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wonderful migrant!

wonderful migrant!
Photo Information
Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-01 14:19
Viewed: 3624
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi guys! i'm back from Cebeci, it was a great weekend especially on Saturday which was last day of the september:-) i met lots of interesting insects, birds, mushrooms also. Saturday afternoon i was on a trip to looking mushrooms with my father. After three hours my father left me and returned to home, maybe he was bored with my photo desire :-) Then i kept the trip alone, visited a secret beautiful long beach, there are no one except me and the sea birds on that huge beautiful beach. i observed that wonderful birds with my spotting scope and binoculars. i listened and enjoyed the tide's sounds and visions. My trip lead about seven hours, great times i had!

This one is my passion to take photo of it and i did it this time:-) Migrant Hawker-Aeshna mixta is really a hawker, they are flying continuously, really hard to see when they are at rest and really a shy species also, if you see them at rest they runaway from you immediately. But in the end i persuaded this one to be friend of mine which was on a dried fern for resting. Lots of shots i took, until my father got curious and closed to just three meters from us, this guy runaway. No matter, i took my shots already:-) Hope you like it!

i cropped the photo for framing fixing and turned the left for easy looking.

The Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) is with its length of 63 mm one of the smaller species of hawker dragonflies. The species prefers still or slow-flowing water and can tolerate brackish sites. The flight period is from July to the end of October. They can be found in North Africa, southern and central Europe to the Baltic region.

In the United Kingdom this insect was rare until the 1940's when it began migrating from the continent in large numbers. It continues to do so and is now a resident breeding species throughout England and Wales. It reached the Isle of Man in 1998 and Eire in 2000.

Infos are from here...


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-01 14:26]

Hola Ersin, que bonito este "helicopter" buenos colores y maravilloso encuadre... saludos

Hi Ersin,
it's phantastic - a great shot in every aspect.
You know I love dragonflies - and special this blue one, congrats - you did it so well, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-01 14:34]

Hi Ersin

I'm happy for you knowing you had such a great time at Cibeci.
Nice story and nice moments! I'm also happy for you for finding and managing to capture this dragonfly - i know you followed it for a long time and now you are satisfied with the results.
Coming back to the shot, it's a very nice macro, that has really great sharpness, good POV, excellent DOF and lovely colros. It's a bit over-exposed for my taste, but it's fine :)
Hope to see more of this wonderful hawker :)

Bravo and TFS

Merhaba Ersin.
Sen Cebeci'de ben Derekızık'ta bir hafta sonunun canına okuduk :) Hava serin ama güzeldi. Biz birzcık çalıştık, arada da fotoğraf çektim :)

Nefis bir kare yakalamışsın. Ben senin kadar şanslı değildim. Üzüm ve elma toplamaktan ancak bir-iki mantar, bir örümcek birkaç da çiçek yakalamaya ancak fırsat buldum.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-01 15:59]

Merhaba Ersin,
Güzel bir makro olmuş.Işık,detaylar,keskinlik kusursuz olmuş.Kuyruk kısmını da kadraja dahil etsen bence daha iyi olurdu:)Selamlar,ellerine sağlık!

Hi Ersin,

Exellent shot of this Aeshna mixta.
superb composition sharpness and colours

TFS Thijs

Fantastic macro. The coloura are fantastic, as the details!
Nice work, bye Tom

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-01 19:23]

Selam Ersin
Nice shot. Good colours, sharpnes, light, details and POV.
Well done mf


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-10-02 1:31]

Hi Ersin!

Great macro my friend! I love contrast between colorfull dragonfly and brown, dried leaf. POV is brilliant and every detail sharp and well seen.

"Then i kept the trip alone, visited a secret beautiful long beach, there are no one except me [...]"

I think this is essence of our hobby :-) No one is patient enough to take photos with me ;-)

Hi Ersin,
This is a wonderful capture! Those pastel colors are really stunning! This is a very good POV with excellent details and composition! Well done my friend! Thanks,

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-10-02 14:08]

Selam Ersin,
Harika bir DF fotosu olmuş.Işık biraz fazla kaçmış gibi ama yine de nefis.:)

Hi Ersin
Perfect photo.very good focus & POV.
I like it



Hi Ersin,

Wonderful note again!!, Great capture. the colors are excellent and the picture is sharp. wonderful POV too

Goutham R

gooooooood shot.

TFS mario

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