Taken 4-Feb-17
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Insects
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Keywords:Australia, Dragonfly, Synthemis tasmanica, Tasmanian Swamp Tigertail, wildlife
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Dimensions5334 x 3556
Original file size3.62 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken4-Feb-17 10:02
Date modified10-Feb-17 12:09
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length150 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/11
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 320
Metering modePattern
Synthemis tasmanica

Synthemis tasmanica

Synthemis tasmanica (Tasmanian Swamp Tigertail)

IUCN Status: Not Assessed

This species is endemic (restricted to) Tasmania. It inhabits boggy areas or areas with "trickles" running through them. I found a heap of them hanging around the puddles formed across tracks and in ruts near a "trickle" up at great lake. I've seen them before at the Upper Natone nature reserve, but did get useful pictures on that occasion.

Photographing this species is a real challenge. They are very skittish and typically land in cluttered places making getting clear, pleasing image... problematic. I hung out in the puddles for around two and a half hours trying to get an image I was happy with.