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Caliaeschna microstigma

Caliaeschna microstigma
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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: 2010-06-06
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-08 5:35
Viewed: 3797
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845). Male
Eastern Spectres

This is the original position of the dragonfly under an old bridge.

Caliaeschna microstigma is a dragonfly in the family Aeshnidae. It is a small aeschnid with an unusual characteristic dark short pterostigma (= microstigma).
The adult males are brown black with crisp pale blue markings. The females are browner with yellowish markings.
It is a species of fast-flowing, shaded streams. They avoid sunlight and only perch in deep shaded areas.
Caliaeschna microstigma found from eastern Mediterranean and Balkans to Caucasus and Afghanistan.

In Cyprus Caliaeschna microstigma is a local species found at shaded streams in the Troodos mountains.

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hello Christodoulos
great sharpness pose on the rock
the colours and details are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent 'upside down' photo. Great sharpness, details ands splendid colours, as usual. Fantastic DOF.

Hello Christodoulos,
A very beautiful captured of this dragonfly, exposure is spot on, good sharpness, details are crisp clear against a clear background, lovely transparent wings and excellent point of view,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Beautiful and delicate bowl. Perfect focus.

Hello Christodoulos,
What I like about this is that you took artist's licence to present this image upside-down and that is your prerogative. Having turned it right-side-up in my mind I find it even more pleasant. In wonderful sharpness, colours and overall quality, it is just a pleasure to view. Best wishes.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-08 8:54]

Great macro in a very unusual and beautiful position,a great result,not easy a perfection like that,total sharpness,colors and details.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Χριστόδουλε γειά, πολύ καλή γωνία λήψης και το ενδιαφέρων κάδρο, εξαιρετική απόδοση στα χρώματα!
καλό βράδυ, Νάσος

Ciao Chrisodoulos, wonderful dragonfly on lovely blurry BG, fantastic bright colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Christodoulos,
A lovely capture of this dragonfly.
Excellent sharpness of detail and focus.
The colours are beautiful.

Beautiful, bright photo, amazing considering the conditions it was taken. Excellent detail and wonderful colours.
A very beautifully marked dragonfly.
regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-08 11:20]

Hello Christodoulos.
Well caught, this is an excellent shot. Well composed, very nice light and impressive details. I like the touch of blue color with eyes.Best regards Siggi

Amazing position, interesting POV,
TFS & best regards

Ciao Christodoulos. So strange but efficent POV MF! Brillinat colours razoe details.


confusing at first, but strangely appealing from that angle. The 180 degree image does not look that good! Good evening/day Christodoulos!
George Veltchev

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photo presentation of this interesting Dragonfly species, not an usual presentation!
Regards, Joska

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-12-09 0:08]

Beautiful picture. Very unusual and intriguing position of the insect. Lovely colors and excellent details!



Hi Chris,

Fantastic sharpness with good detailed clarity, splendid exposure/white balance, looking at your camera set-up you have done a sterling job here Chris, great work from you once again and very well done, have a fabulous weekend,
Best Regards,


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-09 1:58]

Hello Christodoulos,
splendid image of this beauty with great sharpness and beautiful natural colours; fantastic POV and perfect light; nice blurred background. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-09 4:53]

Beautiful species, colorful and the viewpoint that you managed is amazing. tfs.

Hallo Christodoulos
Wonderful shot of this lovely dragonfly, with impressive sharpness, and beautiful, beautiful colours. This is an excellent macro, which is presented in your usual precise and proud manner. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Christodoulos ,
very good sharpness and point of view. Many details. Great composition. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

an outstacding capture, TFS Ori

I have never seen a dragonfly in this position before. Sharp focus and crystal clear image. TFS this wonderful image.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-10 5:42]

Hello Christodoulos,
I really thought that this picture was taken upside down..but it isn't the case!
Lovely blue dragonfly with most beautiful eye-color. Original and technically excellent picture.
Have a nice weekend
Kind regards

Hello Christodoulos,
Great POV with superb clarity, crispy sharpness, beautiful colours and DOF. Excellent composition.
Best regards,

Hi Chris,
Excellent picture of this dragonfly with good details & sharpness.
Taken from a good POV. Well done & TFS.

Hello Christodoulos

WOW for this photo ! the POV & DOF are great,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,



Hello Christodoulos,
I thought the pic is upside down before I read your note. I'm greatly impressed by amazing sharpness and focus, and extreme clarity of the texture of the whole subject! Moreover, the coloration is unbelievablly beautiful. Very well-composied and lighted. Thanks you so much for sharing!

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