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Balck darter - Sympetrum danae

Balck darter - Sympetrum danae
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Copyright: Oana Otilia Saracutu (oanaotilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 529 W: 28 N: 964] (3416)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-04
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-07 12:10
Viewed: 3124
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was really busy last weeks and I could not find time at all for TN. I know that I missed a lot of extraordinary images from you, and I really appologize if I would not be able to critique as many as I will intend....
There were some nice and sunny days last week-ends, but this time I preffered to return to my archives, in fact to the trip to Kalmhout in the north of Antwerpen.
I am very bad in identifying dragonflies, so I have no clue about this one.
Slightly cropped, added some sharpness.

Thank you very much to Ivan!
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Sympetrum
Species: S. danae


* small dark species with black legs and (in mature specimens) pterostigma in both sexes
* in immature specimens of both sexes the pterostigma is pale with a black outer margin
* mature males have waisted, black abdomen with yellow spots on sides
* females dull brown with black markings on thorax and yellow tint to base of wings
* immature males bright golden yellow

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Buna Oana,
Seara aceasta suntem vecini iar captura ta atrage atentia in special prin fundalul blurrat care evidentiaza libelula si prin compozitia placuta.
Numai bine,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-07 12:18]

Hello Oana,
The lateral POV that shows the head and thorax with excellent sharpness and natural colours, is enough to show that this is a female Sympetrum danae. Nice composition against a clean natural green BG.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-07 12:33]

Hello Oana,
Superb sharpness on this beautiful Dragonfly.
very nice pose well captured in good details all round!
well done and TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hello Oana,

an nice macro from this Black Darter with good of sharpness and pov.
Good blurred bg.
Fine colours.


Hi Oana. Excellent focus on the head with popping compound eye and details of the perch. The hairy details are well registered in beautiful shallow focus. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Oana, you have got spot on focus on the head and thorax of this dragonfly. The DOF is also good and makes your subject stand sharply out against the blurred BG.
Well done and TFS.

Buna Oana,
Faina captura ta de azi. Culori reusite, un focus perfect pe ochi
si care sunt excelent redati. Felicitari!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-11-08 6:24]

Buna Oana

Imi pusesem ochii pe poza asta inca de cand ai postat-o si vad ca de atunci Ivan ti-a furnizat ID-ul corect.
Intr-adevar e o fotografie exceptionala a acestei specii nordice - pe care si eu am intalnit-o anul asta in premiera.
Imi place mult faptul ca ai reusit s-o surprinzi intr-o lumina foarte buna is sa scoti cu acest lucru in evidenta negrul intens din coloratia ei.
Detaliile pe partile focusate sunt exceptionale iar culorile foarte misto si in acelasi timp naturale.

Bravo si TFS

Hello Oana,
Beautiful close up shot of this dragonfly with nice composition, details and colours.
TFS and regards.

hello Oana!
a good capture of sympetrum danae
a species that I have not seen and photographed
good detail against a neutral Bg

ciao sERGIO

Olá Oana,
Adoro libelulas e apreciei bastante a tua foto. Bom contraste, ângulo, foco da parte anterior do corpo, excelente luz, também! Meus parabéns!

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