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Blue Skimmer

Blue Skimmer
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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: 2007-02-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Australian Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-23 7:22
Viewed: 3634
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blue Skimmer (Orthrtrum caledonicum) is a common dragonfly across most of the Australian continent and also New Guines and New Caledonia.
This is a male, the females are yellow and I'll post that in a couple of days.
They frequent flowing watercourses and freshwater ponds and can found through most of the year in temperate areas.
This one was taken near where I live on the nepean River.

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bonjour chris
un petit recoupage m'a semblé utile,a vous de voir dans le WS.

Hello Chris
Excellent shot of this Blue Skimmer,
Great compo and BG,
Perfect lighting and details,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-23 10:02]

Hello Chris,
Excellent capture of the Blue Skimmer. This is sharp with good detail and I particularly like the contrast of colour between the skimmer and the slate-bluish BG while posed on a well mound of earthy colours. Nice composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Very nice range of colours. Perfect focusing.
Best wishes,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-04-25 2:42]

Perfect shot,Chris!
Sharpness,details and colors are marvelous. TFS

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