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°sympetrum fonscolombei female°°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G ED
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-25 4:05
Viewed: 3488
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Sympetrum fonscolombei (Selys, 1840)
Red-veined Darter Dragonfly.

Adults. Adult body about 37–40–43 mm long (the sexes similar in length). Average wingspan 60 mm; hindwings 27–31 mm long.

The eyes dorsally narrowly apposed to dorsally broadly contiguous; grey (below), or brown to red (reddish brown, above).

Legs black and yellow, or black and brown (black at the sides and yellowish brown in the middle, the tarsi black). Thoracic antehumeral stripes absent. The wings spread more or less horizontally in repose; dissimilar in shape and venation; sessile; suffused with colour at their bases only. The tinting amber (or saffron). The inner wing venation mainly red (with only a few black ones). Discoidal cell divided longitudinally into a conspicuous triangle and supra-triangle. Antenodal veins in the forewings 6–8 (fewer in the hindwings). Pterostigma well over twice but no more than five times as long as wide; pale reddish brown to yellow, or red (yellowish to pale pink or reddish-brown with black edging in the male, bright yellow in the female).

Abdomen linear from a conspicuously swollen base; 24–26 mm long; predominantly red (in the male), or green, or brown (olive-yellow, in the female); plain (apart from median black dashes on segments 8 and 9 which characterize the genus), or predominantly longitudinally lined (the female also exhibiting median black lines on segments 2 and 3); without mid-dorsal spots. The male abdomen without auricles on segment 2; with a single inferior anal appendage.

Model: NIKON D40X
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 10/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/13.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 105 mm
Date Taken: 2008-08-24 19:04
Metering Mode: Pattern
Light Source: Cloudy weather
File Size: 87 kb

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Hi Sergio,
Excellent capture!! Wonderful golden & yellow tones, good details and perfect composition, very nice work,
TFS & regrads,

Sergio, this is an outstanding dragonfly shot. You did such a great job capturing it. Great sharpness. Congratulations on a fine job. Have a great day. Bill

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Hi Sergio,
A superb macro capture of this beautiful red-veined darter with great POV/DOF and details.
Many thanks for sharing this my friend!
Greetings from Izmir,

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-08-25 7:41]

Hello Sergio,

Very nice photo you have made. I like very much the colors of the photo and the way you made the background match the main subject. Excelent lighting showing so well insect's body colors.

Thank you for sharing,

quelle equilibriste cette demoiselle!!!
excellente netteté qui permet de voir de beaux details...
note tres interressante egalement

Hi Sergio,
Very beautiful capture, with sharp details and amazing colours. Very well done.

Hi Sergio.
Wonderful macro!
Excellent definition... genuine coloration!
Superb wealth of details; perfect perspective.
More a beautiful picture for its magnificent gallery!
Congratulations and TFS!
José Roberto

Ciao Sergio,
scatto eccezionale sotto ogni aspetto tecnico. Bravo.
Ciao e grazie.

And hello again!
Another great picture of dragonly, this time a profile photo of Sympetrum species. This species is rather rare in Poland so it is really nice to watch this image for me :)
Very professional light and DOF control :)
All the best from Lodz Sergio!

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