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Orthetrum chrysostigma

Orthetrum chrysostigma
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-11
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-10 5:30
Viewed: 2290
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)
Epaulet Skimmer

Orthetrum chrysostigma is a dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. The male is blue and the female yellowish brown. Both have a diagnostic whitish stripe on thorax.

A species of Africa which extended into the Mediterranean region (southern Spain, costal Turkey, Greek Islands, Cyprus, Israel, Syria).

In Cyprus it is a very common and widespread species with a flight period from March to November.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-10 5:51]

A beautiful capture of this mating moment,common to see in my country too but not by this specie,it's always difficult to take whit this absolute perfection a situation like this,you work at the top another time!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Christodoulos, fantasticmaiting couple, wonderful colors, lovely blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-10-10 6:28]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very nice photo composition with these mating Dragonflys, geat sharp and colorful details, very fine comosition, thanks for sharing!

hello Christodoulos,
very very nice picture of these mating Dragonflys with great sharpness. the tonal balances is unique.
well composed picture.
best wishes,

Hi Christodoulos,
what a nice photo of these dragonflies. Great sharpness. Perfect composition. What a situation!
Thanks for sharing,

hello Chritodoulos
Great picture with good details and nice light
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-10 8:06]

Hello Christodoulos,
A photo in superb clarity, excellent sharpness, details, white balance and very beautiful natural colours. What a perfection!

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent capture with fine colors, details & sharpness. Very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. TFS & best wishes!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-10 10:41]

Hello Christodoulos.
Wonderful and interesting shot for this superb couple in love . Composition, pose, details and sharpness are great.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos. Razor details perfect sharp and magnificent colour for this interesting specie of dragonfly! Very well done!


Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful macro, excellent sharpness, great POV
Hello Vanni

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-10-10 14:09]

What a moment and what a picture, excellent. We can appreciate all the little detail because the sharpness is perfect in both animals. The branch where they are hold is perfect and the composition super with that diagonal. Great species too, here in Spain they show up at the end of Summer. Beautiful, Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

Good combo!

great focus and light, well done


Hello Christodoulos,
I am always very proud to tell people that some of the best photographers in the world upload to this site. I am short of adjectives here! All I can says is FANTASTIC! What a pleasure to be able to view these lovely creatures in such splendid quality.

Hi Christodoulos
Nice shot
Very good composition , sharpness and colors
All the best

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-11 5:25]

Hi Christodoulos
Well compose image and perfect timing.Excellent pov and sharp image with amasing details.Great light and colors also.
TFS Michel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-11 6:45]

Very fine image of these mating dragonflies...good colors and details..I saw them few times but they hardly tolerated me going close, you are lucky. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-12 1:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
A Skimmer-species which I have rarely seen until now on TN. And a beautiful couple, very fine this blue of the male and the golden color of female.
Well chosen diagonal composition. I have looked at your picture on my IPad and it looks even a lot better!
Have a nice day

Giasou Christodoule
An excellent side-view photo showing the characteristics of this species.
Excellent detail and nice background.
Nicely focused.
regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent photo of these lovers in action,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, details,
the way diagonally they are framed add dynamism to the image, TFS


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