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Dragonfly (ID)

Dragonfly (ID)
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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: 2010-12-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-06 13:59
Viewed: 3196
Points: 38
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Dragonfly (ID)

A quiet dragonfly, found in the full light of noon, away from water sources in the side of a road and wanting to be photographed! ... This does not happen every day!

Fortunately carried with me my little Canon SX110 and I caught this dragonfly!

Being posed at the edge of a yellow sand dirt road on a dry twig, the backlight was very strong, so the picture was not as easy as I've thinked it might be. I used 2.5X Zoom, and F/5 to get rid as much as possible of the details of the road and the weeds in the background. And also I used 1/3 of fill flash to get the details of the dragonfly in spite of the backlight.

I have not the ID of the dragonfly, I think it is the second that I post in TN, but I've never been able to find it identified in any neotropical dragonflies web.

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Epiprocta
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: ??
Species: ??

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: GIMP 2.4.3
Exposure Time: 1/501
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 14400/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-12-05 10:59
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash fired
File Size: 216

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-06 14:44]

Hi Jesus,

The moral of the story is to never leave home without a camera! The way the wings are folded over what appears to be a dead flower is just wonderful. Great timing to capture this superb pose. Superfine details of the wings, head and body. Sorry, I'm the last one who would be able to help identify a dragonfly.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-06 15:13]

Ciao Jesus,impressionante perfezione per uno dei soggetti piu' difficili,specialemente da questo punto di vista,una nitidezza eccezzionale e un'ottima luce,forse ci voleva un po' di colore in piu'...comunque bellissima! Buonanotte,Luciano

It is 5.25 in the morning here in India and I have begun my day with the view of this outstanding capture you have made with your SX 110, Jesus. I am convinced that we do not have to lug our heavy DSLRs to make good pictures. This macro is just perfect in every respect.
Thanks and you too have a great day!

hello Jesús

as always high quality image, shot with fine POV,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,


  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-06 22:40]
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Well done friend Jesus! How are you my friend! Impeccable work from you today! As often! What Dragonfly is that one? Mmmm, you didn't complete your home work, did you? You know in my library at home I have also many strange and unknown species. So sooner or later, I Have to come with the same question. ID, please!
Fine, sharpness/colors/depth of field/point of view/composition etc.etc. Bravo!

P.S. About the ID: this dragonfly looks like the Jones'Forestwatcher or even the Common Thorntaill.

George Veltchev

Hello Jesús.
This is a fine dragonfly capture which looks like slender skimmer in my region.
Love the details from lateral pov.
Nice focus and beautifully framed shot.
Kind regards - Jusni

Hi Jesus,
A buetiful sharp image indeed. I like how it is folding its wings over its head. Great colors and compositon.
Have a fine day.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-07 0:53]

Hello Jesus
Excellent details and nice composition
Thanks for sharing

Ciao Jesus,
una splendida macro per questa libellula sulla cui ID non ti posso aiutare, anche se sono un appassionato di questi magnifici insetti, ma purtroppo conosco bene solo le specie europee, ottima nitidezza e magnifici colori con uno sfondo bicolore bellissimo
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Jesus
Beautiful photo with good composition and good sharpness.
Regards Christodoulos.

A beautiful subject captured within a pleasant, diagonal composition in perfect focus and exposure Jesus, your POV is well chosen and the blurry BG draws the attention directly to the d.fly. Very good indeed!

Ciao Jesus. Purtroppo non l'ho mai visto quindi per l'id sarà meglio aspettare. Macro di altissima qualità con fine dettaglio e ottima nitidezza. Eccellente lo sfondo. Complimenti.


Ciao Jesus, non so come si chiami, ma la macro è magnifica, splendido il ricamo delle ali, fantastica la nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Wow.....fantastic sharpness and exceptional focus.
It is a splendid macro with amazing details and wonderful colours.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-07 8:01]
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Hello Jesús,
Skillful use of your camera to take such a fine shot of this dragonfly that is unknown to me.
Excellent sharpness and DOF from a nice lateral POV with just the right BG in a fine composition.
This is a fine image MF, that deserves an ID!
Thanks and kind regards,

hello Jesus
very good sharpness pose with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-07 10:11]

Hello Jesús,
An excellent photo in all thinkable aspects. But the sharpness and DOF I like the most, really perfect!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-07 11:01]

Hello Jesus.
Outstanding macro shot with amazing sharpness and clear details. Fine focus, perfect lighting, superb BG and nice colours. Excellent POV to portray it. Very nicely composed and presented.Best regards Siggi

ciao Jesus!
bellissima postura ad ali raccolte di questa libellula sudamericana
purtroppo come altri amici europei non conosco la specie..
complimenti ciao sERGIO

Buen equilibrio y atractivas formas.

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