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Mountian Tigertail

Mountian Tigertail
Photo Information
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: 2007-01-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Australian Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-24 6:50
Viewed: 3457
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Mountain Tigertail (Eusynthemis tillyardi) captured in Budderroo National Park.
They are found in montaine areas with slow flowing streams with lots of riparian vegetation.
A medium sized dragonfly with a wingspan of around 80mm.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-24 6:52]

Hi Chris,
belle image de cette libéllule, sa couleur est surprenante. Bon cadrage qui la montre entière. Le BG est légèrement trop sombre pour bien distinguer les détails des ailes.

Hello Chris
Very nice shot of this Dragonfly,
Perfect composition and focusing,
Great lighting and BG,Welldone.

Good Luck

Good image; the Mountain Tigertail is depicted very well, Chris.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-03-24 9:46]

Hello Chris,
you nicely 'placed' the dragonfly into the picture. It is very well focused showing many sharp details. The wing venation and the short antennae are nicely seen. Convincing natural colours.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-24 12:52]

Hi Chris

Another splendor from your parts there!
This is truely a superb species and i for one would love to see more shots of it:)
The colors and contrast on it are terrific and the details here are great!
Very good DOF, too - that blurres the rather difficult BG well - and a charming composition.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Chris,
Nice dragonfly photo my Friend. This species looks for me very similar in shape and colours to some European dragonflies :)
I like this natural composition, with good details (also some last segments of abdomen could be sharper) and colours.
Best greetings,

Nice work, excellent detail in the wings, well taken indeed!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-03 8:57]

Hello Chris,
Nice sharp shot of a Mountain Tigertail. This is a fine composition with the reed stems and blades leaning at various angles to add interest, though the purists might consider them a hindrance.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hello Chris,

Excellent macro. I love the detailsin the wings.
well done,


je connais des gens qu'on du matos 1000 fois supérieurs au tiens et qui ne t'arrive pas à la cheville ... belle compo cadrage au top ... respect des couleurs ... tout simplement magnifique ...

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