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Four-spotted Skimmer, the hunter

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This 2 inch long Skimmer is totally harmless to humans, but his service to us as a hunter of flying insects is astonishing. Tireless dragonflies are flying through the air and only sit when feeding on an insect or when in need of rest.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 145.0 - 7251.6 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jun 2014 - 4:28 PM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Four-spotted Skimmer, the hunter
Username:doerthe doerthe
Uploaded:13 Jun 2014 - 1:52 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Votes:9
Voters:handlerstudio · taggart · Mollycat · bobpaige1 · Andysnapper · RobertTurley · NDODS · AndS · Chinga ·
Views:41
Unique Views:25

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 1:57 AM

AS always, an amazing macro capture. Wonderful!!!

Peter

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 2:21 AM

He's a prickly one!

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 2:32 AM

That looks a particularly nasty beastie Doerthe, but you've captured him/her beautifully.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43897 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2014 - 9:02 AM

Macro photography reaches a new level, superb...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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doerthe
doerthe Plus Member 2doerthe vcard United States
13 Jun 2014 - 2:46 PM

Thanks to you all for your wonderful feedback and votes! I added a description under the photo to help explain this amazing insect.

Have a good weekend and as always: Greetings from Michigan,

Doerthe

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