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Crocothemis erythraea (female)


Crocothemis erythraea (female)
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-01 10:06
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Odonata

Suborder: Epiprocta

Infraorder: Anisoptera

Family: Libellulidae

Genus: Crocothemis

Species: C. nigrifrons

The Scarlet Dragonfly (Crocothemis erythraea) is the European member of the dragonfly genus Crocothemis. adult male Scarlet Dragonfly has a bright red, widened abdomen, and small amber patches at the bases of the hindwings. The Scarlet Dragonfly is a common species in southern Europe and north Africa.

Dimensioni: lunghezza: 35-45 mm, apertura alare 50-70 mm. Descrizione: i maschi di questa specie sono completamente rossi con testa, occhi e addome rosso brillante e torace, al limite, bruno-rossastro. Gli esemplari immaturi e le femmine sono bruno-giallastri. Esistono anche casi, molto rari, in cui la femmina assume un colore simile a quello del maschio mantenendo comunque delle porzioni del corpo giallastre. Questo fenomeno è chiamato "omeocromia secondaria". L'addome di Crocothemis erythraea è allargato alla base, appiattito dorso-ventralmente e, spesso, attraversato da una sottile linea scura. Cerci uniti, nel maschio, separati nella femmina. Le ali sono trasparenti con alla base una macchia, più estesa nelle ali posteriori, giallo-ambra. Pterostigma marrone chiaro e molto ampio. "Distribuzione e habitat: presente in tutta Italia e isole, predilige gli ambienti di pianura con acque ferme. Molto frequente in ambienti risicoli. Periodo di attività: gli adulti volano da marzo a novembre.

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Hello Roberto,
This is a really great capture,outstanding sharp details and clarity,perfectly exposed and lovely natural colours saturation.
Regards,
Joy

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-09-01 10:53]

Hi Roberto,

Lovely capture with precise focus on the head and body, and relatively shallow DOF to blur the wings, giviing a very pleasing effect.

TFS,

Ishi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-01 11:15]

Hello Roberto,
Excellent macro in wonderful sharp details. Very beautiful natural colours and OOF BG.
Regards,
Peter

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-01 11:35]

Hello Roberto.
Just excellent, what a great shot, the colours are amazing well framed, superb detail, love it.
Regards Siggi

Hello Roberto,
Excellent picture.Nice presentation with attractive BG and natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

outstanding quality in this impressive close up, bravo!
regards Roberto
Nasos

Hello Roberto,
很漂亮的蜻蜓 照的清晰 光線明亮
構圖創意也非常美麗
背景深遂
謝謝分享
STONE

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-01 18:57]

Hello Roberto,
A great shot of this pretty little Scarlet Dragonfly in a relaxed pose. Excellent focus allowing us to see her intricate body and wing features in fine detail. Hopefully you will soon be able to capture an image of her colorful mate and share it with us as well. Well done!!
Ron

Hello Roberto,
Very well captured shot of this pretty little Scarlet Dragonfly.
great clarity and colour.
best wishes,
samiran

Great photo Roberto! Very good composition, wonderful BG, fantastic lighting and very good sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-09-01 22:56]

Hi Roberto.
Superb, refined picture. Subject is simply sweet as well as framing and composition of the image. Details of the dragonfly are fantastic against a splendid smooth BG. I am impressed a lot with soft lighting and very delicate colours of the image. Bravo. Perfect job.
Alexei.

Hello Roberto,
A top quality image!!! The details, focus and sharpness are splendid. Lovely contrast against the background. Fantastic details and clarity.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!
Marius.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 1 N: 530] (5757)
  • [2013-09-02 4:49]

Tha picture if this female is perfect!! Great and super natural color, perfect light and sharpness and an excellent compodition. Yes it is a very good macro. Congratulation Roberto and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2013-09-02 5:22]

Bonjour Roberto,
Image lumineuse et très fine de cette espèce de libellule qui ressemble beaucoup àune espèce de Sympetrum dans mon environnement. Bon cadrage, parfaite netteté et belle présentation.
Bon après-midi
Anne

Ciao Roberto,
molto bella questa macro, una specie che non trovo qui da me, ottimi dettagli e gestione della luce, il POV è perfetto.
Bravo e complimenti!

Davide

Hello Roberto,
The details of the dragon fly shot through the delicate wings is interesting also I liked the overall sober earthly colors.TFS
Regards,Shekar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6425 W: 89 N: 15572] (65166)
  • [2013-09-02 15:06]
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Ciao Roby,arrivo un po' tardi ma sta settimana sono oberato di lavoro fino a Lunedi prossimo,cattura strepitosa senza possibilita' di replica..ehehe...davvero uno spettacolo! Buon Martedi',Luciano

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