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Red-veined Darter: For Ulla & Joe

Red-veined Darter: For Ulla & Joe
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1, For Joey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-29 1:01
Viewed: 3664
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Friends, I normally try to avoid posting the same subject consecutively here.
However, in view of the challenging course through which my friends Ulla and Joe Kellard went to identify this dragonfly after I posted its first picture yesterday, you would agree that this second consecutive picture of the Red-veined Darter would serve as a fitting dedication to both of them.

My friend Loot found the size of my previous post of this creature a bit too small for his taste.
Sorry, Loot, but I couldn't make this one too bigger and better for you, so please be content with the frontal view of the dragonfly this shot offers.

Thanks for looking and have a nice day.

uleko, rcrick, matatur, eqshannon, fartash, Jamesp, boreocypriensis, Argus, jeanpaul, Adanac has marked this note useful
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To uleko: I.D.joey 2 01-29 05:06
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Hi Ram,
Nice shot. One day I'll get round to posting something of the Odonata. But I have the same trouble with identifications...

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-29 1:31]
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Hello Ram,
Thanks for your dedication which I don't deserve! I did say it COULD be S. flaveolum so it was only a guess! The ID is quite clear here thanks to Joe! Even though this capture is not quite sharp I prefer it to the previous one. Well done!
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-29 1:43]

Hi Ram,great dragonfly and perfect details of eyes,nice colours,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-29 2:11]

Hi Ram,
Wow! Thankyou so much! This is very kind of you!
The frontal POV is very good and offers a different view to yesterday.
Th colours are very nice and vivid.
Excellent DOF and BG.
Slightly OOF but I think it could easily be sharpened up in photoshop.
Well done my friend!
Obviously one for my favourites :)
Kind regards,

Hi Ram,
Beautiful image love the POV, colours and lighting all excellent, well framed and composed, nice work, I'm still searching for a second one, t.f.s Cheers Rick :)

What a spectacular Darter is this Ram, almost as big as the frame, with its characteristic coloration and huge eyes! Thanks for the "double-take" friend.

It is the "full facial" shot which pops up so often giving the Darter an actual personality. Just as some people tend to like one side of the face or other of their portraits, this one appears to like it from a lightly more straight on..and yous potted that well Ram.

Hello Ram,

Very nice picture of this dragonfly. Good composition and sharpness. Beautiful light and colours.

Hello Ram
Excellent shot of this beautiful Darter,
Perfect details,exposure and BG,Superb shot.

Good Luck

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-29 9:14]

Hi Ram

Lovely dedication - lovely shot with vibrant colour. Good pose and DO.


Hello Ram,
Nice capture of a Red-veined Darter with excellent details of the web of wing-veins. Also nice dedication. TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-31 5:51]

hello Ram,
I missed this fine image of a Red-veined darter. I like the POV where you captured the front part of the darter with good sharpness and the salient features of the species are well seen here.
Nice composition and lighting with a pleasing contrasting OOF natural BG too.
Thanks for sharingthis beauty,
All the best, Ivan

Bonjour Ram
C'est une merveilleuse photo en macro
que cette Jolie libellule,très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.Très beau BG

Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-01 14:47]

Hello Ram,
Great point of view and background on this lovely image. The colors and details are good as well, thank you ram for sharing.

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