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Royal Tigertail

Royal Tigertail
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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: 2008-01-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Australian Dragonflies, Invertebrates and fungi of the Sydney region 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-06 2:08
Viewed: 3790
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Royal Tigertail (Parasynthemis regina) a medium sized dragonfly from the Family Synthemistidae. It is the only member of this genus and is restricted to lowlands in eastern Australia. It is easily recognised being the only tigertail where the entire segment number 7 is yellow.
They larvae inhabit shallow waterways that dry to isolated pools and the adults forage in the adjacent open woodland. This one was found in Castlereagh Nature Reserve near where I live.

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Hi Neightbour,
How u doin'?
This is a wonderful shot of this Dragonfly at eye level, Chris.
The focus in immaculate and so are the details and colours.
Thanks and take care.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-06 2:39]

Hello Chris,
Splendid capture of this beautiful slim dragonfly. Very fine details and colours and I like the smooth background. Well done!!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-06 2:49]

Hola amigo,
bella macro y buena definición.
foco y detalles magníficos.

Hi Chris,
A nice capture of this dragonfly.
It looks similar in some ways to our Bush Giant here.
I saw your collage of the Austroboletus from Coal Creek too ... very nice.

Hello Chris,

Nice picture from these Dragonfly, good detail and sharpness.


Hello Chris,

Very nice capture of this slender dragonfly. Beautiful composition. Good POV, DOF and focus. Superb cetail. Very good natural colours.

Hi Chris, superb macro capture of this dragonfly my friend! Today I have so many educational obligations (exams..) Soryy for not additional comment. But perfect shot. TFS. Cheers,


A beautiful Tigertail photographed expertly from an all revealing viewpoint in sharp focus and fine exposure, against a pleasantly OOF BG Chris, This is a perfect macro-study my friend, TFS this fine scene.

Hi Chris, lovely dragonfly with splendid colors, fine details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-07 18:20]

Hola Chris.
Interesante la foto, de alto nivel de calidad y exelente iluminacion en la imagen. Los colores agradables y sin saturacion hacen de esta foto una muy agradable presentacion.
Saludos Chris.

Hi Chris,
Well done.
Subtle lines; good compo.
Very good light and exposure.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-06-19 4:40]

Hi Chirs

Nice to see some beautiful big dragonflies from your side of the world, too :) I was too recently looking for some very similar species to this one, but didn't have any luck :(

Anyway, this is a top macro shot! The sharpness is impeccable, especially considering that you took it handheld at 1/125.
Very beautiful colors and excellent POV, too to show those unique markings on the abdomen.
The DOF is also spot-on and it ensures that your subject is well in the focus range while the BG is still nicely blurred.
Top job!

Bravo and TFS

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