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Odonata [18] Libellula herculea

Odonata [18] Libellula herculea
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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: 2010-01-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-25 8:49
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Points: 30
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Odonata [18] Libellula herculea Karsch, 1889

Continuing the series of Odonata...

On past Saturday I had to walk about 5 kilometers to find a creek with enough water, where they had some dragonflies. This drought time is very severe and these insects have declined in population.

However, the walk was worth it! I could find a site with various types of damselfly and dragonfly. There are as many as in the rainy months, but are sufficiently to continue my series of "Odonata" in TN.

This dragonfly in the photo, is a fairly large, I would say that measures about 12 centimeters. It is very nervous, but I could photograph it when they rested on a stick of Banboo, the picture was taken in the shade, practically on the channel of the creek, between rocks that form it. Fortunately, light, penetrating through the foliage, and some hit the back of the dragonfly. However, I had to use a flash of 60% 2.3X digital zoom (so I forced an f/3.5 aperture) and shutter speed of 1/200s to get a decent image.

** If you have seen me! Standing on wet rocks of the creek, with a vertical drop of more than 3 meters to my right, trying to balance on the rocks! ... these dragonflies can sometimes make us suffer! But I learn to appreciate those moments! :-)

Thanks by stop and visit!


For more INFO: (Wikipedia, gender Odonata)

For more INFO: (Suborder zygoptera)

For more INFO: (Suborder Epiprocta)

Woh! I found the ID: Libellula herculea
For more INFO: (Libellula herculea)

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/202
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 14400/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-01-23 11:24
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, red-eye reduction mode
File Size: 250 kb

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-25 9:16]

Hello Jesus
Excellent details on this interesting and beautiful dragonfly

Hello , You have posted image with good details and colors along with good information.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-25 9:52]

Hi Jesus,
It is another very interesting Dragonfly species, TFS!

Hello Jesus
Great details to your wonderful dragonfly!
Colors and light are amazing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-25 10:25]

Hello neighbour Jesus,
Your postings are quicker than my comments.
Very beautiful photo of this odonata. The light is very good. Great sharpness and details. Very nice pose, DOF and OOF BG.

ciao Jesus!
interessante cattura di questa rossa libellula del genere Erythemis
(l'addome rosso praticamente identico alla nostra Crocothemis erythraea )che potrebbe essere un maschio Erythemis peruviana (Rambur 1842)
grazie e complimenti per la serie
ciao sERGIO

hello Jesus
this is my favorite species
i like the dragonfly with the short body
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-25 11:15]

Hello Jesus.

A great capture of this Dragonfly.
Splendid colors, nice POV and very sharp.
Thank you fro sharing it.

Gr. Hans

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-25 11:16]

Hi Jesus. Well worth the walk to get this fine picture of the Dragonfly. Your use of the light has given bright colours. All with sharp focusing . well taken TFs.

hello Jesús

another of your great macro photos with fine POV and framing,
superb focus sharpness and details, i love his tail colour tones,



Hi Jesus,

This is a very beautiful shot. Very nice POF. Also your notes are quite interesting to read. Thanks a lot for sharing it.


hello Jesus,
a beautiful composed scene, the opposition with the red insect, elects this very good macro photo!
keep photographing! TFS

Ciao Jesus, altra fantastica libellula, ti ho gia detto per i colori, la prossima con quelli giusti:), ma quante specie diverse avette in Venezuela, che meravigliosa biodiversitŕ, siamo fortunati ad averti con noi che ci fai conoscere tante specie nuove, grazie, bravo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jesus. Bellissima anche questa. I colori sono stupendio cosě come il gioco di luce. Ben fatto!


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-26 14:21]

Hello Jesus, stunning close-up shot with excellent composition, details and colours.
TFS and G's,

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