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Erythrodiplax umbrata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Erythrodiplax umbrata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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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: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-25 17:38
Viewed: 3242
Points: 32
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Erythrodiplax umbrata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Hello friends!

Well, I recognize that this is a picture with a lot of gaps! ... But it's my first (and so far the only) Erythrodiplax umbrata dragonfly that I could shoot!



Phylum: Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class: Insecta - Insects
Order: Odonata - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Suborder: Anisoptera - Dragonflies
Family: Libellulidae - Skimmers
Genus: Erythrodiplax - Dragonlets
Species: umbrata - (Band-winged Dragonlet)

Habitat: Ponds and marshes, especially temporary ponds.

Description: Mature males distinctive, with slender body and black bands on wings.
Length 38-47 mm.

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/202
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 11500/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2011-05-22 12:03
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 243 kb

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-05-25 19:00]

Hello Jesus,
I don't know what you mean by gaps, it looks like a real winner to me!! Congratulations on such an attractive dragonfly photo, the detail is superb. Love the POV and close crop. The colors are true and natural and the exposure is right on. Great work!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-25 20:24]

Hi Jesus.
Wonderful subject and superb quality shot. I am amazed with lovely cold colours, crisp sharp details of the beautiful dragonfly and so fine dry plant also as well as smooth BG. POV and composition are very impressive too. My warm greetings and TFS.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-25 21:49]

Hi Jesus,
Excellent photo of this interesting Dragonfly species, TFS!

good macro of dragonfly with good sharpness and lighting.

Ciao Jesus. Altro grande POV con ottimo contrasto contro il brillante sfondo verde.


Hello Jesus
Impressive species and beautiful photo with excellent composition and good sharpness.

Ciao Jesus,
altra splendida cattura di Libellula, eccellente il punto di ripresa per mostrare perfettamente le caratteristiche di questa interessante specie, ottima nitidezza e bellissimi colori. piacevole composizione ambientata
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-26 8:25]

Ciao Jesus,una spettacolare libellula scura ed un pov magnifico e difficile gestito al meglio,una nuova perla nella tua galleria di meraviglie tropicali! Complimenti e buona giornata,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-26 8:59]

Hello Jesus.
Outstanding photo of beautiful dragonfly. The details, colors, and exposure are all exceptional. Great view!Best regards Siggi

Hola Jesús

Una imagen excelente, no solo de la Libelula, si no de la planta donde esta sujeta. Una preciosa composición con ese fondo difuminado. Excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-26 10:06]

Hello Jesus,
Fantastic presentation of this dragonfly. I can't find many gaps. Perfect DOF, excellent sharpness, details, POV, composition and beautiful natural colours.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-05-26 11:45]

Hi Jesus.
I like the perspective used and very good control of DOF with sharp detail. Very nice macro shot!
TFS and Best regards,

Buen ángulo de disparo y soberbio encuadre !!!
Preciosa especie, amenizada con unos colores que dan un halo de misterio al conjunto.
Otra fotografía que marca diferencias...
Abrazo Jesús.

Ciao Jesus, fantastica libellula, POV difficilissimo per una macro da campione, splendidi dettagli e ottima nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

HI Jesus,

That's a helicopter shot. The wings are like rotating fans of a helicopter.
Very good POV & nice composition. Well done & TFS.


Hello Jesús

Great photo of this insect with his acrobatic pose,
fine POV at its level, great focus sharpness
and details, beautiful bokeh of the background, TFS


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