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Blowing in the Wind

Blowing in the Wind
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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: 2005-02-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Australian Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-24 5:50
Viewed: 4937
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Again I'm sorry I can't classify this guy and give him a specific name. I took a series of photos of him and let my mum choose the one she liked best. She liked that you could see his legs clearly in this shot.
This was a really windy day and there were several different types of dragonflies in this area. It would have been nicer if he had landed somewhere where the background allowed a better view of his wings but I was just happy he let me get close enough to snap a few shots.
I have got an ID for this one now.After researching Aust dragonflies on the net I have discovered it is a Female Scarlet Percher and the red dragonfly I posted is a male Scarlet Percher. There is obviously great variation between the sexes.

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Hallo Michelle!
Superb photo! I love this macro-shot for its delicatese and for charm. Good job!

Hi Michelle, good picture overall, the pose is good and the POV pleasant. I think the image lacks contrast, and there is too much useless BG. I posted a workshop on your phoo. Hope you like it .

You were lucky to see him at all. I probably would've missed him as he is camouflaged so well. Good eye for detail and composition. TFS.

Female Common Percher; body length 35mm.
Nice picture! Latin name; Diplacodes haematodes


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