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Erythemis vesiculosa (Fabricius, 1775)

Erythemis vesiculosa (Fabricius, 1775)
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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: 2011-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus SP565 UZ
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-23 14:15
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Erythemis vesiculosa (Fabricius, 1775)

Hello friends!

Finally I could photograph this large green dragonfly, which occasionally flies hunting insects on the banks of the roads.

It is a very elusive bug on previous occasions I had not even been close to it.

This time I used 10X zoom on my old Olympus Bridge (the dragonfly landed a few feets of me) also fill flash to 100% and lots of patience!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Erythemis
Species: vesiculosa (Fabricius, 1775)

Habitat: Great Pondhawk Dragonflies prefer tropical regions in the world. They enjoy still water so they have a good place to lay their eggs. Like all dragonflies they need still water to lay their eggs because when the babies are born they have a small air sac so they can climb up a weed to the surface.

Description: The Great Pondhawk Dragonfly is an interesting green dragonfly that is pretty unknown. This is a tropical dragonfly that can be found mostly around the southern United States areas. In the central United States it can be found in the lower Rio Grande River area and they tend to migrate to Northern Oklahoma. Males and females are fairly similar in appearance, only the male has darker markings near the abdomen.

The Great Pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa) is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native to the southern United States and Mexico.

About this shot:
Model: SP565UZ
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
F-Stop: f/4.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 5499/100 mm
Date Taken: 2011-05-22 11:04
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash
File Size: 271 kb

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ciao Jesus!
ottima cattura di questa specie nuova
per me di Erythemis...buoni dettagli e compo...bentornato tra noi sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-23 15:10]

Ciao Jesus,non avevo mai visto una libelllula di questo colore,un verde pisello davvero carino,e la consueta qualitŕ impressionante dei dettagli e della composizione.Buona giornata! Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-23 19:43]

Hi Jesus, dear friend.
Your Olympus in your hands is great. Despite the difficult shooting conditions you managed to get an amazing in all respects image. Superb diagonal composition and lovely framing of the scene, great wide DOF and ultimate details of the pictured beauty, dine smooth BG. Perfect use of camera. Bravo.

Hola Jesús

Una imagen muy agradable, con estupendos colores naturales y punto de enfoque estupendo.

Un saludo de Antonio

Beautiful bright image with fine exposition and illumination across the frame, friend Jesus! Gorgeous detail as usually perfect depth of field and composition ... a classic beauty indeed! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-23 22:43]

Hello Jesus.
Pose is wonderful with the position of the wings. Sharp details, nice colors, and a wonderful background.Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-23 23:25]

Lovely species with fine green colors, good composition. tfs.

Ciao Jesus, magnifica libellula dallo splendido colore verde, ottima nitidezza e favolosi dettagli, bellissima macro, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hi Jesus,

Well what a splendid composition here Jesus, fabulous details throughout with perfect exposure control, good choice of aperture to blur out the background, lovely colours, excellent work and well done,
Best Regards,


Ciao Jesus, spettacolare libellula e grande foto di questo odonato. Un grande scatto ed una ottima cattura. Un saluto, Paolo

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-24 2:03]

Hello Jesús,
Welcome back to TN!
A very fine capture of this species of Dragonfly with the skillful use your old Olympus.
The sharpness shows it well against the OOF natural green BG and the POV is great in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and best regards,

Impressive photo Jesus! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-24 3:11]

Hello Jesus,
Another fantastic photo in splendid clear colours and great sharpness and details. Very good DOF, composition and POV. I like the matching OOF BG too.

Ciao Jesus. Ottimo dettaglio e colori spetatcolari. Gran POV.


hello Jesus
this is a very nice colored dragonfly
great sharpness and good details
i love this one
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Jesus,
una bellissima immagine di libellula, un genere di insetti che fotografo con molto piacere, fantastici i colori con una perfetta messa a fuoco e uno sfondo che favoriscono l'effetto tridimensionale per l'ottimo punto di ripresa.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Buen equilibrio... del insecto y tuyo al componer la imagen,
nada fácil a menudo en las libélulas.
Elegancia del conjunto y verde+verde te quedo precioso :-)
Abrazo Jesús.

Hello Jesús

Great macro shot of this insect with his
beautiful eye-contact to you, fine POV and framing,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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