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On Green
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: OLYMPUS E410, Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-30 2:58
Viewed: 3386
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae native to Eurasia. It is one of the most common dragonflies in Europe, occurring in a wide variety of water bodies, though with a preference for breeding in still water such as ponds and lakes. Adults are on the wing from June until November - occasionally into December.

This small Dragonfly is seen in a wide variety of habitats, including lakes, ponds, canals and slow-flowing rivers. They will often repeatedly return to a sunny spot and chase competitors away, even attempting to chase much bigger Dragonflies away such as Southern Hawkers. This habit allows you to easily predict where it is going to land, and enables you to observe it. They are sometimes quite inquisitive and may land on an observers hand. they reproduce in air.

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hello sochirca
Sharp and luminous picture of this dragonfly,pose and composition are splendid
TFS and happy new year

nice close-up, beautiful colours and sharp,
great details,
Happy New Year !

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