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Aeshna cyanea female

Aeshna cyanea female
Photo Information
Copyright: Vinny Blood (Vinster) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, SanDisk Ducati 8GB
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-20 1:02
Viewed: 3019
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My shot today is a female Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea). On the day I took this, my wife and I had been out for several hours photographing the beautiful butterflies of the local chalk downland. When we arrived home to suburban Bournemouth, I went into the garden to find this gorgeous dragonfly sunning herself!

With care I was able to set up the tripod and get close in with a 100 mm macro lens. My wife held a reflector to light up the shadowed side of the insect - this has brought out the detail in the eyes which would otherwise have been hidden. The image has been lightly cropped and sharpened.

If you live in the UK and like dragonflies then you might consider joining the British Dragonfly Society

Kind Regards

Vinny www.vincentblood.com

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Hello Vinny
great macro with wonderful details on this Aeshna cyanea, fine colors and perfect focusing.

Hello Vinny! Good topic, very good shot, interesting note. Nice colours, perfect sharpness. Well done!

  • Great 
  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-20 2:49]

Hi accurate tecnical pic, Vinny. Congratulations and TFS.

Hello Vinny,

Definitely a work full of crisp detail perfect. Very good cut and nicely artistic composition.



hello Vinny
this is a super sharpness macro shot
great details and beautifyl colours
greeting lou

Hi Vinny.
Great Macro with excellent colours and detail. Points must also go to your wife.

Hi and Good Morning Vinny,

Stunning macro capture from top POV with flawless details, great DOF nd delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice WE!


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