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Ruddy Darter


Ruddy Darter
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Copyright: Christian Oskamp (crissie78) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 3 N: 70] (399)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: panasonic lumix DMX-FZ18
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-18 7:54
Viewed: 3258
Points: 2
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Common name: Ruddy Darter

Preferred environment: shallow well-vegetated lakes and ponds often in woodland. In Ireland associated with pools in fens and cutover bogs, small base-rich mesotrophic lakes and turlough-like lakes.

Flight period: mid June to mid October. In Ireland early June to mid September.

Adult habitat and habits: adults perch on edge of open spaces when feeding. Mature males occupy perches near breeding sites and defend small area around them. Perches often changed if no females encountered. Females are intercepted as they approach breeding sites and taken in tandem by males to bushes for copulation.


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Lovely pose and crisp detail. Well seen and captured Christian

great pose with the insect grabbing on to the plant. nice colros good focus

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