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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-15 14:30
Viewed: 1878
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Somatochlora metallica female
Van der Linden, 1825

Brilliant Emerald Dragonfly.
Adults. Adults about 39–53–57 mm long (the female slightly the longer). Average wingspan 78 mm; hindwings 34–36 mm long.
The eyes dorsally narrowly apposed to dorsally broadly contiguous; green (in both sexes).
Legs black. Thoracic antehumeral stripes absent. The wings spread more or less horizontally in repose; dissimilar in shape and venation; sessile; colour tinted throughout (more strongly towards their bases). The tinting amber. The inner wing venation blackish. Discoidal cell divided longitudinally into a conspicuous triangle and supra-triangle. Antenodal veins in the forewings about 7–10 (fewer in the hindwings); without distinct primaries, and those in the costal and subcostal spaces more or less aligned. Pterostigma well over twice but no more than five times as long as wide (in the female somewhat longer in the hindwings than in the forewings); dark brown.
Abdomen robustly linear from a conspicuously swollen base (in the female), or swollen both basally and distally and markedly constricted in between (in the male, the constriction involving several segments forward of the middle); 37–40 mm long; predominantly green to bronze; metallic; plain; without mid-dorsal spots. The male abdomen auriculate on segment 2; with a single inferior anal appendage.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 2/100 sec
F-Stop: f/13.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-09-11 10:53
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 282 kb

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-15 14:36]

Well that's a sharp image of this Dragonfly. Very nice colours and i like the details on the wings.


Ciao Sergio,
Splendid photo of this Dragonfly, very fine colorful details, very nice composition too, TFS!
Regards, Joska

Bom dia Sergio
Great mood for today and a beautiful picture.Sharp and clear with wonderful colors and great details.
Have a nice day!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-02-17 10:18]

Great picture Sergio! it look great, very good metalic colors. Congratulation and thanks for sharing, it is the first time I see one like this. Un saludo.

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