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Libellula depressa - female

Libellula depressa - female
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K200D, Pentax SMC FA 100 F2.8 MACRO
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-14 6:20
Viewed: 3608
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I am sending a photo of this common dragonfly. I taken him to the edge of the forest near my house.
Thank you all for your visit and criticism - this is useful for me. Points (smiling) are not important for me :-)
Best greetings.


Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Libellula
Species: depressa

Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
Czech name: Vážka ploská

The Broad-bodied Chaser measures 39-48 mm. The wingspan is 70-80 mm. The body is slender, his head high and moving. The chest is strong and sloping back, stands on his head a couple of big eyes, mouthparts is teething. Based on hind wings we see a large black-brown spots. For both sexes is quite distinct sexual dichroism (ie the possibility of different colored male and female). Males, especially older ones, are colored in blue, while females are colored brown. The tail is flattened with yellow spots on the sides.
Conspicuous their compound eyes, which can be made up of many thousands small eyes (ommatidia). They also developed three parietal eyes (ocelli).
Adult dragonflies can be seen from May to mid-August, autumn image die. Prior to lose their color.
Is extended throughout Europe except northern Scandinavia and Britain, as in Western Asia and the Middle East. The Czech Republic is common everywhere.
(source: www.wikipedia.com)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-14 6:24]

Hello Milos,
Fantastic photo of this dragonfly in superb sharpness and details. Splendid bright colours and a very attractive composition. Beautiful blurred BG. High quality!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-14 6:27]

Hello Milos.
This is a marvellous capture with phenomenal clarity, perfect details and lovely colours.
DOF is as good as it can be.Best regards Siggi

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-07-14 6:33]

Hello Milos,
wonderful shot!
fantastic sharpness and colours, excellent point of view and composition.
thanks for sharing

hello Milos
This picture is very good
Great sharpness good composition and beautiful colours
i like it Milos
thanks greeting lou
+a Smile for this shot

Hi Milos,

Well there's nothing common about this shot my friend, absolutely fabulous clarity here, sharp as a pin, amazing exposure control and perfect camera settings, awesome image Milos Bravo!.
Best regards,


Hello Milos,
This is a very nice close-up of this dragonfly, the lovely colours of the dragonfly contrasts so well against the green background, also the picture is well composed with excellent details sharpness,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

What a powerful shot, Milos, my neighbour!
The dorsal point of view presents this strong looking Dragonfly in perfect detail. Every bit of the subject is in sharp focus. The varied shades of colours on it are very well captured.
Thanks for sharing this great macro image.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-14 7:46]

Hello Milos,
A very fine capture of a female L. depressa.
The dorsal POV is well composed with the oak leaves against a clean BG and is shown with excellent sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Milos,
fine capture of the Broad-bodied Chaser with a well chosen POV and a great pose. I also like the superb sharpness with many details and the nicely blurred background. Fine light and vivid colours.
Best wishes,

Hi Milos what a beautifull shot of this female Depressa
Excellent pose, POV, BG and sharpness
Lovely composition with great colors

TFS Thijs

Hi Milos,

Beautiful portrait. Very good sharpness and excellent detail!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-14 11:06]

Hello Milos,
Very beautiful picture of this impressive golden dragonfly. What a perfect sharpness and a beautiful color-contrast. Very pleasant as usual!
Have a nice evening
Kind regards

Hi Milos,

Fantastic shot of this libellula from good top POV. The sharpness is outstanding.
And a lovely composition. Well done & TFS.

Hi Milos,
another very nice and interesting photo of this dragonfly. Many details. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Milos,
A wonderful work with splendid light and colours. I also like excellent sharpness, fine details, clear BG and beautiful composition. Well done!

Ciao Milos, fantastic macro of wonderful dragonfly, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Milos
I like the different colours in this macro very much. It adds extra dynamic to an already super image. The details your have captured of this Broad-bodied Chaser is excellent. The focus super, the very close point of view pleasant and the overall presentation, top class. A super macro indeed! Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hallo Milos,
a superb capture of the Broad-bodied Chaser female, outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-15 5:30]

Hello Milos,
exciting top view of this unique and special dragonfly. i like the color combination and it looks so harmony.
You composed it so well and so sharp.
excellent job.
Very artistic composition.


GREAT photo Milos! Interesting subject, Excellent POV, composition and BG, Fantastic colours and lighting. Impressive sharpness and DOF.

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