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Female Ashy Clubtail


Female Ashy Clubtail
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 24-70mm EX F2.8 DG AF
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-11 9:14
Viewed: 3732
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sorry folks, if someone could I.D. it, that would be nice. It is an immature as it was drying the wings. My son found him and I placed it on this leaf to get some shots.
Thanks for looking, post pro in CS2

Update, thanks to Howard for the I.D. this is an immature, so, judging by the colors, I'm going with the female Gomphus lividus.

Mike

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To marhowie: Hi HowardFisher 1 06-11 14:03
To ramthakur: Hi RamFisher 1 06-11 12:10
To extramundi: Hi FelipeFisher 1 06-11 10:11
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At first sight it looks like an apple tree, but not sure...
Jokes appart:
From this POV, it looks as if the eyes where separate on the top, if they are, it might be a clubtail or gomphus.
Nice moody shot, with subject well isolated, but placing it there was not fair, your are postprocessing the BG before taking the shot :D
Best regards, Felipe.

Bonjour Mike
C'est une excellent Prise de vue ! La composition très jolie avec de belles couleurs, grande acuité et détails. Merci pour le partage .
Au revoir et merci ....JP

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-11 9:37]

Hi Mike,
Nice shot, excellent detail, good light and colour, perfect DOF and neutral background. Nice work. Can't help with the ID.
Cheers,
Adrian

Excellent capture Mike!
Well done on the composition/details, and teamwork :)
I think you are a lucky man to have included your son in the process...
This may be an immature Ashy Clubtail (Gomphus lividus)?, hard to tell for sure..
Very well done.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-06-11 10:50]

Hallo Mike,
this 'silent' picture acts through its non-flamboyant colours with shallow green and brown, only. Well composed. The identification is difficult (perhaps the colours are not yet fully developed).
Peter

Good POV, DOF and overall composition.
The body shape suggests a damselfly, but I am not sure about the species.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-11 12:30]

For me it is a beautiful composition. Pleasant colors and background. Nice pose on leaf. Good DOF and sharpness.
Congratulation Mike.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-06-11 13:33]

quality shot Mike
a super composition, well taken, good in pov and a marvelous dof, what can I more say then yes I like it, good job.
gr. jaap

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-06-11 14:05]

Bonjour Mike, excellent composition and beautiful colors. Dof and neutral BG are perfect. Best regards, Didier.

wonderfull macro;-)

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-06-11 14:57]

Hello Mike , A Great shot , good compositie colours pov and dof and nice frame , good job ,Greetings Teunie .

Nice, should be starting to see them here shortly, well taken.

Greg

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-11 16:16]

Hello Mike,
Excellent close up.I liked sharpness,POV,details,colors,BG,
framing and composition a lot.
TFS...:-)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-06-11 17:32]

Bonjour Mike!

Félicitations pour les détails,l'éclairage et les superbes couleurs.
Merci pour l'envoie.
joseph

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-12 3:36]

Very good shot of this odonata!
Very good DOF and details!
Very good POV and BG!
5* and TFS!

Wonderful shot, Mike!!! everithing's prefect, I do love dragonflies!!!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-12 7:40]

Hello Mike,
excellent composition, beautiful horizontal line . Great POV and DOF.. colors and sharpness are lovely.
TFS..Sky

Very nice capture Mike with good detail and effective DOF and I must say, lovely presentation. Well done.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-06-14 5:56]

beautiful shot! i like the saturated, reach colors! great exposure pair! very nice focus on subject showing us good details. tfs

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-06-14 14:32]

Excellent shot Mike. Details are sharp and POV is good. I really, really like the frame with the big, black border! Well done & TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

Hi Mike,
this one is beautiful, I like the blue eyes - never seen such a dragon before.
Today I have seen hundreds of damselflies, but only 5 or 6 dragonflies. I don't know why, but perhaps it's to early in the year and the haven't completed their winter-sleep ;-)
So thanks for this wonderful one, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Great macro shot Mike.
Beautiful composition with excellent colors and details with good POV and BG.
Love the frame.
tfs!!!!
Regards
JC

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-06-17 0:24]

Hi Mike, this is even better than TL (naturally!). Your details are sharp, the placement on the plant of your Ashy Clubtail is super too. BG looks great too. Good job,
Janice

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-17 17:33]

Hi Mike, excellent macro. Very well composed with brilliant details, lighting and colours. Very well done and TFS.
Dean.

Very nice shot of this dragonfly the exposure works great for this image as it displays the natural colors well. :)

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-06-27 10:54]

Mike,

Awesome Composition, sharpness, detail of the subject, DOF, blurred BG and POV. TFS,
Sheriff

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