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Ruddy Marsh Skimmer(Male)

Ruddy Marsh Skimmer(Male)
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-16
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-02 5:55
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Name: Ruddy Marsh Skimmer(Male)
Binomial Nomenclature: Crocothemis servilia
Family: Libellulidae.

Flight Season: Appearance in the year is throughout.

Habits and Habitats: It is a common red dragonfly, which is found almost everywhere - in ponds, ditches and almost all aquatic areas.
 Ruddy Marsh Skimmers are generally red in colour and females are pale yellow.
 Face: Blood red in males and pale yellow in females.
 Wings: They have transparent wings with an amber tint.
 Thorax: Blood red to bright orange in males and dark brown in females.
 Abdomen: Blood red in males and yellow-brown with a black middle stripe in females.

Breeding Areas: Like all it breeds near the swamp lands and places in connection with ponds, lakes and tanks.

Thanks to Himansu and Samiranda for helping me regarding its ID.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To scshekar: Hello Chandra ShekarJoydebChaudhury 1 09-02 07:36
To samiran88: Hello Samiranda,JoydebChaudhury 1 09-02 07:17
To Xplorer: Hello Himanshu,JoydebChaudhury 1 09-02 07:15
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Ciao Joy, great macro of fantastic dragonfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Namaste Joydeb

This is the Ruddy Marsh Skimmer ( Crocothemis Servilia). Its deep red colour everywhere except wings is a clear indicator. Quite a strange vertical pose, maybe it has just landed. Nice capture in the direct sunlight.


Himanshu is absolutely correct, it is Ruddy marsh skimmer (male).
What great picture! Acrobat pose on a poppy pod,
very nice sharpness and good colour.
best wishes,
samiran da

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-02 7:10]

Hello Joy.
The colours are beautiful in this shot.The red is amazing.Well focused with excellent detail and sharpness.The shot is well composed with an excellent POV and DOF.Regards Siggi

Namaste Joydeb,
The acrobatic stance of this colorful skimmer is very well captured, very good details, not always one can get them in this pose.TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-02 7:36]

Hello Joy,
What a fascinating pose of this dragonfly. The bright red colours contrast splendid against the blurry green background. Taken from the best POV in superb sharpness and details.

Ciao Joy,
照的清晰 很奇妙的蜻蜓姿式
真是有趣 蜻蜓很鮮豔 翅膀的淡淡紅也可以看見
真是美極了 腳下的花也很漂亮 使構圖更美

Hello Joydeb Da,
Beautiful picture of this Gymnast.Very sharp picture with nice attractive colour.BG is also attractive.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a beautiful day tomorrow,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-02 14:57]

Hi Joy,a beautiful dragonfly taken in a very elegant pose,i like the very bright red and the perfect details too!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-02 19:00]

Hello Joy,
Now this is one stunning image of a Ruddy Marsh Skimmer. The deep red color is a real eye catcher. I personally haven't captured a dragonfly in such an attractive tail raised pose, but it sure looks great in this shot. A real beauty!!!

interesting image. nice angle and nicely taken in well adjusted macro. super sharp and clear. good work.

Hello Joydeb,
Good pose of the dragonfly, beautiful colours, great composition, nice details, very well taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

hallo Joy
very good composition with nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greetinglou

Hello Joy
Beautiful photo with good composition, nice lighting and good sharpness.

Ciao Joydeb. Great time for the interesting situation. Great details beautiful brigh colours. TFS the interesting specie of dragonfly.


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