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Sympetrum sanguineum

Sympetrum sanguineum
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Copyright: Roberto Boni (Bebbetto) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 15] (398)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 500D, SIGMA 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC OS
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-14 14:12
Viewed: 2536
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Very common dragonfly, easily approachable, the larvae develop in standing water or preferably with weak current, ponds, ditches, lakes, rivers, etc.
The adults stay close to the water, flying from June to October.
The eggs are not attached to aquatic plants, but dropped in flight in the water.
Oasis of Vendicari, Noto, Sicily

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  • Kasek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
  • [2011-06-14 15:57]

Hello! That's really nice photo, great details and colors and this dragonfly is really beautiful, but I'd say that this is not Sympetrum Sanguineum, I'd rather call it Trithemis kirbyi. Sympetrum is red, but it's red color isn't that bright and Trithemis has orange color on it's wings, near the tail, and I think this one has it too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trithemis_kirbyi Here you got other photo of such dragonfly.

Good luck,

Ciao Roberto. Credo trattarsi di un Crocothemis erythraea ben inserita in una gradevole composzione. Buona lucue e risultato dei colori.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-15 2:05]

Ciao Roby,il nome te lo ha dato il cobra,la foto merita un grosso applauso per la brillantezza e la trasparenza del rosso,sembra uno Swarowsky dipinto..eheh..sicuramente non un fotomontaggio..ehehhe...complimenti e buona giornata,Luciano

Ciao Roberto, gran bella libellula tutta vestita di rosso, ottima nitidezza e splendidi colori naturali, tra le tue migliori, complimenti, bravo, ciao Silvio

Roberto, very beautiful shot of this very red dragonfly. Excellent sharpness and detail. Have a great week my friend, Bill

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