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After the rain - Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Pendragon, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. A young Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) enjoying the Belgian summer :cool:  The background is a wall.



  2. Jan...
    so sharp/colorful
    just beautiful, as always

    thanks for sharing these with us
  3. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Great shots. It looks like a young female. She has chosen the wrong day to emerge.
  4. lr0868


    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    WOW is all I can say
  5. Awesome shots Jan, did you just invite him in to pose?? really, how do get them to stay still? Was it drying it"s wings when you made the shot?
  6. zack baldwin

    zack baldwin

    Apr 30, 2007
    Are these stacked? Crazy detail! Awesome job.
  7. Yes, it's a very young female. There were only two who emerged today in my pond.

    The dragon was ready to fly but because of the cool and rainy weather it sat very calm on its stick. Bad day for the dragon, lucky day for me.

    Stacked? No way. Pictures are as they were made. I only corrected levels.
    But thanks to the weather conditions I had all the time to find the perfect angle to make these pics.
  8. Beautiful capture! Delicate creature, very nice photography.
  9. Beautiful shots, Jan!

    Love the light!
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