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Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)

Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 150 macro lens
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-19 3:14
Viewed: 3540
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)

The Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea), known as the Blue Darner in the Western Hemisphere, is a 70 mm long species of hawker dragonfly.

It is large, with a long body. It has green markings on the black bodies, and the male also has blue spots on the abdomen.

The Southern Hawker breeds in still or slow-flowing water, but will wander widely, and is often seen in gardens and open woodland. This is an inquisitive species and will approach people.

The adult eats insects, caught on the wing. The nymphs feed on aquatic insects, tadpoles and small fish ambushed in the pond they frequent until they emerge as adults in July and August after three years’ development.

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Great macro Heinz!
Really good detail,colour and composition here.
Excellent job.
Well done!

génial cet insecte, couleurs claires et nettes, bonne exposition, supers détails sur bon BG

was für ein tolles und detailiertes makro, heinz! :-)
klasse bildausschnitt mit kopf, beinen und brust,
wunderschöne farben und perfekte schärfe.
das war auch mit der neuen camera?
terrific job & viele grüße, thorsten.

bonjour heinz
vraiment une excellente macro,la lumiere est parfaite et donne des couleurs superbes a cette libellule que je ne vois jamais posée.
bravo et merci

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-19 8:00]

Hello Heinz

What a splendid macro work!
Indeed the new equipment you've bought works excellent.
Superb shot of this lovely hawker. I really like the details, the colors and the very nice lighting.
Also excelletn POV and DOF, well framedand composed.

Bravo and TFS

Hello heinze,

excellent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect detaoils, very crisp, nicly composed and capture Photo

TFS Kyle

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-19 8:59]

Hello Heinz,
Excellent close up.I see you enjoy with your new toy:)POV,colors,lighting,sharpness,colors,framing and composition are wonderful.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-19 9:02]

Gran foco para mostrar nítidos detalles del insecto Heinz.
Impactan tanto los colores de la libélula como los del fondo difuso y el buen control de luz que lograste aquí.
Atinado encuadre y presentación.
Una gran captura de tu nuevo equipo.
Saludos... Ricardo

Great focus to show clear details of the insect Heinz.
Impact the colors of dragonfly like those of the diffuse bottom and the good control of light that you obtained here.
Accurate framing and presentation.
A great capture of your new equipment.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hallo Heinz,
bin neidisch - so was tolles hätte ich auch gerne mal so nahe gesehen - ok, ich darf nicht undankbar sein, hatte ja auch schöne große Libellen dieses Jahr vor der Linse. Aber die Farben hier - und dieses "beleidigte" Gesicht, einfach klasse. Vielen Dank, wunderbar!
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Excellent macro, the detail is fantastic, nice work.



wow what details. perfect portrait of this hawker.
one question: in natural was in this position, it was not hanging verticaly????

Salut Heinz
Magnifique photo avec un superbe de macro que cette jolie libellule.J'aime beaucouP tous ces détails ,trèsbelle présentation C'est du grand Art
Merci et au revoir ....JP
demain les sourires

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-10-20 12:52]

Hello Heinz , A Very nice one ,good light and fine point of vieuw te details ar realy nice ,good job .tfs Greetings Teunie .

Hi Heinz

Awesome macro. Clear sharp details. Wonderful camera work. Thank you my friend!

Hallo Heinz,
packendes Makro mit einer atemberaubenden Fülle an schwelgenden Formen und Farben. Die Libelle wird aus dieser Nähe zu einer beeindruckenden Mischung aus Juwel und freundlichem Monster. Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

Hi Heinz,
Schöne Gefangennahme, sehr guten Details (Einzelteile) und guter BG.
Die Farben sind angenehm.

Hi Heinz,
Belle capture, de très bon détails et bon BG.
Les couleurs sont agréables.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-24 15:40]

Hallo Heinz,
Supermakro mit vielen sichtbaen Details, die ich so liebe. Der Blick unter die Flügelbasis ist imposant. Die einmalig schönen Farben der Libelle kommen gut heraus. Professionell!
Schöne Grüße, Peter

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