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Orthetrum brunneum

Orthetrum brunneum
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-10 15:38
Viewed: 3584
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I will continue my Aladağlar (Antitaurus Mts) trip series after several posts. Because almost everyday, I can find another beautiful species from other parts. On the other hand, I try to introduce Akkaya International Bird Area. I wrote several times abot this area which necessary to introduce much more. It has 120 bird species at least, about 25 mammals, some butterflies, dragonflies e.g. Orthetrum brunneum.

Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)'s mature males are a deep, powder blue whereas the females are brown. Unlike its relative O. cancellatum, the blue colour extends throughout the thorax and abdomen. Found by streams, ponds and lakes normally (from Dragonflies and Damselflies).
It is common in Mediterranean Basin and it ranges in North Africa, Central Europe, the Balkans, Anadolu (Anatolia) and the Middle East. In Turkiye, it has been recorded in all geographic regions.

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Merhaba Ahmet bey,
Tek kelime ile muhteşem bir makro. Kopozisyon olarak, rengi, keskinliği.. Hata çerçevesi.. Çok güzel.. Tebrik ederim.
(Merak ettim alabildiniz mi eklentiyi?)

Hello Ahmet,
Love the way the dragonfly and twig are standing out against the wonderful soft background collor tones.
Sharpness and lighting are perfect and due to that details are beautiful.
Only would like to have seen a little more space on the right side, in front of the dragonfly, but that's just my opinion ofcourse.
Nevertheless a wonderful image at wich it is a great joy to look at.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Ahmet,

Beautiful shot of this lovely dragonfly
Excellent DOF, compo, POV, sharpness and soft coloured BG
nicely framed

TFS Thijs

Ahmet, Excellent depth of field. You were able to achieve full sharpness for almost the entire wing span and at the same time the background has become a smooth canvas. I also like the way you have framed the picture.
- Murali Santhanam

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-08-10 23:43]

Hello Ahmet,
Very nice capture, wonderful macro!
Lovely colors, great POV and composition..


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 798 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-08-10 23:54]

Hi Ahmet
your framing is more and more profesional!
great, but I would place the dragonfly a bit further to the left

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-08-11 0:13]

hi Ahmet,
outstanding macro shot and really an artistic presentation here. Colors are soft and harmonious, good sharpness and fine DOF.
Well done


selam, excellent shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

hi ahmet,

i like the colors in here!diffrent!i like it!
nice framing!well done!

how did you get the background to be blurred with such a good dof on the insect. did you use a drop shadow or another technique with the frame. wonderful image please do give me advice on my dragonfly.

Hi Ahmet,
A very nice capture with great detail and color against a great BG...Very well done...


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-08-11 2:56]

selam ahmet
flu arka plan uzerinde bu yusufcuga basarili bir yakin cekim yapmissin
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, alan derinligi, renkler, cerceve ve bilgilendirici notu ile harika bir calisma olmus
eline saglik

hi ahmet,
a perfect exposure in this shot, and beautiful details !
an easy compostion with lovely natural colours.
fantastic BG.
yes, it'd been nice to place the dragonfly further to the left side,but anyway : excellent.
a pleasant capture.well done !
TFS - carole

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-08-11 7:35]

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful capture of this dragonfly in a fine pose. Great sharpness and fine natural colours. I like the soft background and the composition is excellent.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-08-11 10:32]

Ahmet, very nice presented and excelltn focus. The wing details are well presented. Ganesh

Ahmet merhaba , çok güzel bir kompozisyon olmuş , eline sağlık .

Hi Ahmet,
What a lovely capture of this beautiful species of Dragonfly. Very nicely composed with excellent details and colors. And a lovely frame to present this. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
100-400 ile makro cekmeyi ben beceremiyorum, Canon 70-300 IS USM kullandigim zamanlar cok iyi sonuc aliyordum halbuki (hatta Canon EF 100mm macrodan da daha iyiydi..) Cok guzel cekmissiniz, netlik, keskinlik cok iyi. Elinize saglik

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-12 7:42]

Hi Ahmet. Did not see this one yesterday. This is an excellent shot of the Dragonfly. fine detail and warm colours. sharp focusing. I like the pose you have captured . A nice POV/DOF. all in a good frame. very well done TFS./ good notes too.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-12 11:02]
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wow Ahmet

This is a really beautiful, artistic shot. The DOF and Framing are just perfect. I love the light and colour tones. Wonderfully sharp as well



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-14 19:15]

Hello Ahmet

I really like the colours in this shot.The OOF BG is superb.The composition is very well done,the lighting and colours are excellent.It is not only a wonderful documentation of this insect but also very artistic too.Nicely done.TFS


Buena presentación con una luz y unos colores sobre todo muy cuidados. Saludos Ahmet.

Hello Ahmet,
GGood compo and colours.
Well done...
My nit is the frame; it is a bit distracting IMhO.
Quite personal matter though.
Well done!

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-09-18 7:12]

very well presented. very nice frame. good composition. tfs

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-09-19 13:23]

Hello Ahmet,
What a beautiful image. Such clarity, and your depth-of-field is spot on. The dragonfly is focused from one wingtip to the other. I also like the background colour that highlights the blue of the body and the wings.
Super work.



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