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Sympetrum fonscolombii

Sympetrum fonscolombii
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-03 8:32
Viewed: 3060
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) male
Red-veined Darter

Sympetrum fonscolombii is a red dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.
It is found in much of central and southern Europe including most Mediterranean islands, in Africa, the Middle East and south-western Asia including India, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia.
In Europe it is resident in the south of its range but in some years it migrates northward and has been found as far north as Belgium, Sweden, Poland and northern England. It is the only libellulid to be found in the Azores and it is also found on the Canary Islands and Madeira.

In Cyprus it is a very common and widespread species.

Regards, Christodoulos

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-03 8:43]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very beautiful photo in well saturated colours and superb sharpness on the darter. Perfect choice of an exposure with f/13. Nice contrasting OOF BG. A more frontal POV should have been more interesting, I think. But this a beauty too.

Hello Christodoulos,
What a catch... Excellent colors, clarity and fantastic details.
The composition and exposure are perfect.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-03 9:16]

Hello Christodoulos
Amazing details and vivid colors
Excellent work!

Hi Christodoulos,
amazing species. Great details! Perfect composition.
Beautiful colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Christodoulos,

An good sharp image with blurred bg from this rd colored darter.
Exellent pov and details.
Fine colors.


hello Christo
Great sharpness pose with super good details and beautiful colours
i love this shot with the nice soft BG
greeting lou

Γειά σου Χριστόδουλε,
εξαιρετική λήψη, οξύτατη και πολύ ωραίο φυσικό χρώμα,
καλή συνέχεια,

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

Hello Christodoulos,
this is a very fine picture with good sharpness and perfect DOF,
the DF stand out nicely fron the blurred BG:
The colours are just beautiful.
Really fine work.
Tomorrow afternoon I will be in Cyprus.

Hello Christodoulos,
What a great photo! The colours, sharp details and OOF BG makes the photo alive. Well done!

Hello Christodoule, Impressive photo. The POV, the composition, the colours and the BG are excellent!!!! Erodotos

Geia sou Christodoule,
A wonderful shot! The sharpness and DOF are just as well as the colours are perfect.
Kalinyxta, Pambos

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-03 15:55]

Waaw! Incredible sharpness along all the dragonfly,and in this diagonal position is a impressive result!One of the best sympetrum red never seen on TN...maybe the nr.1! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Christodoulos

excellent sharpness, colour and details...congraculations...


Hallo Christodoulos,
a very good macro shot of the Red-veined Darter, Odonata are one of my favourite subjects, suberb sharpness ans marvellous bright colours, excellent POV, DOF and BG in a very pleasing composition
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-04 3:23]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent view of this pretty dragonfly. the red tail is indeed beautiful seen again the grey background.
the shines on the head and body is so well defined.
the crispy wings are pleasant to look again and again.
Very attractive and nice composition.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-04 4:58]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very fine colors and a splendid light to illuminate this Sympetrum dragonfly. Excellent sharpness too. I love the color-combination here.
My best wishes for the New Year
Kind regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-04 5:42]

Beautiful species with fine colors, captured well. tfs.

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful sharp detailed photo of this caterpillar in beautiful colours.TFS

Ciao Christodoulos. Magnificent macro shot MF! Indeed razor details and perfect DOF. Intrigant BG!


Hello again Christodoulos.
This is an amazing details of a dragonfly. The popping compound eye and focus along the body line is amazingly sharp.
Beautiful work and have a nice day - Jusni

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-05 6:24]

Hello Christodoulos,
A beautiful capture of this Sympetrum sp. showing it in a lovely pose and against a fine background that makes it stand out very nicely. Great sharpness and lovely colours too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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