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Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller 1764) #2

Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller 1764) #2
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Copyright: Dejan Kulijer (dejo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-29
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-08 10:40
Viewed: 9028
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) is a widespread European species of dragonfly from the family Libellulidae.
The Ruddy Darter attains a wingspan of up to 6 cm. The head, thorax and abdomen of the male are vivid red, while the female is slightly smaller, and is a golden-yellow colour with black markings. The abdomen widens for the final third of its length and shows a marked pinched section where it joins the thorax.

The all-black legs of the Ruddy Darter distinguish it from the otherwise very similar Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) and Vagrant Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum), both of which show yellow stripes on their legs.
The Ruddy Darter is to be found in temperate regions throughout Europe as far west as Siberia and as far south as the northern Sahara. Its conservation status is regarded as secure. It tends to prefer quiet bodies of water that feature semiaquatic vegetation such as rushes and reeds.

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hello Dejan
exceptional macro shot in a particularly beautiful scene full dewdrops
TFS thanks for sharing

Hello Dejan,
Unusual shot with the water drops on the wings of the dragonfly. Beautiful capture, with a nice blurred background. Best regards,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-08 11:16]

Hi Dejan !

Splendid macro.
Exceptionally made and presented this macro.
Best regards,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-07-08 11:17]

Hi Dejo,
What a wonderful capture....the drops of water look great....the sharpness of this dragon is amazing....your job is not for 2 points...for 10!!!!Congratulation!

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-08 12:15]

excellent close-up! :-) superb capture with great sharpness and wonderful details - the waterdrops on the wings are really
amazing and i like how it is hanging on to the top of the blade of grass. the nice green blurred background fits very well too.
well done & best wishes, thor.

Hello Dejan,
a splendid macro shot of the Ruddy Darter taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness and very beautiful colours, wonderful composition with the water drops.
Best regards

Zdravo Dejan
svaka čast za ovu fotografiju stvarno je vrhunska!
Pozdrav, Dario

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-08 13:44]

Hello Dejan,
Nice shot of this darter with water drops . Nice typical pose, lovely colours and good DOF. Nice work.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-08 23:33]

Hola Dejan,
interesante macro,
atractivos colores y nitidez,
buen pov y detalles.

Hallo Dejan
The contrast of colours between the Ruddy Darter’s head and body is very striking and pleasing to the eye. The water droplets on the lacy wings are really a turn on and grab your attention. The built of this dragonfly is quite muscular and very prominent. Love the balanced pose you have captured it in, and it almost looks as if the insect is praying. I find the composition very pleasant, and it was a pleasure looking at this beautiful insect. Focus is great and sharpness super. Colours are strong and nicely displayed. Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-09 8:22]

Hello Dejan,
Very surprising photo in wonderful sharp details and splendid colours. Very beautiful BG, composition and POV.

Excellent capture,
Very sharp, natural colours, nice background.

Hello Dejan
Excellent picture of this Ruddy Darter taken in great pose and POV, i like the water droplets on his wings and his fine detailed body, the colors are wonderful
TFS and have a good night

Hello Dejan,

Fantastic macro.
Natural colours with excellent details.
Lighting and composition are splendid.
Good note.

hello dejan!
great macro with very good
sharpness and i really
like the drops!

Hello Dejan,
This one is different. Water droplets on wings add interesting to this picture. Very well done and tfs.

Ciao Dejan, superb dragonfly with fantastic drops on wings, great colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-12 8:07]

Hello Dejan,
A very nice macro of a young female S. sanguilinum taken from a great dorsal POV with fine sharpness against an excellent OOF natural Bg. The dew drops on the wings are a nice bonus.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Dejan
absolutely a great capture of this beautiful Sympetrum.
The colours are well saturated and light very balanced; nicely composed in the frame with a very good POV, fine details and optimal focusing.

Hello Dejan,

A pleasant composition with good details!
In particular the wings attract attention, with the fine pattern and the tiny drops...
Effective DoF and superb colour reproduction!

Pablo -

Hi Dejan,

Absolutely superb capture of this Darter with nice waterdrops on its wings. Very nice macro. Superb composition

Hi Dejan,
A nice capture of this beautiful Ruddy Darter. Very well composed shot with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-07-14 10:45]

Hi Dejan.
Very nice and elegant presentation of so nicely decorated dragonfly. Water drops on its wings bring the curtain charm of the beauty. Lights and colours are very delicate and fine and POV is excellent as well as framing of the scene. I also like so much excellent DOF and blurriness of the BG. Well done and TFS.

  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2009-07-26 14:50]

Preciosa toma Dejo. Bien captada la suavidad de los colores y esos detalles de las gotas de agua que le dan un interés añadido a esta fotografía.
Saludos y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-08-01 10:00]

hi Dejan,
Dragonfly and a good composition ...
Great depth of field, color and sharpness is great. water droplets in the wings.
have a nice weekend,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-02 3:53]

Hi Dejan,
I like your philosophy written in the introduction. Very true indeed and I appreciate those who fight to create awareness and conservation. Days are really numbered.
This shot is really exciting as it depict the sharpness and beauty of a different and special view.
the water droplets are really exciting and the colours are very pleasant indeed.
Well done and brilliant presentation.
i like it very much.


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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2009-08-27 11:15]

Uh...tek sad vidjeh ovu....super je...ostala sam paf...cestitam kolega

Hello Dejan,

This is a masterpiece! Beautiful, soft light and color, and the wings glistening with dew all combine to make a wonderful image. Excellent technical details too.

A great image!


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