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Female Migrant hawker

Female Migrant hawker
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro (SOLD), Digital ISO 320
Exposure: f/16, 1/90 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-09 19:32
Viewed: 4447
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A change of venue today though there are still more images to come from my vist to Emma's last week-end especially of the fungi there.
This Dragonfly comes to you from my usual source of images the plant nursery I run. It was resting on a plant stalk in one of the polythene tunnels we use to grow some of our young plants in.
Female Migrant Hawker Aeshna mixta is a brown and yellow dragon fly the male has bright blue spots instead of the yellow ones and the top half of the eye's are bright blue, both sexes though have a yellow "T" shaped triangle at the base of the abdomen and is a very good way of telling it apart from the other simular coloured and sized dragonflies like like the common hawker but which is slightly bigger with a hind wing length of 40 - 48mm where as the migrant is only 37 - 40mm and is generally more slender in the body than the others.
You may notice that the wings are blurred this is because it is vibrating them to warm the flight musles up ready for take off which it did shortly after this was taken.
very little realy, this is very nearly afull fram just a little removed to make it fit the format
sharpen with USM and adjust file size to suit TN
Post and hope you like?
Thank you for looking yours Robert

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Excelent shot and text.Great colors and sharpness. Well done. TFS

Bonjour Robert
Une excellente photo en macro,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails et le beau BG. Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

Very good macro shot Robert. Great composition with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. Thank you for posting.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-10 4:16]

Hi Robert

A very beautiful migrant hawker you have here. Quite a big difference between the colors of the male and the female of this species...
Great shot, excellent on sharpness, lovely in colors and very good in DOF. The blurry BG does well to make the subject stand out nicely.

Bravo and TFS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-10 10:52]

Otra de tus buenas macros de estos insectos Robert.
Muy buena nitidez e iluminación, lo que permite disfrutar del colorido de esta especie.
Bien logrado trasfondo que no produce interfencias.
Sólo hubiese intentado rotar la imagen ligeramente para producir una diagonal en la percha y obtener una imagen más ancha.
Saludos... Ricardo

Another of your good macros of these insects Robert.
Very good sharpness and illumination, what allows to enjoy the coloring of this species.
Well achieved background that doesn't produce interference.
Only I has tried to rotate the image lightly for to produce a diagonal in the hanger and to obtain an image more wide.
Regards... Ricardo

... later :)

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-09-10 11:59]

hello Robert nice to see you.
I had captured the same one yesterday. This female is a nice specie, well captured, good note and good job.
gr. jaap

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