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Saffron-winged Meadowhawk

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-19 20:31
Viewed: 1404
Points: 20
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I found this pretty little dragonfly quietly perched on some fruiting Poke Weed. It was fairly dark in this part of the woods and I was hand holding my camera. I took quite a few shots, hoping to get at least one decent image.

The Saffron-winged Dragonfly is a medium-sized dragonfly. This particular reddish specimen is a male, the female is yellow, darkening to brown as it ages.

Perching horizontally the males "tee up" on emerging vegetation during breeding time. They can be seen making short patrolling flights low over the water.

Habitats include ponds, lakes and brackish wetlands, many times being poorly vegetated.

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Ciao Ron, great macro of lovely dragonfly, wonderful natural colors, beautiful details and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, hsve s good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2015-09-20 1:39]

Hi Ron.
Colors,sharpness and composition are fantastic.
Thanks for sharing.
With best wishes,Mihaylo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-20 4:14]

Hi Ron,an excellent capture of this specie on the phitolacca plant,very good sharpess,especially in the head zone,and natural colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

hallo Ron
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Ron,
It is a pleasure viewing this photo. It is really a splendid capture. Amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. Outstanding colors. The light and details are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-21 2:57]

Hello Ron,
I like very much the POV and dimensional quality to this photo. Excellent composition and detail. Thank you for sharing it with us.Regards Sigi

Hello Ron,
You have captured it nicely. Fantastic composition.


Hello Ron
beautiful and sharp details, the red body of this dragonfly is well camouflages on this plant, fin e colors and BG
Have a good night

Hello Ron,

You might post it in Flora category too (smile). Beautiful colored dragonfly. Quite well captured if I compare it with fruits I must say your post would be valuable if you chose Flora category. Here fruits are more attractive and eye catching than dragonfly. Even bright green BG color goes with fruits..
Thanks for showing this 'Saffron Winged Dragonfly'.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2015-09-26 16:35]

Magnifica foto de excelente qualidade uma perfeição fora co comum gostei muito parabéns.

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