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Banded darter


Banded darter
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15608] (65293)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-14 16:42
Viewed: 1081
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder:Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Sympetrum
Species:S. pedemontanum

The banded darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) is a European species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.
Males of the banded darter, like most members of the genus, have a red abdomen. The species' primary distinguishing feature however is the presence, in both sexes, of broad black bands across the outer section of each wing. It is similar in size to the black darter (Sympetrum danae) (35-40mm), sharing the broad hindwings and black legs.
The weak, low, fluttering flight is not unlike that of a black darter, but it perches frequently on the tips of rush stems rather than on the ground. It is a surprisingly inconspicuous species.
This species is resident in continental Europe. Its main breeding range is south-eastern, especially at medium altitudes, although it appears to be spreading westwards.

CARDINALE ALIFASCIATE

DESCRIZIONE

Specie inconfondibile per la presenza di una ampia banda bruna sulla metà distale delle ali. Lo pterostigma è rosso nel maschio e biancastro nella femmina. Le zampe sono completamente nere.

ECOLOGIA

Gli adulti sfarfallano a partire dalla fine di giugno ed il periodo di volo si protrae sino alla metà di ottobre, con un picco di abbondanza tra agosto e l’inizio di settembre. Le larve si sviluppano in paludi, torbiere e acque ferme profonde e vegetate, ma anche in corsi d’acqua a corrente lenta e con molta vegetazione come ruscelli e canali di irrigazione. È particolarmente abbondante nelle regioni collinari e di bassa montagna, meno in pianura.

DISTRIBUZIONE

Specie segnalata della Valle d’Aosta, del Piemonte, della Liguria, della Lombardia, del Trentino Alto Adige, del Veneto, del Friuli Venezia Giulia e dell’Emilia Romagna.
(Fonte : Odonata.it )

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Hi Luciano!
Very good shot of this darter in fine sharpness and very good details. A fine selection of POV and intelligent use of camera's flash to show this specimen in a perfect way.Thanks for sharing,
Have a nice day,
Best Regards...AKBAR

Ciao Luciano, gran bella libellula ripresa col tuo stile inconfondibile, omi dettagli, magnifici colori e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-15 1:00]

Hello Luciano,
A Banded Darter in beautiful flash light against a nice dark background. Taken from an original POV. Great composition and DOF.
Regards,
Peter

Bonjour Luciano,
très beau macro de cette libélulle. On voit que tu as utilisé le flash - mais cela détache bien le sujet de l'arrière-plan.
bonne journée
Pierre

Hello Luciano-As usual a beautiful picture.Here different look today.Nice use of flash keeping most of the parts in dark.Nice light and sharpness.Details are also good.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice WE-Srikumar

Hallo Luciano
Different, but great point of view. All the details and the bright red colour of this dragonfly is beautifully seen and displayed. I very much like the prominent, details in the veined wings that is so well seen. Best regards and thanks for sharing.
Anna

hallo Luciano
very nice composition with beautiful colours and good details
thanks gr lou

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-08-15 9:18]

Hola Luciano, hermosa foto con muchos detalles del insecto, buen foco, percha, fondo y la luz lo benefició...saludos.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-08-15 11:06]

Ciao Luciano

Very nice shot of this darter, excellent clarity, nice details, nice light and nice dark BG. Thanks for sharing.

Rgds

Nikos

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2014-08-15 13:43]

pretty nice a dragonfly take here Luciano; .. very good POV and pose, and details are remarkable; .. well done mate

regards,
nuri :)

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2014-08-16 1:05]

This is a new species for me. Thank you for sharing it. Congratulation and saludos.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-16 18:49]

Hello Luciano,
A great shot of this beautifully colored dragonfly. Excellent detail obtained and attractively framed. Wonderful use of flash to bring out the colors. Well done!!
Ron

Impressive lighting Luciano! Very good composition and sharpness too! A great photo!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hello Luciano,
Brilliant capture.....Incredible clarity, focus and sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene with exceptional focus.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Hi Luciano, Beautiful shot of this insect with all aspects. The dark background stands out its red body and the white plant. This is a very charming insect presentation with high quality. Best regards
Anna

Bei coloiri e interessanti riflessi d'argenmto. Angolo anche qui tosto ma gestito al meglio.

Roberto

Absolute delight to view this high quality post.
Luciano,
The flash enhanced this image to 10/10.
GREAT NOTES TOO!!!
Mario from Canada.

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