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Trithemis annulata

Trithemis annulata
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D610, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-08 1:23
Viewed: 1190
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trithemis annulata, the violet dropwing [Libellulidae), Is found in most of Africa, Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, and southern Europe. The males are violet-red with red veins in the wings, and females are yellow and brown. Both sexes have red eyes. Their average wingspan is 60 mm. They are quite adaptable. This one was photographed in the semi-arid area of the Northern Negev,

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Hello Ishi

Excellent image of Trithemis (it likes a greek name)in a diagonal align, nice POV, excellent sharpness and details, nice lighting, veri nice blurring BG.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-08 9:07]

Hi Ishi,very good capture of this red dragonfly common in my country too,simple composition well exposed and very sharp.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hallo Ishi
this is a beauty
very nice pose of this beautiful colored dragonfly
thanks gr lou

Ciao Ishi, great macro of lovely dragonfly, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-08 17:48]

Hello Ishi,
This probably the most colorful dragonfly I have ever seen. Definitely a new species for me and shown in excellent detail. I love the lavender colors on it's upper body which turn into red and slowly blends into an orange rear end. The dark amber wing markings near it's body are quite the eye pleaser. The colorful reddish tinted wings finish off an awesome looking specimen. Perfect exposure and wonderful DOF.

I had the opportunity to shoot this dragonfly only once during my stay of 5 years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Ishi.
Your macro image of it is pin sharp with an impressive DOF. The typical colours on it are also well captured.

Very good capture of this dragonfly with strange colors (for us )Ishi.

Thanks for sharing.


Hello Ishi,

I like the color of this dragonfly. I like its BG too. But personally I don't like where it was resting, although it wasn't in your hand. Well details and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ishi
I like the colors of this damselfly, it's a very beautiful species,
great sharpness and POV
Have a good night

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