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Blue Dasher Dragonfly

Blue Dasher Dragonfly
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Copyright: Elena Evans Chumsky (Scrapperella) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 1 N: 50] (361)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-25
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-25 14:57
Viewed: 1636
Points: 12
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I just received some filter lens and decides to try one of them. I used a +4 lens on my 24-70mm cannon. The sun is going down so I will hopefully get a of great shots tomorrow. Though I was able to capture this one today.

This is from wiki:

The Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) is a dragonfly of the skimmer family. It is common and widely distributed in the United States. Male on a Lotus Leaf

Mature males develop a bluish-white pruinescence on the back of the abdomen and, in western individuals, on the thorax. They display this pruinescence to other males as a threat while defending territories at the edge of the water.
Mature male with blue-white abdomen and thorax

Although the species name longipennis means "long wings", the wings are not particularly long. Females do, however, have a short abdomen that makes the wings look longer in comparison.

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Excellent start, dear Elena, with your new filter lens!
Wish you good luck also for tomorrow.
The dragonflies around my house are too nervous for photographing, but I'll try, one day...
Best regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-25 20:10]

Wow Elena, what a neat capture!!
Looks like your filter is already showing some excellent results. Love the clarity in this shot and beautiful colors. The head area is especially impressive, and those big blue eyes are captivating. Great work!! Good luck with your filters.

Hello Elena,
No doubt beautiful picture.Very sharp and well detailed.Blurry green BG isolated subject nicely and helping viewer to concentrate on subject.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-26 0:02]

Beautiful species of dragonfly with excellent color blue, you should take care of background too. tfs.

Elena you are growing in leaps and bounds!! This presentation astounds me and your application of what you have been learning is key. Details are exceptional, POV and crop clinically superb, now can not wait to see the play you get with the light and shadows! I look forward to viewing your photos every coffee morning!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-26 4:41]

Great pictue, very good sharpness and fantastic color and light. Congratulation. Saludos.

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