|Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus)
|Date Taken: 2006-08-13|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-07-03 16:57|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvais, 1807) - Erguvani Yusufçuk [TR], Purple blushed darter [EN] is a member of the family Libellulidae of the suborder Anisoptera. T. annulata is one of about 45 species of the genus Trithemis.|
The individual on the photograph was a adult male with purple blushed colors.
Only the males of Trithemis have this reddish color purpurin so characteristic and covering the unit with the body as well as the veins of the wings.
The male of the Scarlet Dragonfly (Crocothemis erythraea) is similar to T. annulata, but it has yellow wing spots and an abdomen widened like Trithemis. However the legs remain clear.
Sympetrum spp., especially S. sanguineum, also have a red but narrower abdomen and never not transfering with the crimson as at T. annulata.
Flying period is April to mid-October.
It is distributed in Mediterranean Basin (Spain, Portugal, Italy, former Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkiye and North African countries, also the Middle East) and probably Iran.
In Turkiye, it has been recorded in Turkish Mediterranean (Akdeniz) region, from izmir to Hatay and also eastwards to Ş.Urfa.
Fallowing forms are regarded as valid subspecies;
Trithemis annulata annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)
Trithemis annulata haematina (Rambur, 1842)
Trithemis annulata scorteccii Nielsen, 1936
Odonates du Paléarctique Ouest
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- [2007-07-03 18:31]
good focus nice colors nice DOF good pose
- [2007-07-03 22:55]
Good shot with nice colour aand detail.
Good to see this species from Syria
Well composed and an attractive species
Good sharpness and OOF background
- [2007-07-04 0:47]
Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Renkler, netlik ve cekim aciniz cok guzel. Elinize saglik.
- [2007-07-04 1:51]
Ahmet very nice shot and probably from a wrong angle. The upper angle gives the look but frontal view would have been great. TFS ganesh
I like your pink dragonfly very much.
The colours are wonderful and I love dragonflies so much, they are so amazing insects - so old - coming from dinosaur-times.
Thanks for sharing yours, bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda
I always liked those red creatures and this is a very good capture of it with excellent details, beautiful compo and POV and natural exposure. This is very well done with interesting notes. Thanks,
- [2007-07-05 0:04]
Beautiful colours! Excellent sharp details! I like it so much, Ahmet! Lovely capture..
amazing color and sharpness of this beauty species of dragonfly
nice catch with his wings in pose of rest