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Aeshna mixta

Aeshna mixta
Photo Information
Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, 70-210 Nikkor
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-13 9:01
Viewed: 2391
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A. mixta is a small aeshna which appears dark in flight. It is similar in appearance to other aeshnas but has a characteristic "golf-tee" shaped mark on the second segment of the abdommen (S2) which is diagnostic. In flight it looks like a small Emperor dragonfly with a blue abdomen which, when seen from the side, curves down. The main identification problem in the field is distinguishing this species from A. affinis where the two species fly together. The markings on the side of the thorax are different in A. affinis and A. mixta. In A. affinis the sides of the thorax are greeny yellow with fine black lines along the sutures. In A. mixta the sides of the thorax are similar in colour but the yellow is separated by dark brown areas so it gives the appearance of having two broad yellow stripes.

I think, this is the right ID....


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Hello Jozsef,
Amazing photo. Shooting, dragonfly in flight with such precision sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-13 9:40]

Hi Jozsef,this is a fantastic in-flight capture!!Need great class to make that,i dream one day to do the same..magnificent sharpness,colors and wings position.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Szia Öcsi
Röptében elkapni az acsát nem kicsi dolog,de Téged telefonon mégiscsak nagyobb.,pedig igen fontos hirem van!!-Tibi

Salut Joska,
Excelenta captura ta ca un elicopter Apache in zbor. Detaliile sunt
perfecte ca si focusul, dealtfel greu de realizat la asa o viteza de deplasare.
Pe fundalul gri-albastrui al cerului este impresionant...

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2011-09-13 10:54]

Incitanta captura ! ma face sa-mi doresc una asemanatoare ! superbe detalii !

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-13 11:06]

Hello Szabo,
Very difficult to take a photo like this of a dragonfly in flight. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Nice to see the wings in this position.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-13 11:21]

Hello Szabo.
An attractive in-flight capture of this dragonfly.The image is well composed, and the attractive sky works well as background.Best regards Siggi

Buna Jozsef,
Frumoasa captura in zbor cu detalii bune si culori placute.
Numai bine,

Hi Szabo,
A very good captured of this dragonfly in-flight, very good focus, great sharpness and beautiful colours against the background,
Thanks for sharing and have a goodnight,
Best Regards,

this looks like our trauma hawk helicopter! Amazing shot! Never saw one with a blue abdomen before..spectacular!

Ciao Jozsef, fantastic macro of wonderful in-flight dragonfly, fine details. excellent sharpness and splendid natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Szabo,
Nice capture for this dragonfly.
Dinamic pose is perfect, the sharpness is excellent and the composition is good.

Ciao Szabo. Magnificent flying capture. Colore are exciting and excellente details/sharp against the blurred BG.


Impressive in flight photo Jozsef! Excellent composition, nice colours and good sharpness.

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