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Flying Common Darter

Flying Common Darter
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-03 4:30
Viewed: 1656
Points: 30
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Common Darter
Grosse Heidelibelle
Sympétrum strié

Size: ca 45mm

Adults can be seen on the wing all year round in southern Europe but in northern regions they occur from June to November.

This small Dragonfly is seen in a wide variety of habitats, including lakes, ponds, canals and slow-flowing rivers. They are ambush predators, waiting on a prominent perch - such as a leaf or the top of a gate, until prey fly past, whereupon they will fly after it. They are territorial on breeding waters, often attempting to chase much bigger Dragonflies away such as Southern Hawker. (Wikipedia)

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hallo Anne nice to see an picture from you
beautiful in flight picture
good sharpness and beautiful colours

there are not so many people on TN

thanks gr lou

Hello Anne - beautiful scene, not an easy shot. I like this flying dragonfly against such blurry BG. Good sharpness and colour is natural too. Thanks for sharing. Regards- Srikumar

This is a WOW!!!
Great notes too.
A lot of us, TN members, do not have access to TN.
Mr. Paul O'Brien, the current owner, is trying his best to resolve this "MOST NASTY" situation.
I will upload once more only when he "FIXES" this issue.
Am currently using a "PROXY" to get in.
Most kind & fond regards, Mario.

précision et bon moment. Beau travail et un peu de chance surement?
bonne soirée

Hello Anne

Excellent picture of Common Darter during flight. It is really quite difficult to achieve a so good during its flight movements. Nice blurring BG. Colors are beautiful and details very good.



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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-12-03 8:58]

Bonjour Anne,
An excellent capture ..
Superb macro of fantastic dragonfly, splendid lighting BG, excellent sharpness.
Best wishes,

Hi Anne ,
nice to see a picture from you again.
A very beautiful picture of the flying dragonfly .
You have done well to freeze the wings and I think that DOF is very good, all the insect is in good focus and it stands out well against the blurred background.
Sharp fine details , natural colors and good exposure.
Nicely done, MF

Ciao Anne, fantastic macro of in-flight butterfly, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-12-03 11:12]

Hello Anne,
Splendid macro of this darter in flight. Excellent sharpness, details and very beautiful colours, also in the blurry background.

Hi Anne,
Bombastic masterpiece! Breathtaking. Brava!
Best regards, László

A simple photo but not that simple to take. Very nicely done: sharpness, blurred background, blurred wings. Very very nice indeed.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-12 1:48]

Salut Anne,c'est vraiment un masterwork! Une image au top de la difficulte',quelle capture en vol avec des details impressionants,je voudrais faire la meme chose,mais il faut avoir de la classe et de la chance..ehehe...bon WE et merci,Luciano

Liebe Anne,
wie die Libelle gestochen scharf und funkelnd wie ein Juwel vor bewegtem Hintergrund vorüberzieht, ist einfach meisterlich getroffen.
Mit Dank und herzlichem Gruss,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2015-02-15 5:40]

bonjour Anne
très belle prise de vue en plein vol de cette jolie libellule rouge. L'arrière plan multicolore fait bien ressortir le sujet.


Bonjour Anne

WOW ! une superbe photo de cette insecte à l'envol, excellent focus,
et le flou des ailes donnant le mouvement à l'image, TFS


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