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Clamp-Tipped Emerald


Clamp-Tipped Emerald
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Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR DX
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-13 10:36
Viewed: 1901
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this clamp-tipped emerald(Somatochlora tenebrosa) 'hanging around' in a poplar tree earlier today. Likely an immature male whose eyes have yet to turn that telltale iridescent green hue. The abdomen is dark with a very unique cerci and epiprocts which form a broad circular enclosure and for which this species is named for.

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Hi Derek,
very good photo of this dragonfly. Many details. Very good colours.
Have a nice weekend,
Maciek

Ciao Derek.
Splendida libellula ben fotografata ,eccellenti i colori come la ottima nitidezza,bene la composizione complimenti .
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-13 12:18]

Hello Derek,
Very nice photo of this dragonfly. The eye is eye catching. Superb sharpness and details.
Regards,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-13 12:45]

HI Derek,the point of view make the difference,a spectacular capture whit the decisive flash on,magnificent sharpness,brightness and colors,the eye looks like a dark blue diamond.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Derek, great macro of lovely dragonfly by unusual POV, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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