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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: 2009-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-19 8:43
Viewed: 2479
Points: 10
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Sympetrum fonscolombei (Selys, 1840)
Red-veined Darter

The Red-Veined Darter is one of those Southern European species which has been extending its range Northwards. It's a medium-sized dragonfly; in fact, for a Darter it's quite large and heavy-looking. In our area it's very common and occurs in huge numbers, e.g. at some nearby rice fields. Sympetrum fonscolombii is a very pretty, easily recognisable species; besides the male's deep red colour and red wing-veins (both of which are yellow in females and immature males), and a whitish patch on the side of the male's thorax, the most distinguishing feature is the blue underside of the eyes.

Model: NIKON D40X
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 10/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 105 mm
Date Taken: 2009-07-13 18:20
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 110 kb

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Muy buen acercamiento sergio...

Hi Sergio,

Beautiful close-up shot
Excellent POV, light, colors and sharp details
lovely neutral BG

TFS Thijs

  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-19 9:30]

Great macro of this Dragonfly, natural colors and very good details!

Hello Sergio,
Very good details and amazing colours.
Excellent composition and POV.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-19 12:36]

Hello Sergio.

A great macro shot.
All fine dcetails are very well to see. Your picture can well be used as a determination picture for others.
Colors are great, very well done.

Gr. Hans

Hi Sergio
Excellent macro shot of this darter species. Great POV and well exposed to show off some fine details!
Kind Regards

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