|Copyright: HJ Achilles (achilles)
|Date Taken: 2012-07-07|
|Exposure: f/3.6, 1/400 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-07-09 6:31|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Crocothemis erythraea is a member of the dragonfly genus Crocothemis. Its common names include Broad Scarlet, Common Scarlet-darter, Scarlet Darter and Scarlet Dragonfly.|
The adult male Scarlet Dragonfly has a bright red, widened abdomen, and small amber patches at the bases of the hindwings. Females and immatures are yellow-brown and have a conspicuous pale stripe along the top of the thorax.
The Scarlet Dragonfly is a common species in southern Europe and north Africa. It is recorded from every country in Africa and occurs across Asia as far as southern China.
The Scarlet Dragonfly is a very rare vagrant in Britain.
The species was first recorded at Hayle Kimbro Pool, The Lizard, Cornwall on 7 August 1995 (Jones 1996). Since then there has been a small number of further records at scattered locations throughout Britain.
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hello HJ great composition
super good BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou
great pov and well composed picture with good sharpness and colour.
WOW cook position caught and i am so jealous, have captured many of these specimens (dragon fly's) but NEVER the scarlet...wow and this POV is just amazing. Totally smiling here; kudos my friend, well done indeed