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ruddy darter

ruddy darter
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Copyright: Matthew Harrison (matthew) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 1 N: 86] (342)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji S5 Pro, sigma dc 18-200mm 1:3.5-6.3 macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/750 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragonflies of the World, Dragonflies - Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-26 4:09
Viewed: 3325
Points: 6
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Ruddy Darter

Latin name: Sympetrum sanguineum

Size: Wingspan approx 55mm.

Distribution: Found throughout most of England parts of Wales, Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

Months seen: June to October.

Habitat: Ponds, lakes, ditches and still water, especially in wooded areas.

Food: Flying insects.

Special features: The male ruddy darter has a bright red abdomen which has a narrow (waisted) section in the middle. The wings are also red at the shoulders. The female is a golden brown colour.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-26 5:41]

Hello Matthew,
I'd guess this is Symp. striolatum as the legs are yellow and not black. Even so a very fine capture with focus on the eyes and the abdumen in very nice light. I like the composition although I would have left more space on the right and less on the left.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Matthew,
An excellent macro shot!
I like so much the clear and sharp details got on the insect, your exposure really worked great here.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

hello matthew
very good macro, the framing is well found the light gives a great color, well done

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