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Female Picturewing

Female Picturewing
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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: 2006-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-21 5:47
Viewed: 3068
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Digging up an old picture from the summer of 2006.
I was in Mumbai for a short time, awaiting my visa to Saudi Arabia. Went around the suburbs of this great city and was fascinated by a dragonfly that looked like a butterfly in the first glance. Chased it around and took many pictures. Have published many here on TN; this one was somehow left out. Hope you enjoy looking at this female of the species which is more colourful than the male.
The info on the species is scanty. Here it is:

The Picturewing (Rhyothemis variegata) is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, found in South Asia. They appear to have weak flight and can easily be mistaken for butterflies.


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hello Ram
great shot with beautiful colours and great details of the wings
very nice dragonfly
greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-07-21 6:10]

Hi Ram,
Gorgeous light and colours,good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Ram
Only one word can describe this image with its pretty selection of colours BEAUTIFUL. The colours, patterns and texture on the wings of this Picturewing is just great to look at. The sunshine and sunny feeling in the image is contagious. Everything is pleasant to look at. Sometimes it is rewarding to dig into the archives. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-21 7:05]

Hi Ram.
This kind of dragonfly looks really amazing. Beautiful colors, very nice composition, well focused with lots of details on her body. Very nicely captured beautiful patterns on the wings. Thanks for sharing of this amazing species.
Best regards

Hello Ram,
Very nice captured of this beautiful dragonfly with very good focus, beautiful colours, great sharpness details and nice out of focus background,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-21 7:41]

Nice one from your extensive archives Ram!
Though the thumbnail gives the impression of a busy image, on opening it the details of the Picturewing are seen with excellent sharpness, DOF and natural colours against the OOF green natural BG, the blurriness giving a less busy impact.
Nice composition too.
Thanks and best regards from a rainy Sweden,

Hello Ram,
wow, what a beautiful dragonfly that really deserves its name Picturewing. Fantastic drawings on the wings with great colours. I especially like your well chosen POV and the fine sharpness.
Best wishes,

Hi Ram,
very nice shot of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-21 8:50]

Waaw Ram,spectacular specie,i never seen before and i think that this is one of the most beautiful dragonfly never seen on TN.Great pic whit excellent pov and high quality of sharpness and colors.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano.

very interesting dragonfly, I like the design on the wings, congrats Ram for the capture,

have a nice time,

ciao, tino

An amazing dragonfly,looks like a butterfly in the first instance. Good photo,thanks for showing us. regards yiannis

Ciao Ram. Great POV, impressive DOF. Magnifcient colours and graphic results. Very well done.


Ciao Ram, great macro of amazing dragonfly with fantastic wings, fine details, good DOF, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-21 13:54]

Hello Ram,
Excellent photo of this spectacular butterfly in great sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours in very nice light conditions. Good DOF and composition.

Hello Ram
very beautiful image, excellent focus on the head of the dragonfly, the wings are superb
great pose and DOF
have a good night

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-22 0:02]

Hello Ram,
a magnificent dragonfly. Excellent sharpness all over the insect. Nice pose on the leaf. Nice contrast to the green background. Well seen.Best regards Siggi

Dear Ram,
surprisingly colourful markings on the wings of that dragonfly, never seen such a dragonfly before. Well focussed while approaching your target from a difficult angle. A pleasure to see the lush green of Maharashtra's rich nature, and to read your always well told and informative brief notes my dear friend.
With thanks, and all my best wishes to you,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-24 11:46]

Hello Ram,
Happy to see this "famous" dragonfly again. A beautiful picture taken from your archives! It wasn't an easy point of view, but you did so well.
Interesting natural background, complimenting the colors of the Picturewing.
Take care!

Hallo Ram,
a very beautiful capture of the Picturewing with its colourful wings, superb sharpness and marvelllous colours, excellent point of view and nice composition
Best regards

Hello Ram ... really unique dragonfly
with impressive and enormous wings
effective lateral capture
thanks for this post

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