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Common Glider

Common Glider
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates and fungi of the Sydney region 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-13 3:29
Viewed: 4060
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Common Glider (Tramea loewii). This species of dragonfly is widely distributed through continental Australia and also occurs on nearby New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and parts of the Indonesian archipelago. They inhabit freshwater bodies in very diverse environments and can found from woodland waterholes to desert ponds. They love to glide in gentle breezes, but will use favourite perches, such a s this one in Castlereagh Nature Reserve, to perch and scan the surrounding area for prey.

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Hi Chris.
A great macro image!
Fine colors, sharpness and luminosity.
I liked this perspective also.
Josť Roberto

Ciao Ghris, beautiful dragonfly against a wonderful blue sky, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-13 9:44]

Hi Chris
What a interesting POV of this lovely and sharp Common Glider.
Colors and details are beautiful
I like the sky on the BG.

Hi dear Chris,

So nice macro from you.
Excellent focus,Great BG and dnice sharpness.
Very well captured.

Best wishes

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-03-13 13:54]

Hola Chris.
Nice and sharp, fine details on wings beautiful pose, and excellent blue sky as BG. Great luminosity to.
Have a nice WE,

Hello Chris,
a beautiful macro shot of this dragonfly, very good sharpness and beautiful contrast against the blue sky, excellent POV, DOF and composition
Best regards

Hello Chris,

an nice macro shot from this Dragonfly with good pov and dof.
Fine colours.


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