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Aeshna cyanea

Aeshna cyanea
Photo Information
Copyright: Martina Koloska (electra) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 0 N: 148] (679)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix 4900Z
Exposure: f/4, 1/338 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-09 16:04
Viewed: 5674
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear (PDP) Paul,

thank you for your help!

It is the Aeshna cyanea (Southern Hawker). I shot it near an botani garden in Bielefeld.
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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-09 16:09]

Welcome in TN Martina. Nice photo of this majestic insect. Very good focus, perfect sharpness and colors.

Hallo Martina,
willkommen bei TN. Das ist ein gigantisches Bild - ich bin richtig neidisch. Die Aufteilung im Bild ist sehr schön, das Licht und die Farben excellent.
Die Einzelheiten wie die feinen Flügel sind super scharf - kurz gesagt - ein Meisterstück.
Vielen Dank für's Zeigen,
viele Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-09 16:54]

An excellent first performance, Martina.
Nice composition and point of view.

I wish you the most cordial welcome on TrekNature.
In the pleasure to admire your next posts and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing so beautifull pictures and for the enjoyment which they give us.

Great macro for a start, Martina.
Very good details, nice colours and very well composed.
Pity that the wingtip is cut.
Very well done.

Welcome to TN.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-09 17:22]

Hello Martina, good shot. I must tell you that the ID is incorrect - this is a male Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea.

Good focussing and nice composition although, I would have preffered it with the Dragonfly not rotated as they usallay hang vertically.

Nice work and welcome to TN.

Hello Tina, welcome to TN. Very good shot. Great POV and very good details. Good visual impact. TFS.

Hi Martina! Wecome to TN.
Very good close-up!
The colour, details and sharpness are excellent.Well done!

Hello Martina and welcome! Excellent first post with great details, colors and light..
Nice work and TFS!

Great shot Martina,
Welcome to TN, a great opening post
Well composed, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Nicely captured and well exposed, good POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting
Looking forward to seeing many more of your posts.

Excellent !!!
Wonderful DOF and sharpness, this is just gorgeous. Congratulations Martina !

Hello Martina
Sharpness: 5/5
Color: 5/5
DOF: 5/5
POV: 4/5 ( cut wings )
In a friendly way Christophe

Hi Martina. Thanks for your effort in spanish, I am afraid I cannot correspond you in German.
This is a very nice first post, good perch and pose, great details and encharming nacar eyes :)
Welcome to TN, hope to see more photos soon!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-11 17:10]

Martina, excellent sharpness, great composition. This was a great debut indeed.

I also like bg.

A great job.

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-11 17:12]
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Wonderful picture!
Perfect details and sharpness!
5* photo!
Very beautyful dragonfly!

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-07-12 2:28]

Que voilà une belle macro. De plus le sujet est très coloré, les details sont nets. Bravo.

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2005-07-12 3:46]

Grandissimo dettaglio e ottimo esemplare di libellula, tecnica e illuminazione perfetta! Complimenti!

wow lovley shot well seen and done

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-13 15:52]

Hello Martina,
This is a very nice capture.
Excellent detail and colours,great DOF.
Very well done.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-14 5:32]

Nice one Martina, the colours and patterns are all sharp and clear. I am a little sorry it is cropped so close, and the wing is cut off. But otherwise I think it is terrific. Well done.

Your best up to now, Martina (hope to see many more in the future :-). Colors are wonderful, very natural. Perfect light without any overexposed spots (not always easy to get this). Details ar tack sharp. And it's also a beautiful subject. Welcome to TN. Great shot.

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  • Tage Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 43] (251)
  • [2005-07-14 19:59]

wonderful sharpness and color

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-15 3:49]

Woooow ! Wonderful and interesting shot for this superb Aeshna cyanea ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are great ! Congratulations Martina and thanks for sharing.

Welcome on TN Martina.
Excellent first post of this Southern Hawker. DOF is spot on getting almost all of the hawker in focus. The colours are very natural and I do like the tight cropping and the diagonal composition. Well done.

Beautiful shot, pin sharp, good colours and contrast.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2005-07-18 17:14]

hi martina! :-)
ich dachte immer, bielefeld gibt es gar nicht. *g*.
wonderful shot! :-)
i really like the colors of the dragonfly,
never saw one of this kind before.
perfect sharpness, lighting,
too bad the right wing is not on the photo
very well done, thor.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-18 22:44]

Great Macro Martina.
I like the sharpness,focus,colors,bg and dof on this photo.TFS

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2005-07-23 16:31]

Hi Martina,

Wow!!! Good job, very nice shot, colors and details. Very well.


Nice picture, its ver, very cool! :D

O love picture of insects!

Great job on the detail, especially in the wings. Fantastic

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-28 22:37]

Hello Martina,
I like this great macro very well composed, razorsharp details & vivid colours, dof & pov are great.

Very well done & welcome in TN,

The sharp focus and good cropping make this an excellent image.

Hi Martina,
A beautiful shot of a beautiful creature.
(like your own photo ;)
I love the colours in this,and it is very clear.
Perhaps a little close to get all the wings in,but that's ok.
Its still an excellent shot.
Great work.

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