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Lance-Tipped Darner

Lance-Tipped Darner
Photo Information
Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR DX
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-06 8:50
Viewed: 2147
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
his large, brown dragonfly has a greenish face with no cross stripes. Length varies from 2.7 to 2.8 inches. On the thorax, markings are yellow-green below blue. For males, markings on the abdomen are blue. Females can have three different color variations. Blue form females have blue abdominal markings. Green form females have green spots, and yellow form females have markings in yellow with wings possibly tinted orange-brown.

Wide ranging and fairly common in northern United States and southern Canada, this species prefer marshy ponds and slow streams, including small temporary ponds and sometimes bogs.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Hexapoda
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Aeshna
Species: A. constricta


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Hi Derek,
really nice photo of this dragonfly. Excellent point of view and very good sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Derek, great macro of lovely dragonfly on a beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Derek,
Amazing photo, I like the fact that it stands verticaly.
Nice composition


hallo Derek
super good sharpness and nice pose on the tree
colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-09-07 0:32]

It is a beautiful species with some beautiful colors. Your photo sample show it very well with a good composition. Thank you very much for sharing it. Congratulations. Un saludo.

hello Derek,
a perfect picture with great clarity, colour and composition.
best wishes,

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