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Ruddy darter

Sympetrum sanguineum

Description:

Medium sized scarlet dragonfly.

Habitat:

Wetlands

Notes:

Fairly common across the UK. This one was very friendly and actually landed on my hand. :)

1 Species ID Suggestions

taka.ita
taka.ita 9 years ago
Ruddy Darter
Sympetrum sanguineum


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9 Comments

Eve Dosh
Eve Dosh 9 years ago

Awesome pics. The detail on the eye is amazing :)

Doryreed
Doryreed 9 years ago

It seems really good. I find the biggest problem with it is me scaring off everything before I get close enough to take a picture. No complaints about the lens though.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

I just got the same lens. I'm just getting used to it as well, but I really like it so far.

Doryreed
Doryreed 9 years ago

As I say I haven't had it long but the results have been good when I get it right. All credit to the subject in this shot. One very relaxed dragonfly. :)

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Thanks for letting me know, I'm currently looking for a good macrolens for my Canon, and this one certainly looks like it does a good job (obviously with credit to the photographer)!

Doryreed
Doryreed 9 years ago

Thanks Elsa. I am using a canon macro EF-S 60mm. I haven't had it long so I am just getting used to it. :)

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Awesome shot Doryreed! What lens do you use?

Doryreed
Doryreed 9 years ago

Thanks :)

NicoleLook
NicoleLook 9 years ago

Great picture!

Doryreed
Spotted by
Doryreed

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jul 30, 2011
Submitted on Aug 5, 2011

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