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O. chrysostigma & C. erythraea

O. chrysostigma & C. erythraea
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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: 2007-10-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-25 15:42
Viewed: 4726
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Upto now, I uploaded some dragonflies. But I post two dragons from two genera. Ivan Kruys (Argus) kindly identified them. Many thanks Ivan.
In the campus of Near East University (Lefkoşa), there is a small pond among faculties and hostels. My asistant Mehmet Çolak and my friend Mustafa Sözen (spalaxtr) and me stayed there for several hours. Previously I also posted Hyla savignyi. We observed many species and took photographs, e.g. mainly passerine birds and some dragonflies. Of them,
Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839) - Epaulet Skimmer (right)and Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) - Broad Scarlet (left)gave this pose together. Both of them belong to the Family Libellulidae Selys, 1850.

I dedicated this post of two different dragonflies to a pair nice friends of Ivan Kruys (Argus) and Ulla Kruys (Uleko) for their cordial friendship.

gracious, bobair, dejo, uleko, Argus, haraprasan, SelenE, LordPotty, marhowie, tiklod, anel, savran, izler, boreocypriensis, isabaskose, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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Hi Ahmet,
what an excellent looking pair of beautiful dragonflies-my most favorite type of insects that there are.Excellent colour and very nice point of view with great focus make these two come to life.The colours of this photo are very appealing and thank you for sharing them with us. Bob

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-25 18:34]
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Hello Ahmet,
Nice catch :)
they look very nice together
nice composition and sharpness
Regards, Dejan

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-25 22:41]
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Hi Ahmet

Great shot - good composition with great colour and focus.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-25 22:44]
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Hello Ahmet,
a rare duo which you captured very well. Nice to see the similar wing pose of both species. You succeeded well to bring both specimens into acceptable focus.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2007-11-26 1:26]
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ne güzel bir tesadüf. Biz tek renklisini zor görüntülerken siz iki ayrı renkte yusufçuğu aynı kadraja almışsınız.. Renkler,detaylar çok güzel..

iyi günler..

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-11-26 1:26]
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Hello Ahmet,
Thank you for your kind dedication and for a fantastic capture! How on earth did you manage to get these two species to pose together so nicely for you?? It's a fabulous shot, both dragonflies are sharply in focus, details are sharp and the colours are very beautiful. They stand out very nicely from the soft background and the composition is beautiful! Well done!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-26 2:01]
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Hi Ahmet,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will come back with a proper critique in a while.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-11-26 2:07]
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Merhaba Ahmet bey,
ikisi birarada çok güzel denk gelmiş, netlik ve alan derinliği çok başarılı, ellerinize sağlık

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-11-26 2:08]
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Hello Ahmet,
I was amazed when I you first showed me this and I still think it is a great capture to have two totally different species with contrasting colours close together on the same shot: vey rare on TN, I think! Very nice compsition and the busy BG is blurred enough to allow these dragonflies to stand out well.
Thanks very much for the dedication and for shopwing this great shot to us all!
Best wishes, Ivan

Hi Ahmet,
An excellent capture and dedication. Very nicely composed with excellent details and POV. Well seen. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Netlik , keskinlik ve kompozisyon guzel olmus. Elinize saglik
Iyi haftalar

Great to capture two different dragonflies together Ahmet.
They obviously get on with each other ok.
Nice work and good note.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-26 6:42]
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Hi Ahmet,
fantastic shot of these two beautiful dragonflies!
The colours are so vivid.
Great composition and POV.
Excellent sharpness aswell.
Well done,

Hello my friend Ahmet,
Very good posting of these two dragonflies!
excellent pose with DOF in sharpness, natural colouration and details
well done and good notes
all the best

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-26 22:45]

Hello Ahmet,
Very nice to see two different species
sharing the same space, great presentation
wonderful POV and composition.. Well done


Great double-up capture Ahmet, I like it.
Nice DOF with both dragon's in. Very good exposure, details, and POV..Both appear to have the same wing-forward pose too..Cool :)
Well done!

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-27 13:18]

selam ahmet; iki farkli turde veya renkte diyelim yusufcuk'u cok hos ve net karelemissin arka plan ve renkler guzel olmus tebrikler

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-27 18:37]

Hi Ahmet!
Wonderful contrast of colours between them. Excellent sharpness and DOF. Nice BG.
Best regards,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2007-11-28 2:20]

Hello Ahmet,
Really nice composition for this double dragonfly-picture. How wonderful to have a red and blue one side by side! It has a great visual impact. Nice clear background to put the red and bleu even more in evidence. Thanks a lot
Best regards

Hello Ahmet,
This is a fine double portrait, it is interesting to see two species like this!
Good point of view and great details, the colours are good...
A well balanced composition!
Pablo -

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-03 8:24]

selam ahmet
cekmeyi cok sevdigim bu yusufcuklarin o kadar cok cesidini gordumki; malesef kelebek, guve ve kus kadar bilgi alabilecegim bir kaynak bulamadim
ikisi bir arada iyi bir yakin cekim olmus
eline saglik

Ahmedim buna Kıbrıslılar ne der biliyor musun? :) "Helikoptercik" :). Bazen de burda olduğu gibi "Teyyare". "Selam söyle o yare" :p. Eline sağlık... Selamlar...

Hocam merhaba,
iki farklı türü bir arada çekmişiniz tebrikler. Kız böcekleri çok güzel poz vermişler nazire yaparcasına. Renk uyumu, detaylar ve kombinasyon çok hoş olmuş.Teşekkürler

Salam Ahmet. Beautiful pair of dragonflies in blue and red. Super sharp image with stunning perch on the small twig. I like the well exposed image with pleasant blurry background. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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