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Southern Darter

Southern Darter
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 180mm f3.5 L Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-20 0:33
Viewed: 3251
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Southern Darter
(Sympetrum meridionale)
The Southern Darter occurs mainly in France, Italy, the Balkans and Greece. It's a medium-sized dragonfly. Sympetrum meridionale is really quite a nondescript species and as such is most easily identified by excluding the other, more characteristic Darter species. Its thorax and abdomen (orangey red in the male; yellow in the female) are pale and largely unmarked. On the other hand, this species maybe more than any other Darter, is very prone to being infested by parasitic mites which may help in their identification.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-20 0:50]

Hi Razvan,
Beautiful close up.Natural colors,sharpness,simple BG and details are perfect.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

Ciao Razvan, nice macro of beautiful dragonfly against a wonderful blurry BG, splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

ciao Ravzan!
perfect lateral pov of sympetrum meridionale
beautiful diagonal with the posture of dragonfly wings collected

have good sunday sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-20 1:50]

Hi Razvan,a excellent choice of point of view for the best result.Impressive red,not easy to take a sharpness so perfect,excellent composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-20 2:03]

Ce nu pot eu sa imi explic este pozitia aceasta caracteristica pe care libelulele o au cand se agata pe ceva!

Buna Razvan,

A fine macro capture of this handsome Southern darter from side view with excellent clarity and details.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-20 2:35]

Hello Razvan,
Wondeful photo in beautiful natural colours and taken from a superb POV. Fantastic sharp details and composition. Good and pleasing OOF BG.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-20 3:54]

Hello Razvan,
A fine capture of S. meridionalis.
The lateral POV shows it with excellent sharpness, colours and lighting against a contrasting neutral BG and in a nice composition.
Thanks and best wishes,

Uite ca libelula ta este la fel de bine apreciata ca si minunatele tale pasari.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-20 5:06]

Slav Razvan,
A good macro shot of a dragonfly taken from a perfect POV with great sharpness and colours.TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-20 5:46]

Hello Razvan,
This is a very nice side view of the Common Darter showing fine details and beautiful colours. Great DOF and a beautiful background.Best regards Siggi

Hi Razvan.
Great capture and very good POV. Nice colours and shapness..
Thanks for sharing..
Best Regards

hello Razvan
this is a very good picture of this BEAUTIFUL dragonfly
i like the colours of this one
great shot
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-20 8:51]

Hi Razvan. A fine side view of this Southern Darter. Taken from a good side view. With good detail and natural colours. well taken TFS.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-20 9:24]

Hi Razvan,
Stunning close-up shot of a dragonfly. The POV and composition are perfect.
TFS and G's,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-20 10:24]

Hello Razvan,
An excellent view of this interesting Darter similar to our S. species. Great sharpness and beautiful colours in your fine composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Buen aprovechamiento de la luz y unos bellos y naturales colores. Excelente trabajo Razvan: Josep Ignasi.

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-12-20 10:49]

Merhaba Razvan,
Excellent shoting, very nice details and composition. Nice POV, BG.. Congratulation and TFS.
Best regards,

Buna Razvan,
Foarte bune detalii. Excelente culori si claritate. Ma pregatesc si eu de o achizitie pentru macro......
Multumesc pentru interventia de la pitigoiul albastru. Remarcabila shimbare in bine....
Intradevar ningea si era o bezna totala. Nu am mai avut timp in ultima vreme.
De obicei nu insist cand nu sunt conditii, dar prea am "somat" in ultima vreme....

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-20 15:39]

Caro Razvan,
Muito bela sua imagem com boas cores, foco e composição.
Os detalhes do corpo estão perfeitos e precisos.
Obrigado por partilhar e nos vemos por aqui.
Um abraço,

Hi Razvan,

Lovely capture of this Darter. Superb focus. Very nice use of DoF. Very well done. amazing clarity on this snap! Very well done. congrats,


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-21 1:50]

Hello Razvan.

A beauty this one.
sharpnes, composition and colors makes it a pleasure to look at with a nice quiet background as a little bonus.

Gr. Hans

Ciao Razvan. Perfect details on insect against soft BG and indeed interesting compo.


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