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Sympetrum fonscolombii male

Sympetrum fonscolombii male
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-08-26 11:01
Viewed: 794
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
Odonata: Libellulidae
Common names: Red-veined Darter, Nomad

Sympetrum fonscolombii is a very common drangonfly of cretan fauna. This in picture is a male found in Heraklion on an uncultivated land early in the morning. I have posted two days earlier the female. The abdomen of males is redish or it has a characteric red line. That in picture has red line on abdomen. It was flying all around the dry plants.
Males are known for being aggressive and will perch on something within their territory while watching for intruders.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-26 11:03]

Hi Nikos,great point of view and magnificent sharpness,i like this dragonfly so well taken,the colors too are very bright and the contrast with the dark background is excellent too! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely dragomfly with fantastic wings, wonderful bright colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-27 19:06]

Hello Nikos,
What a pretty dragonfly you have posted for us. Nicely focused and showing good detail. The flash really brought out the rich colors, especially the reds and yellows. I like the blurred dark BG which keeps your focus on the subject.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-31 13:05]

Hello Nikos,
This is a very nice view of the Common Darter showing fine details and beautiful colours. Great DOF and a beautiful background too.Regards Sigi

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