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A Male Emperor Dragon Fly (Anax imperator), also known as Blue Emperor. Taken yesterday perching on seeding dock around our pond.

My thanks to those of you who supported my last upload - very much appreciated Smile

NB: My thanks to Mike (Mike_Young) who has pm'd me to say I have given the wrong ID to this image. It is an Emperor Dragon Fly (Anax imperator) or Blue Emperor and not a Southern Migrant Hawker which is smaller. Have uploaded V2 with the correct caption underneath. Cheers Mike for the correct ID - really appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jul 2014 - 11:28 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Male Emperor Dragon Fly
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:4 Jul 2014 - 12:59 PM
Tags:Anax imperator, Blue Emperor, Close-up / macro, Dock, Dragon fly, Insect, Male, Nature, Pond, Seeding, Wildlife
Votes:56
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JohnoP
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4 Jul 2014 - 1:05 PM

Beautiful work Sylvia..what a bonus to have in your garden! Smile John

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Chinga
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4 Jul 2014 - 1:24 PM

Very nice! Grin
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Barjo
Barjo  3 United States
4 Jul 2014 - 1:32 PM

A wonderfully well composed capture with excellent DOF....Really fine!

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gary_d
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4 Jul 2014 - 1:49 PM

Everything about this image is 1st class, love the presentation too. - gary

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NatalieCHurrell

Fabulous macro and depth of field.

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carkaci
carkaci  4 Turkey
4 Jul 2014 - 2:02 PM

Great macro. Really nice colours and details.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5144 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2014 - 2:35 PM

700mm.....!!!!......I'd never even have seen it never mind get a shot.
Superb long distance photography, Sylvia.
R.

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Greyheron
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4 Jul 2014 - 3:19 PM

Superb in all respects, Sylvia...

Mike

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pilgrim57
pilgrim57  2 United States
4 Jul 2014 - 3:47 PM

Gorgeous - the best dragonfly pic I've ever seen. Love the saturation - that vibrant blue of his body is outstanding!

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TonyDy
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4 Jul 2014 - 3:59 PM

Great shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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4 Jul 2014 - 5:41 PM

Beautifully detailed image Sylvia with striking colours and lovely composition!! Andy

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4 Jul 2014 - 6:03 PM

An absolute stunner of an image Sylvia. Superb photography

Ade

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2014 - 6:55 PM

A beautiful shot
Ju

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2014 - 8:52 PM

Excellent capture and colours SmileSmile
Helen

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Holmewood
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4 Jul 2014 - 9:39 PM

Super shot. Cathy

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Mike_Young
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4 Jul 2014 - 11:43 PM

Fab shot Sylvia, glad to be of help Smile

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2014 - 7:07 AM

Superb shots

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Glostopcat
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5 Jul 2014 - 2:41 PM

A magnificent shot of this large dragonfly, the colours and clarity are sublime

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SteveMackay
5 Jul 2014 - 8:23 PM

My personal favourite of all three!!! (but a very close call).......is there a forth instalment? Wink .......wonderful photo Sylvia!!!SmileSmileSmile

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91939 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2014 - 9:03 PM

Lovely Dragon - lucky you having them on your pond.Smile
Brian.

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Karen_Summers
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7 Jul 2014 - 3:35 PM

Hi Sylvia, lovely pretty shot

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