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Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly (female)

Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly (female)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ruby's dragonflies & damselflies: a collection [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-29 13:35
Viewed: 2700
Points: 18
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couldn't shoot this dragonfly from any other angle than this one. if i tried from its front, the sun was coming against my cam.. and if gone towards my right, the fence was there... hence, not an option. so, confined in one particular place i had to photograph this dragonfly which i could see through a small opening only and was at far :)

managed few shots. somehow.
the main problem was not the photograph, but the ID. i had searched for its ID... thoroughly... for many days... but no result. then gave up, and started looking for the ID of another dragonfly... golden coloured... that i had in my collection. the golden coloured dragonfly appeared to be an Eastern Amberwing male. when i searched for its images... i found THIS dragonfly. yes, a female of the same species! :):)

what do you call it? magic? :)

so okay. this is an Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) dragonfly and a female. this is a North-American dragonfly. a small dragonfly... short in size, just like its male counterpart. both genders have a red pterostigma.

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Ciao Rudy.
Splendida macro con un’ottima nitidezza e buoni particolari bello l’occhio del soggetto,eccellenti colori con un’ottima composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.

Now isn't this the most AMAZING PHOTO!! LOVE IT totally awesome and LOVE your note to go with it! Gosh i have missed seeing this! :0) Well done my friend; glad the fence was in the way ! hehe

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-29 14:14]

Hi Ruby,how is strange this dragonlfy,it looks like a bee..eheh...a very interesting specie and a magnificent capture,very nice composition too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ruby,
That is a lovely photo.Never seen that type before.The green leave with the fly on the end of it looks great.
Enjoy the weekend and enjoy taking some more nice photos!
Kind regards

you captured a nice macro within your camera limitation. I am also like the composition, which is improved! :)
best wishes.

Bom dia Ruby
You manage very well to get this beautiful pic.Great composition,wonderful colours and light.Beautiful clean BG.Thank You.
Have a nice weekend!
Kind regards

Technically, this picture of the female Amberwing is better than that of the male, Ruby. The POV you were confined to is actually a blessing in disguise. All the features of the dragonfly, especially the colours on its eye, are well captured here with excellent sharpness.
Thanks and keep it going!

Hello Ruby,
I prefer the picture of the female because of the better focussing and the nicely blurred background. I think that this POV works quite well and I also like the natural cololurs.
Best wishes,

Ruby, this is such a great shot of this dragonfly. Great sharpness and bokeh. bill

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