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Common Picture-winged Dragonfly (male)

Common Picture-winged Dragonfly (male)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ruby's dragonflies & damselflies: a collection [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-19 8:06
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Points: 8
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i found this beautiful Dragonfly on yesterday, at the Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary. at first i had no idea about its ID. many of them were flying above my head... and i was amazed by their beauty!

i got their ID from one of the visitors who brought many of his students and was teaching them about the spiders and their webs.

yesterday was a successful day to me. i met many new insects, photographed many butterflies and seen many birds. thanks to Abhishek :)

14th June, 2012:
thanks to Mr. Ram Thakur for the correct identification of this Dragonfly. my mistake. yes, now am convinced. it is a Common Pictured-winged Dragonfly (Rhyothemis variegata) and a male.
thanks, Ram.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-02-19 11:49]

I like this tiger dragonfly, we do not have this one in Spain, good focus on the body of the tiger. Congratulation.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-19 19:01]
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Hello Ruby,
I have never heard of this particular dragonfly until now. I just had to google it up and check it out more closely. This is certainly one of the most uniquely marked dragonflies I have ever viewed.
Wonderful shot taken in a pleasing pose and showing very good detail. The soft light is very attractive and you managed to get just the right exposure. Well done!!

It is a Picturewing dragonfly, Ruby, most probably a male.
I had shot it for the first and last time in Mumbai in 2006. You can see one image of it I posted in July 2011 (page 6 0f my album).
Your picture of it quite sharp, crisp and colourful. The ambient light has been used very effectively and the neat BG enhances the appeal of this composition.

Ciao Ruby, great macro of lovely dragonfly by unusual POV, fantastic lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

love love love this; its mysterious beauty!

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