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The last remnant

The last remnant
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Copyright: Gerhard Theron (gerhardt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Digital ISO 100, Kenko Extension tube (36mm)
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-25 1:26
Viewed: 4955
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Little Scarlet
Crocothemis Sanguinolenta

Also known as the Small Scarlet.

They are 32-38mm in lenght with a wingspan of 57-63mm. It's range extends from SW Cape northwards across Africa to Western Asia. This species is fairly common is South Africa and often found alongside the Broad Scarlet. They freguent grass and sedge-lined margins of streams and ponds.

It is very similar to the Broad Scarlet but smaller with red pterostigma and only a modest broad abdomen. The females are mustard-coloured which makes it easy to distinguish between them.

This was taken in May 2005 and I frequent the venue quite often. I have not seen any dragons at the spot since then.

Hope you like it.

Janice, dew77, red45, ddg, wallhalla15, christophe, carper, coasties, marhowie, phlr, Comandante, PDP, scottevers7 has marked this note useful
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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-25 1:34]

Stunning colors and details on that dragonfly shot, Gerhard. Beautiful POV and composition. Congratulations and TFS. : )

Hi Gerhard,
Great POV, compo and framing.
Different BG for it, sine most of the time we see them in greenish surroundings.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-25 2:31]

Hello Gerhard!
Wonderful capture.DOF,details and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-25 2:31]

They are quite tiny Gerhard, and this is a lovely capture, So colourful and shiny, and nice and sharp too. Well shown, thank you.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-25 2:39]

Sure I like it Gerhard! Amazing scarlet colour of this insect, it must looks great while flying. Clear composition, clear colours. I also like its pose and position of wings. Great work!

Hello Gerhard!
What a wonderful subject! Great photo. I never saw scarlett bevore!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-25 3:06]

Bonjour Gerhard, lumineuse libellule d'un rouge magnifique. Belle composition et harmonie de tons complémentaires entre le BG et le sujet. Bravo Didier.

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  • nixpix Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 26 N: 121] (444)
  • [2005-07-25 3:54]
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Thanks Gerhard. Great image and once again a very informative note. I submitted a few images to TrekEarth but sadly most of the backslappers there add little constructive commentary with the images.
These creatures are always a challenge to get sharp throughout and still have them stand out from the background. You might even be able to improve it a little by darkening the background to the right.

Great macro Gerhard. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. WEll done

Hi Gerhard
Excellent capture, great DOF and POV, the colors are true
In a friendly way Christophe

prachtig Gerhard,
goede capture, mooi rood is niet lelijk, schitterende pov, uitstekende dof, goede details, mooie foto,
gr. Jaap

Hi Gerhard

Nice shot. I like how they bring the wings forward. Excellent detail. Looks like it may be slightly over sharpened as I can see a halo around the tail end. Has it landed on gold? :-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-25 6:35]
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Hi Gerhard,

This is a lovely scarlet. I love the red color. Details on the scarlet are great, but I think you should have used a smaller aperture to get a wider dof. Composition and POV are great. Well done & TFS!


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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-07-25 7:33]

beautiful colours on it! nice diagonal composition. perfect details. well done.

Hello Gerhard! Excellent capture!! Well composed with great details, sharpness and vivid color..Well done my friend!!!

Hello Gerhard!
Very nice capture at classic Gerhard quality.Details,DOF,sharpness and composition are excellent as always.Thanks for sharing.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-25 9:46]

Very good shot of this species!
Beautiful odonata!
Great details and colour!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-25 15:23]

Hello Gerhard, very nice composition, maybe you could have called it "Gone with the Wind" that starred a scarlet too! Very good details and a lovely looking Dragonfly. Nice work.

hey gerhard, very nice shot, i like the bright red here.focus seems a little bit of on the head,or is it the light?
dof is good too, so is the compo.good one!

Great macro, Gerhard.
Well composed, nice colours and good POV.
Very sharp, maybe little to much, it's a small halo round the body.
Excellent work, my friend.

Hi Gerhard,
Excellent capture. The color and detail are superb. Composition and framing are perfect. Great Shot! This one really stands out!

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