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Slender Skimmer

Slender 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: 2014-09-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-24 2:52
Viewed: 1234
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orthetrum sabina, the Slender Skimmer or Green Marsh Hawk, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is widespread, being found from southeastern Europe and North Africa to Japan and south to Australia and Micronesia. Adults are greyish to greenish yellow with black and pale markings. It is very similar to Orthetrum serapia in appearance, with both species appearing in northern Australia. Pale markings on segment four of the abdomen do not extend into the posterior section when viewed from above on Orthetrum sabina. It is medium sized with a wingspan of 60-85mm.


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Hello Ram,
A perfect shoot and composition. Interesting specie. Lovely accuracy. Great job.

Hello Ram,
Hope you are well. This is a wonderful image of this lovely dragonfly of our region in bright sunshine, thanks a lot for sharing dear sir and kindly accept heartfelt happy New Year's greetings from me, take care,

Best regards/Abid

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-24 8:38]

Hi Ram,perfect capture of this beautiful dragonfly,the best DOF for the best details and a rich background too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-24 18:25]

Hello Ram,
A wonderful presentation of this very attractive dragonfly. Love those large teal colored eyes and light greenish body. Displayed in an attractive folded wing pose and showing excellent detail. Exposure looks perfect and I like the overall composition.

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely dragonfly, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram

The great POV and being framed diagonally it gives dynamism to the image,
with excellent light, great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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