Excellent details and compo.

Hi Jim,
good shot of this dragonfly.
Sharpness and detaisl are perfect.
I like colors and composition

TFS Tatjana

Hi Jim,
it's a beautiful one, I love these impressive blue eyes so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Jim,
(FYI,This species is Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis), common female form.)
Very nice shot you've taken. I love this POV very much.
Well composed with fine details and blurred BG.
TFS and regards,

bien vu cette libellule, on dirait quelle va nous attaquer!!
belles couleurs nettes
bravo et merci

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-10 11:04]

Fantastic colours and details, nice DOF
Regards, Dejan

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-10 12:59]

Hi Jim. great head on view in this one. fine dettail in the head and wings. rich colours and good use of the light. well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-10 13:07]

Hi Jim,

Another absolutely wonderful presentation. I am so intrigued by the position of this dragonfly. Wonderful colors, lighting and details. The face and body are excellent and I just love those wings.


Hi Jim,

A good POV of the blue-dasher, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hello Jim,
Excellent DOF with perfect exposure and focus, JIM! The sharpness is incridible and the colour is superb!
very well done and enjoy much!
thanks for sharing

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-11 0:56]

Hi Jim,
Focus, sharpness, composition and POV are very good. TFS
Best wishes,

Another fantastic shot! Great work!!!!
Looks like s/he's flying almost.

bonjour jim
le POV est excellent et permet d'avoir les yeux qui ressortent parfaitement,la DOF est egalement tres bonne.
rien a redire.

Hi Jim,amazing macro of splendid dragonfly, wonderful colors, great sharpness and excellent details, nice dark BG, very well done, BRAVO! ciao Silvio

Magnifique avec ses ailes déployées par l'avant et perchée sur une branche, les détails et les couleurs sont superbes.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-10-12 19:47]

Jim WOW what a compo and great POV. I like the clarity and the focus. Superb focus. Ganesh

Hi Jim,
Oh my gosh, you've got one amazing macro shot here. Great details , pov and sharp focus. Great shot. TFS

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-13 22:24]

Hi Jim,
Just marking this shot for a proper critique later. Hoping that my internet problem will be solved by the evening. Sorry again.

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