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Broad-Bodied Chaser

Broad-Bodied Chaser
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 15:34
Viewed: 2472
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saw this pair of Broad-Bodied Chasers by the river at the weekend.

Broad-Bodied Chaser ( Libellula depressa ) Length 43mm.
Has broad flattened abdomen with wings which are dark brown at the base. Abdomen of the mature male is sky blue with small yellow spots on sides of segments. Favours ponds and canals. Actively hawks for Insects. Flies May-August. Common only in South England. Squat Nymph lives buried in silt at bottom of ponds.

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Hello Nick, excellent detail/sharpness and dof, exposure well handled and light is nice and contrasty tfs rgds Necip.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-21 16:01]

Hi Nick,

Fantastic close-up of this pair. I love the two sets of wings. Wonderful position on the leaf - wonderful colors - sharp details.


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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2007-06-21 16:12]

Great closeup of this specimen!

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-06-21 17:03]

Hola nglen, excelente toma, brillantes y nitidos colores, enquadre perfecto Saludos

What a close up! Most of the mating dragonfly photos are from farther away but you got right in there. ha ha
Great shot - clear, focused, well positioned...good! :)

Hi Nicholas,
Superbly capturing this great moment.
Sharp and neat image.
Well done.


Good POV Nick to get amongst the action. Good detail and hint of environment. Best, Brat.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-21 23:07]

Hi Nick,
Razor sharp focus and lots of detail! I like how all eight wings are in focus. The DOF is outstanding. Pleasing background. The overall image seems just a little too bright, but that my be my computer or my tired eyes. Excellent post!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-22 2:56]

Hi Nicholas,

A nice capture with a good DOF,the colors and details looks very good,well done and tfs


Hi Nicholas,
Well seen and captured shot. Its sharp and clear but I like how all the wings are pointing up. Good shot,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-22 4:07]

Hi Nicholas,
Outstanding close-up shot of these mating dragonflies. Immaculate sharpness and clear details with fine focus. Superb lighting and the smooth BG highlights the subject well. Great POV to portray them and the precise DOF. I like the amazing synchronity of their wings pointing upwards. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

bonjour nick
le point de vue ne permet pas de bien voir la position des deux amoureux mais comme la qualité d'image est tres bonne cela compense.
netteté DOF et BG impeccable.

Une réussite avec tant de détails et de netteté.

hello Nicholas
good light, colours, sharpness, interesting POV and pose captured :)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-22 11:41]

Nicholas, Very well shot and nice details. TFS Ganesh

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-22 14:34]

Hi Nicholas.
Superb done close-up with terrific sharpness, details and colours of this pair and amazing scenery of the shot. Bravo and best regards.

Hi Nicholas, splendid pair of wonderful libellula with great details, very well done, ciao Silvio
:) domani

selam : well captured and presented pose with splendid colours. nice BG and POV TFS
best wishes

hi nick,
i love this picture for amazing dof that you have managed to get! Sharpness and details is are very good

Super sharp shot!
Well seen Nick, this took some good positioning and composition to really nail this.
Quite harsh light but you've done well to contain the highlights.
Nice focus and excellent BG.

Hi Nicholas,
Sharp details in this four winged dragon ;} Very good DOF and an interesting POV. Natural colors and well seen from the BG. Well done.

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