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Migrant hawker

Migrant hawker
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Copyright: Hans Hendriks (hansh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragonflys [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-01 1:53
Viewed: 3111
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Migrant Hawker - Aeshna mixta

Length: 63mm
A small Hawker, not aggressive towards other individuals and occasionally seen in large feeding swarms. It flies late into the autumn and is likely to be the only Hawker found in November. The costa is brown and there is a "golf-tee" shaped, yellow mark on S2. The male looks quite dark with blue, paired spots along the abdomen. The pale yellow ante-humerals are indistinct and short and eyes are blue.
The female is brown with similar markings to the male but the spots are smaller and often yellow, occasionally blue. The ante-humerals are insignificant or absent and eyes are brownish.

Breeds in standing water but may be found well away from water along hedgerows or woodland edges. Frequently resting low in vegetation.

A very happy 2010 to all of you in good health and with many beautiful photos.

Gr. Hans

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-01 2:40]

Hallo Hans,
Prachtige foto in erg mooie naturlijke kleuren en uitstekende scherpte. De kleinste details zijn zichtbaar. Hij steekt goed af tegen de vage achtergrond. Goede compositie.
Nogmaals het allerbeste dit jaar en dat je maar veel mooie foto's mag maken,

Hi my dear friend Hans,

A stunning macro capture of this Hawker from top POV with great clarity and delightful composition.
Thanks for this, especially your hearty friendship and all your contributions in 2009
and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2010!


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-01-01 3:08]

Good morning Hans and Happy New Year,
which you start with an excellent dragonfly picture. In particular I like here the
soft and natural colours ... and the superb sharpness, of course.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-01 3:10]

Hello Hans,
Een begin van het jaar ... met een interessante macro, gefeliciteerd.
Happy New Year voor u en uw gezin!
Heb een jaar vol vreugde en prestaties in 2010.
Wij presenteren verder nieuwe foto's en andere mooie en aangenaam om commentaar te ontvangen.
Dank u voor uw tijd bezoek aan mijn galerie en voor commentaar je hebt geschreven!
Beste gedachten,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-01 3:20]

Beautiful species, well captured. Good lighting and details. tfs.

Hello Hans,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Migrant Hawker from an excellent POV showing very well the markings of this female, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours,
very well composed.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-01 6:22]

Hello Hans,
Very nice shot of this Migrant Hawker. You captured this resting posture well. Sharpness and color clarity are great. Thanks for the informative note and sharing of this fine image.
Happy New Year to you and your family!
Best regards Siggi

Hello Hans,
A real beauty with excellent sharpness and lovely colours.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-01 10:14]

Hello Hans
Wonderful dragonfly capture with great details, vivid colors and perfect focus

ciao Hans!
splendida femmina di Aeshna mixta,dal
caratteristico disegno e colorazione
ottimi i dettagli nella classica postura a riposo......bravo e di nuovo auguri

Hallo Hans
Dit is weer een bijzondere met die mooi strepen
goede pose alles is zo mooi scherp en super mooie kleuren
een mooi foto jaar en veel geluk en gezond 2010
groetjes lou

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