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21-MAR-2007 Tim Vidrine

Eastern Pondhawk ♂

Lake Martin, La

(Erythemis simplicicollis)

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/1250s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Buz Kiefer23-Mar-2007 16:56
Very sharp and good detail.
Guest 22-Mar-2007 23:08

Nice start to closeup photography. This can be a very addictive field of photography. You need to make a few trips with David and I to the spillway.
By the way, in case you didn't know, this is a male Pondhawk. Both sexes start out green. The male will excrete a blue waxy substance with time. First the tail will turn blue then later the thorax. The head remains green with both sexes. I assume if he excreted that waxy substance over his eyes, he wouldn't be able to see very well.

Gayle P. Clement22-Mar-2007 20:21
Excellent capture.
Guest 22-Mar-2007 17:36
great macroshot, beautiful one.
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