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Libellula depressa

Libellula depressa
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Superb Macros, My Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-10 6:39
Viewed: 5577
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture shows the strong female of the dragonfly
- Libellula depressa
- family: Libellulidae

German: Plattbauch

Species information
Libellula depressa occurs in Europe except for the northern parts and in Asia eastwards to south-west Siberia.
Also the males have such a broad body but it shows a nice light blue colour.
The flight season starts in May and has a maximum in Jube/July.

A small nature reserve with mixed forest, open humid areas and small ponds, quite close to my home.
Sprockhoevel in the southern Ruhr-District in Germany.

- natural light
- handheld

* Bellmann H. (1987) Libellen beobachten - bestimmen. - Verlag J. Neumann - Neudamm, Melsungen.
* Kuhn K. & Burbach K. (1998) Libellen in Bayern. - Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.
* Jurzitza G. (1978) Unsere Libellen. Die Libellen Mitteleuropas in 120 Farbfotos. - Kosmos, Stuttgart.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-10 7:01]

Hi Peter.
I have never met this charming species in our places. You have presented it by the best way. I mean impressive POV/ attractive pose of the insect and terrific DOF which brings a lot of nice details of the dragonfly. Simple BG is nicely smoothed and looked very naturally for pictured beauty. Warm greetings and TFS.

This is the strongest looking dragonfly in the world, Peter, and you have captured this fresh specimen very well.
Superb focus on the entire subject and beautiful natural colours.
A highly professional work that deserves accolades.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-10 7:14]

Hello Peter
You capture this dragonfly with very sharp details and vivid colors, lovely light and perfect focus.

Hi Peter,

i love the wingdetails in this Beautiful shot

TFS Thijs

Hi Peter,
This insect is a spectacle. Congratulations on this magnificent picture, the excellent handling and light exposure time. Fantastic work.

Hi Peter,

You must have gotten pretty close with this top quality optics in getting this top drawer image. So much details framed so well of this beautiful dragonfly. The depth is so well controlled keeping the subject in good focus at f/16.

I like this one and TFS.

Best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-10 10:11]

Hi Peter. I was hoping to see some today on my trip out but not yet. May be next week. You have taken a first class close up of this Libellula depressa . The picture has such sharp focusing and fine detail. Your use of the light has given bright colours. with the light on the wings. well done TF.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-10 12:36]

Hello Peter,
Fantastic isolated Platbuik from the OOF BG. Excellent sharpness and details. POV and clearly saturated colours are gorgeous. Very beautiful!

Great macro picture Peter! One of the best L. depressa picture I have ever seen in TN gallery: sharp, with very good composition.
Really nothing to add, maybe only Polish name to the note - wazka plaskobrzucha ;>

Ciao Peter. Sarà pure depressa ma a me sembra in gran forma. Eccellente contrasto ed eccezionale texture dalle ali.


Hello Peter,
Impressive sharpness and 3D effect. The light on the wings is very well captured. Good job! Best regards,

Hi Peter,
A very good capture of this huge dragonfly.
Perfect exposure and sharpness with very good colour and DOF
Excellent work!

Ciao Peter, splendid macro of wonderful Libellula depressa, superb sharpness and fantastic details, beautiful natural colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-05-12 4:22]

Guten Tag Peter,
Bin zurück aus dem Wallis, und finde dieses schöne Libellenbild. Das ist ja fast pures Gold! Verstehe sehr gut, warum dieses Bild ins Thema "Superb macros" eingetragen wurde.
Hervorragend fotografiert!
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