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Dragon Fly


Dragon Fly
Photo Information
Copyright: Gerard Blacklock (gerry) (12)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-01
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Australian Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-11 3:00
Viewed: 4545
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dragon Fly at dinner time. Fascinating wing membrane structure.

I am not expert, far from it, but i think this is a common Australian Emperor dragon fly (Hemianax papuensis). Confirmation would be welcomed.

Quote from Wildlife of Sydney Site:

The Australian Emperor is a large, common, pale brown to yellow dragonfly with dark brown mottling and clear wings. It is an extremely good flier even by dragonfly standards and can be seen flying from August until May.

The larvae are usually found on water plants and are active predators that stalk prey and grow quickly.

Distribution:
Throughout Australia and the South Pacific.

Habitat:
Urban areas, fresh water, forests, heath.

Status:
Very common

Size:
10-11 cm.

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Hi Gerard.
it's a nice close-up you start with. Can't help you with the ID.
Well composed, nice colours and good details.
The dinner is a good bonus.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-11 5:58]

Hello Gerard,
Very good macro,
Great colours, good details and composition
Well done

Hi Gerard,
this is a wonderful dragonfly.
You captured this one with excellent sharpness, I can see every detail, even the yummy dinner. I love the sap-green background, so beautiful colours, thank you very much - when I look outside, everything is white and grey - we have snow - brrrrrr.
Bye bye and have a nice evening
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-11 15:38]

Hi Gerard,
Very nice close-up!
Excellent sharpness and details,
very nice colours.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

The division of the BG is forming a sufficiently interesting composition. The focus is very good and the colors also. The dragonfly if feeding of an insect is a difficult photo of if making.

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