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Libellula depressa

Libellula depressa
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-12 1:07
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Broad-bodied Chaser, also called the Broad-bodied Darter (Libellula depressa) is one of the most common dragonflies in Europe and central Asia. It is very distinctive with a very broad flattened abdomen, four wing patches and, in the male, the abdomen becomes pruinose blue.
The male and female have a broad, flattened abdomen which is brown with yellow patches down the sides. In the male the abdomen develops a blue pruinosity that covers the brown colour. Both fore and hind wings have a dark patch at the base. Both the male and female have broad antehumeral stripes. The average wingspan is approximately 70 mm. L. depressa is very distinctive and should not be confused with any other dragonflies in the region.

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beautiful dragon fly. i love its color which is special. nicely framed. tfs.

Oh Siggi you did it again, just LOOK at those magnificent wings; pattern and reflected light, spell bounding! And those eyes, looking like a brown helmet. Your macro eye rules again! The powder blue on his abdomen..just stunning

看了相片有點頭暈 太驚奇了 有點被你嚇到
照的這清晰 這樣的貼近蜻蜓 真是美極了 也美透了
你的作品就算很大的特寫 也沒有壓迫感 急促感
還是那樣的好看美麗 構圖拿捏的很穩重
背景深遂 經典作品

Great shot!
Overall a well presented image with good sharpness and details. Blurry BG suits the image well too. Best Regards,

Hello Siegfried,
The fact mostly attract me as well as I find interesting is the phenomenon of the adaptation of colours among the animals from the nature.Here is one of the best example you displayed well in fine details and clarity.I think no need to elaborate what I mean here,outstanding presentation.

Hello Mr.Siegfried,
Attractive short and fatty Dragonfly.Nice to see such specie.Well captured with good details and sharpness.BG is very good.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

This is the strongest looking dragonfly I have seen on TN from time to time, Siegfried.
Your capture of it is very sharp and crisp. The colours and patterns on the entire insect are clearly etched out and look amazingly beautiful.

Ciao Siggi, great macro of lovely dragonfly, fantastic details, excellent sharpness, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-12 6:26]

Beautiful Chaser dragonfly...fine details and lighting. tfs.

Hello Sggi.
Great macro with good clarity, colour and composition.
pattern of the wing and light is superb.
best wishes,

hallo Siegfried
super good sharpness and great details
the colours and composition are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-12 8:50]

Very good picture of this strong odonato! Thank you for sharing it and congratulation. Saludos

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-12 16:19]

Hi Siggi,beautiful capture of this very common specie in my country too,classic pose and classic quality too,always very very good in your gallery! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Siggi,
Thank you for sharing this great macro of a beautiful butterfly with us! We don't have this species here in China, I'm afraid. Very well focused, excellent DOF, nice POV, and beautiful coloration. Everything about the subject is clear, esp. its huge chocolate bright eyes and its transparent wings! Great work, my friend, and thanks.

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