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Slender Skimmer ...Couple

Slender Skimmer ...Couple
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Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 13 N: 327] (2187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-23 8:11
Viewed: 2128
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the couple of Slender Skimmer or the Green Marsh Hawk a very common species of Dragonfly found in India.

This photo was taken in the mid morning light. The post monsoon early winter golden, red, yellow hues on the grass are quite evident. It was difficult to spot this pair in the grass and it was quite a while before it settled at a spot in the grass for enough time and with reasonably good access.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-23 8:58]

Original and different point of view to take this couple mating! I like the idea and the very very good details everywhere,not esty! Excellent exposure and colors too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-08-23 9:21]

Great moment, this is not an easy picture to take. A very good perspective. Congratulation.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-23 10:22]

Hello Himanshu.
Wonderful scane and capture.Lighting,clear details,colors,sharpness and composition are very good.Best regards Siggi

Good morning Himanshu
Great moment and wonderful capture.Beautiful composition,wonderful colours and light and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

The incredible mating postures adopted by dragonflies always fascinate me, Himanshu.
Your Slender Skimmers captured so well in this picture from your archives hold the position with evident success since it is only the male(?) who is clinging to a blade of grass using every limb at its disposal.
The busy background formed by autumnal hues of the flora somehow manages to gel with the composition.

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