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Banded darter


Banded darter
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Copyright: Hans Hendriks (hansh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragonflys [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-14 1:44
Viewed: 4366
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) is a European species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.

Males of the Banded Darter, like most members of the genus, have a red abdomen. The species' primary distinguishing feature however is the presence of broad black bands across the outer section of each wing. It is similar in size to the Black Darter (35-40mm), sharing the broad hindwings and black legs.

The weak, low, fluttering flight is not unlike that of a Black Darter, but it perches frequently on the tips of rush stems rather than on the ground. It is a surprisingly inconspicuous species.

This species is resident in continental Europe. Its main breeding range is south-eastern, especially at medium altitudes, although it appears to be spreading westwards.

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Hi Hans,
A nice capture of this beautiful dragonfly not a damselfly. You should change the note accordingly. But a very nice frontal POV. Sharp details and an excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hallo Hans
Hij is weer super mooi
super pose met mooie kleuren en goed van scherpte
groetjes lou

Hi MF Hans,

Extremely striking macro capture, caught my attention straight away. Looks like you were on a good angle MF!
TFS and have a nice sunday!
Cheers,

Bayram

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