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Magnificent Emperor

Magnificent Emperor
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-04 7:00
Viewed: 2530
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anax immaculifrons (Rambur, 1842)

Family: Aeschnidae
Genus: Anax
Species: Anax immaculifrons

Flight Season: Not known
Habits and Habitats: Found near slow streams

•Face: Pale green face; sapphire-blue eyes
•Wings: Transparent wings with tinted amber yellow; reddish brown wing spot
•Thorax: Dorsally blue-green in colour; laterally turqoise blue in males and greenish yellow in females; two black stripes on lateral thorax.
•Abdomen: Abdominal segments are broadly turqoise blue with black apical halves. Black replaced with dark red-brown in females.
•The male is large in size with green and black stripes to the thorax and an amazing orange abdomen. Its anal appendages are also large.

Breeding Areas: Slow moving hill streams. Females lay eggs on aquatic plants submerged under water.

Conservation Status: Common

Found in Asia: China, Guandong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Hainan, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Viet Nam

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-04 7:28]

Hello Ram.
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Blue Darner. Very impressive colours and details. Nice pose captured with precise DOF and a well chosen POV. Very nicely composed.Best regards Siggi

Hi Ram,
it's great to see that you still are here, old friend, not many of the old-timers are.
You have capture a wonderful dragonfly, the colours are amazing, especially the blue head.
Well done.

Best Regards

Hello Ram,
fine shot of this Blue Darner nice sharpness and na well chosen POV. I especially like the beautifully natural colours and the informative note.
Best wishes,

Another beautiful photo of this amazing dragonfly Ram! The composition is excellent the colours are fantastic.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-04 10:20]

Hello Ram,
Very nice photo of this dragonfly. Good sharpness, beautiful natural colours and a pleasing composition.
Have a good weekend,

Hi Ram,
nice photo of this dragonfly. Excellent point of view. Great composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Ram, great POV on wonderful dragonfly, fantastic light on beautiful open wings. splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hallo Ram
I can understand why this dragonfly is being called Magnificent Emperor, because it is truly a magnificent insect with its striking colours and details on its wings. The blue colour of the head is gorgeous and the focus on the rear en of its tailpiece is just excellent. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-04 12:29]

Hi Ram,very very nice this choice of point of view,the best to see all the colors and the body design of this nice anax,beautiful sharpness and great contrast whit the dark background.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram. Brigh colours and excellent light fo the dragon taken from the hight POV.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-11-05 4:40]

Hi Ram.
I have only few pictures of the species (or similar one). I saw them in-flight as usual and could not catch them naturally. You have pictured it at impressive upper POV and managed to show all its features very well. It is interesting what the brown object under the dragonfly is. My compliments and warm regards.

hello Ram
very good pose with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr. Ram!
Great POV and impressive details thanks the well manage light.
The BG is a bit hard, but enought to archive relevance in foreground for this "Emperor" dragonfly! Well done!

Hi Ram,

congrats for the picture, very nice composition with the dragon fly good colored and in focus,

have a nice day,

ciao, tino

Hello Ram,
Nice showing of this Emperor. Sharp and crystal clear picture. Very well done.

Hello Ram,

Excellent details in the insect, and an accurate DoF that isolates the subject well from the background!
Good colours and details add to the impact...
A fine composition with good diagonal lines!

Pablo -

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-11 2:13]

Bonjour Ram,
A most beautiful creature which I remember having seen from you in a precedent superb picture. An amazingly striking creature, which I really would like to see too. A species rarely shown, probably not so easy to catch even if it seems to be common in Asia. What superb sapphire-eyes!
Thanks and kind regards

Very useful note and a good diagonal composition, the wings are perfectly parallel to the plane of the sensor and the details on the insect is very good

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