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I can fly

I can fly
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Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 400 5.6L
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Australian Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-13 3:30
Viewed: 3173
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blue-spotted Hawker Adversaeschna brevistyla
Thanks a lot for identification, Chris (Sandpiper2)

A large dragonfly with bright-blue pattern on black, with two prominent blue stripes on each sides of the thorax. Notice the two large blue spots and the "cat face" pattern on the back near the wings base. The leading edge of all wings are pale orange in colour. Its scientific name was Aeshna brevistyla and changed to Adversaeschna brevistyla lately.


FNumber - 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings - 320
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/8000 seconds
ApertureValue - F 5.60
ExposureBiasValue - -1.67
Flash mode - On + red-eye reduction

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Hi Fatih

Prety sure its a Blue-spotted Hawker(Adversaeschna brevistyla)which are quite numerous around Sydney this year.

Great in-flight shot with exception speed and sharpness around the head and upper body. Its great to see how they tuck their legs up underneath. Great POV.


A fantastic shot, Fatih, just at the right moment - and with perfect sharpness, I like it so much, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ola Fatih
Foto espetacular, você tirou no exato momento, a composição com o céu azul no fundo ficou bem bonita, a nitidez esta excelente. A libelula é muito bonita e interessante.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-03-14 15:42]

Hi Fatih, this is a very excellent shot of the Blue-spotted Hawker. I tried to catch some dragonflies in air like this and didn't even come close. Shot at 1/8000, wow. Your focus is excellent producing very remarkable sharp detail. Very nice.

Thanks, John

Wonderful! One of my favourite creatures. Your photo is excellent. I will try to make a painting from it! TFS!

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-04-16 22:27]

hi Fatih,
this is just awesome!! incredible frozen action and in great focus. no easy thing to accomplish! well done

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