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Odonata [21] Dythemis multipunctata

Odonata [21] Dythemis multipunctata
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-28 9:20
Viewed: 3503
Points: 32
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Odonata [21] Dythemis multipunctata, Kirby 1894

Continuing the series of Odonata...

I admit that this dragonfly has very personality and I think it's very fun to photograph.

This dragonfly is really agile, much more than others like it. Just found it perched on a dead branch on the surface of a small pond. When I first approached him, swiftly flew, walked far out of sight. A few seconds later, back straight towards the same dead branch where he was resting. He repeated this racetrack, several times! until she decided to pose! I do not think she was tired, rather I think she wanted to be photographed at last! Much better for me! I could even sit!

I really like this pose with the wings forward, makes the dragonfly can be truly aerodynamic. Almost as aircraft designed by engineers! When I look it I understand that God does tiny miracles for us to wallow watching (and taking photos).

At the time of this photo, I was comfortably sitting on the sandy shore of the pond, the dragonfly was on the surface about 120 centimeters away (if me closer, my shoes get wet). I tried several combinations, so I opted for the ISO 80, 1/500s speed opturación (there were very good light at the time), I used a bit of optical zoom (1.7X) because the dragonfly was a bit far as I said, I used f/3.5 to better approach, although in the first pictures the background was very solid and it impact on the dragonfly remained. It struck me down to 4 Megapixel resolution and 1.3x digital zoom used! (which in my compact canon called "Digital Tele mode")... the experiment was good to add some blur in the background, keeping the f/3.5 and the focus mode "MACRO", despite the 120 cm away.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" ... says my old father ... although in reality the phrase is from Susanna Centlivre.

For this I say that I really had fun photographing this dragonfly, hopefully others were to pose as benevolent, and had the same patience.

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Division: Arthropoda
Subdivision: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Palaeoptera
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Dythemis
Species: Dythemis multipunctata

For more INFO: (Dythemis multipunctata)

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/500
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 10300/1000 mm
Digital zoom: 1,333x (T 1.3x mode)
Date Taken: 2010-01-23 14:14
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash not fired
File Size: 209.9 kb

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Ciao Jesus,
un-altra splendida macro di libellula che si aggiunge alla tua ricca collezione, ottima nitidezza e colori ben contrastati, molto piacevole la composizione con la bella posa plasica dell-insetto.
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-28 9:37]

Hello Jesús,
An excellent photo of this species of dragonfly. The POV is ideal to show not only the body, but the downwards placed wings at rest. This together with the upward pointing abdomen reduces overheating by the tropical sun
The colours an sharpness are excellent and the blue eyes are an attractive feature.
Glad you could ID this!
Thanks and kind regards,

It's so amazing how many different specimen you were able to capture, Jesus. This one looks very elegant and I never saw such a one before.
Amazing blue eyes.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-28 9:40]

Hi Jesus,
Splendid photo of this Dragonfly!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-28 9:44]

Hello Jesus
Nice capture and very well presented this species

hello Jesús

with the pose of his wings covering his body,
it is giving dynamic effect to the photo, fine POV
and framing, superb focus sharpness and details,



Hello Jesus
Great Dythemis multipunctata!
Colors are fantastic and details are so sharp!

hello Jesus
you do not stop with this great serie
of beauty,s
again nice pose of this beautiful dragonfly
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-28 12:53]

Hola Jesus,
Very beautiful close up.Excellent POV,details and sharpness.I liked pose of insect a lot.
Thanks for posting..

hola Jesús
another nice macro shot of your Odonata series. This dragon is also very beautiful. I think I see it firstly. you nicely captured it from nice POV and with nice focus.
diagonal composition also very nice. Thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-28 15:05]

Hi Jesus,

Looks like you made a new friend!! I have never seen a dragonfly in such a position. I love the wings coming over her body. It makes her look like she is taking a curtain call. The blue head seen through the lacy black wings are wonderful.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-28 15:31]

Hi Jesus,very curious the wings position today...a new specie in your wonderful gallery taken at the best as usual,very nice composition too.Have a nice day and thanks for share,LUCIANO

Hi MF jesus,

Everytime nice to learn a new thing. This is absolutely fine "tele-macro" capture as you used optic zoom with macro mode:) You captured it with flawless details and excelent details.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


Hi Jesus

Another great dragonfly from Venezuela. I lik ethe way his wings are held forward, you don't often see that. Good composition, sharpness, details and POV.


Ciao Jesus, magnifica composizione con doppia diagonale, splendida posa con le ali tutte protese in avantio, magnifica libellula, ottima nitidezza e bei colori naturali, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao amico Jesus. Una serie strepitosa di libellule! Complimenti per questa posa dinamica e per l'eccezionale gioco di luce su dettaglio di pari livello. Anche icolroi hanno reso al massimo.


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