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Ruddy Darter

Ruddy Darter
Photo Information
Copyright: Jahanzeib Malik (KBE) (12)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700 with MB D10, Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2.8 G IF-ED N VRII
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-24 22:26
Viewed: 2587
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

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Excellent capture!

Hola Jahanzeib

BUena de imagen de esta libelula. Estos insectos son unos perfectos equilibristas, por estas posturas colgando en el aire que hacen.

UN saludo de Antonio

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