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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/11, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-25 5:29
Viewed: 1093
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) is a European species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.

The Ruddy Darter can be found between the months of July and November. Mating takes place on the wing, with the coupled pair performing a dipping flight over the water. The female jettisons her fertilised eggs at the water surface by alternating movements of the abdomen. The male will hover nearby during this period and protect the female by driving off any approaching males.

The larvae spend the year beneath the water surface before emerging and pupating into adults.

The Ruddy Darter is to be found in temperate regions throughout Europe as far west as Siberia and as far south as the northern Sahara.

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Delightful capture, Marius.
The focus is pin sharp and the plain BG makes the subject stand out beautifully.
Thanks and regards.

hallo Marius
very nice composition to see
good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-07-25 10:13]

Hello Marius,
Excellent photo of this Ruddy Darter in a fine composition, good sharpness and beautiful natural colors with a nice blurred background.

Ciao Marius, great macro of beautiful dragonfly, fine details, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful metallic colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-25 15:03]

Hi Marius,another great example of your photographic class! A beautiful capture of this dragonfly,common in my country,the sharpness is fantastic,till to the eyes that usually are a bt blurred because the different levels of perspective,bright colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Real beauty!

Hello Marius,
Well captured this Ruddy Darter. Excellent BGand good details. Well POV and simple but effective composition.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

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