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Sympetrum flaveolum (female)


Sympetrum flaveolum (female)
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40X, Sigma 70-300mm F1:4-5,6 DG MACRO
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-02 4:37
Viewed: 2644
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Odonata

Suborder:Anisoptera

Family: Libellulidae
E che il ciel mi assista.....


Genus: Sympetrum

Species:S. flaveolum

The yellow-winged darter, Sympetrum flaveolum, is a dragonfly found in Europe and mid and Northern China. Breeding is confined to stagnant water, usually in peat bogs. Although not resident in the United Kingdom it occasionally migrates there in some numbers. Such 'Invasion Years' occurred in 1906, 1926, 1945, 1953, and 1995. On each occasion a small breeding colony appeared, but they have invariably died out after a few years. An almost unmistakable darter, red-bodied in the male, with both sexes having large amounts of saffron-yellow colouration to the basal area of each wing, which is particularly noticeable on the hind-wings. Other Sympetrum species may have limited yellow-orange colouration near the extreme wing-bases, especially in females, but never so extensively as in this species. Sites which are likely to attract this species have thick rushy margins. The yellow-winged darter tends to make quite short flights when settled at a site, and frequently perches quite low down on vegetation. The yellow-winged darter has bred but is not established in the UK. It has occurred in Cumbria as single individuals on very few occasions. The most recent record was at Killington Reservoir in August 1995. In Southern Europe, the nymphs of this dragonfly live in oligotrophic lakes with submerged vegetation, at high altitudes. Temperature and vegetation of these habitats are likely to be altered by Climate Change. As an abundant predator the species has an important role in food webs of high altitude lakes. Its disappearance will lead to changes in food webs.

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Ciao Roberto,
Beautiful dragonfly shot taken from a great POV. Sharpness and details are optimal, lights are good also. I especially like the composition with the wings used as a diagonal line almost from corner to corner. Nice job MF.
Ciao e grazie, Ladislao

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-02 5:11]

Ciao Roberto,

The wings diagonal about ther picture is very unique, but lovely
What a lovely sharpness and clarity.
Very well composition, pleasant of colours.
Good picture. TFS.

Have a nice day,
John.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-02-02 5:39]

Excellent macro of this Dragonfly, very good sharpness and colors too!

hello Roberto
beautiful colored picture with good details and sharpness
greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-02 6:01]

Hello Roberto
Wonderful capture in a interesting position!
Great capture!
Congratulation for this lovely shot!
Horia

Ciao Roberto, in attesa della bacchettata di Maurizio ti becchi i miei complimenti, per la specie non ti so dire, che sono l'unico su TN nettamemnte pi ignorante di te, ma la macro fantastica, ottima messa a fuoco, grande DOF, magnifici dettagli, meravigliosa nitideza e splendidi colori, intanto beccati il mio dieci che tra un po' arriva il due di Maurizio:), bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Roberto,
da questa sola immagine potrei dire anch'io che si tratta di Sympetrum flaveolum, anche se la macchia gialla non ben visibile, ma comunque sembra esserci ed in base alle altre colorazioni sembra proprio flaveolum; quello di cui sono abbastanza sicuro, direi al 99%, che si tratta di una femmina, tu dirai ma rossa!? s, rossastra, ma ha caratteristiche inconfondibili di una femmina; la macro molto bella, eventualmente se hai altre foto mettene una in WS.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Roberto,

A great macro with beautiful colors, pose & details. Well done & presented.

TFS & regards.

Umar

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-02-02 9:56]

Slav Roberto,
A beautiful picture of this dragonfly from nice POV and great sharpness.TFS.
regards,
Drzan

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-02 10:16]

Buona sera Roberto,
un altro "cacciatore" di libellule!
Bella inquadratura e colori della libellula.
Una serata tranquilla,
Adrian

P.S. Ho fatto una dedica poco, spero vi piaccia.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-02 11:21]

Hello Roberto,
a wonderful shot of this pretty yellow-winged darter.
Excellent sharpness and so brilliant colours, very well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-02 11:45]

Ciao ROby,la qualita' della foto e' stratosferica,ci sono una nitidezza ed una tonalita' impressionanti,anche se sto facendo indigestione di libellule mi alzo in piedi e mi tolgo il cappello,foto cosi' meritano il palcoscenico...buona serata,Luciano (erano proprio quelle le gocce dell'influenza..ehhee)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-02 12:44]

Hi Roberto. You have taken a fine close up of this Dragonfly. Taken wit hsharp focusing and fine detail. All with natural colours. With good use of the light on the wings. well taken TFS.
Nick..

ciao Roberto,
the clarity is splendid in the forward part, nice DOF in beautiful composition with very good colors, very good photo!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

Ciao Roberto amico,
Sicuramente "come si visto ad occhio nudo" ... Si tratta di un quadro equilibrato, fedele ai colori naturali degli insetti. Il POV merita una menzione speciale, fantastico!
Saluti, grazie per la condivisione,
Jess

Gran calidad por la nitidez y reflejo de la realidad que obtuviste, y adems sacando un excelente partido a esa modesta lente !
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Roberto....ottima cattura di flaveolum,ripreso da sopra con ottimi dettagli della testa e del torace....

ciao sERGIO

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