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Male Scarlet Skimmer

Male Scarlet Skimmer
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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/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-11 2:47
Viewed: 2461
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My recent trekking venture into the Himalayas with my school boys took us over a variegated terrain and varying climatic conditions. On our return journey by our school bus, we stopped at a filling station at Chamba -- a considerably hot place in summers. While the driver was busy getting the gas, I took the opportunity to shoot a few dragonflies flitting around the place. Today I am posting the picture of a male Crocothemis sevilia I shot at that place. Hope you will like it.

The Scarlet Skimmer or Crimson Darter (Crocothemis servilia) is a species of dragonflies of the family Libellulidae, native to east and southeast Asia and introduced to Florida and Hawaii.

Unfortunately, that is all the information about this species available on Wikipedia. The shot was taken hand-held from a distance of about one and a half metre.


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Hi Ram,
very interesting species. Perfect point of view. Great sharpness. Nice colours.
Have a nice Saturday,

Hello Ram !
What a lovely pic with this dragonfly in red! Nice composition and so fine details. Also great sharpness! Well done! TFS
Nice w-end!

Hello Mr. Ram,
Perfect DOF! ... A dragonfly fully focused and a very well-chosen square cut! Regards, TFS, Jesús

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