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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-11-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 75-300mm ISUSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife of israel [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-07 12:47
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unfortunatly I do not know the name of this dragon fly, so if someone could help I will add a suitable note.
I took this picture in the Tavor wadi near the Kinerret in an offroad trip, while all were resting and drinking coffee with cookies I was chasing this red flying thing.
This dragonfly is my first and last. I don't have any luck with them and I don't see them a lot.
I posted this picture in TE, but it more suits here so I did some corrections and here it is, hope you will enjoy.

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ID?Callie 1 08-08 11:26
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Let's name it "Draggy, the red one". Ha ha ha. :)
Nice pic, red insect with green background, just perfect to make it stand out, with the right amount of yellow in the stem. Interesting position of the wings

Great colors Elroyie
Very nice dragonfly.
Good sharpness and details.
Great job

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-07 16:49]

A nice shot.
Very good composition and nice DoF.
I dont know the name of this dragonfly but its a great capture with lovely colour and detail.
Very well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-07 18:10]
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Elroyie, I'd be very proud of that photo, it's excellent. Compposition, colour and detail are top notch. Great stuff.

As for the ID, my best guess is a male Crocothemis erytrhraea - Scarlet Darter.

I could be wrong.

I would go with Pauls ID of this one.Very nice view crisp and well coloured on this old rose stem.
I think you may of been able to squeeze the far wing in by loosing some of the speed for a bit better F.stop which would of given a bit more DOF

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-08 11:20]

Hi Elroyie,
Very nice, strong red, and a beaut of a d'fly. Now you know why I have never posted one, just can't get my mits on them.

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2004-09-29 8:29]

Very nice and quality picture, compliments!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-20 14:49]

Elroyie, vivid shades of red to show us this beautiful dragonfly.

An excellent composition and perfect sharpness.

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