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Aeshna cyanea

Aeshna cyanea
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-10-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-10-31 6:44
Viewed: 379
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First time in my gallery,taken from a long distance.

Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Aeshna
Species:A. cyanea

The southern hawker or blue hawker (Aeshna cyanea) is a species of hawker dragonfly.
The species is one of the most common and most widespread dragonflies in Europe. The total range is West Palearctic and covers a large part of Europe (to Scotland and southern Scandinavia in the North to Italy (without the Southwest) and the northern Balkans to the South); the Eastern boundary is formed by the Ural and the West by Ireland. It is also found in Northwest Africa (Algeria). In Central Europe the species is very common.
These dragonflies mainly inhabit well-vegetated, small ponds and garden ponds, but they wander widely, and they are is often seen in gardens and open woodland.
Aeshna cyanea can reach a body length of about 70 millimetres (2.8 in),with a wingspan up to 110 millimetres (4.3 in).It is a large, brightly coloured dragonfly, with a long body. The thorax is brown, with two ante-humeral wide green longitudinal stripes. On the forehead there is a black spot in the form of the letter T. The wings are hyaline with a dark pterostigma. The leading edge of the wings is dark.
Males have a dark abdomen with bright apple green markings, except for the last segments S8-10 of the abdomen, where the markings are pale blue and joined. In the females, the abdomen is brownish with bright green markings.The eyes of the males are blue or greenish-blue, while in the females they are yellowish green or brownish.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-10-31 6:59]


hallo Luciano
great shot of this big one
good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Luciano,
That's a very good long distance capture.
Reasonable sharpness.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-10-31 21:46]

A tough task, there the wings tell how much it is sharp and it is composed beautifully.

Hello Luciano,
Nice capture of a interesting specie. Excellent colors despite the distance.

Hello Luciano,
Congratulation for capturing first time this 'Blue Hawker' species. If you use your full zoom, you can manage good background. Here behind bush background looks good. Although bit busy but well focused and good details. Keep shooting using full zoom.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice week,

Ciao Luciano, gran bello, magnifiche le ali, fantastici dettagli, ottima nitidezza e magnifici colori naturali, bravissimo, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio

What a great lights and details as always, an excellent double-BG by happy ensemble well done as always

Bonjour Luciano,

Les feuille aident au cadrage de l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la libellule. La lumière fiat ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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