Sympetrum vulgatum decoloratum
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|Plain Darter female, from Zaqatala (Azerbaijan)|
This very pale dragonfly near a slow flowing brook caught my attention. It seems to be a Plain Darter (Libellulidae; Sympetrum vulgatum ssp. decoloratum; Bleiche Heidelibelle), a subspecies of the Moustached Darter. The specimen shown here has just hatched, some flying dragonflies of the same species were marginally darker but not more coloured. It seems to be a "first" on TN. Due to the small camera that I carry on bike the shot is of limited quality but my admiration goes to those who still achieve magnificient results with it.
Literature used: K. Dijkstra & R. Lewington,2006. Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe.British Wildlife Publishing, Milton on Stour UK.
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- [2015-09-16 2:18]
Hi Dietrich,a lucky meeting with this new born dragonfly,i don't know if your ID is correct,but i like a lot the pic and the situation,interesting post well sharp and bright despite the light and the difficult location.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
First of all, welcome back after a long hiatus, Dietrich!
Compact cameras come in handy when you're shooting on the move. I'm using it extensively these days and have got quite confident with it.
The fresh specimen of a Plain Darter in your picture is in good focus and the surrounding green foliage frames it well.
Thanks and keep posting regularly.
Quite well captured this Dragonfly, even with your limitations. Color looks natural. But Dietrich, Darter is too small in such big frame. You could crop it or bring it closer easily. But it's not so bad, focus is good and we can see its natural habitat. Just decentralized placement would give it better attractive result.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2015-09-16 18:33]
Your camera did just fine in my opinion and the end result was this beautiful newly hatched dragonfly. I love it's very light color as well as the excellent detail you managed to capture. Surrounded by all the greenery and with it's exoskeleton still visible made for an attractive composition.