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Sympetrum sanguineum

Sympetrum sanguineum
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Copyright: Slawomir Kobojek (skobek) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 22] (175)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-24 9:41
Viewed: 3405
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the meadow near the Bzura river .
The Ruddy Darter is a European species of dragonfly of 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 can be found between the months of July and November. Mating takes place on the wing, with the coupled pair performing a dipping flight over the water. The female jettisons her fertilised eggs at the water surface by alternating movements of the abdomen. The male will hover nearby during this period and protect the female by driving off any approaching males.
The larvae spend the year beneath the water surface before emerging and pupating into adults.
- from wikipedia -

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-24 10:17]

Hallo Slawek.
Ja mysle ,ze jak tak dalej bedzie to staniesz sie tutaj znanym makro fotografem.
Bardzo ladna prezentacja ,fantastyczne kolory,odpowiednia ostrosc.Podoba sie.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-24 10:25]

Hello Slawek,
Beautiful sharp detailed photo in nice contrasting colours. Excellent diagonal photo.

Hello Slawomir
Super sharpness and nice light
the composition and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

LOVE this RED! Still haven't been able to spy one in my side of the world...love seeing these! GREAT JOB! GREAT MACRO...love this ruddy!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-24 14:37]

Magnificent capture and composition,i like the position on the left and the magnificent total sharpness,great contrast between the red and the green in background.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Slawomir, superb macro of lovely dragonfly with fascinating wings, beautiful details, great sharpness, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Slawomir
Nice photo with wonderful colours and very good sharpness

Czesc Slawek,
super ujecie tej wazki. Bardzo ladne kolory. Super ostrosc i kompozycja.


Great sharpness and composition. Nice contrasting colour with the green OOF background


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  • fapple (38)
  • [2012-01-31 7:20]

Slawomir, you've made a fantastic job of separating the subject from a busy background and made it work nicely, even the wing veins, which is tricky in this situation - for me anyway! Nice specimen and great shapness. Well done.

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