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MacroLuv
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Dark Dragonfly

Post by MacroLuv »

I found only one of this kind. :D
See how it is hiding its first pair of legs behind the head. 8)

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Model Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Date/time original 05.08.2007 11:48:52
Shutter speed value 1/800 s
Aperture value f/6.3
ISO speed ratings ISO 200
Focal length 100 mm

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Model Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Date/time original 05.08.2007 11:58:28
Shutter speed value 1/320 s
Aperture value f/9
ISO speed ratings ISO 200
Focal length 100 mm
Last edited by MacroLuv on Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by salden »

This is the first I have seen of a black DF. Nice capture!
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Post by Ken Ramos »

First I have ever seen too! You sure are getting some nice DF shots Nikola :D

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Post by Erland R.N. »

What a nice find. It's a Selysiothemis nigra (male), called Black Pennant.
It's mainly found in the Middel East and central Asia, but also seen in coastal areas of northern Africa and Europe.

It looks much like the common Sympetrum danae (seen in most of the northern hemisphere), but the bright wing markings with dark borders show that it is not. S. danae has dark wing markings (pterostigma).

And nice images indeed :D

cheers
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Post by beetleman »

He probably had to scratch behind his eyes :wink: . I agree Nikola, beautiful pictures.
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Post by jmlphoto »

thats gotta be the coolest dragnfly ever. wish we had those around here all we got is solid red ones.

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Post by MacroLuv »

Thanks folks! :D
He escaped me first day. I didn't have any chance to make decent photo. But I was lucky to find him next day and made a bunch of photos. I'm sure it was the same guy because of little damage on one wing.

Erland, I didn't have any doubt you will recognize this guy. :D
Did you ever see this DF in wild? ( you said: What a nice find.)
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Post by Erland R.N. »

No, it's nowhere to be seen here up north, and I've hardly spent time doing dragonflies in Southern Europe. I believe the distribution is very scattered in your area, at least that is what litterature tell.

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Post by MacroLuv »

Hey, I found it again! :D
But on another isle this time. 8)
Pictures coming...
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

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