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Red Dragonfly

Red Dragonfly
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Copyright: Michelle Rower (mrower) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 24] (133)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Australian Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-22 8:03
Viewed: 4392
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This red dragonfly was extremely flighty. Every time I approached him he flew a little way away and perched again. I really wanted to try a macro shot so inched my way along the wooden seat he had landed on taking a series of shots as I went. I think I was extremely lucky to get the camera as close to him as I finally did.
I wish I could give more detail on him but the insect books I have do not mention him and the only comprehensive Aussie field guide I have seen was really expensive. I did some research on the net and he is a Scarlet Percher dragonfly. I was really pleased to be able to ID him.

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Great macroshot! WQonderful subject and very interesting photo.
You wrote good note too!
Thank you for this pretty photo!

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  • prfry Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 30 W: 8 N: 15] (84)
  • [2005-03-31 5:16]

Great picture! You captured fine detail in this dragonfly. I can even see the veins in his wings! The red colour is very vibrant against the dull background. Very nice!

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