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Black Tailed Skimmer

Black Tailed Skimmer
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Copyright: Behrad Sharifi (BEHRAD) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 31 N: 109] (449)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, SIGMA APO 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-18 11:16
Viewed: 3058
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody

The Black-tailed Skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum, is a European dragonfly.

The male has a blue abdomen with a black tip and transparent wings, and the female has a yellowish brown body with black zigzag marks along the abdomen and the transparent wings.

This species has expanded its range, assisted by the creation of gravel pits which give it the extensive open unvegetated areas it prefers. It was first recorded in Great Britain in Essex in 1934.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Odonata

Suborder: Anisoptera

Family: Libellulidae

Genus: Orthetrum

Species: O. cancellatum

Here also is photo details :

Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shooting Date/Time : 02/18/2007 10:34:07 AM
Shooting Mode : Manual
Metering Mode : Center-weighted averaging
ISO Speed : 100
Focal Length : 190.0 mm
Flash : Off
White Balance : Cloudy
AF Mode : Manual Focus

Hope you like it.


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Namaste Behrad,
I love your pretty dragon, it's a wonderful sharp shot. I also like the tiny hairs on the leaf the dragon is sitting on.
The colours are brilliant, also the light.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

super cet equilibre sur cette branche
de tres bonnes couleurs et supers détails
bonne réussite

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-18 11:31]

Hello Behrad,
Wonderful close up of this skimmer.Did you catch it today?POV,colors,sharpness,clear details and visual impact are excellent.

Hello Behrad
Very nice shot of blacktialed skimmer,
Perfect compo and lighting,Welldone.


This golden dragonfly is a handsome creature and you have captured it very well here, Behrad.
A well composed sharp and crisp image.

Bonjour Behrad
Grande netteté et très belle présentation de cette libellule. La texture des ailes est magnifique avec de belles couleurs et un joli BG.
Bonne journée et au revoir...JP

Hello Berhad,
I like this POV, composition, colors and details here. It is so hard for me to capture these insects, in fact, I never succeed. This is very well done with good exposure and DOF! Thanks,

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