Red dragonfly by loiteke

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$53.50

Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 7.9"
Medium 18.0" x 11.9"
Large 24.0" x 15.9"
X large 30.0" x 19.8"

Features

  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

Featured on October 21. 2011 (group Ex close up.

From Wikipedia

The Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) is a dragonfly of the genus Sympetrum. It is a common species in southern Europe and from the 1990s onwards has increasingly been found in northwest Europe, including Britain and Ireland. Its name is sometimes spelt fonscolombei instead of fonscolombii but Askew (2004) gives the latter as the correct spelling. There is genetic and behavioural evidence that S. fonscolombii is not closely related to the other members of the Sympetrum genus and will at some time in the future be removed from this genus.

S. fonscolombii is similar to other Sympetrum species but a good view with binoculars should give a positive identification, especially with a male. Males have a red abdomen, redder than many other Sympetrum species. The wings have red veins and the wing bases of the hind-wings are yellow. The pterostigma are pale with a border of black veins and the underside of the eye is blue/grey. The female is similar but the abdomen is yellow, not red, and the wings have yellow veins, not red veins as found in the males. The legs of both sexes are mostly black with some yellow. Immature males are like females but often with more red.
Male S. fonscolombii can be mistaken for Crocothemis erythraea as both are very red dragonflies with yellow bases to the wings, red veins and pale pterostigma. However C. erythraea has no black on the legs, a broader body and no black on the head. Also C. erythraea females do not oviposit in tandem. The jizz of these two species is different and with some experience are easy to tell apart.

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Meeli Sonn is an freelance photographer based in Las Vegas, USA. Meeli specialises in producing high-quality images of our all kind natural world, capturing the beauty and mystery of nature, animals, birds, plants. It needs good eye. Meeli’s love of nature does not end with the landscape, as she aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way. Her big passion is macro world.

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Comments

  • Lancsphoto
    Lancsphotoalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely photo Meeli!


  • Thanks Larry

    – loiteke

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful light on those wings and on the twig, Meeli.

  • Thanks David

    – loiteke

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 4 years ago

    What a great shot of this beautiful little dragon fly..I love them. I use see them all the time around our pool but not the last year or two…I wonder why..they were such a pleasure to see..hehe I would talk to them silly me and it seemed liked they listen…oh well your friend here is a little on the silly side anyhow..lol..love it Meeli!!!
    Sherri:):)

  • Thanks Sherri

    – loiteke

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 4 years ago

    wow. fabulous Meeli! xoxoxoxoxox

  • Thanks autumnwind

    – loiteke

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome capture! Beautiful!

  • Thanks James

    – loiteke

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful macro, dear Meeli. x

  • Thanks Agnes

    – loiteke

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture. Such beautiful colors.

  • Thanks Bunny

    – loiteke

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    1 DAY! 2011/07/17

  • Thanks Magaret

    – loiteke

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray

    – loiteke

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    fantastic work!

  • Thanks Charmiene. Yes, it was difficult to catch this guy

    – loiteke


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