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Migrant Hawker

Migrant Hawker
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Odonata [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-17 13:26
Viewed: 3463
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Aeschna mixta, male

Dutch name: Paardenbijter
French name: Aeschne mixte

The Migrant Hawker is with its length of 63 mm one of the smaller species of hawker dragonflies. The species prefers still of slow-flowing water and can tolerate brackish sites. The flight period is from July to the end of October. They can be found in North Africa, southern and central Europe to the Baltic region.

(source wikipedia)

This shot was a difficult one because the dragonfly was sitting on the shrub at least one meter above my head.

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Ha Marie,

Mooi shot van deze paardenbijter
Prachtige kleuren
ik ken het probleem, ze gaan altijd zitten daar waar je niet of nauwelijks bij kan.

TFS Thijs

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-17 18:59]

Hi Marie,
Wonderful shot of this gorgeous looking dragonfly with such amazing colour stripes on its abdomen. Very neat and sharp image with perfect illumination. I like your POV to portray it to. Thanks for sharing.

hello marie,
nice shot of the Migrant Hawker, the point of view to shoot is quite suitable for a dragonfly shot, liked the composition and the colors,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello marie,
Excellent size posting to enjoy the total closeness of the Migrant Hawker!
very sharp with natural colour and superb details
you had done very well in this shot
best regards

Hi Marie,
A lovely capture of this beautiful migrant hawker. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Good to see you back, Marie.
Migrant Hawker is a very good looking dragonfly and you have shot it well despite the higher location of the subject.
The leafy BG does not affect the sharpness and colours of the subject adversely.
Thanks and regards.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-08-18 1:47]

Hello Marie,

Very impressive closeup of this Hawker with brilliant colors and details. You have used fill flash effectively. Diagonal compo is interesting.
Thanks for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-18 4:13]

Salut Marie,je me souvien mon premier et unique rencontre avec cette merveilleuse aeschna l'anne' derniere! C'etait une experience pas oubliable a cause des grandes dimensions,j'ai jamais vu ue libellule si grande! Mes compliments pour la capture,mi aussi j'avais un mauvais derriere avec des feuilles,la qualite' est excellente,je pense qu'on peu pas faire du mieux,bonne semaine,Luciano

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-18 4:51]

Hello Mariki, a very nice view and good composition. Nice colors and good lighting. The natural sorroundings and your note is very interesting. Ganesh

Hi Marie,
A perfect close-up capture of a male Migrant Hawker in a fine composition and wonderful DOF.
TFS and Cheers,

Hi Marie

A fine shot of this hawker, interesting POV with great DOF and really good sharpness.


Hi Marie,
Very nice macro work of this Migrant Hawker with good POV and composition, sharp details and bright natural colours. The BG is a bit messy and the DOF is quite deep but with the good contrast of colours the subject is very distinctive.

Bonito documento de esta bella libélula Marie. Buen enfoque y naturalidad en los colores, aunque creo que el fondo no es el más apropiado para el contraste, aunque eso a veces no se puede elegir :-)
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-18 12:05]

Hi Marie. This is a good close up of this Hawker. You have good detail and sharp focusing. Bright colours , with good use of the light. well done TFS.

Hi Marie,
Good detail, color, exposure, and I like the angled comp/POV here.
Well done,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-19 0:08]

Hello Marie!

Very nice trophy! I hunt for this dragonfly long time but still no luck! Insect is very well captured, with good details and colours. I like dorsal POV also.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-19 0:50]

Hello Marie,
You did very well capturing this Hawker settled high above your head! They do 'hang' in the most awkward places! In spite of the busy background you show all details and the colours very clearly. Well composed too!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-08-19 10:05]

Hello again Mariki, a perfect capture with nice colours and composition. TFS.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2008-08-21 3:27]

Hi Marie,

Great picture of this dragonfly.
Great color, background, sharpness and lighting.


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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2008-08-21 16:39]

Hi Marie,

In spite of the dragonfly being in a disadvantageous position, you did a fine job capturing him! Everything about the dragonfly is very clear. Nice shot!


Hi Marie,
Beautiful shot of representative of Mosaic Hawkers (Aeshnidae).


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