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Ruddy Marsh Skimmer

Ruddy Marsh Skimmer
Photo Information
Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 13 N: 327] (2187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-27 7:47
Viewed: 2096
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Rudy Marsh Skimmer was waiting for the winter sun to show up. It was covered in fine dew as was the surrounding grass.

Crocothemis servilia:
Size:Male: Abdomen: 24-25mm, Hind wing: 27-38mm. Female: Abdomen 25-32mm:, Hind wing: 31-37mm.
Description: A medium sized blood red or reddish yellow
dragonfly with amber coloured patch at wing base.
Male: Face is blood red. Eyes:Blood red above,
purple on the sides. Thorax:Blood red to bright orange.
Legs: Reddish. W i n g s : Tr a n s p a r e n t
base marked with rich amber.
Wing spot: Dark b r o w n . A b d o m e n : Blood red.
Female: Face is pale yellow. Eyes:. Eyes are brown above and olivaceous below. Thorax: Dark brown. Legs: Dark brown. Wings: Transparent and basal amber marking paler than in the males. Wing spot: Pale yellow.
Abdomen: Yellowish brown with a mid dorsal black stripe.
Habits and habitat:
One of the commonest red dragonflies. Frequently found in ponds, puddles, rivers,big wells, tanks, ditches and paddy fields. This dragonfly perches on aquatic
weeds and chases any passing by dragonflies.
Breeding: Breeds in marshes associated with ponds, rivers and tanks.
Flight season: Throughout the year.
Distribution: Widely distributed in Oriental and Australian region.

Above information source: K.A.Subramanian (2005) Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India-A Field Guide. E-Book of Project Lifescape. Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institue of Science
and Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India. 118 pages. Copyright K.A.Subramanian, 2005.

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Hello Himanshu my neighbor,
a fantastic picture you captured, great sharpness, even the dew's are visible.
great colour and good BG. perfect composition.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-27 8:29]

Hello Himanshu,
Excellent photo in good sharpness and details. Beautiful colours with a nice blurry background. Nice composition too.

Hello Himanshu,

A very nice profile composition of this colorful skimmer. Choice pov & good lighting to produce such rich hues. Very well taken!



Hi Himanshu,
another really interesting photo of this dragonfly. Amazing colours. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Himanshu, lovely dragonfly on beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Himanshu,
fine capture of this Skimmer with nice sharpness and a well chosen POV. I also like the natural colours.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-07-28 2:47]

Hi Himanshu,
A very nice close-up of this dragonfly.
Good pose,colours and details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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