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Sympetrum fonscolombii

Sympetrum fonscolombii
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40X
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-18 11:16
Viewed: 2477
Points: 32
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Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Odonata

Suborder: Anisoptera

Family: Libellulidae

Genus: Sympetrum

Species: S. fonscolombii

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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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-18 11:24]

Hello Roberto,
fantastic POV, excellent sharpness, details and lighting. Very nice bg and contrast too. This is a great composition. Very well done, thank you for posting. Have a nice weekend.
Best regards Siggi

great shot!!!!! perfect idealogy behind camera . super sharp image with natural colours and bacground. thanks.

Hello Roberto,

An excellent shot with beautiful colors, fine details & sharpness. Well done & TFS.



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-18 11:30]

Hi Roberto. Your POV in this Red-veined Darter is first class. We can see all of the body from below. Taken with fine detail and bright colours against the blue sky.All with good notes well done TFs.

Hello Roberto,
This is a perfect capture, with nice blue sky as background and beautiful details, including the eyes and legs. Congratulations,

Ciao Roberto,

Bella la luce in questa macro. Excellent POV da un angolo basso, questo dÓ l'immagine molto particolare e diverso dal solito.!

Saluti, Ha una felice Domenica !


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-07-18 15:07]

Slav Roberto,
Great macro shot of this excellent sharpness butterfly.Very nice light use and colors.Very well composed.Thanks for sharing.Regards.

Roberto, this is such a beautiful shot of this dragonfly. Just a great capture. Have a wonderful weekend. Bill

Check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-19 1:44]

Ciao Roby.questo bassissimo POV e' davvero rivoluzionario e di grande effetto.Il miglior modo per staccare completamente la libellula dallo sfondo e comprenderne appieno le caratteristiche.Di solito abbiamo sempre degli sfondi pieni di erbacce quando facciamo queste foto..ehehe...magnifica! Complimenti e buona Domenica! Luciano

Ciao Roberto,
un'altra immagine di alta qualitÓ di questa libellula ripresa con ottima nitidezza, eccellenti POV e composizione, molto belli e luminosi i colori.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona settimana
Ciao Maurizio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-19 5:44]

Hello Roberto
Excellent work, great details and wonderful colors.

excellent and clear capture of the wonderful dragonfly! :-) composition and pov are very good, showing us the great details
on the wings and body; love the pose and how it is hanging on to the top of the dried up plant. terrific job & best wishes, thor.

Ciao Roberto, ormai chi ti tiene pi¨, magnifica anche questa, splendioda libellula che contrasta magnificamente contro il cielo azzurro, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
PS oggi sono stato a castelluccio, ancora tanti fiori e farfalle a pacchi:)

A classic shot, Roberto!
The details are perfectly sharp and the overall presentation, awesome!

hello Roberto
super composition
great sharpness and good details
beautiful colours greeting lou

Hello Roberto
a brilliant shot of this golden Dragonfly, wonderful pose on this dried plant, very great details, each tiny hair on his legs is well seen
the superb blue sky is a very good BG
Have a good night

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