Yellow Striped Flutterer

Posted by ChrisRoss on Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:15 am

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Yellow Striped Flutterer  Rhyothemis phyllis

A Yellow Striped Flutterer in obelisk pose at Centenary Lakes in Cairns botanical gardens in far north Queeensland. 
This pose is used to reduce heat uptake in may species but also seems to be used as a display/territorial pose in some species.  This one seemed to be displaying as it defended the area and constantly returned to this perch.
Like many dragonfly species this one seemed to seek out unattractive perches.

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by KK Hui on Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:13 am
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Amazing pose and excellent detail, Chris!
The DOF used is perfect too ...
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by david fletcher on Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:15 am
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Nailed this Chris. Superb pose and all round sharpness.
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by Tom Whelan on Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:31 pm
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Excellent wing position and obelisk pose. Skimmers always pick perches like this.

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by Carol Clarke on Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:33 am
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Maybe they choose a plain perch so it doesn't compete with their beauty and display, Chris.  :)   Wonderful image, I love the pose and the amazing detail you captured here.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:20 pm
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Thanks for the explanation-a terrific shot in this pose-gorgeous clarity and color.
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