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Fiery Skimmer


Fiery Skimmer
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Copyright: Colin McQueen (McQueenca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 11 N: 226] (1387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon Macro EF 180mm 1:3.5 L
Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-03 1:12
Viewed: 2397
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Note
This photo was taken at the Redcliffe Botanical Gardens in mid afternoon. The conditions were sunny. The photo has been cropped.

Fiery Skimmer

The Fiery Skimmer is a medium-sized dragonfly with a relatively short body and clear wings.

Identification
Fiery Skimmer males have a bright red body while females are green or sometimes grey. The larvae are stout, grey and hairy and often rather dirty looking. They have a pointed body with spines halfway along the back.

Size range
7.5 cm

Distribution
The Fiery Skimmer is found in eastern and northern Australia, as well as in the Moluccas, New Guinea and adjacent islands.

Habitat
The Fiery Skimmer lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands, streams, boggy wetlands, heath, lakes and ponds. As the variety of its habitats show, the Fiery Skimmer is an ecologically tolerant species and can often be seen in urban environments.

Classification
Species:villosovittatum
Genus:Orthetrum
Family:Libellulidae
Superfamily:Libelluloidea
Suborder:Epiproctophora
Order:Odonata
Class:Insecta
Subphylum:Uniramia
Phylum:Arthopoda
Kingdom:Animalia

Source: Australia Museum

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你好
這角度很美 照的很清楚 構圖也美麗
尤其是右邊的前翅膀 很清晰好看
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晚安
STONE

Hello Colin,
Beautiful picture of this Skimmer.Nice POV and colour.Perfect use of Macro.Well done.
Kind regards,
Srikumar

Very impressive capture of this male Fiery Skimmer. Colin.
We have Scarlet Skimmer in India that is quite similar to this one.
The diagonal composition makes the presentation attractive.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

Hello Colin,
a very well captured image of this skimmer with great sharpness and colour.
I like the way you composed it.
for me it is little disturbed BG.
with my best wises and regards,
samiran

Hello Colin,
Beautiful capture with nice sharp details and very good PoV.
Regards,
Joy

Hi Colin,
really beautiful capture. I like it. A lot of details and perfect composition.
Have a nice week,
Maciek

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-03 14:06]

Hi Colin,original choice of point of view to take this red dragonfly,very good details everywhere despite the perspective,perfect saturation of the red too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Colin

Excellent macro of this insect, with fine POV
and framing, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS

Asbed

Ciao Colin. Good angle for the dragonfly. Beautiful natural colours. Lovely compo too.

Roberto

Hello Colin.
Beautiful capture of this dragonfly. Sharp details with beautiful read and fine sharpness all around.
Thanks and have a nice day.
Jusni

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