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Olympics I - Wrestling

Olympics  I - Wrestling
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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300 4.0L
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-02 10:07
Viewed: 3616
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green Darner ( Anax junius )
( Mating Wheel )

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Anax
Species: A. junius

Source : Wikipedia

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-02 10:15]

Hi Akif,

I love your title!! There have been many posts of mating dragonflies but this one while in flight is amazing. You froze the moment perfectly - excellent colors and wonderful details. All of the fluttering wings are fascinating.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-02 10:18]

hi akif,
very beautiful capture of something not done regularly. good timing and focusing but this image needs a better title. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-02 11:00]

Hello Akif,
Very unusual and special photo in amazing sharpness and beautiful colours. Great OOF BG and composition.
Kind regards,

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-09-02 11:35]

Merhaba Akif,
Tam da sizin tarzınıza uygun bir uçar karesi. Hem de iki böceğin başrol oynadığı bir fotografta. Sıradışı bir çekim olmuş.
Elinize sağlık.

Hello Akif,
Oh the dragolympics...I thought they were mating actually:-)

hi Akif,
amazing moment in flight captured
my vompliments

best sERGIO

Hi Akif,
Impressive shot! Great performance! Best regards,

Hi Akif,
It looks like your wrestlers are using dirty tricks. Very good capture of this pair mating. Good POV and composition with sharp details and nice colours.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-09-02 14:09]

Amazing photograph, all things considered. Gary

Hi Akif,

I don't know hoe you do it, just amazing! excellent detail, superb colours, and in-flight to, wonderful t.f.s

Cheers Rick :0)

Akif merhaba,
Sonunda dayanmayıp sen de daldın börtü böcek işine. Bu özel anı uçarken güzel fotoğraflamışsın. Duru arka plan netliği ve ayrıntıları belirgin hale getirmiş. Kompozisyon ve doğal renkler de çok güzel. Eline sağlık. Selamlar

Merhaba Akif,
Incredible shot of these inflight dfly!
excellent lighting here with perfect sharpness, natural colour and superb details
well done

very good details considering the fast speed these dragonflies fly with...
too bad theres no exif data

Akif merhaba
Mustafa yazmış benim de diyeceklerimi:) eline sağlık çok güzel bir aksiyon sahnesi. uçan kaçan kurtulmuyor:) çekim çok güzel ancak tür konusunda emin değilim. Anaxlardan ziyade Orthetrum brunneum. tabi bu konuda bir uzmanlığım yok, ama görebildiğim kadarıyla.

Hi Akif,
Congratulations on this capture, I know how hard this is to capture as they do not stop moving in thier brief inflight union.
A brief desription of how you made the capture added to the note would be very usful to a lot of people.
Welldone Thank You for sharing
yours Robert

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-30 15:44]

Hi Akif,this is a fantastic pic! I know how isn't easy to take a pic like that,and the scene is very unusual! Perfect colors and details,a very very top quality shot,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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