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Soutehrn Vicetail

Soutehrn Vicetail
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Australian Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-26 5:44
Viewed: 3679
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The beautiful Southern Vicetail(Hemigomphus gouldii) captured resting on a rock in Macquarie Rivulet. These large dragons are reasonably common here, but quite difficult to get close to. They are rocky stream inhabitants and told apart from the similar-looking Unicorn Hunter by the pale pterostigma outlined with black on the outer wing tips. This species is found through much of south-eastern Australia.

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On peut dire que c'est un sacré modèle !
Bonne journée.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-26 8:50]

Hello Chris,
Fine capture of a Jade Hunter, a species new to me. This is sharp and I like the comp with its shadow. Pretty good DOF and BG too.
Nice to see.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-26 12:46]

Hi Chris

Another splendid dragonfly to add to your alredy impressive collection :)
This, too is a great capture, with some charming colors and tones, super sharp details and impeccable DOF.
I also like the way you've managed the exposure here, which i'm only guessing wasn't the easiest due to the strong and direct sunlight and the reflection from the textures of the subject.
All-in-all a splendid catch!

Bravo and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-26 15:23]

Hello Chris,
Great shot of this interesting dragonfly showing very sharp details and nice colours. Nicely framed too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-02-26 16:02]

THese dragonflies are just great animals. The black/yellow colours are very suitable for their hunter image. You captured this one great (also the shadows on the rock). The black lined yellow pterostigma are nice!
Compliments, JAcob

Hello Chris,
I could recognise this dragonfly as belonging to the Gomphidae.
Very good capture of this for me new species!
TFS Harm

Wow, Chris, this is a beauty!!!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-24 23:49]

Hello Chris

A beautiful dragonfly shot.The image is super sharp with excellent details.The lighting is very well managed.Very good colour saturation.TFS


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