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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-22 13:03
Viewed: 2738
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Yellow-winged Darter, Sympetrum flaveolum, is a dragonfly found in Europe and mid and Northern Asia. Breeding is confined to stagnant water, usually in peat bogs.

An almost unmistakable darter, red-bodied in the male, with both sexes having large amounts of saffron-yellow colouration to the basal area of each wing, which is particularly noticeable on the hind-wings. Other Sympetrum species may have limited yellow-orange colouration near the extreme wing-bases, especially in females, but never so extensively as in this species.

Sites which are likely to attract this species have thick rushy margins. The Yellow-winged Darter tends to make quite short flights when settled at a site, and frequently perches quite low down on vegetation.

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Original punto de vista.
Bellos colores y estupendo fondo.
Saludos Sumon.
Juan Luis.

bonjour sumon
point de vue original!
de cette façon on pourrait croire que l'abdomen de cette libellule est allumé.
tres sympa.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-22 13:32]

Hi Sumon.
Very original point of view you are used in this shot.Great sharp details on wings and very nice blue sky as background.I like this very interesting picture.
TFS and best greetings,Milos.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-22 13:36]

Hello Sumon,
Interesting and very beautiful capture of this dragonfly from below the rear end! Sharp details and the light has brought out the colours beautifully.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-22 14:08]

Hello Sumon,
This is the first time I have seen a shot of dragonfly taken to show the underside. The effect is quite beautiful in this lighting. This is also sharp and well composed. I doubt whether this is S. flaveolum, though, but as I can't give you an alternative ID, I'll leave it to an expert.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Bonjour Somon
C'est une merveilleuse photo en macro
que cette Jolie libellule,très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.Très beau BG

Merci et au revoir...JP

Hello Sumon
Very strange pose but Beautiful,
Perfect sharpness ang BG,
A little bit dark,Welldone.

Good Luck

This is quite an unusual point of view to shoot a dragonfly, and brilliant by virtue of it, Sumon.
Needless to say, it gives a totally different view of the insect and you deserve great credit for this innovation.
All the major features of the insect are sharply outlined against the blue BG.
Well done and TFS.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-22 17:49]

Hello Sumon,
Very nice composition, POV and colours. I also like frame. Good work! TFS

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-23 7:03]

hi Sumon,
ça doit être la première fois que je vois une image de ce pont de vue. Bien joué, l'insect s'imprime parfaitement sur le BG. Excellents détails.


Vue original. Bravo.
Bonne journée.

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