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Common Oartail

Common Oartail
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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: 2008-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-02 7:26
Viewed: 3312
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Oartail is a blue-eyed dragonfly seen rather infrequently in my part of the world.
I had the occasion to shoot it twice in our garden in June of 2008.
Unfortunately, there is very little information available on the net about this species.
As luck would have it, I could focus on its head and thorax only. All the same, these are the most attractive parts of this insect, especially the eyes.
Thanks for looking.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-02 7:51]

Hi Ram,
What post for 2010! Beautiful image with this Dragonfly.
And I wish you and your family in a warm my heart HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Health and happiness and beautiful picture in 2010.
Thank you for your time in 2009 for their visionary and have had comments on my gallery and beautiful writing.
Best thoughts,

hello Ram
very nice composition
beautiful colours and nice BG. with good details
greeting lou

A very Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and your loved ones, Sir!
This is an amazing shot with the eyes and wings standing out sharply!

Ciao Ram, beautiful dragonfly with fantastic colors, good details and great sharpness, lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-02 13:13]

Great sharp details and lovely colors.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-02 13:21]

Hello Ram
A very beautiful shot of this lovely dragonfly!
Nice POV, good sharpness, very beautiful colors, great lighting and BG. Also, the image is well composed .
Best regards Siggi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-02 15:27]

Hi Ram,

It's so nice to be your neighbor - this must be the first time in all these years. A beautiful dragonfly to celebrate the New Year. I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy 2010. Why are you so busy - I thought you had retired.


Sometimes the rarity of a shot can trump the focus......aka Bigfoot. The later is of course with mostly detractors. Having said that....I can sense your trepidation but am very glad you overcame it to register this rare shot. I say rare because of your words....as anything like this weather indigenous to me or not, I have no luck...or little luck...so be it known...this is is now officially on the records! At worst, we have a clear thorax head eh?:-)

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-03 8:06]

Hi Ram.

A beauty you show us here. You are very lucky to be able seeing this dragonflies in your garden.
Great colors, speccially the blue eyes.
Thank you for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

hello Ram
a great capture of this very beautiful Dragonfly with lovely colors and nice blue eyes, fine pose and superb colors
Have a good night

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