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Copyright: Hendrik Boot (NINIX) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Dimage Z2, GT Lens 1:2 8-3.7 APO, 38-380 mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragon-fly, Damselfly and dragonfly, my personal collection, European dragonflies 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-18 4:35
Viewed: 3848
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The red baron, nickname of Manfred von Richthofen, who flew in the first world war in a red fokker airplane.

It looks as if the pilot is wairing a lether helmet and a lether pilot jack.

This is the Ruddy Darter - Bloedrode heidelibel Sympetrum sanguineum male.

Widespread and locally common in suitable sites. Adults can be seen between mid June and September. The Ruddy Darter is found in fens, cutover bogs and small lakes including turloughs. There is some evidence for immigration.

This species is most likely to be confused with the Red-veined Darter Sympetrum fonscolombei and the Common Darter Sympetrum striolatum however the latter is more orange-red and has a straight sided abdomen and yellow stripes on the legs. Female Ruddy Darters are similar to female Black Darters Sympetrum danae however in the former there is no black triangular marking on the thorax.

Source: www.habitas.org.uk

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la libellule resort très bien sur ce fond bleu, mais je ne suis pas convaincu pas le cadre et encore moins par la signature qui gache tout.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-08-18 6:25]

Hi Hendrick,
Nice shot, I love the colours and composition. Classic X wing pose.
Nice details in the wings.
Well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-18 7:36]

HI there Hendrik, what a goods capture of the red baron. He's nice and sharp, especially his wings and legs. Well done.

Hello Hendrik. This has good details, DOF and vivid red color..Looks great against the clear blue sky, Well done.

Incredible note and what a great title to the photograph! The composition is great! I love the color and the sharpness is great too! You must have been so excited to capture this guy!

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-18 11:32]
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Hi Hendrik!
A lovely capture from you again.I liked all your shots and also this one.Sharpness and composition are very nice.Thanks for posting.

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  • MAXME (0)
  • [2005-08-20 23:49]
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very beautiful shot,another hit for the red baron!

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