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Close encounter
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/4.5
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-31 9:06
Viewed: 2680
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot is taken near powai lake in Mumbai.

Scarlet Skimmer

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Common Skimmers)
Genus Crocothemis
Species servilia (Scarlet Skimmer)

Amber patch at the base of each hindwing; black stripe along the dorsal edge of the abdomen.

Native from southern Japan and China to northern Australia. Introduced accidentally to south Florida and to Oahu, Hawai'i.


In the US, typically uses low-quality wetlands, either artificially constructed or highly degraded, where low dissolved oxygen, introduced fish, or other alterations make the habitat unsuitable for sensitive native species.

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Hallo Kapil,
a very good macro shot of the Scarlet Skimmer, fine details, splendid warm colours, excellent frontal POV and composition
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-31 14:51]

Hi Kapil,not the top of sharpness but a very brave atteimpt for a beautiful macro,excellent colors,point of view and composition.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Kapil. Colors and light are excellente even if low light.


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