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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: 2014-09-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-07 23:54
Viewed: 844
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Strange are the ways of nature. This morning, I was astounded to see two different species of dragonflies playing musical chairs on the perch of a water lily bud in the lily pond on my school campus. I have seen different species of dragonflies eating each other in the struggle for survival, but this one was a pleasant surprise. I took a ton of pictures of these two and here is one of them. The red one is a male Scarlet Skimmer and the green one is a Slender Skimmer. Hope you like it.

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

Orthetrum sabina, the Slender Skimmer or Green Marsh Hawk, is also a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is found from southeastern Europe and North Africa to Japan and south to Australia and Micronesia.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Ram,

Hope you are doing fine. What an excellent photo! The two together look so beautiful. The dark background is adding to the colours and overall beauty of the shot and I wonder why there are no comments. Perhaps the friends are busy somewhere but at least I am here to show I like this shot a lot because of its merit.Great! Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,

warm regards/Abid

hallo Ram
very nice picture of this 2 dragonfly"s
good light and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely couple, fantastic light, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-08 15:35]

Hi Ram,a very lucky meeting that you caught in an excellent way,great detail and bright colors,not easy to find a scene like that,and you cuaght the opportunity in a great way,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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