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Sympetrum fonscolombii


Sympetrum fonscolombii
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-05
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): libellules demoiselle/dragonfly damselfly [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-29 10:43
Viewed: 3013
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The red-veined darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) is a dragonfly of the genus Sympetrum. It is a common species in southern Europe and from the 1990s onwards has increasingly been found in northwest Europe, including Britain and Ireland.

The wingtips of this species have small yellow-coloured pterostigma, edged with black, which distinguish it from the Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum). S. fonscolombii belongs to the family Libellulidae, whose members are strong fliers often perching on exposed reeds from where they dart out to snatch prey. Adult red-veined darters are red (males) or yellow (females), showing beautiful saturated colours. Young animals may be greenish, with black stripes on the thorax and abdomen, while the definitive colours are not fully developed.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-10-29 10:57]

Hello Siegfried, a perfect macro of this dragonfly. Nice composition and details.
TFS and G's,
Mehmet

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-29 11:21]

Hi Siegfried. A good close up of the Dragonfly. Good detail with natural colours. A nice POV/DOF. Just a little soft on the tail end . but still a good picture. well done TFS.
Nick..

Hello Siegfried,

good pov and composition of these Dragonfly.
I'd love the a little more dof.
Sharpness are as always good.

Gert

Hello Siegfried, splendid shot of a red-veined darter. Nice compo. TFS.
Bahadır

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-29 11:59]

Hola Siggi,
interesante macro,
detalles y buen toque de luz,
colores naturales,
saludos

hi Siegfried,
a good catch of sympetrum with nice pose
a little bit overexp..i tried a WS

best sERGIO

Hi Siggi,
Very good close-up capture of this Red-veined Darter with nice POV and composition, pin-sharp details and natural colours.
TFS
Pekka

Hi Siggi,
An excellent macro shot from a nice POV of this dragonfly with great clarity and sharpness.
TFS and cheers,

bayram

Hi Siggi,
Deine Heidelibelle ist wunderschön, ich mag die gute Schärfe auf dem Tier trotz f/5.6, das bringt einen schönen "verwaschenen" Hintergrund und nichts stört. Ich bin ein bekennender Blitz-Fotograf, ich liebe es mit hoher Blende die bestmöglichste Schärfe rauszuholen, leider mit dem Preis von Reflektionen, einen Tod muss man eben sterben.
Aus welcher Gegend in NRW kommst Du, wenn ich fragen darf. Wir haben ja auch Thorsten bei TN, der ist aus Köln, ich besuche öfter meine Verwandschaft, die wohnen zwischen NE und Krefeld. Heinz (wallhalla), der aber nur selten noch da ist kommt aus Hamm. Wir haben aber leider noch nie ein TN/TL-Treffen zuwege bekommen, schade.
Also dann, liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Merhaba Siegfried,güzel bir makro,sade bir fotoğraf net bir çekim,ellerine sağlık :)

Hello Siegfried, beautiful shot of this dragonfly.
TFS and greetings,
Deniz

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-29 15:30]

Hi Siegfried,the details of the eyes of this dragon are fanatstics!!!Excellents details and POV,my best compliments,LUCIANO

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-10-29 16:36]

Hi Siegfriend.

very nice macro, excellent details,colors, sharpness, exposure, point of view and composition,

Thanks....RICARDO.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-29 19:26]

Hi Siegfried, Remarkable macro image with sharp details and vivid colors in a very pleasant composition.
Thank you for sharing Siegfried.
Rick

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-29 23:33]

hi siegfried,
very good portrait of this lovely dragonlfy, viewpoint could have been different to avoid the blurry foreground. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-30 5:41]

Hello Siggi, Beautiful and nice view. Excellent sharpness.Ganesh

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-30 9:54]

Hello Siegfried,
Beautiful photo in very good sharp details. Nice colours, but maybe a bit more contrast is possible. Excellent POV and composition.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Siggi, beautiful dragonfly, great macro with fantastic details and splendid sharpness, good blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Czesc Siggi
Bardzo ladna fotka tej wazki. Podoba mie sie ujecie takie troche z boku i ladne swiatlo na glowe i tulow. Kolor rozmytego tla tez jest bardzo ladny. Moze bym lekko przycial od dolu aby zminimalizowac ten rozmyty lisc na pierwszym planie
Pozdrawiam
Krzysiek

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