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150 million years ago!

150 million years ago!
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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-18 9:10
Viewed: 3652
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
If i would live 150 million years ago and i could have a d-slr with 50-500 mm objective, i could take this shot only with this equipment! Why? read the notes below:-)

Dragonflies and damselflies, like cockroaches, are one of the oldest types of insects. The only thing that has changed about dragonflies and damselflies, known as "Odonata," are their size. In prehistoric times, when dinosaurs could be found roaming the earth, odonata were as big as hawks. Odonate fossils have been discovered in Kansas, Siberia, and many other parts of the world. They had wingspans of about 70 cm (thirty inches) and were the largest insects to ever live.

Hope you don't get bored with my dragonflies, this one was in my father's little garden belongs to his summer house.

Thanks for visiting...

goutham_ramesh, gavidae, red45, extramundi, RAP, fyapici, horia, valy67, flagman, marhowie, sAner, nuria, ArcapA, newtintin has marked this note useful
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Hi Ersin,
A beautiful capture once again. This perspective is amazing.

Wonderful picture, exellent captured.
Great macro.
well done

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-08-18 9:21]
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Hi Ersin!

More - if you would live 150 mln years ago, you could take photo like this with your simply kit lens :-) Dragonflies were about 70 cm long then!

Great POV my friend, brilliant colours and details. Excellent work.

Excellent work.
Flash exposure (looks like difusse flash) POV and DOF makes it.
Congratulations, MF. Just enjoy.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-18 9:39]

Una impresionante macro, por la definición y colorido obtenido.
Gran composición, destacando los detalles más importantes del insecto, con un fondo excelente.
Muy buen disparo.

An impressive macro, for the definition and coloring obtained.
Great composition, highlighting the most important details of the insect, with an excellent backdrop.
Very good shot.

Hi Ersin,
This is a great catch! I like this POV, DOF composition and colors. Interesting note and I liked red45 comment :) Nature makes everything perfect. As zoom were not invented, the dragonflies were bigger :) lol… TFS,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-18 10:58]

Hi Ersin

A great photo and also a great story!
Indeed nature has it's ways...a lot has changing and a lot is also changing as we speak...who knows, maybe our photos will stand as an example of how nature was in these years, while "people" will look at them as we look now on cave-paintings. :)

Bravo and TFS

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-08-18 11:28]

Hello Ersin !
Wow, I would love to meet one of these big prehistoric dragonflies ! :-) But our small modern dragonflies are very beautiful too, as you show in your photo. Details, colors, composition, POV and BG, everything is excellent here. Very well done !

Great picture, love the POV and the way the wing is popping out of the screen at us.
Great not to go with it. I can imagine the noise made by a 30 inch dragonfly!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-18 12:43]

very nice one Ersin,
the shot is a pleasure to look at, a very nice shot and with good details and colours, well done. look out for pixel damage.
gr. jaap

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-18 13:32]

Great POV and amazing colours

Merhaba Ersin Bey.
Hiç bıkar mıyız? Yolladıklarınızın hepsi birbirinden güzel kareler. Siz bu canavarların fotoğrafını çekme işinin üstadısınız vesselam. Elinize sağlık.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-18 15:19]

Hallo ersin,
stunning point of view and excellent sharpness. Light conditions managed very well with good contrast against the bright blue sky.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Ersin,
Very nice mf, the color, light, sharpness, detail, DOF, and POV are right on..The BG helps to make it a unique/outstanding macro. If possible, a bit more space in front of the dragons face would be better IMHO.
Very well done.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-08-18 17:47]

Ciao Ersin,
fortissima questa foto!
Ottima ripresa contro lo sfondo del cielo azzurro con le nuvole, e dettagli deliziosi, bravo!


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-20 8:56]

Excellent picture Ersin. The colors are great and the composition and POV make this picture so pleasing. The note was extremely interesting for me as I did not know these insects were so large 150 million years ago. Excellent information! Well done & TFS!


Hej Ersin!
Dzieki za troche owadziej historii. Nie chcialabym spotkac prehistorycznej wazki brrrrr. Fotka w dobrych kolorach i kadr odniosl swoj skutek.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

Hello Ersin,
This an excellent close up, the details, colours, POV and framing are really good, and the note is very interesting, relating ancient and modern odonates.
But when I read the title and the note, I think, you must change a bit of it.
The Meganeura, the largest odonate foud is from carboniferous period of Paleozoic, about 300 Million years ago,long time before dinosaur times. I found some concise data at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meganeura
But is only my opinion, you has the election.
Best regards

Bu snapshot makinayla bu kadar net resimler cekebilmek her babayigidin harci degil. Tebrikler. Eline sağlık. Ayrıca, vermiş olduğun bilgiler de bir o kadar iyi. Sağlıcakla...

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