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Aeshna cyanea

Aeshna cyanea
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Copyright: Andrew Chambers (fapple) (38)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30 D, Sigma 150 mm f2.8 macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-27 15:52
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aeshna cyanea is one of the larger Aeshna species. It is often seen in woodland rides, flying mostly at knee to head hight and does so even after sunset on warm evenings. It has vivd colouring and is easy to identify, even in flight. It has a unique flight pattern, erratic and searching, and will approach and inspect those in its flight path by hovering.

Flight season is late summer and can continue into November. Range is central Europe, extending to Scotland and southern Scandanavia in the north and southern Italy in the south.

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To chrimakris: Hi Christodoulosfapple 1 01-28 11:59
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nice starter Andrew,
welcome to TN,
Good wel focused shot with nice colors.the bg is a bit busy, but very nice overall. a note about the species or the shot is appreciated


Hello Andrew. Welcome to TN
Interesting species and beautiful first photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness. Please write something about your subject.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-28 0:20]

Welcome to TN.
Good image of this mating pair of dragonflies, tfs.

Hi Andrew!
First of all, a warm welcome to TN!
Thanks for your kind words on my recent picture of a Long-legged Marsh Glider (female).
It is a comparatively small dragonfly found in India. I can't be sure if it is a juvenile.
Coming to your picture of these mating Aeshna cyanea, it is a remarkably sharp and colourful capture. The POV is superb with clear details on both the subjects.
Thanks and looking forward to more of your nature images.
Warm regards,

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