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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital, sigma 70-300 apo macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-02 14:55
Viewed: 2089
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The red dragonfly, Sympetrum sanguineum, was all wet with the morning dew and couln't fly, it gave me the oportunity to shoot quietly and get this amazing picture.

Ruddy Darter
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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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Beautiful photo Luis! Very good composition, nice colours and good sharpness. It has yellow stripes on the legs! See your note!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-03-03 0:52]

Muy bonita esta foto Luis, maravilloso encontrarla por la ma˝ana con esas gotitas de agua en las alas. Muy bien captada y compuesta. Enhorabuena y un saludo.

Hallo Luis,
this dragonfly is a Sympetrum fonscolombii female, Sympetrum sanguineum has black legs;
very beautiful capture, very good sharpness and colours
Best regards

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