Red Veined Darter
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|I never thought I can get such a shot of dragonfly in low light after sunset that to handheld @ 1/13 sec ; 250mm focal length. I used camera flash for this shot with [email protected] |
This species is smaller than the Common Darter or Red-veined Darter. It has extensive pale orange colouration to the basal half of the wings and many wing veins. The bright red males and clear yellow-brown females are attractive. The eyes are brown above and yellow below. The pterostigma is red or brown strongly outlined in black, somewhat shorter than in most darters.The males become orange-red with maturity with a red frons and red-brown thorax. Females have a ochre yellow abdomen strongly marked with black along the lower half of each side.
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great contrast in sharpness and colours. For me the composition is a bit to central but nevertheless a fantastic picture.
- [2010-09-23 6:40]
Beautiful species captured with flash, some more depth would have been better but good attempt. tfs.