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Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher
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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: 2013-09-27
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-28 8:01
Viewed: 1507
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I love the way dragonflies look. I think they are a very special insect. It is said that if you see them they are a reminder to think positive.

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.[1]
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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hallo Elena
a beauty of a dragonfly with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Elena, great macro of wonderful dragonfly with fantastic colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Elena what a GREAT CAPTURE!! Your photography is such a joy to witness. Great detail on bodice, love the the balance portrayed and delicate details of the wings and those prickly little legs!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-29 9:26]

Hi Elena! I really like this dragonfly, It has at least 5 different colors on its body! I would like to have this species here in Spain! Great sharpness on its head and torax, great compositon and background. Thank you for sharing it and congratulation. Saludos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-30 0:41]

Hello Elena,
Good horizontal framing and quite good sharpness for this Dragonfly-picture. You also put the focus perfectly on the eye. Your point of view didn't allow sharpness on the whole body, but I don't mind the way you show it. The best position is the lateral view, but I like also something different from time to time.
Kind regards

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