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Sympetrum pedemontanum (female)

Sympetrum pedemontanum (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: 2009-05-29
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-02 13:30
Viewed: 2686
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Odonata


Family: Libellulidae

Genus: Sympetrum

Species:S. pedemontanum

The Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) is a European species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. The Banded Darter, like most members of the genus, has a red abdomen. Its primary distinguishing feature however is the presence of broad black bands across the outer section of each wing. It is similar in size to the Black Darter (35-40mm), sharing the broad hindwings and black legs. The weak, low, fluttering flight is not unlike that of a Black Darter, but it perches frequently on the tips of rush stems rather than on the ground. It is a surprisingly inconspicuous species. This species is resident in continental Europe. Its main breeding range is south-eastern, especially at medium altitudes, although it appears to be spreading westwards. The Banded Darter has been recorded in Britain just once, in Wales, in the Sympetrum immigration year of 1995 on 16-17 August.

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  • luibu Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 54] (508)
  • [2009-06-02 14:16]

Ciao Roberto
Gran bella macro, grande nitidezza, le ali sono spettacolari bravissimo , ciao Luigino

Excelente encuadre y bello colorido.
Interesante y completo comentario.
Saludos, JL.

This is an amazing shot, Roberto!
The clarity and depth are superb!
Very well done!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-06-02 20:49]

Hi Roberto,
Outstanding shot of this great looking dragonfly and you have captured it in a fine pose. The light makes the wings glow. Very impressive sharpness and colours with perfect POV and DOF. A fine composition too. Kudos.

Hallo Roberto
A beautiful "in the face" image with great features and details displayed, especially of the wings. I like a close approach image like this one of yours. Make the details more observant to appreciate. The patterns and textures of the wings display well and is beautiful to look at. I like the shine captured on the wings. The fine spider web threads on the stem of the plant that is slightly visible ads extra life to this already lovely image. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Ciao amico Roberto,
An impressive macro capture of this banded darter against to sunlight with fine sharpnes and wonderful vertical composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-06-02 22:11]

Hi Roberto,

This is a fabulous shot. Perfect DoF, excellent PoV and the ideal backdrop.
What makes this one stand out for me though is the interesting pose of the Dragonfly.


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  • bubinu (40)
  • [2009-06-02 22:34]

Hi Roberto,
A excellent sharp capture adorned with great lighting.
Hi-definition details especially on the wings.
A nice composition and a very clean presentation.
Great macro photography.
Well done,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-03 6:49]

Hi Roberto,
such an interesting shot of this dragonfly. Well composed against the blurry background.
The wings are razor sharp and it looks like a net. well exploited lighting.
Well done.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-03 7:26]

Excellent details and natural colors.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-03 8:56]

Ciao Roby.Questo controsole trasversale e' senza dubbio la miglior strada per cogliere alla perfezione i disegni ed i dettagli delle ali,una qualita' fotografica impeccabile! Buona serata,Luciano

Ciao Roberto, l'invidia non un sentimento cristiano, ma stasera me la state facendo provare, io di libellule non ne ho ancora vista una, non dico fotografata, ma neanche vista, poi qui ricominciata la stagione delle grandi piogge, e tu me ne proponi una sfliata una pi bella dell'altra, meravigliosa la nitidezza con cui hai ripreso il disegno delle ali, fantastica, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Roberto
bellissima macro di questa libellula ripresa con un fantastico controluce laterale che disegna in maniera spettacolare le sottili trame delle ali e rende splendenti i colori, ottima definizione e piacevole classica composizione.
Grazie e complimenti

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