Bad Manners- Halloween Pennant Dragonfly
|Copyright: Elena Evans Chumsky (Scrapperella)
|Date Taken: 2013-10-18|
|Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-10-19 8:07|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|With Halloween two weeks away I am happy to capture this Halloween Pennant having a lunch. |
This is from wiki:
The Halloween Pennant has been described as looking very similar to a butterfly. Its wings are orange-yellow in color, though its markings are dark brown, not black as is commonly believed; the entirely orange-yellow wings with dark brown bands are what has given it its Halloween common name and its typical position of being perched at the tip of a weed stalk, waving in the breeze like a pennant contributes to the remainder of its common name. The young has yellow markings, including a stripe on its back, and adult males develop pale red markings, particularly on the face, though females will occasionally get these red markings too. Halloween Pennants are normally between 38 and 42 mm (approx. 1.5 inches) in size. They feed on other insects, and they are able to fly in rain and strong wind. On hot days, it will often shade its thorax using its wings.
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- [2013-10-19 12:25]
Very nice macro with a great sharp focus on the head. It is posted in beautiful light and has marvellous clear colours. taken from a good POV.
- [2013-10-19 14:50]
Hi Elena,an excellent capture of this interesting specie whit fine details and bright colors,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Is he eating?? What is that sticking out of his mouth?? THIS IS SO COOL!! Elena you are getting amazingly WONDROUS captures!! LOVE LOVE Great detail in the fwd wing and that FACE, first time seeing this dragonfly up close like this
Ciao Elena, great portrait of beautiful dragonfly at lunch, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
What a lovely time for taking picture.