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Female sympetrum danae

Female sympetrum danae
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-07 18:18
Viewed: 3459
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Female Black Darter / Sympetrum danae / Zwarte heidelibel vrouwtje / Schwarze Heidelibelle Weibchen /
Le sympétrum noir Femelle

Locally common and widespread. A late flying species which can be seen from July to the end of October. This small darter is found on heaths and lowland.

Females and immature males are similar to other Darters but are relatively smaller, with all-black legs, a black triangle on top of the thorax and a black stripe with a row of three yellow spots on it on the side of the thorax.

-small dark species with black legs and (in mature specimens) pterostigma in both sexes
-in immature specimens of both sexes the pterostigma is pale with a black outer margin
-mature males have waisted, black abdomen with yellow spots on sides
-females dull brown with black markings on thorax and yellow tint to base of wings
-immature males bright golden yellow
source: http://www.habitas.org.uk/dragonflyireland/5651.htm


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-07 18:25]

Belle présentation,le Bg s'harmonise bien avec les belles couleurs de l'insecte et la netteté est bonne.

Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie!


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-01-07 20:49]

Hello Harm,
This is a great classic POV for a dragonfly!
Nice DOF and colours!
Best greetings,

HI Harm,
the POV and pose are very good.
Nice colours and good details. It is well seen from the BG.
Well done.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-08 6:46]

Very good shot of this odonata!
Excellent on details!
Very good BG!
Very good POV!
Perfect sharpness!
5* photo!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-08 12:41]

Great macro of this Darter Harm! POV is very nice, good details and colours. Interesting and usefull note also.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2006-01-08 15:54]

Very good macro. Good colors, details and sharpness.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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