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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: 2013-03-03 1:08
Viewed: 2336
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture of a Magnificent Emperor is from my archives of 2011. I had shot this huge dragonfly in my native place Chamba while on a trek to a high pass with my school boys.
It was my first and last encounter with this truly magnificent species of dragonflies, so I thought this remaining image from my shoot would go well today.

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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Hello Mr.Ram Thakur,
Beautiful picture of this Dragonfly.Nice focus and sharpness here.Perfect contrast here also.I like it.
Thanks for sharing such Gigantic Dragonfly,
Kind regards and respect,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-03 2:58]

Hi Ram,a great pearl from your archive,the top of perfection of details and very bright colors,the wings are really beautiful too like the blue eyes,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

太有創意 光線的運用真是一流的棒
構圖也美麗 這真是經典作品

Hello Ram.
This is an excellent dragonfly profile with beautiful sharpness and details. The top pov allows the whole body and wings fall on the focus plane. Nice work and beautiful diagonal framing.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-03 5:41]

Hello Ram
very pretty emperor with exciting blue head. The sharpness is well composed and the view from the top is so pleasant.
Exciting parallel composition.


hello Ram
a beauty of a dragonfly with great sharpness and beautiful colours
good details and nice light
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-03-03 12:09]

Hello Ram,
How beautiful these blue eyes! An excellent picture out of your archives which is surely also a good "souvenir". Excellent sharpness, beautiful diagonal composition and striking transparency of the wings. Bravo!

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely dragonfly, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ram.
Bella ed eccellente macro,di questo esemplare di Libellula,grande nitidezza e notevoli dettagli,magnifici i colori reali, ottima la composizione.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Another impressive photo of this amazing insect Ram! Very good composition and good sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-04 3:39]

Hello Ram,
very nice Anax species,very nice capture,thanks for sharing..

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-03-05 5:32]

Hello Ram,
Striking colors and details ! Lovely whole picture ! TFS Tina

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