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Common Darter III

Common Darter III
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-28 8:57
Viewed: 4120
Points: 8
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COMMON DARTER (Sympetrum striolatum)


Dragonflies belong to the Order Odonata which means "toothed jaws".

Their names give a clue to their identity: Hawkers cruise at eye level ; Darters dash from place to place ; and Skimmers fly low over the water.


The commonest species breed on ordinary farm and garden ponds.

Fast flowing streams and rivers are shunned by most dragonflies.

Bogs and wet heath land support the most diverse species of dragonfly.

Adult dragonflies feed on flying insects especially small flies, midges and mosquitoes.

Dragonfly larvae feed on moving prey such as water fleas, snails, tadpoles and small fish.

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Hi Sochirca,
it's a pretty dragonfly sitting there so nice with a good background.
I also took several shots this year of such dragons. It's always so amazing when they let you come near, I love them.
Thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Very good shot. Great POV and very good details. Good visual impact. TFS.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-30 18:09]

Hi Sochirca, nice shot. Good colours and details, very interesting composition and framing too. Well done.

I like the compo and the frame. Great initiative Dan. The details are sharp. Very well done.

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