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Female Slaty Skimmer

Photography Insects posted on Sep 19, 2007
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Nikon 7900 image. This is another image from earlier this season. It shows a female Slaty Skimmer. They definitely look different than the males as can be noted by looking at the image I posted yesterday. I did not see many of these females this year and most of the ones I did see were not at my pond. They spent most of their time in open grassy areas. The few times I did see them near the water was in mating or egg-laying situations. The females of several species seem to follow this example. This particular image is one of my experiments with holding some sort of background behind the Dragonfly as I took the pic. In this instance, as in a few of my other posted Dragonfly images, that background was a piece of foil backed insulation board. The greenish color was created by the reflection of the foliage that was all around the Dragonfly. It was a very bright day and I did have to do some softening and blending to overcome a number of hot spots that the sun produced. Thanks to those who take the time to comment. Lee

Comments (10)


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Dianthus

12:41AM | Wed, 19 September 2007

Brilliant macro and specially awesome shot when zoomed in:) GReat work Lee

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Georges_H_Hoens

1:19AM | Wed, 19 September 2007

Delicate shot, well done!

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blankfrancine

3:10AM | Wed, 19 September 2007

Amazing nature photo!

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mbz2662

10:12AM | Wed, 19 September 2007

Good job! I am always pleased when I visit your gallery.

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mhyrdin

11:49AM | Wed, 19 September 2007

Wonderful on colors ! You got a fine picture.

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amlondono

2:36PM | Wed, 19 September 2007

BEAUTIFUL MACRO !

MrsLubner

2:58PM | Wed, 19 September 2007

This is great! The details including the body patterns is magnificent!

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GiMi53

4:50PM | Wed, 19 September 2007

Really beautiful , Lee and highly artistic ! http://perso.orange.fr/insectes.net/gendarme/gendarme2.htm

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bpclarke

6:03PM | Wed, 19 September 2007

Delicate and gorgeous! Beautifully presented. Gorgeous capture. Bunny

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Richardphotos

3:02PM | Thu, 20 September 2007

stunning dragonfly Lee and ingenuity on your part


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