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Odonata [23] Erythrodiplax fusca

Odonata [23] Erythrodiplax fusca
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
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Date Submitted: 2010-01-30 13:19
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Odonata [23] Erythrodiplax fusca (Rambur, 1842)

Continuing the series of Odonata...

I like this photo because everything looks "as seen with the naked eye ... This dragonfly was literally on my foots... almost bump whith this! .

Taxonomic Hierarchy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Palaeoptera
Order: Odonata Fabricius, 1793
Suborder: Anisoptera Selys, 1854
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Erythrodiplax Brauer, 1868
Species: Erythrodiplax fusca (Rambur, 1842)

Common name: Red-faced Dragonfly

Female size 2.3 to 3.2 cm and the male 2.5 to 3.4 cm. The male has dark brown head, red face. Thorax black dorsally, blue laterally greyish. Forewing with a small dark brown spot at the base of the wing, hind wings also have a dark brown spot of greater length. Most of the gray-blue abdomen, last three segments black. Fences whitish. The female has brown eyes, forehead and clypeus brown. Thorax brown. Spotted wings similar to those of male but yellowish brown. Abdomen brown.

The males of this species show territoriality. Perch near the water (15 to 20 cm), if it is sunny are very active and often can be pursued if clouds rest.

Copulation lasts about a minute and occurs on vegetation. Females oviposit alone, but the male flies by her watching. The eggs are laid touching the water with the tip of the abdomen repeatedly.

It lives in ponds and swamps in open areas such as pastures and other disturbed areas. It is a common species.

Thanks for stop and visit!


For more INFO: (Wikipedia, gender Odonata)

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/1002
F-Stop: f/2.8
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 6000/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-01-23 11:46
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 240 kb

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-30 13:32]

Hola Jesus,
episodio 23 y está listo para su presentación.
De nuevo un excelente libelula especies enmarcado y el juego, felicitaciones.
Un hermoso sábado,

Hi Jesus
Perfectly sharp image. Despite a little bit distracting background it is a perfect shot. Nice POV, natural colors Good job

Ciao Jesus,
un'altra bellissima macro di libellula con un piacevole taglio compositivo, ottima definizione, splendidi i colori e bellissimi i riflessi luminosi sulle ali.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona Domenica
Ciao Maurizio

hello Jesús

encore et encore ! a superb macro photo shot with your compact
but with DSLR image quality, fine POV, superb focus sharpness details,
WOW ! we can see the background trough his wings, wonderful luminosity,



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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-30 14:30]

Hello Jesus,
This really a stunning macro of this libellula. Very natural colours. The photo is full of details and sharpness all over. Great result.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-30 15:42]

Ciao Jesus,i riflessi brillanti della luce sulle ali hanno fatto la differenza.Magnifica scelta del punto di scatto e grandissima qualita' dei dettagli e dei colori....come sempre ;-) Complimenti per la 23ma,buona Domenica,Luciano

Hi Jesus
Beautiful dragonfly with very nice light, color and compositon. tfs

Hello Jesus,
Wow! Another fantastic shot of this insect! I like your framing and composition. Admirable.

Bravo and TFS.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-30 22:20]

Hello Jesus
Excellent macro capture with great details and natural colors

hola Jesus,
very good scene, composition and background, chromatic output and clarity, the feathers write splendidly, it's a very fine macro!
keep photographing! TFS

Ciao Jesus, bel taglio diagonale per un'altra fantastica libellula, splendido il ricamo delle ali, magnifica nitidezza e bei colori naturali, bravo, buona domenica, ciao Silvio

Hi MF Jesus,

This is an utterly impressive and fantastic capture of a black tailed dragonfly beauty whic is also a novelty for me! The focus and DOF both look perfectly controlled, good exposure and clarity too.
TFS and have a nice Sunday MF!


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-31 2:00]

Hello Jesus.

Another fine capture to increase your collection of dragonflys.
It's an impressive collection thusfar.
Here you show us a very nice specie, taken with nice sharpness and colors.
Well done.

Gr. Hans

hello Jesus
great picture with very good sharpnes and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-31 4:51]

Hi Jesus,
really a splendid composition in great sharpness and clarity. i like the shiny wings and great colours of the body and the
Excellent presentation.


Ciao Jesus. Bravissimo a cogliere la miglior luce ed un eccellente POV. Fantastico contatrasto tra i colori brillantissimi e davvero bella posa in diagonale impreziosista dai riflessi e dal dettaglio sull texture delle ali. Perfetto il fuoco.


Hello Jesus
superb shot of this dragonfly with nice top view, the details on his body and wings are soo sharp,
very nice environment with natural colors
Have a good night

Bien aislado el motivo del fondo luminoso, sobre todo por la precisión del enfoque. Naturalidad en el conjunto de colores y buen encuadre.
Saludos Jesús: Josep Ignasi.

ciao Jesus!
il miglioramento della tecnica e della qualita' nella cattura e' stato sempre costante,e qui il connubio ci regala una
notevole macro di qualita'..complimenti!!
grazie sERGIO

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