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Scarlet Darter

By Silverzone
And boy could it dart! I was exhausted by the time this fellow settled and then only briefly! Nice colour though and always worth the effort ( I try telling my other half that!) Thanks for looking, Sylvia

Tags: Dragonfly Malta Wildlife and nature

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Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
26 Jul 2012 6:12PM
Should have stayed where you were when you first found it.....They have a habit of coming back to they're territory perch, normally the first place you see them......

Great image all the same......


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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Jul 2012 6:22PM
That's a beauty, Sylvia, and a great background, too. Carol
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
26 Jul 2012 6:24PM
Great colour in this image, and Ade is spot on. If you see a dragonfly perched 99 times out 100
it will come back to that spot. What I like doing is placing a new perch in a territory & see how
long it takes the dragonfly who's patch it is comes to try it out.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
26 Jul 2012 7:00PM
Sounds like the little fellow has given you the run around here !!
Good shot.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 7:08PM
No gain without pain Sylvia and your efforts well worth it for the resultq
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 8:25PM
Lovely shot, but your ID is incorrect, this is a Scarlet Darter, Ruddy darters have all black legs and a more waisted shape to the abdomen
Silverzone 10 2 England
26 Jul 2012 9:20PM

Quote:Lovely shot, but your ID is incorrect, this is a Scarlet Darter, Ruddy darters have all black legs and a more waisted shape to the abdomen

Thank you for the correct ID. Sylvia
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
26 Jul 2012 9:33PM
Yes it needs patience to capture these amazing insects and you have done well here. I photographed one today but I don't think that it is as good as this.

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
26 Jul 2012 10:09PM
What a great colour it is and well named!

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 10:36PM
wonderful image, luv the compostion with the snapped twig and super background, sharp and a very creative image.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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