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Copyright: nedim miletli (halki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-02
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-04 7:58
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This macro was taken at Heybeliada last sunday.All around the the Island there are many insects but the weather conditions are not suitible last one month.I used fort his capture Canon 20D,Canon 100mm macro lens,1.4 teleconverter and Canon EF12 extention tube ,no tripod,in built ttl flash. Hope you’ll like it.
Have a nice week.
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Yellow-winged Darter

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Odonata

Suborder: Epiprocta

Infraorder: Anisoptera
Selys, 1854


A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta and, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Conventionally, the Anisoptera were given suborder rank besides the "ancient dragonflies" (Anisozygoptera, 2 living species and numerous fossil ones), but it has been determined recently that the Anisozygoptera form a paraphyletic assemblage of primitive relatives of the Anisoptera. Thus, the Anisoptera are reduced to an infraorder, forming the new suborder Epiprocta (dragonflies in a general sense). The artificial grouping Anisozygoptera is disbanded, its members being recognized as largely extinct offshoots at various stages of dragonfly evolution.
Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes, midges and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Dragonflies do not bite or sting humans. In fact, they are valued as a predator that helps control the populations of insects that do, such as mosquitoes.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-04 8:02]

Hello Nedim!
Wonderful macro,it's very close and well detailed.Big eyes and smiling face are excellent;)I liked POV,lighting,dark BG,framing and composition a lot.Very well done!TFS...:-)

Hi Nedim!
Magnificent close up.Details,pose of dragonly,framing and composition are perfect.Into my favr.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-10-04 8:53]

Hello Nedim!
Very nice macro.I liked big eyes,details,sharpness and framing very much.Thanks for posting.

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-10-04 9:32]
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This an amazing closeup!
The light is very good!
What camera do you have?
You used flash?


Hi Nedim,
excellent close-up shot with perfect sharpness and colours. It looks like if she has a sunburn on the nose :-)
Wonderful, realy perfect, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Very good macro, Nedim.
This is very close.
Well composed, good details and POV.
The DOF is little shallow but in this close-up it's not easy
to get a better DOF. What was you settings? Shutterspeed and F-number?
Very well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-05 6:45]
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Wow, so Heybeliada is still hot and sunny? Beautifull place, I like it more and more ;-) Your macro is perfect Nedim. Details are superb - we can see single cells in its eye. Great job!

Nehim, great macro, good sharpness and an excellent note. Great work. Thanks sharing.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-05 17:15]

Hi Nedim,
This is very close!
Excellent details and lighting.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-10-07 0:18]

Mukemmel bir macro olmus Nedim,
Detaylar,pov,sharpness ve renkler muthis.Eline saglik.TFS

Wow. That is one extreme macro. It's amazing you could get this zoomed in even with that equipment without it flying off.



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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-07 12:31]

Nedim, this is really very nice.

Sharp details; this really means to be close.

Congratulations on such a nice job.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-08 21:13]

Amazing close-up Nedim, very well done i like the great detail and composition.

Great work !
Tfs, Christian

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-17 6:40]

Hello Nedim,

I agree that the dof is a little shallow and hence the focus is a wee bit soft. Still, this is so close and therefore spectacular. Well done & TFS!


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-17 7:10]

What a beautiful close-up, even with the shallow DOF the detail are impressive. She has lovely big eyes ;-) Thanks for sharing Nedim.

Hello Nedim, what a great close-up this is! Very well done, so clear! Amazing!

Take care. Yan :)

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-17 13:52]

Very good macro, Nedim. Good capture. I like it. Good job.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-18 0:33]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Power of evocation in me: strong.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Nedim. Have a good day!

Hello Nedim :-)
Amazing close-up! Just great idea to show this fantastic creature so close :-)

Great detail in your head shot Nedim. Short on time today, Thank You.

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-10-20 2:02]

Excellent macro shot! The details, sharpness and the composition are perfect. Beautiful capture, Nedim.

wow, this looks weird,
like something from outer space.
superb macro, nedim! :-)
great details, nice colors,
a shot i hope to do once!
well done, thor.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-22 18:50]

Great close-up portrait of this dragonfly, Nedim. Good details of mouthparts. Well done. TFS! Michal

Great macro, I love those compound eyes. This is an interesting view of the face, you can see things with a camera that you could never see with the naked eye.


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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-10-30 5:44]

merhaba nedim,
çok güzel bir makro...
herşey yerli yerinde görünüyor..
eline sağlık...

Hi Nedim,
Wow! An excellent macro! The details are excellent as well as the colour. It is amazing how complex its head is. Well captured!

Nice note and details!
nice macro with great colours!

Hello Nedim!
Super macro Nedim!.Exposure, sharpness, details, colors, composition all top-notch..TFS.Congratulations...

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-02-20 7:13]

Hi Nedim, great close up of this dragonfly providing us with great detail that we don't normally see.TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-20 9:46]

Very good macro, good DOF, good sharpness. Thanks,


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-25 17:24]
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Hi Nedim.
Great macro with calid colors, very nice composition, excellent details, is a good shot.

Thank you and I wait more photos, tips, critiques and comments.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-09 8:42]

Hi Nedim!
Very nice macro and well detailed.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-31 9:07]

Hello Nedim,
excellent macro shot. The details are amazingly sharp. Great crop and good POV.

Hello nedim,
What a scary capture...!
From the thumbnail I had no idea at all... What a surprise when opening the image!
Great... simply great!
Pablo -

Bonsoir Nadim
Trčs jolie ce macro de cette petite coccinelle les couleurs les détails et la composition tout est joli.
Merci et passe un bon week end .....JP

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-06-01 21:38]

Excelente macro. Muito boa foto. Nitidez ótima. Cores boas.
Um trabalho ótimo.

See too: Wikipedia - my photo. TKS

Hello Nedim,
Excellent macro.Details,sharpness and POV are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.

superbe,moi avec mon appareil je n'arrive pas a avoir autant de details notament les facettes des yeux.merci pour ce gros plan.

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