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Common Hawker in the Blue Skye


Common Hawker in the Blue Skye
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragonflies in flight, Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies 2, European Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-24 7:40
Viewed: 3590
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Hawker/ Aeshna Juncea/ Venglazenmaker / Torf-Mosaikjungfer. Flying free!

The Common Hawker is most often seen hawking over breeding areas and along the edges of woodland. This is a bog and moorland species breeding in small acid pools.
KEY IDENTIFICATION FEATURES:

-Males have a black abdomen with paired blue and yellow spots
-In males the abdomen has a constricted waist
-Narrow antehumeral stripes in males
-Broad eye contact
-Females usually have a brown abdomen with yellow spots (although the spots can also be green or blue).
-In both sexes the yellow costa is diagnostic though not obvious in flight.

Source: http://www.habitas.org.uk/dragonflyireland/5624.htm

Have a nice CHRISTMAS everyone!!

Harm Alberts

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-24 7:43]

Hello Harm,
Very good action shot! I know it's hard to capture a moment like this, congratulations...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Cheers:)

Hi harm,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting.
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hello Harm,
Great action shot!Very good sharpness..
TFS
L

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-24 8:53]

Hoi Harm, prachtige foto, deed me erg denken aan een eerdere posting die prachtig was maar er is duidelijk verschil.
Fijne kerstdagen! Groetjes Reina

c'est superbe

Wow, beautiful shot, fantastic macro!
Bye Tom

Beautiful shot! so clear and sharp.
very well done!
thanks
Eyal

Hi Harm,
I'm so jealous, that's the best shot I can imagine - a flying dragon - wow - and what a sharpness!!! No more words are necessary - only P E R F E C T !!!
Thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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