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the birth of dragonfly

the birth of dragonfly
Información de la foto
Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2007-05-20
Categorías: Insects
Exposición: f/5.6, 1/250 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2007-05-25 10:40
Vista: 3046
Puntos: 40
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Odonata

Suborder: Epiprocta

Infraorder: Anisoptera

A dragonfly is any insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body.

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 normally bite or sting humans (though they will bite in order to escape, for example, if grasped by the abdomen); in fact, they are valued as a predator that helps control the populations of harmful insects, such as mosquitoes.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-25 11:29]

Hi Ridvan,

Fascinating shot! Wonderful colors and details. You took full advantage of a wonderful moment. I love the way the wings are unfolding. I don't know how you even saw it in those thick leaves!


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1081 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-05-25 11:34]

Hello Ridvan,
there is not much to recognize on the thumbnail. The more I hope that people will 'click' on it. Otherwise, they will miss the oppotunity to see this admirable and impressive picture. Very well observed and captured with limited variables on which you have inluence. A nice nature document.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-25 11:35]

Hi Ridvan,
what a find!!!!
Very well captured with a great composition and POV.
Well done,

Hola Ridvan.
Una escena peculiar pues nunca había asistido al nacimiento de una libélula...
Original POV y fabulosos colores.
Saludos y tfs, JL.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-05-25 11:53]

Ridvan, what an amazing image.

A great moment deserves a great photo - and you did it.

Great colors, sharpness and lighting in this very useful picture.

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-05-25 11:58]

Merhaba Rıdvan,
Şimdiye kadar hiç göremediğim bir anı çok güzel bir sunumla paylaşmışsın,

Selam Ridvan cok guzel zaman yakalamisin cok net ve keskin tebrikler selamlar Necip.

extravagant ridvan!!
c'est la premiere que je vois d'une libellule qui née.formidable instant et j'adore voir les ailes encore toutes souples.

WOW Ridvan, Great moment! wonderful composition with splendid details, thanks, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-05-25 12:52]

Hello Ridvan,
Excellent and a very well-timed capture! Many thanks for showing this interesting moment in the development of a dragonfly in sharp details and nice natural colours. Well done!
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-05-25 12:57]

Selam Ridvan,
Great capture of a fine moment!
This shot of a dragonfly emerging from its nymphal case is fantastic: sharp and well composed with good lighting.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-25 13:00]

Wow! What an impressive instant you captured! An outstanding macro with perfect sharpness, DOF, colors, POV and composition.
A great timing!
Congratulations, Ridvan, and thank you very much for sharing.

A truly great event of a dragonfly emerging out of the chrysalis, Ridvan.
You need to be congratulated for capturing this rarest of moments in nature.
The insect looks helpless like a newly born baby here, but would get strong quickly.
The picture is very sharp and clear.
Thanks and well done.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-25 13:25]

Hello Ridvan, fantastic momment! excellent macro work, the dragonfly could not be more so well photographed... the collors, details, POV, composition, and BG are fantastic.
..Well done my friend!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-05-25 16:08]

Hi Ridvan

You were in the right place at the right time. Wonderful subject and captured nicely. Good sharp details. Well spotted!



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-25 16:19]

Hi Ridvan. great timing. to see this and get a great shot. very good colours and detail with a nice POV. well done TFS.
Nick.. have a nice weekend.

Rıdvan merhaba,
Çok ilginç bir anı çok başarılı fotoğraflamışsın. Doğada epey vakit geçiriyorsn anlaşılan. Bu kadar özel anları yakalamak çok kolay olmasa gerek. Selamlar. Mustafa

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  • Seiei Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 30] (127)
  • [2007-05-26 7:40]

Hi ridvan

Really impressive shot ! This subject is really rare, and interessting.
The colors are really nice, and we can see full of details on your picture.

Very nice !

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-05-26 12:27]

Ridvan, Wonderful shot and literally great details explained. The moment is wonderful. TFS Ganesh

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-26 16:39]

Hi Ridvan

This is a splendid macro of this so delicate moment!
It's quite rare that one has the chance to see this amazing phenomenon and it's great that you could also take shots.
Good details and natural colors.

Bravo and TFS

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